Head of Distribution

Berkmann Wine Cellars

Berkmann Wine Cellars


Berkmann Wine Cellars is a premium wine distributor, and we are looking to appoint a highly experienced and strategic Head of Transport. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be tasked with improving our delivery and transport customer service while managing costs within budget. Whilst managing the transport division, which includes a headcount of approximately 40 staff members, one of your key skills will be implementing and managing both mindset and actual change, alongside the ability to quickly and accurately interpret and analyse complex data to bring about necessary changes.

You will lead by example, be proactive, not reactive, while holding the gravitas to implement transformational changes and gain buy-in from all relevant stakeholders.

You will ensure the department is fit to adapt to economic challenges, can meet all divisional and organisational objectives and will make our transport division the best in class.

Additional responsibilities include:
- 1st class delivery and collection service to and from our customers
- Implementing processes and procedures
- Ensuring the cross-docking and trunking services between the various sites is working effectively
- Ensuring full compliance with all road traffic legislation and our Operators Licence
- Budget planning and control including managing the fleet purchasing agreements
- Working with our IT department to investigate new technology

The successful candidate will have previously been in a similar senior role. You must be inspirational; have gravitas and can demonstrate you have the capability to take our transport division to the next level. This is a challenging newly created position and for the right candidate, will be extremely rewarding.

Berkmann Wine Cellars is a private, family owned and run company and we work with the best producers around the world. To maintain this privilege, we need the best in their field to work for us. Are you up for this challenge? If so, we want to hear from you.

We can offer you a competitive salary; £50k + car allowance, pension, 25 days annual leave and discount on a range of our products.

Please submit your CV and/or covering letter to [email protected] by 23rd December 2020. If you would like further information or to request a Job Description, please contact us at the above email. Please note however, that should any suitable CVs be received whilst the advert is live then individuals may be invited to an interview and an offer may be made prior to the closing date.

You can also apply and view the full job information here.

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

Due to the high volume of applications we expect to receive, we are unable to provide feedback on your application should you not be invited for interview. If you have not heard from Berkmann Wine Cellars within 2 weeks of the closing date, please presume you have not been successful on this occasion. Please note that we cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy the required knowledge and experience criteria detailed above.

Previous applicants need not apply.

No CVs will be accepted from recruitment agencies.


  • Location: London
  • Job Title: Head of Distribution
  • Salary: From £50k
  • Closed: 23 Dec 2020

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