Current Vacancies

Liberty Wines is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing wine companies in the UK, supplying a wide range of premium wines to all sectors of the trade including restaurants, regional wine merchants and multiple grocers and specialists. This growth has been driven by the award-winning quality of our wines, our service and our people.

Located in Clapham North, south west London, and accredited by Investors in People, Liberty Wines is an award-winning company that offers excellent opportunities for training and development alongside a great working environment.

We are currently recruiting for the following role(s):

Senior Designer

Are you a wine-loving creative with graphic design experience who would love to be part of one of London’s fastest-growing, award-winning wine companies?

International Wine Challenge’s Overall Merchant of the Year for 2018, Liberty Wines is looking for a new Senior Designer to lead our small but dynamic design team.  The visual side of our company identity has developed significantly over the last five years and you would be instrumental in taking it to the next stage.

You would look after the design and production of a wide variety of printed and digital marketing materials, ranging from our annual printed price list and bi-monthly e-list, through to ad-hoc wine label design, bottle photography and advertising material.

Known in the industry for looking after our staff and our customers, you would be encouraged to further your wine knowledge through our in-house Liberty Wines Academy and Wine & Spirit Education Trust courses, while also building your skills and experience and continuing your professional development. 

Do you feel this fits your skills and experience?  Then apply with CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Essential:

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A minimum of two years’ experience in a busy creative environment
- Design degree
- Advanced InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills
- Proven ability to multi-task and handle a range of projects simultaneously
- Management experience

Desirable:

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Wine Knowledge (ideally WSET Level 2)
- Languages (French/Italian/Spanish)

Benefits:

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Personal bonus of up to 5% of salary based on performance against key objectives
- Participation in discretionary Company bonus
- 22 days holiday rising to 25 days
- Stakeholder pension scheme/travel insurance
- Discounted wine

Ex-Cellar Co-ordinator

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy Shipping team.

Key Responsibilities:

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Management of Liberty Wines and Alpha Zeta ex-cellars transactions (customers’ direct orders, include relevant reporting)
- Liaison with the sales team, suppliers and hauliers
- Ex-cellars’ invoice processing & EDI
- Management of own-label stock-holding at origin through NAV allocation system
- Constant monitoring of outstanding orders through transporters and suppliers chasing
- Accurate entry of ex-cellar orders, proforma and invoice verifications
- Continually look for ways to maximise efficiencies within the role and the department
- Any task associated with the Shipping department reasonably requested to undertake
- Input into strategy and development of the shipping team and the wider back office function

Essential Skills & Experience:

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Some experience in shipping/logistics, preferably in the drinks industry
- Excellent attention to detail with strong communication skills
- Numerate and computer literate include Microsoft Office
- Organised, flexible and self-motivated
- Able to work under pressure
- Team player
- Good level of written and spoken Italian and/or French would be an advantage
- Knowledge of wine desirable but not essential

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is dependent on experience with the following:  

- Personal bonus of up to 5% of salary based on performance against key objectives
- Participation in discretionary Company bonus
- 22 days’ holiday rising to 25 days
- Stakeholder pension scheme/travel insurance
- Discounted wine

Please apply with covering letter, CV and salary expectations to:
[email protected]

National Accounts Manager – On-Trade

Are you an ambitious individual with a real passion for wine, strong work ethic and a drive to succeed?  We are looking for a National Account Manager to join our National On-Trade team.

The International Wine Challenge’s Overall Merchant of the Year for 2018, Liberty Wines is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing wine companies.  This growth has been driven by the quality of our wines, our service and our people.  Investors in People accredited, we are known in the industry for looking after our staff as well as we do our customers and offer excellent opportunities for training and development alongside a great working environment.

