Manager, BC Beverage Technology Access Centre (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)


  Okanagan College (

  Penticton, British Columbia


Okanagan College transforms lives and communities.  We are one of Canada's leading colleges.  We create outstanding educational experiences for our learners, both students and employees.  We work and learn in a welcoming and caring culture.  We are a catalyst for change through collaboration with our learners and partners.  We serve, lead and anticipate the social, economic and environmental needs of communities.



Position Title:

Manager, BC Beverage Technology Access Centre


Competition Number:




Community Engagement & Careers



Research Contracts (BCBTAC)






Your Opportunity:

Reporting to the Dean Careers and Community Engagement , the Manager, BC Beverage Technology Access Centre (BCBTAC) is responsible for the day-to-day and business operations of the BCBTAC including management of all BCBTAC employees. The Manager is responsible for ensuring the BCBTAC reaches its annual revenue and service goals and for ensuring that services and contracts are successfully obtained, managed and completed. The Manager will work closely with the College Leadership Team, researchers and consultants to ensure the success of the BCBTAC.



Education and Experience:

An MBA or MSc in Oenology, Food Science, Bio-chemistry or related science degree is required. A minimum of five years’ experience in a client-focused organization managing technical and service personnel in the areas of beverage development, production, analysis and business operations, and budgeting is required. A thorough understanding and previous experience in the production and marketing of at least one of fermented, brewed or distilled beverages with a basic understanding of the overall beverage sector is required. Experience in beverage research and development activities with a record of accomplishment of bringing projects to completion is required. Active involvement with an established network in at least one beverage sector related to the Okanagan or BC industry is required. Experience working with a Board or Association is an asset.



Functions and Duties:

1. Plays a key leadership role in direction, growth and development of the BC Beverage Technology Access Centre (BCBTAC); is responsible for daily and business operations.


2. Develops and implements a strategic business plan in concert with the Provost, VP Academic that is in alignment with the BCBTAC Advisory Board recommendations.


3. Develops, implements and monitors long and short-range plans, operating and capital budgets, policies and procedures and business plans for the BCBTAC that enhance or achieve operational objectives that are aligned to the strategic plan of the College.


4. Provides outreach and client services to support new business development; secures clients by a variety of means including networking, cold calling and advertising; identifies and pursues new partnerships and key customer relationships that result in increased growth / performance and revenue of the BCBTAC; defines long-term strategic goals and engage in planning to develop new business.


5. Directs and oversees all marketing and communication plans and initiatives to promote the BCBTAC, including maintaining an active online presence, as per Advisory Board recommendations and College policies.


6. Identifies potential research and funding opportunities within each market segment.


7. Responsible for fostering and maintaining existing partner relationships and cultivating new relationships to establish resources, referrals and other support.


8. Maintains a record of industry-supporting activities for use in metrics-reporting and impact analysis.


9. Manages all BCBTAC employees; responsible for personnel matters including recruitment and selection, orientation, training and staff development, supervision, performance management and evaluation, scheduling and prioritization of work requirements, as well as recommending any disciplinary action.


10. Participates in Tech-Access Canada and NSERC-related activities as required; responsible for the Centre and Laboratories Accreditation by provincial and federal agencies.


11. Ensures fee-for-service contracts meet annual projections; monitors against year-end budget expectations.


12. Sits on the BCBTAC Advisory Board as an ex-officio member; provides support in terms of drafting agendas, providing monthly budget reports and making recommendations.


13. Supervises the process of developing / enforcing safety protocols and standard operating procedures for the BCBTAC commercial laboratories and fermentation facilities.


14. Other duties as assigned.



Skills and Abilities:

- Proficient in proposal writing

- Knowledge of provincial and national beverage regulations, Quality and Food Safety Policies and Guidelines

- Knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:1999

- Ability to travel

- Proven ability for self-directed work

- Proven leadership and motivational skills

- Excellent organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills



Appointment Type:

Exempt - Term Full-time


Appointment Start Date:



Appointment End Date:




Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30, some evenings and weekends as required.


Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:

Range $92,139 to $135,137. Typical Hiring Range $110,567 to $122,852.



Posting Opening Date:



Posting Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:
Range $92,139 to $135,137. Typical Hiring Range $110,567 to $122,852.

How To Apply


To apply for this position, please go to our employment site: and complete an on-line application.

All applications must be submitted through our employment site to be considered.

Okanagan College is committed to increasing the equitable and inclusive participation of marginalized people in all aspects of college life. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, people with disabilities and people with diverse gender identities or expressions. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected]

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