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WRS are pleased to announce that we have moved to larger newly refurbished offices we are now based at;
2 South View Roade Northamptonshire NN7 2NS

Weetabix bought by China’s Bright Food http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17935661

Restaurant Managers UK wide £25-30k + c£10k Bonus + Full Autonomy & Support to deliver Results & achieve your Potential call 07787 40 88 44

WRS are seeking a Production Manager £40k in Bucks on an initial 6 months contract.

Samworth Brothers pushing for £1 billion turnover http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Business-News/Samworth-Brothers-pushing-for-1bn-turnover

Fire at Carlsberg brewery in Northampton  –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-14392283

Buyer Non Food Inventory & Services c£40k + Car + Bonus + Benefits – Berkshire call WRS to discuss on 07787 40 88 44

Export Sales Executive £17-19k an excellent opportunity to establish your career within a branded FMCG environment

Maintenance Engineer £25k Oxon Day Shift Call WRS to discuss 07887 40 88 44

2x Electrical Engineer £29k + o/t Northampton Day Shift PLC skills (Siemens, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley) Call WRS on 07787 40 88 44

NAE required for a branded Food Manufacturer c£30k + Bonus – Call 07787 40 88 44 to discuss in more detail

Aquaculture RAS Engineer and Project Manager – Northamptonshire

Posted by on Jul 24, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

POSITION SUMMARY Does aquaculture RAS technology excite you? We are an aquaculture technology company specialising in small-medium sized RAS and culture systems for the lobster, algae, and oyster industry. We are looking for a new team member to engineer and produce our RAS products, along with supporting our new innovations and other group aquaculture businesses. We aim to innovate and to create new value for our customers and our sister companies by streamlining our production processes and by integrating new suppliers and technology. We are looking for an energetic RAS Engineer and Project Manager who will be responsible for the engineering and sourcing of RAS components, and timely costing and project roll-out. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of Marine RAS and be hands-on in building composition and installation. The chosen candidate must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently or as part of a team and have a working knowledge of associated technology and relevant tools.   PRIMARY TASKS To engineer, size, cost, and build RAS and various components required for culture of marine animals. • Manage and communicate projects on time and budget • Produce aquaculture systems to a consistent spec. and quality and on time • Be knowledgeable in all areas of systems production including seawater re-use and pumping, lighting and electrical, plastics fabrication, and general building related to aquaculture systems installation • Be an expert in CAD related document and be able to turn ideas into drawings and later production. SUPERVISION • Immediate Supervisor: Managing Director 4. POSITION RELATIONSHIPS The appointee must relate and communicate in an effective way with: • Vendors and suppliers • Customers • Sales • R&D Director • Managing Director SELECTION CRITERIA To perform the job successfully: • Ability to design and build complete marine RAS systems to at least 100,000L • Strong CAD drawing knowledge • Production process knowledge • Ability to physically construct RAS systems • Understand RAS water quality limits and controls • A keen interest in new technologies and how they might be applied in a novel way to aquaculture • UK Driving Licence • Electrical knowledge and advantage • Ability to work away on-site for reasonable periods for installations PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee may be required to lift up to 20 kg/ 50 pounds. • Proper lifting techniques and back supports should be used when working with heavy materials. • In addition, the use of safety gear is required for all pertinent jobs. There will typically be other co-workers that can assist with jobs that require substantial lifting, etc. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: • This role is workshop and field based • Some travel, including overnight and or overseas is...

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Aquaculture Equipment Fabricator – Northamptonshire

