Wine Brand Manager

Plumpton College
Competitive salary
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Plumpton College is the UK’s centre of excellence for education, training and research in wine production and business. This is a unique opportunity to take established, award-winning wines and lead the development of a commercial wine enterprise.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, enterprising and committed member of staff, who will market and sell our wine, and develop the systems and capabilities to make Plumpton College wine a market leader and an exemplar of good practice.

As Brand Manager you will be responsible for creating a lasting impression among customers, improving product sales and market share. The ideal candidate will have a total commitment to establishing the reputation of the Plumpton College Wine brand as a market leader, in terms of quality, in the English wine industry. You will also need the desire and ability to gain new knowledge and understanding, and learn new skills, in order to achieve the aims of this post. A commitment to environmentally sustainable wine production, excellent ICT and communication skills and a strong desire to work collaboratively as part of a high-performing team are also necessary. Professional experience in wine business or production is a bonus as are marketing skills, but we will support the successful applicant to enable them to gain the knowledge and skills they require.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, child care voucher scheme and free on-site parking. You will also receive up to 60 credits a year of free tuition at higher education level in relevant modules to the post which are delivered by the college’s Wine Division (worth £4000 a year).

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you!

To apply please complete an application form and return it to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th March at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: Thursday 22nd March

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