Job Vacancies

Buying Assistant

With two Royal Warrants, six Masters of Wine and more than 300 years of history, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s original wine and spirits merchant.

Berry Bros. & Rudd is recruiting two Buying Assistants to support our Buying department. One role will be based at our Basingstoke office in Hampshire, and the other will be based at our Ingate office, Battersea, London.

About the Buying team:

  • Responsible for sourcing the many hundreds of wines that the company sells every year, both in the UK and abroad.
  • The company sells to all routes to market, including private customers, hotels and restaurants, independent merchants and multiples. The Buying team is required to understand and fulfil requirements for all these sectors.

The role involves:

  • Supporting Buyers with their supplier relationships, product selection, range scope and management, price negotiations, data sourcing and interfacing with sales channels.
  • Providing effective administrative support to their Buyer(s) and support, for example, by organising buying trips or dealing with shipping and finance queries.
  • Acting as a secondary point of contact for suppliers.
  • Regularly reporting on sales and profits.
  • Collating and presenting marketing collateral.
  • The possibility to lead a project, eg the sourcing of a new wine, under the guidance of a Buyer.

The right candidate:

  • Will be fluent in languages appropriate to areas of assignment (ideally French and/or Spanish) and have flexibility to travel overseas.
  • Will be confident with Microsoft Word applications and have experience of non-Microsoft computer programmes.
  • Acting as a secondary point of contact for suppliers.
  • Will have sound mathematical skills, attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collating and presenting marketing collateral.
  • Might have previous experience in the wine trade (preferable).
  • Might have completed the WSET Diploma (preferable).

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Buying team at the UK’s oldest and most prestigious wine merchant. Working with our award-winning wine range and our highly experienced Masters of Wine could be an unbeatable way of fast-tracking a career in wine.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter to Becky Prifti at by Monday 30th October 2017.

Support Analyst(fixed-term contract)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Support Analyst to join the IT Service Delivery team on a one-year fixed-term basis. This role is based at Ingate Place, Battersea (London) and will report to the Head of Service Delivery.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing first and second-line IT systems and technical infrastructure support to all Berry Bros. & Rudd employees. You will also provide a contact point between customers and systems/technical specialists, maintaining a robust process of logging and assigning issues and service requests to the relevant support team members and external suppliers. You will ensure that all enquiries are resolved internally and in a timely manner, and liaise with third-parties on more complex issues. In addition to the day-to-day support, the Support Analyst will be expected to proactively work towards reducing the number of issues and pre-empting them by working closely with the rest of the business.

The successful candidate must have previous experience of PCs, laptops, Microsoft desktop, Office 365, Citrix and application support as well as strong knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies.

Excellent communication skills and a passion for delivering excellent customer service to all stakeholders will be vital in this role. Demonstrating a flexible and proactive approach to problem solving, strong attention to detail and good organisational skills will also be important. Finally, the candidate must be able to work as part of a team and with people at all levels of the business.

If you wish to apply for this role, or know someone who may be suitable, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Chris Brown and Michaela Cloke by Sunday 8th October 2017.

London Account Manager

Fields Morris & Verdin (FMV) is recruiting an experienced Account Manager to develop our business within the vibrant London restaurant and independent retail sectors. FMV is the on/off trade agency arm of Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd and represents over 300 wine producers and 20 spirits brands from 14 countries.

The role will be focused on wine rather than spirits, reporting to Matthew Jones, London Sales Manager. The role will be London-based at FMV’s offices at Ingate Place, SW8.

In this role, you will be responsible for meeting pre-agreed commercial targets and your own P&L; day-to-day management of a pre-assigned set of customer accounts; developing new business compatible with the demands of the FMV agency portfolio; developing a detailed working knowledge of the FMV portfolio and a reputation for expertise in wine; representing FMV in the market place and embodying the company’s tenets of quality, service, authority, integrity and constant progress.

The successful candidate must have proven ability to reach sales targets while providing a high-quality service; experience of wine (drinks) sales; proven ability to build relationships with customers over a medium-term to long-term period; ability to self-motivate and organise; and experience of or a proven understanding of an “agency” business as opposed to a wholesaler.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter by 20th October to Matthew Jones at by 20th October 2017.

Personal Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Personal Assistant to support four members of the Leadership team to ensure they meet their operational, commercial and professional objectives. Based at No.3 St James’s Street, this will be a fast-paced and varied role and you will be expected to organise and maintain the team’s diaries, make appointments, manage and deal with emails where appropriate.

The role involves:

  • organising business meetings, including international meetings
  • liaising with internal and external suppliers to arrange catering
  • arranging travel, visas and accommodation
  • preparing and circulating documents, presentations, agendas and minutes
  • following up on action points
  • meeting and greeting visitors at all levels

The right candidate will have:

  • experience in supporting senior leaders
  • the ability to demonstrate excellent organisation skills
  • strong problem-solving abilities
  • excellent attention to detail
  • a high level of integrity and good judgement
  • excellent communication skills
  • a warm and friendly style

If you wish to apply for this role, please contact Michaela Cloke, People Business Partner, at ( by Monday 30th October 2017.

Customer Service Representatives (FMV)

We are currently recruiting for three Customer Service Representatives to join our Customer Service team in Basingstoke supporting our on/off-trade brand Fields, Morris & Verdin. FMV is an agency/wholesale wine importer that currently ships from over 100 producers on an exclusive basis and sells directly to the UK trade (both retail and restaurant). Alongside Berry Bros. & Rudd Wholesale, FMV forms the on/off-trade sector of Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring all sales orders are processed accurately and in a timely manner. You will also be responsible for handling all customer service queries, providing our customers with the advice they are looking for or resolving their issue as quickly as possible. You will support the wider business by completing a range of administrative tasks such as updating customer accounts.

The successful candidate must have previous customer service experience interacting with customers over the phone and email, therefore an excellent telephone manner and good attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure within a busy environment will be vital. Experience working for a premium brand is a benefit, as are any wine qualifications. We use a variety of systems so a high level of IT literacy and the ability to learn new tools quickly is important. Previous experience of order processing with ERP systems is desirable.

These positions will be based in Basingstoke and are contracted at 35 hours per week, usually between 9.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday, but flexibility is essential and regular Saturday working will be required from 10am – 4pm.

These positions will be based in Basingstoke and are available immediately. The hours will be 35 hours per week, worked on a shift basis covering the hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, but flexibility is essential during our peak periods, and some Saturday hours will be required. If you are interested in this role, or alternatively know someone who may be suitable, please send a CV and covering letter to Michaela Cloke at .