Logistics and Forecasting Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time


  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

Logistics and Forecasting Manager, Waddesdon Wine 

Waddesdon Wine imports and markets the wines for the Rothschild chateaux and brands.  These winery businesses broadly split into three branches:

  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA,

  • Domaines Barons Rothschild (LAFITE)

  • Baron Edmond de Rothschild

Close relationships have also been developed with award winning organic rosé producer Leoube, Provence, as well as with Hundred Acre wines in Napa, California and Luce, Attems and Danzante from Frescobaldi in Italy. Waddesdon Wine is a small company with 4 full time sales order processing staff, 6 in sales, and a management accountant.   The Logistics and Forecasting Manager is an important role within our company.           

The Logistics and Forecasting Manager will ascertain which products will require ordering 4– 5 months before the products are required in the UK.  They will have a range of products to replenish from our wineries in Bordeaux, Provence, Champagne, from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Napa, Italy  and South Africa.

The Logistics and Forecasting Manager will be responsible for the planning of forward orders, liaising with the winery and shippers, placing the orders and having influencing relationship with shippers and hauliers ensuring our products are dealt with promptly and efficiently.     

The Logistics and Forecasting Manager will be responsible for ensuring duty payments are made swiftly, supplier invoices are reconciled, allocated nominal codes and the Back Office and Sales teams aware the stock has arrived. 

Full accountability for inventory stock holding, working within carefully agreed parameters.  The role will liaise closely with Management and the Accounts Function at Rothschild Foundation.  Close links will be made with the sales team as well as the sales order processing teams

This is an operations role working from the Estate Yard, reporting to the Managing Director and Financial Controller


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining product within set parameters

  • Working to efficient forecasting to ensure full container orders are primarily used 

  • Working closely with inbound Suppliers and winery logistic personnel

  • Improving sourcing methods from suppliers

  • Processing orders on receipt swiftly with accuracy

  • Assisting our own clients who place orders ex-cellar and FOB

Key Relationships Internal:

  • Managing Director and Financial Controller

  • Sales Order processing team

  • Sales Team

  • Warehouse Manager

    Key Relationships External:

  • Winery logistics personnel

  • Shippers and freight carriers

  • External warehousing managers

  • Clients ex-cellar ordering personnel

    Experience, Skills and Knowledge


  • End to end understanding of international logistics  

  • Previous Forecasting Planning experience

  • Can demonstrate an understanding of forecasts, supply and demand


  • Previous experience in BWS supply chain

  • Experience of importing goods

  • Previous use of Sage

  • Proficiency in French will be an advantage in this role but not essential

  • previous Demand Planning experience

  • Educated to degree preferable


    The Logistics and Forecasting Manager is a full time office based role, working from the Estate Yard Office, Queen St, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JW

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