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Making the wine industry more sustainable with eco, flat wine bottles

Enabling a more sustainable wine industry through Cleantech packaging innovation to save carbon footprint, weight, and space with better, beautiful bottles. Our bottles benefit the planet, producers, and people who drink wine.

At a Glance

  • Job Title
    Brand Builder
  • Salary
    £28k-£40,000 basic salary + bonus/ commission
  • Location
    Office - 32 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QJ
  • Market
    Sustainability / Cleantech
  • Typical Working Hours
    9am - 6pm
  • Team Size
    8+
  • Funding
    £1m
  • Founded
    2015
  • Parental Leave
    We're currently creating our policy as we scale but this will be in line with the market offering.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
    Over 50% female and growing

The Highlights

What is Garçon Wines

At Garçon Wines, we're bringing about the most significant advancement to wine bottles in the last two centuries. We're doing this to prioritise sustainability, for the health of our planet, the wealth of our industry, and the happiness of consumers.

What you'll do

Help build sustainability focused wine brands for Garçon Wines for the appropriate target market segments, to be sold in the UK, Europe, and internationally

Experience needed

Experience in building successful consumer goods brands (preferably FMCG, preferably from scratch)

What’s on offer

£28-£40,000 basic salary + bonus/ commission and many company benefits and perks.
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Company purpose

We exist to make the wine industry more sustainable with cleantech packaging in our flat recycled PET wine bottles as a start. We believe in advancing triple bottom line sustainability – benefiting people, planet, profit. Wine bottles are the common denominator in the wine industry across consumption and retailing – by making a small but important change in the shape and material of the bottle, we unlock multiplicative effects – the positive butterfly effect – across the supply chain, bringing more to the planet, producers of wine, and people who drink wine. 

Glass bottles and the transport are the biggest contributor to carbon footprint in the wine supply chain. At 87% lighter and packing flat like books, our bottles alleviate this through space-saving and weight-saving efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Made from fully recycled material and being fully recyclable, our bottles significantly reduce carbon emissions .

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About the company

Garçon Wines are the multi award-winning British start-up that exists to make the wine industry more sustainable in a 21st century world. Well-known for innovating in cleantech wine packaging, they have invented planet-friendly bottles that are uniquely flat to save space and made entirely from recycled PET to save weight and contribute to circular economies, improvements which save energy to result in lower CO2 emissions. Such innovation is needed given that traditional, round, glass wine bottles are the single largest contributor to wine’s carbon footprint.

With offices in London and San Francisco, representation in Australia, Spain, and South Africa, the passionate and professional team offer their IP-protected wine bottles and sustainable wine brands through collaborations with wine producers, brand owners, and retailers looking to drive sustainability.

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About the role

We’re looking for a Brand Builder to help build sustainability focused wine brands for Garçon Wines for the appropriate target market segments, to be sold in the UK, Europe, and internationally. Having had much continuing success with other companies and their brands, we look forward to further developing and building our portfolio of wine brands. 

It’s safe to say that we’ve created some excellent wine ‘labels’ for our eco, flat bottles, which have been available through a variety of channels including at Bristol Pride, Bloom & Wild and Moonpig. But labels are not brands, and we’re looking for a talented brand builder to take and expand our existing collection to the next level. 

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Your responsibilities

  • You’ll have some experience working as a customer experience Team Lead in a fast-growth environment and you’re customer-focused in everything you do.
  • Understand the market and where we want to play and can succeed
  • Researching into successful wine brands that tap into our target market
  • With with designers and creatives to design brands
  • Work with wine experts to source the best wines for our brand and in our bottle

What the first 12 months looks like:

  • Understand the markets and what we do, including existing own brands
  • Hit the ground running with test-and-learn launch of a new brand 
  • Focus on building the brand by identifying and utilising the best parts of the promotional marketing mix and identifying suitable new distribution channels
  • Develop a pipeline for growth for the brand and other brands
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Experience needed