The role involves:

- Managing several key national on-trade accounts to achieve annual budgets and sales growth
- Actively pursuing new business, including leading and winning new business tenders
- Planning and implementing sales strategies/joint business plans
- Responsibility for pricing strategies, budgets and margins
- Liaising directly with the Liberty Wines buying team and producers to negotiate pricing, manage own-label and NPD
- Working with Liberty Wines’ operation teams to help manage customer accounts: customer services, shipping, brand planning
- Leveraging relationships across all levels to achieve the best results

Skills & Experience:

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Experience ideally within the UK National on-trade or other relevant sales role
- Experience of working on new business pitches
- Knowledge of the UK national on-trade market
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Responsive, efficient and a team player
- Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Numerate and commercially aware
- A good level of wine knowledge, with WSET qualifications an advantage

Salary & Benefits:

£ competitive and dependent on experience with the following:

- Generous, target-based sales bonus
- Additional bonus of up to 5% of salary based on performance against key objectives
- Private Medical Insurance
- Stakeholder pension scheme
- Travel insurance
- Discounted wine

This role requires some UK travel for account meetings with significant office presence required.

Please apply with covering letter, CV and salary expectations to:
[email protected]

Warehouse Supervisor (Early Morning Shift)

An opportunity has arisen for a Warehouse Supervisor to join our busy Warehouse & Distribution team. Reporting to our Route Planner, this role will have responsibility for the following:

People Management

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Supervise the early morning picking operation including:

- Assisting with planning of staff rotas
- Ensure picking accuracy and efficiency
- Assisting with co-ordination of unloading and put away of daily replenishment stock
- Coordinating van loading

- Implement continuous improvement ideas with warehouse staff
- Assist in leading team meetings and briefings

Warehouse

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Picking and preparation of orders for despatch
- Vehicle loading and unloading (hand ball and forklift)
- Liaison with Customer Services, and other internal departments, to ensure all queries/customer enquiries are resolved within service levels
- Ensuring service standards are maintained, work processes are followed, and are continually monitored to be improved
- Communicating issues for handover to the afternoon team

Health & Safety

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Ensure the team works in accordance with Company Health and Safety policies and procedures

Skills & Experience:

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Experience in supervising and motivating a team
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Pro-active, and able to manage and plan their own and others work
- Exceptional team work, and ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the company
- Articulated Fork Lift Licence desirable but not essential
- Computer literate

Hours:

- Monday to Friday 2.30am – 11.00am
- Possible variable shift pattern during the week with voluntary overtime during peak periods

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is dependent on experience, with the following:

- Discretionary personal bonus of up to 5% of basic salary based on performance against key objectives
- Participation in discretionary Company bonus scheme
- 22 days holiday rising to 25 days
- Stakeholder pension scheme
- Travel insurance/Discounted wine

Please apply with covering letter and CV to [email protected]

Customer Services Assistant (Full time Evening Shift)

An opportunity has arisen for an Evening Customer Services Assistant to work in our vibrant Customer Services department. This role is the first point of contact for our wide range of customers and is responsible for delivering the great service that Liberty Wines takes pride in.

Many of our customers take advantage of our overnight ordering service for London and our Warehouse and Customer Services teams facilitate managing, processing, and despatching those orders. 

The Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for prioritising and processing emailed and answerphone orders throughout the evening. Working as part of a close-knit team, we need people who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure exemplary service to each and every customer.

Skills & Experience:

- Reliable, conscientious with the ability to take ownership of issues
- Self-motivated with a positive “can do” attitude to all tasks
- Able to work under pressure and prioritise tasks
- Team oriented and able to build good working relationships
- Good problem solving skills with the ability to work things out logically
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy along with good IT skills
- Great written and oral communication skills

Previous experience of an order processing or customer services role is essential.  Wine knowledge is not essential but a willingness to learn is.

Hours of work will be 3pm to 11.30pm on Sunday to Thursday.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary range is £19,000 - £20,000 with the following:

- Personal Bonus of up to 5% of basic salary based on performance against key objectives
- Participation in discretionary Company bonus scheme
- Individual and team incentive scheme
- 22 days’ holiday rising to 25 days
- Stakeholder pension scheme
- Travel insurance/Discounted wine

Located in Clapham North, south west London, and Investors in People accredited Liberty Wines is an award-winning company which offers excellent opportunities for training and development alongside a great working environment.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to: [email protected]