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Careers at
Laithwaites

Join a winning team

Careers at
Laithwaites

Join a winning team

There are a lot of great reasons to love working at Laithwaites ...

... not least that we're the most successful wine merchant on the planet. A family run business for over 50 years we sell more wine, to more people, than anyone else.

Our secret? We realised that not only did we need to get out there, meet the winemakers and discover the world's best wines for ourselves ... we had to take the customer on the journey with us.

We do that with great communication, un-stuffy writing and tastings for the customers to meet the winemakers themselves. You too, could be part of that journey.

There's a great working culture at Laithwaites. Our customer events are run entirely by in-house staff, we have opportunities for wine education, regular staff tastings and more. You'll even get a chance to visit our own château in Bordeaux and help with harvest at our own, award-winning Wyfold Vineyard in Oxfordshire.

You'll find plenty of opportunities for career development, too – as you'll discover if you check out the biographies below. So if you'd like to be a part of our winning team, we'd like to hear from you.


Sales Exectuctives - Gloucester - Part-Time

Love talking to people? Love wine? Get a kick out of selling? Want to bring those elements together in a role that offers flexibility, progression, and good earning potential? We’re looking for positive fun-loving types who want to develop their careers in Sales.

  • Role: Permanent Part-Time
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 27/01/2022
  • Expires: 11/02/2022

Wine Sales Executives - Gloucester

Love talking to people? Love wine? Get a kick out of selling? Want to bring those elements together in a role that offers flexibility, progression, and good earning potential? We’re looking for positive fun-loving types who want to develop their careers in Sales.

  • Role: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Gloucester
  • Posted: 27/01/2022
  • Expires: 11/02/2022

Digital Product Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Digital Product Manager to join our Digital Product Marketing team.

  • Role: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 14/01/2022
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

Head of Sustainability

Responsible for driving and maintaining Direct Wines’ sustainability strategy in a way that meets the company’s net zero ambition. Also responsible for working with the business units and business functions to implement the strategy at an operational level.

  • Role: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: UK based
  • Posted: 14/01/2022
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

Finance Manager - DW Production

Responsible for reporting, forecasting, and budgeting of 4 business units

  • Role: Permanent Full-Time
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 12/01/2022
  • Expires: 19/01/2022

Group Finance Apprentice

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the Group Finance team, whilst gaining a Finance Apprenticeship.

  • Role: Full-Time FTC (18 months)
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 12/01/2022
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

Retail Wine Advisor - Windsor

Work as a team with the rest of the store, Area Managers and Ops to focus on achieving weekly, monthly and yearly sales, margin and stock targets.

  • Role: Permanent Part-Time (16 hours)
  • Location: Windsor Shop
  • Posted: 12/01/2022
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

International Sales Executive

Manage and develop existing accounts by forming long-term trading relationships. Undertake market insight and research to aid in market agents to place BD69 brands. Support in market agents with onboarding of new business and to aid in building business plans. Work closely with our operational team and international supply base.

  • Role: Permanent Full-Time
  • Location: Theale/Gloucester
  • Posted: 06/01/2022
  • Expires: 18/01/2022

Sales Executive

Do you enjoy talking to people and get a kick out of selling? Then why not bring those elements together in a role that offers progression, flexibility, and good earning potential.

  • Role: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 24/12/2021
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

Retail Wine Advisor

Work as a team with the store, Area Managers and Ops to focus on achieving weekly, monthly and yearly sales, margin and stock targets. Deliver exceptional customer service to all customers at all times. Maximise sales revenue by up-selling, adding on and using targeted or personal recommendations.

  • Role: Permanent Part-Time 8hrs (Saturday)
  • Location: Binfield Shop
  • Posted: 27/10/2021
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

CRM Operations Executive x2

To deliver the CRM campaigns across our customer communication platforms • To optimize the efficiency, quality and performance of CRM campaigns and operational processes

  • Role: FTC 12 months - Full Time
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 31/11/2021
  • Expires: 28/01/2022

Find us

Head Office
One Waterside Drive
Arlington Business Park
Theale, Berkshire
RG7 4SW

Phone: 03330 148 168

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Core benefits

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Rewarding and fully inclusive company bonus
  • Expansive choice of flexible benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • Wine education (WSET)
  • Generous staff discount
  • Staff visits to Bordeaux
  • Life assurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Nudge financial education

Catherine Ryder

I work as part of The Wine Buying Team to ensure our wines look as great as they taste and the labels meet legal requirements. I get to speak with colleagues and suppliers all over the world (occasionally visit them) and also try lots of new wines on a regular basis - it's really not a bad job at all!

(Editor's note - Catherine also organises the popular office 'cake club'!)

Daisy Shepherdson

It's been over 10 years since I nervously started my first job in the wine world. In that time I've moved through the ranks, from call centre to Marketing and eventually Merchandising where I lead our promotional merchandising team. My personal highlight so far? Being part of the team that won Best Wine Retailer and Best Online Retailer at the International Wine Challenge. Oh and you really can't beat our weekly Friday tastings. Why work anywhere else?

Richard Ollerenshaw

I started work at Laithwaites back in 1998. Since then I've seen the company grow and develop in all kinds of ways, many of which I would like to think have helped shaped and develop me. In fact, I met my wife through Laithwaites and we've gained many good friends along the way. The company continues to be family led and to this day still retains its passion for delivering great wine - in every sense of the word.

Stephanie Voisin

I started out at Laithwaites as a summer temp 16 years ago and since then I've been a Wine Advisor, Wine Advisor Team Manager, Wine Advisor Campaign Planner and now I am a Business Analyst within IT. I consider myself really fortunate to have worked at Laithwaites for so long - I've been able to progress my career at the same time as growing my family and have made some great friends along the way.

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