Careers

Careers at Benchmark Drinks

We are always on the look-out for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our team.

Current Positions available 

July 2021

Role:

  • Operations Assistant
  • London (Wandsworth) based

 Salary:

  • £23,000 – £25,000 pa (depending on experience)

 

Overview:

  • Benchmark Drinks is now recruiting for an Operations Assistant to join our growing team. In this role you will provide day-to day operations support to the Head of Supply Chain and general administrative support to the business
  • You will have the opportunity to gain a diverse range of experience in a very fast paced and dynamic environment
  • One of your first responsibilities will be to assist in the implementation of a new stock management system
  • You will have to be a self-starter and get things done quickly and to a high standard with a strong working knowledge of Excel

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Customer management
    • Process orders on relevant portals
    • Respond to impromptu customer queries
    • Liaise with the warehouse to process and dispatch warehouse orders
    • Liaise with producers to process and fulfil ex works orders
  • Operations reporting
    • Daily stock update by brand and product
    • Weekly stock reconciliation
    • Shipping schedules
  • Finance reporting
    • Track and check sales invoices (quantity, pricing, commission etc)
    • Track and check purchase invoices (production, storage, distribution, duties etc)
    • Track, investigate and approve charges and returns, recharging costs where possible
  • Administrative support
    • General business and office administration

 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Interest in logistics/supply chain and the wine industry
  • Highly organised and effective communicator
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

 

Application Process:

  • Please submit your CV, cover letter and salary expectation to info@benchmarkdrinks.com
  • All applicants must have a right to work in the UK

June 2021

Technical Manager

Reporting to: Managing Director

Responsible for: All aspects of the technical and quality function

Working alongside: Operations, Sales & Marketing

 Role (key tasks):    This role covering responsibility for the handling of all technical and quality management at Benchmark Drinks.

Technical Role:

  • Develop comprehensive Benchmark Drinks technical procedures including auditing, data storage and producer analysis.
  • Act as technical contact for all BMD customers, especially key National Accounts
  • Act as point of reference for suppliers on all technical requirements for different customers
  • Work with producers to ensure successful results at technical audits preparation, Gap analyses of technical requirements, attending audits, follow up any non-conformances
  • Keep up to date product specifications for all relevant listings
  • Develop a comprehensive filing system to store all information related to the above
  • Continual improvement and assessment of technical practices
  • Keep up to date on all legislation related to the production, labelling and import/export of wine – manage compliance for relevant products.
  • Set up, delivery and maintenance of a Benchmark Drinks quality assessment procedure, in order to ensure our products are always of the highest quality
    • Must have a good understanding of the following:
      • BRC / ISO / equivalent food safety
      • HACCP
      • Winery practices / bottling
      • Winery risk assessments
    • Previous experience in dealing with supermarket technical teams is a significant advantage – particularly Tesco
    • Good wine knowledge
    • Good negotiation skills
    • Ability to prioritise and to make decisions
    • Highly organised & efficient, good communicator, numerate and computer literate
    • Practical winemaking & vintage experience – helpful but not mandatory
    • Relevant education – BSC in Oenology (or equivalent) & WSET Diploma
    • Commitment to a high level of customer service
    • Willingness to ‘get hands dirty’ both within department and across the company

 

May 2021

  • Job Title – Brand Manager (reporting to Marketing Director)Salary – £40-45k RangeAbout Us
    • Benchmark Drinks has a fantastic opportunity for a Brand Manager to join our growing marketing function based in London.
    • Established in 2018, we are one of the fastest growing wine businesses in the UK with a premium portfolio of award-winning global brands from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and France.
    • Our balance of corporate experience and entrepreneurial spirit sets the business on an exciting and ambitious course of innovation and growth.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    • Drive Benchmark Drinks portfolio and execute the brand strategy under the guidance of the Marketing Director
    • Develop multiple brand and product activation plans including all aspects of the marketing mix working closely with the sales, operations, and finance teams, brand principals, producers and third party distributors.
    • Build and manage strong relationships with global brand owners and brand principals.
    • Lead the development of the customer marketing strategy for brands and support the sales team with plans and toolkits.
    • Develop concepts & introduce new products as appropriate.
    • Manage partner agencies including design, promotions, research, and PR.
    • Continually review brand performance and recommend adjustments to plans, as necessary.
    • Monthly brand management reports

     

    Key Skills & Experience

     

    • 3 years proven experience as brand manager gained in FMCG sector.
    • Strong ability to manage multiple brands in a dynamic market.
    • Organised and structured, capable of dealing with multiple tasks and deadlines.
    • Proactive and solution driven with strong sense of perseverance & resilience
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
    • Passionate and creative with drive for innovation
    • Results driven, with strong commercial orientation and a deep understanding of the marketing and sales relationship.
    • Experienced in digital, savvy in social and passionate about content and communication.

     

    Application Process

    • Please submit your CV, cover letter and salary expectation to info@benchmarkdrinks.com
    • All applicants must have a right to work in the UK
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Phone: +44 (0)204 531 4900
London, United Kingdom