Vinokelly

May 2021 - Director of Buying - Wine, Spirits, Beer (and Other Categories)

We are looking for a commercially astute category expert to lead and develop the buying function for this successful and enduring industry leader. You will head up the team and take ownership of the buying responsibilities across wine, spirits, beer and other exciting growth categories in the drinks space. You must ideally be able to communicate your vision with the commercial teams and be an established and respected figure in the industry. Energy, experience and the ability to make big decisions are key to this role.

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Vinokelly

May 2021 - Director of Buying - Wine, Spirits, Beer (and Other Categories)

What do we need ?

  • We do need a leader for beer and spirits that can engage suppliers and coordinate closely with sales.
  • We have partnered with 3PL, so composite beer is an important aspect of role and also drive sales.
  • That can help support a fulfilment initiative as part of a strategic business platform.
  • Lead an effort to coordinate other beverage / non-beverage categories through the business
  • Lead a Pan-European and International engagement with product management and go-to-market strategy
  • Proven ability to manage and develop a team
  • Minimum 5 years specific buying/procurement experience within the drinks industry
  • Excellent spirits category knowledge: products, suppliers and marketplace
  • Excellent beer category knowledge: products, suppliers and marketplace
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as-well as diplomacy skills

 

Very good package available that will be commensurate with both experience and ability. This is a senior buying role reporting directly to the CEO of a large and well established drinks importer with big ambitions.

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