General Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Ontario Spring Water Sake Company (

  Toronto, Ontario



This is an opportunity to become the leader of a highly-skilled and passionate 10-person team that is producing and distributing award-winning Izumi Sake from downtown Toronto’s Distillery District. 

The Company:

In 2010 we established the first sake brewery in eastern North America, using traditional hand-crafted methods under the direction of a Japanese master brewer and in consultation with a venerable sake brewery founded in 1662.  Now in our 10th year of operations, Izumi has become a top-3 brand of sake in Ontario known for its high-quality, innovative and delicious products, enjoying strong and growing sales in the LCBO, licensee, online and own brewery store channels.  Our plans include continued product innovation, market expansion into other provinces and the USA, and development of increased production capacity within the coming months and years. 

The Position:

The GM will report directly to ownership, and be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations and administration together with the help of two department heads and a financial controller.  The GM will have a significant role together with ownership in formulating business strategy, expansion plans, capital investment and managing regulatory evolution in our sector.


Significant experience in leadership and financial responsibility, most likely within the beverage alcohol, broader CPG or hospitality industries, together with a highly professional mindset are required for this position.  Prior knowledge of sake, Asian culture and language proficiency would be highly useful to this role, as is relevant post-secondary education.


This position will include a competitive pay and benefit package based on the candidate’s prior experience, which will be tailored to the candidate’s and ownership’s agreed goals for the position.

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