Wine and Hospitality

Mondo Search has been the specialist wine and hospitality executive search and recruitment firm in Australia since 1998. We specialise in providing search and selection for mid to senior level management appointments within Australasia.The Australian wine, hospitality and tourism industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy and plays a pivotal employment role in Australia.The Australian wine and grape industry is the world’s fourth largest exporter of wine, it contributes $5.5 billion to the national economy and employs over 30,000 Australians. Tourism is Australia’s largest services export.Tourism contributes $34 billion to Australia’s gross domestic product and employs around 500,000 people in Australia. Hotel industry revenue is approximately $11 billion and the sector employs around 270,000 people.Socio-economic changes, competition and technology have had different impacts across sectors.

While the wine industry has suffered from supply and demand shocks, consumers are raising their expectations in the hospitality and travel sector and employment here is forecasted to increase.Change in the industry is creating a demand for top talent that can manage operational effectiveness in the short term while pursuing new growth opportunities. Mondo Search founded its industry specialisation with the wine, hospitality and tourism industry and we are known for our expertise in knowing the best hidden talent in these sectors. We work with employers seeking professionals which can contribute to and build financial results, innovate, and importantly, contribute positively to the culture of the organisation. We contribute by working with our clients to pro-actively search for hidden talent and to positively position our clients and their brand proposition to the best talent.

We have a team of industry specific and dedicated consultants with extensive executive recruitment experience in the wine and hospitality industries. We are active participants in key industry networking, information seminars and social events and contribute and support these industries in a variety of key areas. Mondo Search specialises in search and selection for the wine and hospitality industries and has done so successfully over the last 16 years. Our team of recruitment consultants include several who have extensive, industry-related backgrounds. We believe this experience and knowledge of these industries equips us to understand the competencies and talents required to stay competitive in these sectors.

Mondo Search founded its industry specialisation within the wine and hospitality industries and we are known for our expertise in knowing the best hidden talent in these sectors. We work with employers seeking professionals which can contribute to and build financial results, innovate and importantly, contribute positively to the culture of the organisation. We contribute by working with our clients to pro-actively search for hidden talent and to positively position our clients and their brand proposition to the best talent. We help our clients search for new talent due to vacancies, a new start up or a change in the environment, requiring new skills. We also work with them to retain good people through positive induction, on-boarding programs and through other programs that engage and reward good performers so that they build strong teams that perform over the long term.

We have programs that engage good performers such as The Energy Project. We provide national and international search and recruitment services for mid to senior level executive appointments through our Sydney and Melbourne based consultancies. We also have national and international affiliates through our NPA alliance - The Worldwide Recruiting Network, a network of over 400 Specialised Executive Search Owner Operators www.npaworldwide.com. We can be your eyes and ears globally. Should you require any further information please Contact Us.

The Wine Industry

The Australian Wine Industry has transferred itself from a domestically focused industry to an industry achieving global presence to many international destinations.

There is a need to up skill the human resource component and restructure the wine industry to match domestic and international competitiveness. The type of wine executive positions we typically provide recruitment for include:

  • CEOs and General Managers
  • Sales Directors
  • State Managers
  • Events and PR Managers
  • Communications Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • NBMs
  • NBMS & NAMs
  • On Premise Manager
  • Off Premise Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Sales Development Manager
  • Export Directors
  • Cellar Door Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Consumer Insights
  • Brand Mgt Teams
  • Export Sales Manager
  • Wine Specialists
  • Field Sales Managers
  • Business Development Manager
  • Wine Makers / Operations and Viticuluralists
  • Digital / Social Media Community Managers

The Hospitality Industry

Mondo Search specialises in executive search and recruitment for the Hospitality sector in Australasia. Hospitality has a diverse history with varying degrees of competition and sophistication.

Now more than ever the hospitality industry requires professional, experienced commercially astute talent to grow market share.

Knowledge of best practice revenue management models is critical. Amazing experiential destination marketing; World Class Chefs, Food, Beverage​ and General Management​ and Sommeliers are needed, outstanding Customer Service models and smart Online Customer acquisition strategies are much sought after.

The Hospitality Sector is highly competitive and in some sectors, growing at a phenomenal pace, it is critical to source and select the best people. No longer are succession plans in hotels clear cut and global talent with bilingual skills is critical.