Posted by on Jul 24, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

POSITION SUMMARY  Does aquaculture Recirculating Aquaculture Systems technology excite you? We are an aquaculture technology company specialising in small-medium sized RAS and culture systems for the lobster, algae, and oyster industry. We are looking for a new team member to assist in fabricating our Aquahive and Hatchery in a Box products, along with supporting our new innovations and other group aquaculture businesses.  We aim to innovate and to create new value for our customers and our sister companies by streamlining our production processes and by integrating new suppliers and technology.  We are looking for an energetic Aquaculture Equipment Fabricator who will be responsible for the fabrication of our marine RAS equipment on time and on budget. The successful candidate will be hands-on in building composition and installation, and/or a relevant trade qualification in plastic fabrication, electrical, plumbing, or similar, and will ideally have an understanding of marine aquaculture equipment.  The chosen candidate must have a strong work ethic and be able to work independently or as part of a team and have a working knowledge of associated technology and relevant tools.   PRIMARY TASKS   To source and build RAS and various components required for culture of marine animals. Communicate projects on time and budget Produce aquaculture systems to a consistent spec. and quality and on time Be knowledgeable in all areas of systems production including seawater re-use and pumping, lighting and electrical, plastics fabrication, and general building related to aquaculture systems installation.   SUPERVISION   Immediate Supervisor: RAS Project Manager POSITION RELATIONSHIPS   The appointee must relate and communicate in an effective way with: Vendors and suppliers Customers Sales R&D Director Managing Director SELECTION CRITERIA To perform the job successfully: Ability to physically construct RAS systems to a high degree of finish Understand or be willing to learn about RAS water controls A keen interest in new technologies and how they might be applied in a novel way to aquaculture UK Driving Licence Electrical knowledge and advantage Ability to work away on-site for reasonable periods for installations Be computer literate PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee may be required to lift up to 20 kg/ 50 pounds. Proper lifting techniques and back supports should be used when working with heavy materials. In addition, the use of safety gear is required for all pertinent jobs. There will typically be other co-workers that can assist with jobs that require substantial lifting, etc. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: This role is workshop and field based Some travel, including overnight and or overseas is required...

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer – Kent

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

About Us: Due to continued growth and expansion, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. With our new factory unit due to be completed in 2022 we have several new role openings throughout the company. Established for over 50 years, we are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke building solutions. We have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia that includes blue-chip companies in the quantum technology, electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant. As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you will line manage the team and act as a project leader, applying fundamental engineering principals, procedures and techniques to complete complex engineering projects, accountable for the delivery of a safe and fit for purpose design to customer requirements and industry standards. With an advanced and wide ranging knowledge of manufacturing techniques, materials and design best practices, you will be expected to lead and manage projects from concept to delivery. Working with colleagues from various disciplines across the business you will contribute to risk analysis and management as well as budget and schedule planning to achieve successful project delivery. This is an exciting role with scope for progression.  The Role – Senior Mechanical Engineer: Managing end-to-end projects with technical leadership of up to 4 engineers, working on components and systems under your responsibility Lead design reviews for components and systems under your management, including PDR, CDR, PPR and compiling minutes and actions Managing, tracking and reporting team progress and performance to senior management Mentoring and guiding team development towards chartership Produce complete solutions for customers worldwide Client/sales team liaison to identify design requirements Preparation of component and assembly designs, 2D detailed engineering/manufacturing drawings with BOM’s and other associated technical documentation, with additional input from R&D, analytical study and engineering judgement Preparation of design release documentation including supporting evidence such as theoretical calculations and simulations Produce standard operating procedures to detail manufacturing and assembly methods Produce technical documents, reports and presentations for internal and external use In order to be successful within this role you must: Hold a relevant engineering degree in the field of mechanical/design engineering Minimum of 5 years’ experience, working towards future principle engineering role Be chartered in status Line management experience Ability to lead large, high value projects, co-ordinating and prioritising multiple work streams with a proven record of delivering on time and in budget Strong experience using 3D CAD software (Ideally Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks) Perform complex theoretical calculations and simulations Design, develop and manage large, complex assemblies optimised for manufacture and assembly Full lifecycle design experience – concept design, CAD modelling, FMEA, detailed engineering drawings, DFMA as well as maintenance and design improvement considerations Experienced in reviewing and approving designs and drawings for release Experience of change management in the form of PR, ECR and ECN management Experience of tolerance analysis including manufactured parts and assembly tolerance stack up Lean manufacturing experience i.e.: 5S or Six Sigma Experience with use of ERP or MRP systems i.e.:...

