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Careers at
Laithwaite's

Join a winning team

Careers at
Laithwaite's

Join a winning team

There are a lot of great reasons to love working at Laithwaite's ...

... 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.


Buyer, Brew Republic - Theale

The Buyer will source and negotiate beers for Brew Republic’s subscription and ecommerce activities. They will manage the business’s portfolio to deliver a strong customer proposition, with compelling stories and commercial relevance They will work closely with the Marketing and Operational functions to provide a varied, exciting and relevant range that stands out in a competitive market As part of a collaborative team, the buyer will be heavily involved in planning and merchandising of the product range, volume requirements, and effective stock management This varied role is will provide the opportunity for growth as a buyer, as volumes and responsibilities increase annually

  • Role: Permanent
  • Location: Theale
  • Posted: 05/12/2019
  • Expires: 10/12/2019

Business Management Graduate - Gloucester with travel

To work on a wide range of projects focused on improving operational delivery and customer service within the operations, warehouse and logistics, contact centre, direct sales, customer service, marketing, and merchandising teams. This role will help you develop strong business acumen and key commercial competencies. Additionally, you will be expected to build constructive relationships across the business to leverage synergies and create a cross functional network.

  • Role: Permanent
  • Location: Gloucester with travel
  • Posted: 28/10/2019
  • Expires: 30/11/2019

Vineyard Manager - Windsor and Wyfold

Laithwaite’s Wine is seeking a full-time vineyard manager based at two premium, award-winning vineyards located in the M4 corridor.

The role will include most aspects of the hands on running of a vineyard. This new role provides a unique opportunity to work for the UKs leading wine company based in two vineyards; one of which is owned by the company’s President. There will also be the opportunity to work with the in-house teams for events and customer experiences as well as other areas of the business.

Previous agricultural experience does not have to be in vineyards.

Due to the seasonal demands of agricultural work the role will require flexibility in working hours which may include weekends / outside normal working hours eg early morning / evenings.

  • Role: Permanent full time
  • Location: Split location between Windsor and Wyfold
  • Posted: 25/11/2019
  • Expires: 06/12/2019

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 Laithwaite's 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 Laithwaite's 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 Laithwaite's 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 Laithwaite's 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.

Data Protection

During the recruitment process we may collect, store and process personal information about applicants and we recognise the need to treat this information in an appropriate and lawful manner. The information, which may be held on paper, on a computer or other media, is subject to certain legal safeguards specified in the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and other regulations. The Act imposes restrictions on how we may use that information. If you consider that any of those restrictions has not been followed in respect of personal data about yourself or others please raise the matter with us.

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