Buyer (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Budweiser Brewing Group

  London, Greater London, England

PerfectDraft is the ultimate home Beer experience and is at the forefront of e-commerce, technology, and brewing. Our machine cools beer to a perfectly chilled consistent temperature. There are more than 40 beers available to serve with PerfectDraft from craft beers to Belgian Classics, Classic German Lagers to fruity brews. All served how the brewer intended.

At Budweiser Brewing Group, dreaming big is what we do. Brewing the world’s most loved beers, building iconic brands like Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona, and crafting meaningful moments are what inspire us.

We’re a team of passionate owners who aren’t afraid to dream big because we know that together, we can achieve anything. To build a more sustainable, inclusive, and rewarding future. Turning any challenge into an opportunity. So, let’s take on the challenge together.

Cheers to dreaming big!

The role:

The Buyer position is within the global scope of PerfectDraft and reports to the Portfolio, Revenue Management & Buying Manager. The primary focus of this role is to assist in executing Perfect Draft portfolio strategy. This involves collaborating with third-party suppliers to negotiate and understand the products they offer.  Identify offerings in the marketplace that align with our strategy and maintain relationships with our current supply base, ensuring that relationships are well-managed and processes are streamlined.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with partner brewers across Europe, serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Negotiate new and existing commercial agreements and joint business plans with suppliers. Initiate and oversee requests for innovation SKUs, taking ownership of timelines and coordinating with Supply to ensure SKUs launch in line with the broader portfolio plan.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the beer industry, cultivating relationships with other brewers, including those not currently partnered with us.
  • Analyze the PerfectDraft portfolio, evaluating innovation performance and identifying opportunities for enhancement to align with our overall strategy.
  • Coordinate with business unit commercial teams to ensure alignment with the PerfectDraft portfolio plan and collaborate on securing brewing partner support for promotional initiatives and campaigns.
  • Conduct margin pool analysis for current and potential SKUs, as well as pricing analysis and proposals.
  • Integrate the PerfectDraft portfolio plans with brand growth strategies.

Who we’re looking for?

  • Relationship Management, Demonstrating interpersonal skills in fostering relationships with numerous partners and suppliers.
  • Negotiation Abilities: Ensuring the best possible deal through effective negotiation tactics.
  • Commercial Acumen: Understanding the structure of deals and aligning them with business objectives.
  • Proficiency in Technical Skills: Demonstrated expertise in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Experience in the FMCG and beer industries preferred.
  • Background in buying or selling operations.
  • Proven ability in managing key accounts effectively.
  • You will need to be comfortable with working in the office for 5 days a week, if required

Benefits & Perks:

  • Benefits for you and your family to help your physical and mental health.
  • Competitive parental leave and pension double contributions
  • 25 days holidays per year
  • Employee benefits to help your physical and mental health and overall well-being (travel insurance, gym memberships, discounted services, dental, etc.)
  • A beer allowance to enjoy our brands.
  • 2 volunteer days a year to support your local community.
  • 5 employee networks to support diversity and inclusion.
  • Global Bonus
  • WPA Private Medical Care
  • 26 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver
  • Return to Work’ programme.

What you can expect from us: 

In this role, you’ll have the potential to transform our business and your career. You’ll get the support and mentor you need to succeed. We’re a meritocracy, with plenty of room for growth and development, so you know your hard work will be rewarded.

We encourage you to think big and go after your goals. You’ll get to be creative, work with international teams so you can build a global network, and have direct control over your career and where it takes you.

As the leading global brewer, we are committed to bringing people together for a better – and more equal – world. A more equal world starts when everyone can thrive. At Budweiser Brewing Group we value the diversity of cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce, and we strongly encourage women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

If this sounds like the incredible opportunity you’ve been waiting for, apply today.

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