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Building Construction Sales Consultant – Home Based

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Building Construction Sales Consultant As a Sales Consultant for a portfolio of high end leading edge construction products you will be at the forefront of the latest innovations in Digital Construction. You will be responsible for helping to maximise the sales of market leading Scanning and layout solutions plus the latest in automated construction robotics and mixed reality technology. As a Building Construction Sales consultant you will have the support of our in house technical team along with their experience and expertise. You will work alongside our regional sales teams to identify and nurture opportunities nationally in this rapidly growing sector. Building relationships with customers is key in this role; our approach to selling is collaborative and consultative – our mission is to help our customers to be as effective as they can be. Key Responsibilities Generate monthly sales to meet revenue and gross margin targets Create and work to a sales plan Identify, nurture and close sales with new and existing customers Demonstrate the benefits of hardware and software to potential users Balance managing the existing customer base with proactive prospecting Maintain accurate recording of activity using our CRM system for forecasting and reporting Comply with Health and Safety processes to safeguard the interests of the business, our employees, and customers Requirements Experience in a building services, M&E, construction or surveying related field Desire to progress within a sales environment Highly motivated and enthusiastic Flexible, can-do attitude Excellent verbal communication skills Full driving license Strong computer skills Desirable Awareness and experience of Digital Construction processes and technology Experience of selling into the vertical construction sector Familiarity with Survey Instruments Construction/Engineering/Survey degree level qualification Why apply? We recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + uncapped commission scheme Company car + fuel card 23 Days holiday (plus bank holidays & service related leave increases up to 30 days) Pension scheme & Life insurance Generous Employee Benefits Package Benefits Box, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, technology purchase scheme Cycle to Work scheme Employee Assistance Programme Mental Health resources platform We are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for...

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Marketing Manager – Northamptonshire

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

MARKETING MANAGER Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you have a desire to help grow the role of aquaculture and the blue economy? Due to growth and expansion, an outstanding opportunity has arisen as Marketing Manager for our aquaculture businesses. Working with our world class management and development team, you will be responsible for developing and delivering the marketing and communications to B2B audiences globally, developing plans to help the aquaculture group achieve its ambitious goals. As part of a small team, and reporting to the Group Marketing Director, you will already have relevant experience in B2B marketing, as well as demonstrating experience in the management and execution of digital communication channels. This is an exciting role for anyone who is looking to move up to the next level and work in a commercially driven organisation on exciting, value creation focused businesses. Key responsibilities will include: Creation, development and execution of marketing plans across a number of different businesses within the Group. Support the planning and implementation of targeted communications strategies. Creation of content for websites, sales materials and social media. Maintenance and management of social media accounts and websites. We are looking for a candidate who is self starting, hands on and positive, who is able to help manage and deliver a wide range of projects and activities across multiple stakeholders. You will have access to all resources and senior management teams to succeed in your role. The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills/experience: Relevant degree and / or marketing qualifications. Minimum 3-4 years in experience in a B2B marketing role. Excellent communication and written skills. Ideal candidate will have some knowledge and/or experience of aquaculture but this is not essential. Strong IT skills including up to date knowledge of digital marketing technologies. Social Media experience. Strong project management and organisational skills. Appreciation for creative design and the creative process. Ability to self-motivate and to be proactive. This is a full-time position of 37.5 weekly working hours, Monday – Friday, ideally 9.00am to 5.30pm, and benefits from hybrid home/office opportunities. This role will be based in the UK Head Office in rural...

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Technical Sales Manager – Temporary Power Solutions West Bromwich

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Technical Sales Manager Overview: As part of an ambitious and growing group of companies, this recently acquired West Bromwich based manufacturer of temporary power network solutions is looking for an experienced Technical Sales Manager to support the General Manager with all areas of Technical Sales Management. This is an established, profitable and growing business that has successfully navigated Covid. With existing systems and procedures in place, a successful candidate will need to be able to hit the ground running and fit in with an established team. You will be technically competent, and commercially astute, with sales experience within an SME setting. At an exciting stage in the businesses lifecycle, this position has scope for development in line with the businesses ambitious growth aspirations. This owner managed SME has a mature and values based culture. You will be detail orientated and personable, with a can do attitude. Reports to: General Manager Responsibilities and duties: Develop relationships with Key Customers General sales administration, first point of contact for sales enquiries, Producing quotes and technical order processing, including basic drawings as required Track and evaluate key sales figures, to ensure volume and margin under the direction of the General Manager Prospecting new and lapsed customers to increase sales volumes Liaison with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders as required Ad hock technical project work from time to time Any other reasonable tasks as directed by management Skills and experience: An ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role Commercially astute and technically competent Excellent organisation and time management skills with close attention to detail Self-motivated, able to prioritise tasks with minimal supervision Proactive problem-solving skills Proficient with AutoCAD, Solidworks or similar modelling software IT literate, comfortable with MS Office and happy to learn new systems/software where...

