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Job offer: Purchasing Manager Wine

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The Opportunity

This fabulous opportunity has become available in the wine buying team as a Purchasing Manager.

As the UK’s premier drinks wholesaler, Matthew Clark will give you full support, training, and career development in these exciting times of growth and opportunity.

We are seeking a key member of the buying team and as such you will be responsible for developing and strengthening the groups’ extensive wine range in terms of quality, competitiveness, and exclusivity.

A base salary of £50K – £55K Plus attractive company including 5 weeks holiday, contributory pension scheme, staff sales, life assurance cover, private health cover, childcare voucher scheme, ongoing training and good career prospects.

The role will be based at Matthew Clark Head Offices outside Bristol and candidates will need to be either based in or willing to commute to this area daily.

You will have:

  • Direct buying experience – ideally stemming from a multiple off trade environment.
  • Category and range development skills and strong negotiation techniques.
  • An in depth wine knowledge.

    You will be:

  • Commercially minded with a good understanding of cost to sale profit.
  • Capable of negotiating yearly pricing contracts, marketing support and volume requirements.
  • A practical and intuitive solution developer with strong planning and analytical skills and excellent communication.
  • Well networked within the wine arena with a reputation that proceeds you

    Matthew Clark is the leading drinks wholesaler in the UK.

    With more than 4000 products in their range, including over 1100 wines and products to suit all styles of outlet, Matthew Clark is 100% focused on the on-trade and constantly review and revise their extensive range to stay ahead of consumers’ tastes.

    Matthew Clark has dedicated account managers and wine specialists who help train and advise their customers. They offer a comprehensive support package including guidance choosing the right range, marketing products to consumers and ensuring service standards are of the highest level.

    This vacancy is being managed by Leo & Bell Specialist Wine Recruitment.

    Leo & Bell are a specialist recruitment company who work exclusively with the drinks trade.

    We have been established for the last five years and have been extremely successful in placing high calibre candidates in a wide variety of roles from office and administration through to senior managers, with a speciality in placing sales and marketing candidates.

    We work by forging a loyal and dedicated relationship with our clients and candidates to fully understand the personal and individual needs required to provide the best possible recruitment service.

    We welcome the opportunity to have a confidential chat with you. We are currently managing a number of opportunities in the following areas:

    Administration/sales support, logistics, shipping, distribution, business development, sales account management, area sales management, national account managers, sales directors, private client sales and broking, buying, trade marketing, brand management, marketing managers, PR and event coordinators.

    All applicants should forward their CV by email to:

    Karen Ellis – Senior Wine Consultant


    Tel: 020 7535 3428

    Click HERE to send your CV (via email).

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