London Business Development Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Vine Distribution Services

  Chelmsford, England

Vine Distribution Services (VDS) are looking for an entrepreneurial and commercially astute sales person who can build and maintain strong and sustainable relationships with customers and partners in order to develop and grow the drinks portfolio. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving, maintaining and growing listings, volume, distribution and profit within independent and group accounts in Central London.  


  • VDS UK Limited Head of Sales


  • London field based with further national and international travel when required. Periodical sales and development meetings at VDS offices in Chelmsford, Essex as required.


  • Competitive, negotiable dependent on experience, plus expenses, bonus and benefits. 


  • To grow awareness, sales, distribution and volume of the VDS drinks portfolio within an account base of independent and group outlets in Central London
  • Develop new London business including pubs, cocktail bars, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets
  • Deliver brand education to the trade and public
  • Work closely with wholesalers to identify new business and grow existing business
  • Develop strong, long-term relationships with key partners across the trade
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing activities
  • Achieve and exceed weekly, monthly and annual objectives in order to contribute to the delivery and above expected performance of the company budget
  • Provide regular formal reporting on activity, sales pipeline, successes, opportunities, marketing and market developments 


  • Is someone with a passion and knowledge for spirits and premium brand development. You will be the face of our exciting portfolio within London.
  • Experience in working with premium spirit brands is preferred and a good understanding of the UK spirits market, in particular London, is essential.
  • You will have a strong existing network of contacts within the industry to ensure immediate results.
  • You should have strong communication and presentation skills and an ability to present the brands to audiences of varying sizes and from diverse backgrounds.
  • You will be commercially minded with good numeric and strategic skills.
  • A good knowledge of mixology for presentation and training purposes would be extremely helpful.
  • Good social media knowledge and skills.
  • You will be self-motivated, energetic, tenacious and resilient and recognise that this is not a 9 – 5 job.
  • The ability and passion to make a difference are essential.


The successful candidate will be working with some the most exciting brands and products available in the UK.

  • Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits
  • The Silkie Irish Whiskey
  • An Dulaman Irish Maritime Gin
  • Bermondsey Mixer Co
  • Long Tail Mixers
  • Ambhar Tequila
  • Pirate’s Grog Rum
  • Anno Distillers
  • Domus Grappa
  • Ron Aguere Rum’s
  • Thompson’s Bordeaux Spirits


VDS UK Limited has been established since 2000, working on behalf of numerous FMCG and alcohol brands across all distribution channels within the UK.

We have strong senior management relationships with all of the key London and national on trade routes to market as well as partnerships with retailers, online sellers and UK convenience chains.

As a business we welcome innovative individuals with a passion to succeed and grow. We encourage internal progression and offer an opportunity for growth and development without restrictions.

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