Private Cellar

Private Cellar is searching for an assistant wine buyer to assist our Master of Wine in all aspects of buying.

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous experience of the wine industry, preferably in sourcing and buying wines or with a proven sales track record, and be keen to move into buying. A good knowledge of French is essential, written and spoken, and working Italian and / or Spanish would be a bonus. The successful candidate will be disciplined, organised and thorough, numerate and able to prepare effective spreadsheets to work with calculations for shipping, margins, exchange rates. An ability to work on their own initiative is essential.

The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to develop professionally, with regular analytical tastings alongside our Master of Wine and MW students and there is the opportunity to progress up the ladder in due course. They will be expected to look after daily tasks including stock control, organising itineraries, shipping as well as broader planning for the Private Cellar portfolio.

The Private Cellar team works together at all levels to do whatever is needed to provide an unparalleled wine buying experience for our customers. We all answer the phone, attend tastings, work on individual and team projects and pitch in with administration support during busy times and therefore the successful applicant will have a can-do attitude and the desire to work with a happy, busy, sociable team.

Private Cellar is an independent wine merchant based in Wicken, Cambridgeshire with a sales office in the Cotswolds and a buying office in Hampshire. The company was established in 2005 and is made up of a hard-working group of friends and wine lovers who sell fine wine to our customers in a friendly and personal way.

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday


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The salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should send their CV with an accompanying letter to Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW: [email protected]

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