Technical Manager - Wine

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  • Department / Function :
  • Buying
  • Location :
  • London
  • Contract Type :
  • Fixed-term
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • Bibendum has stood at the forefront of the wine industry for over 40 years, and we continue to lead the way today. We’re the UK’s leading premium wine specialist, inspiring our customers to discover the world’s most exciting, authentic, and mindful winemakers. As an On-Trade specialist, we work with a huge range of customers, from Michelin-starred restaurants to cocktail bars 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. 

    Please note this role is a 12 month fixed term contract.

    About the role

    In this role, you'll manage supplier relationships, audit against policies, and ensure customer satisfaction. You'll approve specifications, handle incidents, and implement proactive processes. Providing expertise on legal aspects of winemaking, you'll advise on additives and label requirements. You'll organise customer meetings and support legal compliance. Overseeing sampling and testing, you'll ensure product quality. This position demands a proactive individual with strong knowledge of UK regulations and excellent communication skills.

    About You

    You will bring essential expertise in the technical intricacies of wine production and bottling, alongside a comprehensive understanding of HACCP and food safety protocols. Your prior experience collaborating with UK retailers gives you a keen awareness of supply chain fraud risks, ensuring robust safeguarding measures are in place.

    Moreover, you demonstrate a preference for enhancing your knowledge in wine chemistry and staying well-versed of GB food safety and wine legislation. Your familiarity with SEDEX and ethical standards complements your commitment to maintaining integrity throughout the supply chain. Additionally, you excel in both implementing and refining quality management systems, further amplifying your suitability for this role.

    Professional Qualifications & Education


    • BRC Lead Assessor
    • HACCP Level 3 or above
    • WSET Level 3
    • Food Technology Qualification


    • WSET Diploma
    • Degree qualification in science

    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 


  • Full job description :
  • Technical_Manager.docx

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