Technical Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Benchmark Drinks

  London, England

Reporting to: Managing Director

Responsible for: All aspects of the technical and quality function

Working alongside: Operations, Sales & Marketing

 Role (key tasks):    This role covering responsibility for the handling of all technical and quality management at Benchmark Drinks.

Technical Role:

  • Develop comprehensive Benchmark Drinks technical procedures including auditing, data storage and producer analysis.
  • Act as technical contact for all BMD customers, especially key National Accounts
  • Act as point of reference for suppliers on all technical requirements for different customers
  • Work with producers to ensure successful results at technical audits preparation, Gap analyses of technical requirements, attending audits, follow up any non-conformances
  • Keep up to date product specifications for all relevant listings
  • Develop a comprehensive filing system to store all information related to the above
  • Continual improvement and assessment of technical practices
  • Keep up to date on all legislation related to the production, labelling and import/export of wine – manage compliance for relevant products.
  • Set up, delivery and maintenance of a Benchmark Drinks quality assessment procedure, in order to ensure our products are always of the highest quality
  • Must have a good understanding of the following:
    • BRC / ISO / equivalent food safety
    • HACCP
    • Winery practices / bottling
    • Winery risk assessments
  • Previous experience in dealing with supermarket technical teams is a significant advantage – particularly Tesco
  • Good wine knowledge
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritise and to make decisions
  • Highly organised & efficient, good communicator, numerate and computer literate
  • Practical winemaking & vintage experience – helpful but not mandatory
  • Relevant education – BSC in Oenology (or equivalent) & WSET Diploma
  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Willingness to ‘get hands dirty’ both within department and across the company

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV, cover letter stating salary expectation to [email protected]
All applicants must have a right to work in the UK

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