Brand Manager – Italian Portfolio

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK
Salary commensurate with experience
Full Time
Job posted
January 11, 2017
Closing date
17 Feb 2017


Department: Marketing
Job Title: Brand Manager
Reporting to: Marketing Manager
Location: Head Office: 10 – 12 Brewery Street, London, N7 9NH
Position: Permanent

The Brand Manager is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day running of a portfolio of wine brands, as well as overall category responsibility. This position must also drive sustainable and profitable sales.

Company Background

Berkmann Wine Cellars, one of the UK’s leading independent wine distributors, has been trading since 1964. Initially created to supply the owner’s group of restaurants with quality wines, Berkmann Wine Cellars soon became a stand-alone success. Our first exclusive agency, Georges Duboeuf, came in board in 1972 and since then we have added numerous exclusive agencies to our portfolio, from all corners of the wine-producing. From our three UK depots we offer a national service with a local touch, reaching all sectors of the On and Off Trade.

The Opportunity

This role offers a real and practical chance to utilise marketing flair and discipline; using rational and commercial solutions which are easily understood and actionable by the Berkmann Wine Cellars sales team.

This role will provide the appointed individual with an excellent opportunity to personally grow and develop and there will be several challenges within the first 12 months; these will include successful integration into the team and business, as well as the need to develop detailed brand knowledge.

Job Function

The successful applicant will foster strong relationships with the brand owners to drive the strategic direction of their brands and ultimately assume responsibility for performance. You will be responsible for forecasting sales, creating a budget and working closely with the sales team to achieve that budget – there is a sizeable commercial element to this role. You will be positive and proactive, working within a results driven team and display an entrepreneurial, “can do” attitude.

The role will require you to work with the press to further raise the profile and awareness of both our brands and Berkmann Wine Cellars.


Analytical, numerate, commercially astute, excellent interpersonal skills; confident; outgoing and personable with the ability to plan and manage tastings plus other ‘after hours’ events. Excellent written and verbal communication is essential. Fluent Italian is a distinct advantage.  A minimum of 2 years marketing experience, within the drinks industry is highly desirable for this position.


Please apply, enclosing a CV and details of current salary package for the attention of Margaret Harding using the form below.


Equal consideration will be given to all candidates, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, marital status, religion, age or sexuality.

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