Head of Education (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Berkmann Wine Cellars

  London, England

Company Background

Berkmann Wine Cellars is proud to be the largest family owned and family run wine importer in the UK.  We are looking to appoint a highly innovative and passionate individual to lead our wine and spirits education team.  You will be commercially focussed and willing to push boundaries within the drinks industry in order to help influence the future success for both Berkmann Wine Cellars and our customers. 

Prime Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the delivery of inspirational and engaging training sessions that place the Education team and Berkmann Wine Cellars at the forefront of the recipients mind.
  • Develop a strategic plan that ensures that the training department add value across the supply chain in both Brazil and the UK.
  • Define metrics to be used to determine account suitability for training investment and return on investment once training has taken place.
  • Close financial management of self and team to ensure that the education department adds more value than it costs.
  • Monitor competitor training programmes to facilitate benchmarking.
  • Manage the Education team ensuring that all have clear objectives, KPI’s and development plans
  • Develop and implement a successful E-Learning experience
  • Report back to your manager on a regular basis on individual and team objectives, highlighting in particular any areas of concern.
  • Put together and present creative pitches that helps to ensure Berkmann stands out from our competitors 

Skill and knowledge requirements

  • Analytical and numerate with good attention to detail, able to complete a detailed training proposal for customers as well as interpret a Profit & Loss sheet and assimilate data quickly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Cross functional project management experience.
  • Management experience
  • Passionate about education and customer engagement with an ability to convey enthusiasm.
  • Structured planning ability to handle a high and complex workload without supervision.
  • Committed to the company with a positive and highly motivated work ethos.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial with the vision to seize and create opportunities
  • WSET Diploma holder
  • Experience of working with prestige wine and spirits
  • WSET L2 and 3 accredited tutor
  • Strong commercial wine knowledge
  • Able to work flexibly including evenings and weekends where required
  • Experience of developing an E-Learning experience
  • Hold a full UK driving licence 

Offer - The appointed candidate will be given the below package:

  • Become an integral part of a family business
  • Receive a competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • 23 days annual leave rising to 24 days after 5 years’ service and 25 days after 10 years’ service).
  • Receive exceptional training and support
  • Discount on our wine
  • Free coffee and tea

Working Pattern - This role is 37.5 hours per week (9am – 5.30pm), Monday to Friday. Please note that it is expected that the successful candidate will work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the job.  

Closing date – 19 November 2018 (Please note that should any suitable CVs be received whilst the advert is live then individuals will be invited to interview prior to the closing date).  

Please note that we cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy the required knowledge and experience criteria detailed above.  Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide feedback on your application should you not be invited for interview. Should you have not heard from Berkmann Wine Cellars within 2 weeks of your application please presume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Equal consideration will be given to all candidates, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, marital status, religion, age or sexuality.

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