Wine Development Manager

Wine Development Manager – South East/London – Up to £55,000 plus commission

Our client, who are an Independent drinks wholesaler are looking for a Wine Development Manager to join their team covering London and the South-East.

The Wine Development Manager will be responsible for the development of the wine category and wine development within the company. As Wine Development Manager, you will have extensive wine knowledge with a good track record in wine sales and possess the ability to identify profitable and sustainable new business in on trade.

This role will require you to have a current UK driving license


  • Working closely with the Key Account Managers on new and existing wine accounts
  • Track and report the wine category performance
  • Maintaining and updating the live customer prospect list
  • Account management of the top 5% of each Key Account Manager’s customer base
  • Wine reviews to be undertaken half yearly with agreed top 50 wine accounts within regions
  • Maximise wine opportunities through quarterly account reviews with Key Account Managers to inspire and motivate the team with updated information
  • Working in trade as much as needed
  • Commercially building wine lists in-line with market trends
  • Maximising profitability by identifying the company’s own brand opportunities
  • Management of samples
  • Completing weekly call logs and uploading them to the internal system
  • Attending monthly meetings with the Managing Director to discuss sales performance
  • Work closely with the Purchasing team on forecasts
  • Take ownership of Wine Tastings and wine led events
  • Monitor customer, market and competitor activity and feedback to the Managing Director
  • Ensure the portfolio is fully utilised across our customer base

Key Skills

  • Background in Wines and relevant accreditations to validate this, such as WSET in wines
  • Commercial experience of selling wine (on-trade) and meeting growth targets
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to work effectively in a data-driven environment.
  • High level proficiency in IT systems and software including Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, including planning and problem solving
  • A conscientious, proactive and positive approach to daily tasks
  • Flexible working attitude

WR Logistics are the #1 recruitment partner for all vacancies in the logistics industry. We recruit UK wide for permanent and contract jobs.

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Location Kent
Job titleWine Development Manager
Salary £40000 - £55000
Consultant James Earl
Consultant Phone 02394004766
Consultant Email
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