Job Vacancies


Wine & Spirits Advisor

At Berry Bros. & Rudd we have an unparalleled range of wines and services and as part of the sales structure; we are seeking to recruit a team of four Wine & Spirits Advisors in a new sales channel. This exciting development will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to begin their journey down the path of private client management.

In a proactive environment, energy and drive will be key to success, ensuring sales opportunities are maximised whilst providing the high level of service expected by our customers. This role will suit self-starters who also thrive in a team environment.

Key responsibilities in the role will include: achieving and where possible exceeding sales, contact and conversion targets, developing your own customer base, working with colleagues throughout the business to ensure the best possible experience for our customers and providing support and cover for the Customer Service team when required.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in sales and customer service and have a passion for connecting wine and/or spirits and people. WSET Diploma is preferred though not essential.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, or alternatively know someone who may be suitable, a covering letter and CV should be sent to Jake Dean, Sales Director, directly at jake.dean@bbr.com by Friday 6th May



Outbound Sales Manager

As part of the sales structure, we are seeking to recruit a manager to head up and manage a team of Wine & Spirits Advisors in a new sales channel for Berry Bros. & Rudd. This exciting development will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to forge, develop and grow their own department at Berry Bros. & Rudd.

In a proactive environment and initially with a team of four Wine & Spirits Advisors, the role comes with the luxury of promoting our enviable and unparalleled range of wines and services to an established customer base. Maximising sales opportunities and providing exemplary customer service through customer contact and building on the strength of the team will be essential.

Key responsibilities in the role will include: setting, achieving and where possible exceeding sales, contact and conversion targets at team and individual level; merchandising skills to provide Wine & Spirits Advisors with the best mix and blend of BBR products and services to promote; using and maintaining customer information and data to provide rigour and structure to a sales and customer contact programme; provide appropriate support to the team; handling of wine, spirits and sales related enquiries in line with BBR’s core values; outbound contact with existing and potential customers and providing support and cover for the Customer Service team when required.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in managing a sales team, delivering on targets whilst providing exceptional customer service, demonstrate strong leadership, be highly organised, have excellent communication skills and above all have a passion for connecting wine and/or spirits and people. WSET Diploma is preferred though not essential.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, or alternatively know someone who may be suitable, a covering letter and CV should be sent to Jake Dean, Sales Director, directly at jake.dean@bbr.com by Friday 6th May



Sales Assistant – London Shop(12 months fixed-term)

Berry Bros. & Rudd are looking for a Sales Assistant to join our London Shop team.

In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to provide a consistently high level of customer service in line with the standards expected of Berry Bros & Rudd, selling the full range of BB&R products and services to customers via the shop, phone and e-mail and general till duties and transactions. Additional responsibilities will include merchandising and re-stocking of the shop, acknowledgement and distribution of deliveries and general shop house-keeping. The nature of the London business will require occasional manual handling within the cellars as well as shop floor sales.

The successful candidate should have previous retail experience, combined with demonstrable experience of delivering and maintaining an outstanding level of customer service. Candidates should be enthusiastic, proactive and effective team players, and be committed to going the extra mile. They must be excellent communicators, both verbally and in written form; with the ability to speak other languages (ideally Mandarin, Portuguese or Russian) considered an advantage for this role. Wine knowledge is essential, with candidates being qualified to WSET Advanced level as a minimum requirement. WSET Diploma or equivalent would also be considered an advantage.

Hours of work are 35 hours per week, worked on a rota basis with five shifts across Monday to Saturday. Opening hours in the shop are 10.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday. A degree of flexibility will be required due to the varying demands of the business.

To apply for the role, please submit your CV and a covering letter by close of business on Wednesday 4th May 2016 to Francis Huicq, London Shop Manager, at francis.huicq@bbr.com.



BBR Wholesale – Account Manager

BBR Wholesale (BBRW) has a vacancy for an Account Manager.

The key markets for BBR Wholesale are high value, high profile accounts that can provide an enhanced profile for BBR and whose images are compatible with the core Berrys’ brand values. In addition caterers, livery companies, Oxbridge colleges, directors’ dining-rooms, golf clubs and other members’ clubs feature among the existing client list and are a key target for future growth, among others.

The successful applicant will work closely with the BBRW sales team, and will be required to concentrate principally on the maintenance and development of existing and new wholesale clients outside the key account base; with their performance judged against agreed sales targets.

BBRW often works in areas of business new to BB&R ltd and frequently needs to take a creative and pro-active approach to fulfilling clients’ requirements. As a result, applicants will be expected to show a high level of personal initiative, creativity and competence in the following key skill/knowledge areas:

Selling & Negotiating Skills – an outgoing character is desirable, who holds the ability to empathise with a wide variety of clients. Sufficient trade experience and/or self-confidence is required to be able to advise and guide clients with professionalism and authority.
Wine Knowledge – the applicant should be confident in their knowledge of wines from all around the world and be able to articulate that knowledge fluently, instilling confidence in others. A minimum of WSET Diploma (or studying towards) is required for this role.
IT Skills – the creation of proposals, wine lists, sales evaluation and training literature requires a high level of understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Presentation Skills – A substantial proportion of the job will be customer-facing and the applicant must be able to project a sound knowledge, in a clear and concise way, with enthusiasm and confidence.

The successful candidate will nominally be based in London three days and two days in Basingstoke, reporting to Robert Manners, Head of Sales BBRW. If you are interested in this role and wish to apply, please forward your CV and Covering Letter by Friday 29th April 2016 to Robert Manners (Robert.manners@bbr.com).