Awards Director

London, UK
Full Time
Job posted
April 6, 2018
Closing date
06 May 2018

About the brand

Now in its fifth decade, Decanter remains the world’s leading authority on wine. It is simply the ‘wine bible’.


About the role

The Awards Director is an accomplished and well-respected wine professional to oversee, lead and drive all aspects of the Decanter World Wine Awards, Decanter Asia Wine Awards as well as the Retailer Awards.

The successful candidate will act as the ambassador of the Decanter brand to the wine trade, exhibitors, sponsors, media and attendees. You will Drive and continue to grow the Awards to ensure it is recognised as the most respected wine competition in the world by both trade and consumers.



  • Lead and drive the development of the annual business plans and strategic objectives for all Decanter awards
  • Manage the Awards team
  • Drive new revenue streams and potential incremental opportunities
  • Generate revenue through effective sales planning and management
  • Create and manage the sales plan using industry knowledge
  • Analyse submitter entries to understand behavior in order to keep the Awards growing and to avoid gaps in performance
  • Use industry contacts to promote Awards visibility and drive the Awards sales
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  • Deliver a strategy to guarantee maximum exposure to the Awards winners across consumers and trade events.
  • Target the key trade events worldwide, and ensure the Awards, and the Decanter brand more generally, have a presence
  • Recruit team of experts to support the categorisation process.
  • Ensure all the wines submitted to our Awards have been tasted in their optimum order to give all the wines a chance to shine.
  • Review and develop the Retailer Awards categories in dialogue with the trade
  • Manage the selection and recruitment of the Awards judges
  • Deliver the smooth running of the judging week


About you

You will be a prominent figure in the world of wine events, with a proven track record of delivering high quality events in the UK abroad. You have:

  • In depth wine knowledge
  • An established network of senior level contacts in the wine industry
  • A proven track record of working well with multi-discipline teams
  • A positive leadership style with a passion for developing people


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