Senior Wine Buyer

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  • Department / Function :
  • Buying
  • Location :
  • London / Bristol / Remote
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • This role forms a key part of a high performing Commercial team responsible for supporting all parts of the C&C business  - Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Bibendum Off Trade, Walker & Wodehouse and Tennent’s. The responsibilities for the team are to manage and develop our wine supply base ensuring market-leading wine quality, price and innovation, and ways of working across the GB On and Off Trade.

    Accountable for the selection and sourcing of wine, negotiating cost pricing and managing the category of suppliers from a specific region and/or country, ensuring alignment with business strategy. Key to this role is the commercial performance of every sku and supplier to service all On and Off Trade requirements.

    Clear ownership of all commercials, sales performance and supplier income, including funding support, is integral to the success of the role with the objective to improve both sales and margin in line with business targets

    About the role

    In this role, you'll curate a wine portfolio from specific regions, negotiating supplier contracts and ensuring adherence to payment terms. You'll maintain strong supplier relationships through regular reviews and collaborate with sales teams to launch new wines, providing necessary education. Hosting tastings for various stakeholders, you'll uphold quality standards and analyse category performance to identify growth opportunities.

    You'll also work with the Category team to refine the supplier strategy, conduct competitor reviews, and represent the organisation in industry forums. Travel to buying regions will be required to nurture business relationships, and overseeing direct reports will ensure clear performance measures and development opportunities. As part of the senior wine team, you'll contribute to implementing the organisation's wine strategy, always adhering to company policies and procedures, including compliance with the Bribery Act.

    About you

    As an experienced buyer, you bring valuable expertise, ideally with a background in purchasing across various regions. Your skills as a negotiator are evident, and you possess a keen commercial awareness of both the Drinks On and Off trade. With experience in blending and a discerning commercial palate, you excel at shaping wine ranges to meet market demands effectively.

    Your track record demonstrates your ability to influence stakeholders across a spectrum of backgrounds, and you have established a strong network within the wine industry. Your numeracy skills enable you to navigate financial aspects with ease, and your management capabilities ensure efficient team performance. Overall, your wealth of experience and skills make you a strong candidate for this role.

    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.   

    From grass to glass, and everything in between, we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. 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 

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