VP Sales

Wine and Vine Personnel International
Mission Hill Rd
West Kelowna, BC
+61 (0)2 9437 3462 (Main Phone)
+61 (0)418 627 937 (Mobile Phone)
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
International, Interstate & Intrastate Travel is required
Job Description
A rare career opportunity!
Established in 1981 by current owner Anthony von Mandl, Mission Hill is today widely regarded as Canada’s pre-eminent fine wine producer. The spectacular winery and 1,350 acre estate vineyards are situated in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. http://www.missionhillwinery.com/

With over 35 years of uncompromising commitment to innovation and international excellence, Mission Hill has won Canadian Winery of the Year five times. By any measure, its top estate wines are at the forefront of Canada’s reputation for international excellence.

In the same portfolio of iconic wineries and within the responsibilities of this role are three further British Columbia estates: Cedar Creek Estate Winery, CheckMate Artisanal Winery and Martin’s Lane Winery. Each estate has its own market-relevant, product range, based on contemporary expressions of cool climate (esp. Bordeaux/Burgundy) varieties at key price points. The flagships are internationally acclaimed luxury/icon wines.

Reporting to Mission Hill’s General Manager, the new role of VP International Sales calls for an experienced, dynamic and visionary individual. You will lead the development and implementation of Mission Hill and its associated estates’ individual brand strategies, sales and marketing in Canada and, especially, key international markets. Mission Hill’s partner company, Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits, handles Canadian national distribution. Managing this relationship and growing prestige international distribution (esp. UK/EU, USA, Asia) are two key priorities for the role.
Job Requirements
To be considered for this role, you will need a relevant university degree and a minimum of 6 years international, luxury/fine wine brand sales and marketing management experience in a leadership role. During this time, you will have established effective personal and commercial relationships in leading international markets, attested by the successful positioning and sales of your brands.

You will enjoy “living your brands” – this naturally requires outstanding communication and influencing skills, based on an effective grasp of the social, cultural and commercial dynamics of each key market, to which you will travel extensively. Your career will demonstrate that you are: motivated, commercial, entrepreneurial, creative, an excellent brand-strategic thinker who is able to lead, communicate your values and initiatives and inspire others.

This is an unique career opportunity for a proven wine business professional to create something exceptional: utilising outstanding resources to lead the process of establishing an iconic suite of luxury Canadian brands in the international marketplace.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, (in addition to Canadian immigration support and family relocation to BC, if appropriate).

For further information, or to apply in confidence for this role, please email a letter of application and your CV to Chris Anstee via this website.
Employer Contact Information
Wine and Vine Personnel International
119 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Established in 1999 in Sydney, Australia, Wine and Vine Personnel International is a specialist in senior executive search and management recruitment in the international wine business. Chris Anstee and founding director Ian Perrett offer clients and candidates the advantages of personal attention from two internationally experienced senior executives with over 50 years wine business experience.

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