General Management

Facilities Manager. One of SA’s Oldest Wine Farms (Stellenbosch Wine Route)

Job Category: General Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stellenbosch
Employer Type: Wine Estate
Salary Type: Monthly
Province: Western Cape


Our Client, located in the Stellenbosch Winelands, seeks a proactive and experienced Facilities Manager to oversee the comprehensive management of its facilities and properties.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of all physical assets, managing property leases and contracts, overseeing security and hospitality maintenance teams, coordinating new projects, and maintaining IT network infrastructure and related services. 

The farm consists of a hotel, spa, wine cellar, nursery, food garden, waste plant, aerobic wastewater treatment plant, and freshwater supply plant. 

As one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms in SA, our Client offers a unique work environment that combines historical and cultural richness with a commitment to sustainability, community impact, and contemporary relevance.  Our Client’s purpose is to build a wine business that is regenerative to its core. Recognised as a WWF Conservation Champion, the farm’s initiatives focus on sustainability and a regenerative approach, allowing the Facilities Manager to engage in meaningful environmental practices. 

The diverse and collaborative environment fosters personal and professional growth, offering opportunities to implement cutting-edge practices and provides a beautiful and biodiverse environment, making it an attractive workplace. 

Due to the nature of the hospitality business, this position is required to work over weekends and public holidays as rostered.  A family home on the farm is available. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Manage and oversee the maintenance, repair, and operation of all company facilities, including buildings, equipment, and grounds. 
  • Develop and implement maintenance schedules and procedures to ensure the proper functioning of all facilities. 
  • Lead and manage new infrastructure projects from inception to completion, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of contractors and stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and service providers to ensure timely and cost-effective maintenance and repairs. 
  • Manage property leases, contracts, and tenant relationships for all company-owned or leased properties. 
  • Oversee security measures for all facilities, including surveillance systems, access control, and emergency response protocols. 
  • Review, adapt and implement security policies and procedures to ensure the safety and security of employees and assets. 
  • Implement and oversee health and safety management protocols specific to a hospitality property, ensuring compliance with regulations and promoting a safe environment for guests and staff. 
  • Manage a hospitality maintenance team responsible for maintaining the upkeep of guest-facing areas and amenities. 
  • Oversee IT network infrastructure, ensuring the smooth operation of all technology systems. 
  • Responsible for the development and oversight of the property budget and for providing reports on facility management, water, waste, renewable energy, and electricity consumption objectives. 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Appropriate qualifications in facilities and project management. Proven track record and expertise in facilities and property management systems and practices. 
  • Security management 
  • Project management 
  • Hospitality maintenance and best practice 
  • IT infrastructure planning and management 
  • Excellent organisational, communication, and leadership skills in managing teams and engaging an extended stakeholder group.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft 365 and Teams, facilities management software, security systems, project management tools, and IT infrastructure management tools. 

Remuneration Details

Based on experience.  Kindly provide your salary expectation with your application

Start date

Priority Position


Candidates, who are already residing in the Western Cape will have preference. We can only consider South African Citizens or applicants who hold a valid South African Permanent Residence! No Work Permit applications will be accepted! Applicants, who live in other provinces of South Africa still need to attend personal interviews and if requested to do any cook-offs, will do so completely at their own expense. We handle high volumes of applications daily and will only be able to reply, via e-mail, to candidates who have met our clients’ requirements.

Due to the high volume of CV’s received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications submitted must contain:

  • Updated CV with contactable references
  • Tertiary Educational documents
  • Written Reference Letters
  • A recent presentable profile photo’s
  • Chefs: 6-8 Food profile photos produced by yourself or in conjunction with the team

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