Logistics Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)


  Accolade Wines

  Bristol, England

EU Logistics Transition Manager – Bristol

Competitive salary dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

This vacancy is for a 6 months fixed term contract.

About the role

We have a new opportunity for a EU Logistics Transition Manager to join our Operations Team at our Accolade Park site close to the M5 near Bristol. In this role:
You will manage the implementation of new ways of working for Logistics that result from new EU trading arrangements.
You will manage the implementation of alternative Warehousing and Distribution solutions based inside the EU.
You will develop, and set a clear set of standard operating procedures. You will develop and set defined benchmarks and key performance targets for new suppliers engaged as a result of Brexit. Working closely with key stakeholders at a senior level.

About the location

Accolade Park  is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2018 we are delighted to be the Winners of the Manufacturer of the Year award at The Manufacturer MX Awards.  Over 500 of our 1700 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised canteen, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries.  Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardy’s, Kumala and Echo Falls. Visit our Echo Falls Instagram pages to see our latest social media campaigns http://instagram.com/echo_falls

About the role – Key Accountabilities
  • Ensure that new ways of working are fit for purpose and mitigate Brexit risks
  • Work with internal and external customers at a senior level
  • Build strong working relationships with internal customers across functions and geographies
  • Build strong working relationships with external business providers
  • Manage the collation, analysis and publication of agreed KPI information
  • Monitor expenditure 
About you

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work and influence in a cross functional team
  • Relevant IT system knowledge
Required experience
  • Demonstrable management experience in FMCG logistics or large 3PL
  • Experience within a fast paced distribution environment
  • Experienced in Contract/Supplier management
  • Experience of Warehousing and Distribution in the UK  
  • Experience of current customs arrangements/ requirements for shipping to the EU
  • Familiarity with current state of Brexit and its potential implications on Logistics to the EU (Desirable)
Required qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree 
  • International CPC –preferred

You will have the flexibility to work out of office hours to accommodate the occasional call with our Australian colleagues and have the ability to travel to our Weybridge site if required.

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including private medical cover, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, a staff wine allowance and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo.

How To Apply


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