Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is a unique global wine company with a leading international portfolio of new world wines.
From the establishment of Australia’s Penfolds in the mid 1840s to the 1876 founding of Beringer Vineyards, a winemaking legacy has been created. Our five foundation brands form the base of our passion for wine and are some of the most recognised and awarded wines in the world: Beringer Vineyards, Lindeman’s, Penfolds, Rosemount Estate and Wolf Blass.
We are proud of our wines and recognise the responsibility that comes with protecting our brands and their heritage. TWE is the world’s largest pure-play listed wine company with over 80 brands, including: Annie’s Lane, Castello di Gabbiano, Chateau St. Jean, Coldstream Hills, Devil’s Lair, Etude Wines, Greg Norman Estates, Heemskerk, Matua, Pepperjack, Seppelt Wines, Stags’ Leap Winery, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Yellowglen and more.
With 11,000 hectares of vineyards, sales of 32 million cases of wine annually, and revenues of about AU$1.7 billion, TWE employs more than 3,500 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, distribution and support staff across 16 countries.
We are a wine company of remarkable history with over 80 exceptional brands and a culture that encourages creativity and recognises high performance.
We see our role as making wines for all palates around the world and marketing them to the world.
Your opportunity is to join a consumer focussed company listed on the Australia Stock Exchange with a truly global presence in Australia, North America, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
We offer a diverse range of roles across sales, marketing, supply chain and corporate functions in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.
A passion for wine
To work here you’ll need to have an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for wine and a commitment to being a global ambassador for all our treasured brands.
At TWE, wine is our thing. We are all attracted to the opportunity to be part of a distinctly wine-driven culture, yet make our presence felt as individuals. And what makes us all the more special and super-charged about what we do, is that we can do it with a common understanding from different places; places we know and love, places we can feel in our bones and taste in our wines.
Sustainability is a generic term most commonly defined as the ability to endure. From a business perspective, we interpret sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Treasury Wine Estates.
Wine has endured for centuries and our history dates back to the mid 1840s at Penfolds in South Australia and the 1876 founding of Beringer Vineyards in California, U.S.A. We currently are guardians of 11,000 hectares of land that produce our world class wines, we honour and protect these lands and are stewards of its heritage for future generations. Our people and our vineyards are a living library of remarkable viticulture.
Our approach to the management of social and environmental risks and opportunities is informed via open lines of communication and community engagement. We consult many and varied stakeholders including investors, employees, customers and consumers, non-government organisations, suppliers and commercial partners, the communities we operate in, regulators and governments in developing programs and actions to best represent all parties.
We look forward to sharing new initiatives and our performance on key issues with you at timely intervals. Our most recent performance on sustainability is consolidated within our 2013 Annual Report.
Our approach to environmental management focuses on managing our risks whilst equally importantly, delivering environmental results, cost efficiencies and brand differentiation for the business. We recognise our responsibilities and our ability to positively influence the industries and communities in which we operate.
Focusing on external drivers, internal capability, systems and processes, we identify and manage key issues, objectives and targets to drive performance and tangible initiatives. These deliver real results and are the cornerstone of our environmental management philosophy.
In line with our Global Environment Policy commitments, we endeavour to embed environmental considerations into all we do. In 2010, we developed a new approach to environmental management, customising strategies, goals and objectives to drive performance, based on five key elements:
- conducting an analysis of who our key stakeholders are and identifying their needs;
- developing mechanisms for embedding environmental capability in our people;
- systems and processes to enable execution of our strategic plan;
- articulated and business relevant environmental goals;
- objectives, projects and initiatives that will deliver results.
TWE Environment Policy
TWE Environment policy is our commitment to understanding and minimising any adverse impacts our operations and our products have on the environment.
We will work towards our objective by:
- meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations in each of our workplaces,
- maintaining a structured and consistent environmental management system, driving continuous improvement throughout our operations and effectively addressing hazards, risks and emerging issues,
- driving the integration of environmental considerations into key elements of core business processes through innovation, clear objectives and engagement,
- ensuring that all employees, contractors and visitors understand and comply with our environment policies, procedures and practices,
- ensuring that consumption of resources, such as water, energy, packaging, chemicals and raw materials is reduced, or is as efficient as possible,
- minimising wastes generated, and maximising diversion from landfill for waste materials, through recycling or re-use, from within our operations and across our customer and consumer base,
- protecting, enhancing and where possible, restoring biodiversity,
- working across our supply chain to deliver commercially sound improvements in environmental performance.
Managing, monitoring and reporting Treasury’s environmental performance
A comprehensive environmental monitoring system underpins our transparent reporting, incorporating environmental metrics common across the beer and wine businesses globally. The database allows us to report energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation at a global and site level, as an absolute figure or per unit of production.
