Senior Wine and Spirits Technical Manager


​£60,000 - £80,000pa


+ 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

Beer, Wine and Spirits Analysis

We are the UK's leading centre for alcoholic beverage research, covering all matters related to beer,
wine and spirit development, production and analysis.

Position

You’ll lead the existing team to manage, develop and grow the analytical testing and consultancy
services of our Wines & Spirits section. You’ll mentor, motivate and develop the team to deliver
excellent services to our clients, who include UK vineyards, UK bottlers of imported bulk wine and
bottled wine, retailers and distilleries.

Requirements

​You’ll have global and UK wines’ experience, a degree or MSc in Chemistry or Wine– likely to be a
recognised expert in field, with multiple years interpreting chemical and sensory data for wine,
understanding wine processes, wine bottling, wine importing processes and identifying faults.


You’ll run the medium sized team to deliver results, projects and budgets in agreed timescales. You’ll
ensure the fast-paced laboratory is run efficiently, safely and provides high quality results.

You’ll be an excellent communicator who enjoys advising clients, attending and talking at wine
industry events and conferences. There’s also a huge opportunity to work with the Director to set
out the strategy for this area.

Benefits

  • 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%
  • Permanent health scheme
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

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