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Financial Accountant – Sussex £Competitive +PRP

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Company Overview This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing UK based drinks group, encompassing two vineyards and two craft breweries.  The group has been established through various acquisitions during 2020 and 2021 and are looking to achieve aggressive sustained growth into both the UK wine and beer markets over the coming years. Position Overview The Financial Accountant will oversee all financial matters for the drinks group and its subsidiaries, including monthly management accounts, HMRC submissions, payroll, supplier payments and accounting for income. Over the next 5 years we will grow significantly and are looking for an ambitious individual that can support key management, apply accounting knowledge to a range of businesses, help manage the growth of the business (such as capital projects) and help lead the team through this exciting and challenging period. You will report to the General Manager. Key Responsibilities Key member of the on-site management team, helping to cultivate a motivated employee environment. Draft monthly management accounts for presentation internally and at Board Meetings.  Implement and monitor budgetary controls. Prepare annual financial statements including liaison with external accountants, finalisation and submission.  Submission of information to HMRC and other such agencies as required. Overall financial responsibility for purchase ledger, income recognition, payroll and bank reconciliation.  Preparation and reconciliation of monthly balance sheet. Ad-hoc reports and investigation of financial matters as required. Essential Skills Experience as a SME accountant. Professional qualification preferable (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), part-qualified and qualified-by-experience also considered. Track record in working for a growing company and adhering to a business plan / budget. Commercially astute and able to communicate financial matters to non-financial team members. Strategic thinking, willingness to progress with autonomy and ability to problem solve. Can-do attitude, able to demonstrate a willingness to deal with detail and solve day-to-day transactional matters. The ideal candidate will be prepared to work at a detailed hands-on level but also be ambitious and prepared to grow with the business to ultimately be able to progress to run an expanded internal finance team. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium beverages to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden on 07787408844....

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Senior Applications Engineer Geospatial Surveying Equipment

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

We are currently looking for a permanent Senior Applications Engineer to provide high level technical support and training to KOREC UK customers.  This is a national role that involves supporting and training customers with a focus on national Key Accounts and our Sub- Distribution partners. The role also involves being a product champion both internally and externally for the Trimble FTG range of products. Responsibilities To develop, maintain & foster strong partnerships with new and existing KOREC customers To help define customer requirements for end to end solutions and support the successful rollout and implementation of these solutions Engage with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate Customer Success for designated National key accounts Provide technical support and training to KOREC customers in designated sectors Assist with and conduct technical sales demos where necessary Actively engage with customers on the latest Trimble product developments and workflows Be the product champion for your designated speciality and visibly promote your product speciality both internally and externally Liaise closely with Trimble to provide feedback to enhance product development Attend and take part in KOREC Technical days and other events Attend Industry events and trade shows Build relationships with professional organisations such as TSA, ICES and RICS to promote and increase the KOREC profile by joining technical committees and attending events. Assist in the creation of new training and support resources Requirements Experienced user of a wide range of survey equipment Strong communication skills Willing to travel nationally Full driving license Desirable Worked for a survey equipment manufacturer/Supplier In depth knowledge of Trimble equipment Experience of both the geospatial and construction sectors Survey degree About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. The geospatial world is expanding and with it, KOREC’s aims and ambitions. Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and attractive package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive Company car & fuel card 23 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Service related annual leave increases up to 30 days Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) At the KOREC Group we are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all. If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden....

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Service Technician Geospatial Surveying Equipment, Huntingdon

