Business Development Wine Manager

  • Department / Function :
  • Sales
  • Location :
  • East Ireland
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :

    As an On-Trade wine specialist, Bibendum Ireland work with a wide range of customers, from Michelin-starred restaurants to hotels and pub groups. We shake up the sustainable status-quo, partnering with mindful producers, while pursuing a positive impact on the planet and our communities. We work with over 280 of the world’s most talented winemakers, and in addition to our core range, we also offer an ever-evolving selection of fine wines from across the globe. 


    About the Role  

    The Business Development Wine Manager will be directly responsible for: 

    • Working closely with the Bulmers on trade team in the greater Dublin area to develop opportunities for our wine portfolio.  
    • Contribution to the development of Bibendum ROI commercial sales strategy to maintain and develop on-trade driven opportunities and increase profitability. 
    • Identify sales volume/value growth opportunities through the analysis of customer and market performance information/data. 
    • Depending on outlet - develop wine & commercial proposals based on customer needs 
    • Wine Tastings with prospect & current accounts 
    • Supporting the on-trade with customer staff training 
    • Supplier Trade Visits – supporting our customers in trade with consumer tastings / events 


    About you  

    • You’ll need a full Driving License with a demonstrable passion and attitude for sales, ideally within FMCG or Hospitality. 
    • Experience of on trade wine portfolio selling & Level 2 WSET would be ideal. 
    • You will have outstanding communication and influence skills with the ability to quickly build rapport. You’ll be able to demonstrate a commercial acumen with an ability to negotiate. 
    • You’ll have a natural entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to pipeline activity plus identify and follow up on leads. 
    • You will have experience in supporting on trade sales teams with your expertise in wine knowledge, representing a leading portfolio of internationally recognised wines from around the globe. 
    • You will have the ability to present wines to knowledgeable customers assessing their requirements and delivering commercial success both for your customer and Bibendum Ireland.  
    • You will have experience in hosting wine tasting nights both at customer account level and trade events. 
    • Be fully experienced in using Microsoft Office systems - Excel, Powerpoint 

    In return we offer a competitive basic salary with a clear and achievable bi-annual bonus. In addition, you will receive a fully expensed company car, pension, laptop, and mobile phone. 


    Sound interesting? 

    Send us a CV that demonstrates your skills, and we’ll come back to you ASAP! 


    About Us  

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves.   

    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe.  

    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig.   

    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together.  

    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.  

    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at All applications need to come through the candidate portal