Careers

Careers at Benchmark Drinks

Benchmark Drinks has established itself within 6 years as a major UK wine supplier and top 10 supplier of premium wines – we are the fastest growing wine business in the UK.

Working with personalities such as Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Gordon Ramsay and Graham Norton, Benchmark Drinks has created an exciting premium portfolio of award-winning global brands sourced from around the world.

We are in an exciting stage of our growth and always looking to build the team to support the ambitions of the business and our brands. We offer a friendly, dynamic working environment as well as encouraging and investing in wine education and training opportunities across the team.

Our office is based in south west London by the River Thames and next to Wandsworth Park with great transport links.

If you are interested in joining us please send your CV and tell us a bit about yourself to info@benchmarkdrinks.com

Senior Finance Assistant

Overview:

Benchmark Drinks is now looking to hire a full time office based (Wandsworth, SW London) Senior Finance Assistant to join our dynamic Finance team. You will need to have fantastic attention to detail and be able to multi task. You will be reporting directly to the Finance Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the finance inbox and being first point of contact in finance
  • Preparation of the weekly supplier pay run
  • Posting banking journals daily across multiple accounts and currencies
  • Preparing monthly VAT return for approval and submission
  • Reviewing purchase invoices on the ERP accounting system (PO matching, approvals, brand coding, cost allocation)
  • Other month end duties:

– Reconciling and prepare monthly banking reports for submission

– Preparing bank and credit card reconciliations

– Preparing monthly supplier statement reconciliations

– Preparing monthly aged receivables report

– Reconciling and posting intercompany transactions

– Raising commission and recharge invoices

Key Skills and Experience:

  • AAT (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience working with Business Dynamics Central would be an advantage
  • Alternatively experience working with accounting / ERP systems such as Sage
  • FMCG experience
  • Interest in the wine industry
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • A proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

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Sales Support Executive

Working as part of the sales team for Benchmark Drinks, this role is pivotal to servicing the needs of our commercial team, customers, suppliers and joint agency partners. We provide service and support by working collaboratively with Operations, Finance, Brand Marketing and other key stakeholders, both internal and external. We are currently implementing a new ERP system and S&OP process and this role will provide an essential link between sales and operations to ensure that we are optimising functional efficiency within our business.

  • Administrative support to the sales team including but not limited to:
    • New line form and price checking.
    • Sales data, inventory and forecast management (input and analysis).
    • NPD and critical path management.
    • Vintage change and depletion reserve management with all stakeholders.
    • Analysis of brand activity.
    • Coordination of new product pitches.
    • Gap analysis and identifying new business opportunities.
    • Customer presentations on suppliers, ranges etc. – updating information.
    • Ad hoc product / customer queries.
    • Attending UK trade shows and company wine events.

Key Accountabilities & Tasks

  • Attending weekly S&OP meetings, helping to ensure that:
    • Sales teams forecasts are updated and as accurate as possible.
    • Major sales and brand marketing activity is discussed and well planned.
    • Identified problems are resolved with agreed actions clearly communicated and completed on time.

SPECIFIC SKILLS & Experience

 

Essential

·       Experience in customer service (internal / external).

·       Strong communication skills.

·       Problem solving and initiative.

·       Organisation and time management.

·       Presentation skills including good working knowledge of PowerPoint.

·       Advanced Excel (pivot table, slicers, charts – a short proficiency test will be required as part of the interview process)

·       Microsoft Office.

·       Numerically literate.

·       Experience working to and fulfilling tight deadlines.

 

Preferred

·       Wine experience/ background.

  • Experience working with off trade customer base.

 

Benchmark Team Photo
Phone: +44 (0)204 531 4900
London, United Kingdom