Laboratory Manager- Wines & Spirits

£30,000-£35,000 pa dependent on experience

+ Employee benefits

Nutfield, Surrey

Analytical Services

We offer commercial analytical lab chemistry testing for food and drink, including: nutritional and health, microscopy, biochemistry, allergens, chromatography,  packaging, cereals and ingredients, and wines and spirits

Wines & Spirits Team

Do you have a passion for science and Wines & Spirits? Campden BRI's Nutfield site are the UK's leading centre for brewing research, covering all matters related to beer, wine and spirit development, production, and analysis.

Our lab is based in Nutfield, Surrey and our growing team offer wine consultancy services to the UK & Global wine industries (winemakers, wineries, wine importers and retailers) including:

·       Wine analysis

·       Bespoke analysis methods

·       Pre and post bottling packages

·       Comprehensive taint investigation service

·       Wine consultancy


  • Conduct analysis of beverages within agreed timescales, using HPLC and wet chemistry methods.
  • Administration and a focus on quality systems within the laboratory.
  • Quoting for analysis, reporting and interpretation of results.
  • Sensory wine tasting.
  • Identify and implement improvements such as new equipment, faster analysis methods, new analyses and flexible staff working.
  • Organise the team to deliver analysis results for clients on time and within budget.


  • ​Chemistry degree or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a laboratory testing samples using analytical chemistry methods, especially wet chemistry.
  • Experience with HPLC.
  • Experience of supervising staff to deliver results on-time and to budget.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, high throughput laboratory.
  • Computer literate – proficient use of Word, Excel, Power Point and LIMS.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Monday-Friday 9am-5pm working hours
  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

Additional information:

​Please note due to our rural location you must be able to drive and have your own transport.

We regret that we do not offer visa sponsorship and can only consider candidates with right to work in the UK.

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