We acknowledge the significant challenge posed by climate change and the action required to avoid increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere.
As an organisation we recognise the importance of our responsibilities in reducing our carbon footprint and looking for opportunities to achieve responsible carbon management across our supply chain.
We also recognise that climate change presents a number of risks to our business, particularly those relating to regulatory changes and the impact of changing climatic conditions on our vineyards. We have adopted appropriate management systems, strategies and processes to adapt to these existing and emerging issues. Our environmental program of works aligns environmental initiatives and activities occurring within our business against our environmental priorities and objectives stated in our Environment Policy.
Treasury Wine Estates will participate in the annual Carbon Disclosure Project. Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organisation which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. Historical data is included in Foster’s CDP submission.
Treasury Wine Estates is a leader in the wine industry in monitoring and analysing climate related viticulture data. Harvest conditions and timing, regional and varietal variations are all collected and analysed, informing viticulture planning and regional supply contracts.
We maintain a number of tools to achieve this. Treasury’s Footprint Program focuses on the sustainable future of the vineyard. Treasury’s Footprint contains a series of tools and best practice guidelines developed for use by our vineyards to assist with actively managing the risks and opportunities on water use and quality, agrochemical use, fuel storage and handling, biodiversity, soil health, waste and carbon emissions.
Sustainable Choice advises sites on the selection of chemicals that have least impact on people and the environment. The tool incorporates a scoring system and vineyards are measured on the “softness” of their agrochemical spray programs.
Green Business Program is actively supported by our vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma regions in the Americas. The program focuses on businesses achieving environmental compliance, conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimising waste. Our Asti and Chateau St Jean wineries are certified to the Sonoma County Green Business Program. Our Beringer and Etude wineries are certified to the Napa County Green Business Program.
Many of Treasury Wine Estates sites have biodiversity value that we wish to protect, enhance and restore. This encourages the retention of native flora and protection of native fauna habitats.
Our commitment to managing biodiversity can be found within the Treasury Biodiversity Guidelines, which were developed together with the Australian Conservation Foundation. These guidelines set out our high level commitment to biodiversity and provide detailed actions for managing the impacts of our operations on biodiversity, particularly within our wine business.
Biodiversity impacts may be reduced by our operations through:
- restricted use of chemicals in the production of grapes,
- effective pest and disease management practices,
- beneficial soil, fire and nutritional management practices,
- responsible use of plant and equipment,
- positive water ways and water resource management.
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I worked at Treasury Wine Estates as a contractor for less than a yearPros
All the pieces are within the organization to be successful. The company has talented people in all disciplines and at all levels of the organization.Cons
There needs to be a stronger link between Finance and Sales. The company does need to shed under performing brands and better balance its allocation of resources.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Be more influential with your distributor partners. Making your distributors more accountable with help you over the next few years.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Treasury Wine Estates.Interview Details
Face-face interview with a panel consisting of the project team occurred after one telephone screening. I drove to their USA headquarters in Napa in the afternoon. The interview was set for 4:30 pm so that the Australia team could attend at a reasonable hours. They were seated in a conference room with one individual on a screen from Adelaide.
From the start it was a bit stiff and we all tried to break the ice by talking about the recent earthquake. I was looking for opportunities to be friendly and make small talk, and everyone seemed to be calm and in a good mood. But the body language was not very lubricated.
They started by asking whether I had any questions based on what we had talked about the previous time, and I asked some project-specific questions, which they answered. It was challenging to pay attention and try to remember all of the information all four of them delivered, including them telling me their roles and responsibilities.
Some of their questions got somewhat formal (looking for specific knowhow and change management experience). My answers were good and accurate, but I sensed that they were seeking the warm and fuzzy from me.
Sometimes they talked about elements they had already mentioned to me, so I was concerned whether they thought I hadn't been listening the first time. I had taken notes so I tried to include some of the information that they'd already shared so they wouldn't feel as though they were repeating themselves.
Some of the formal questions they asked included:
Tell me about a project you've worked on that involved introducing new technology to people.
Tell me the path that a person (employee) experiences through Change Management.
Give me some examples from your experience when you received strong push back or resistance.
Tell me about something you did to remediate a project.
Why would you want to work on this particular gig?
What is your work style?
Each of my answers received a probing follow up question, which I enjoyed.
We talked about how we would work together as a team, weekly meetings and materials, and what they would need me to do right out of the gate. The whole interview was about an hour, maybe a little more.
The ending of the interview was a bit flat. After they told me they would be wrapping up...by interviewing other folks. Neither of us had any further questions and we thanked each other and I left. I did not make a "closing statement".Interview Questions
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- No difficult or unexpected questions. They would often ask for details based on my initial answer. Answer Question
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