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in All Sectors | 0 comments

We have a permanent opportunity for an experienced Service Technician to join our busy Huntingdon workshop. At KOREC we recognise that it is the people who make our business work and as such are looking for a dynamic team player with a sense of energy and a drive to take ownership of their responsibilities from start to finish. You will be motivated and enthusiastic, having experience in electronics, and be versed in engineering practices as well as having excellent computer skills. Previous knowledge of any surveying equipment is strongly desirable. About KOREC KOREC is Trimble’s largest distributor of positioning solutions and surveying equipment in the UK and Ireland.  For over 40 years our mission has been to forge new and stronger business relationships that will underpin the future; for ourselves, our partners and our customers.  We therefore specialise in bringing innovative technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, 3D laser scanners, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals, all backed up by in-house software development and extensive training and technical support departments. Responsibilities Carry out service, calibration and repairs of Trimble & Sensefly equipment Prepare and configure equipment for sales or hire to the required specifications Carry out all tasks to the required manufacturer and KOREC standards Follow current service procedures and provide input as appropriate for ongoing improvement Ensure all documentation is correct and systems updated as appropriate Ensure product knowledge is continually developed to support product improvements and service updates Requirements Experience in working with electronics Well versed in engineering practices Be motivated and enthusiastic Strong computer skills Good communication skills Flexible and can-do attitude Desire to develop knowledge of technology Strongly Desirable: Experience of survey/geospatial equipment repairs & maintenance Why apply? KOREC recognises the importance of having the right people in the right roles which is reflected by the high level of training and comprehensive benefits package we will offer successful candidates including: Competitive basic salary + performance related incentive 23 Days holiday (+ bank holidays) Service related annual leave increases up to 30 days Pension scheme Employee Benefits (Perkbox benefits platform access, Corporate gym and Virgin Media discounts, cycle and technology purchase schemes) At KOREC we are committed to developing and promoting inclusive behaviours that create and sustain equality of opportunity, fairness, mutual respect, dignity and respect for all If you feel that you share our passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality, premium surveying equipment to meet our customers’ requirements and exceed their expectations then in the first instance email your CV to Woodlands Recruitment Solutions or for further details contact Kieron Madden....

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General Manager, Wine Division £55-60,000 + PRP + Pension Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

Posted by on Dec 24, 2020 in All Sectors | 0 comments

Cadman Fine Wines is a UK based fine wine merchant which operates a number of wine businesses.  It is part of the Cadman Capital Group, a trans-Atlantic group with over 40 companies, based in the UK, USA, British Virgin Islands, and Canada. Cadman Fine Wines has created an opportunity for a General Manager, Wine Division, a position responsible for the oversight and success of the Wine Division including the expansion of their direct to home wine businesses.  The role will incorporate various existing wine businesses, growth into new business ventures and the integration of future acquisitions.  The General Manager, Wine Division will take day to day control over these businesses, implementing Board strategy and providing the link through regular reporting between these and the current management team. Reporting to the Group Board of Directors, the successful candidate will need to be an experienced wine professional, able to demonstrate a knowledge of wine buying within the UK marketplace building strategic partnerships with key UK agents, and of bringing wines to the end consumer whilst maximizing appeal & cost-effectiveness.  In addition, they would be expected to have experience of developing direct reports, effective change management and a strong all-round approach to running a profitable business. The role will offer the opportunity to work with autonomy, is pivotal to the Wine Division and will determine the future of the businesses that fall into that portfolio.  The successful candidate will be supported by existing logistic, marketing and finance teams as well as the team currently looking after these businesses day-to-day. The following businesses will fall into this portfolio: Cadman Fine Wines (https://www.cadmanfinewines.co.uk/) – a UK independent fine wine merchant founded in 2004 which specialises in the world’s finest, most sought-after wines from great and historic vintages, plus carefully selected finds from small producers.  The business model primarily focuses on sales into the global wine trade, via a personal wine broker / key account manager approach, supported by sales generated through its website.  Current turnover is circa £2,500,000 per annum. New Zealand House of Wines (https://www.nzhouseofwine.co.uk/) – a UK e-retail wine business established in 2003 and acquired in early 2019.  The New Zealand House of Wine was created with the aim of achieving one clear objective – to make a wider selection of fantastic New Zealand wines accessible to the UK market in one place.  Its current turnover, achieved exclusively via e-retail sales is circa £1,000,000 per annum. South Africa House of Wines (https://www.sahouseofwine.co.uk/) – As a dedicated e-commerce destination for South African wines, The South Africa House of Wine was established in late 2019 building on the model and aims of New Zealand House of Wines – to focus on bringing an extensive range of South African wines to the UK consumer via a ‘one-stop shop’.  Current turnover is circa £250,000 per annum. Experience Required The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate having worked at a suitably senior position in a wine business elsewhere.  Specifically, they should have experience of: Budget management / delivering profit targets Procurement of wine Wine sales across a variety of channels Running successful teams including developing and managing staff  ...

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