  • Experience in building successful consumer goods brands (preferably FMCG, preferably from scratch)
  • Used to managing and collaborating with freelancers and agencies 
  • Creative, with a knack for thinking outside the box and a strong eye for design
  • Analytically-savvy, carrying out research to justify your thinking 
  • Consumer orientated, working out what makes each brand’s audience tick and how to tell stories that engage with them
  • Strong at visual and written communications to develop brand identity
  • A quick learner, driven and willing to take on new challenges
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience in applying a broad range of the promotional marketing mix, including but not limited to social media (organic & paid), SEM, email, press, website creation 
  • Knowledge in wine and sustainability is a plus, but an interest in both is essential
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What's great about working here?

If you care about the planet, care about doing something in an industry where nothing similar has been done before, and want to be motivated to change the industry for the better. If you want a unique challenge with an exciting product and trying to grow it into a recognizable brand

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What does success look like in the role

Building the next sustainable wine brand(s) that is loved by consumers and successful in the channels they play in. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Great Team
  • Potential opportunity to travel
  • Social & Team events
  • Industry Events
  • Wine

Questions you may have

What is the growth opportunity for the company?

  • Significant opportunity as we scale operations and sales in Australia, USA, and other markets.
  • Continued development of our successful partnership with Accolade Wines and many other brands who are excited to work with us.
  • Development of our own brands and becoming a household favourite sustainable wine brand.

Candidates should be able to work full time 5 days a week in our office in Central London. 32 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QJ.

We believe in offering attractive packages that carry significant upside as we scale and achieve more as a company. We want to reward drive, ambition, and commitment in terms of offering rewards that are commensurate with achievements in role, including attractive commissions where relevant

  • We believe in working hard and playing hard.
  • We work collaboratively and realistically to ensure that team members are maintaining the needed balance, but also are driven towards achieving our short term and long term goals together.
  • Our team believes in being caring and compassionate towards each other.

We created sustainable flat wine bottles that are better for the environment and respect the traditional wine industry in its shape. 87% lighter than traditional glass, pack like books, made from 100% recycled PET and fully recyclable. 

For the wine drinker like you and me that wants to enjoy the experience of pouring from a nice bottle without creating significant environmental footprint from its transport; for the wine drinker that wants to bring a nice bottle of wine to the beach, on a picnic, without it breaking, for the consumer who cares about the environment and the convenience of a flat, lightweight recycled PET bottle.

For business customers who care about sustainability, want the competitive advantage of a unique bottle that attracts consumers, grows sales, and brings cost savings throughout the supply chain.
We work with wine companies, brand owners and are now activating a B2C model.

Interview Process: Everything you'll need to know

The Interview Process

  • Step 1
    Pre-screening: send in a video about yourself and why you would be a good fit for this role
  • Step 2 
    20 min video intro meeting with the team
  • Step 3
    1 hour more comprehensive interview with the team (in person if possible)

 

We look for passion, interest for what we do, willingness to think big and operate with ambiguity, roll up your sleeves and start testing and learning.

Through hyer, we guarantee to respond to every application within 5 days of closed applications. Don’t be surprised if you hear from us within a few days of your application.

 

Experience Needed: Everything you’ll need to know

Experience needed

  • Experience in building successful consumer goods brands (preferably FMCG, preferably from scratch)
  • Used to managing and collaborating with freelancers and agencies 
  • Experience in applying a broad range of the promotional marketing mix, including but not limited to social media (organic & paid), SEM, email, press, website creation 
  • Knowledge in wine and sustainability is a plus, but an interest in both is essential

  • Creative, with a knack for thinking outside the box and a strong eye for design
  • Analytically-savvy, carrying out research to justify your thinking 
  • Consumer orientated, working out what makes each brand’s audience tick and how to tell stories that engage with them
  • Strong at visual and written communications to develop brand identity
  • A quick learner, driven and willing to take on new challenges
  • Excellent project management skills

The driven, forward-thinker who is not afraid of taking a bit of risk, thinking outside the box, and is comfortable handling ambiguity, owning a piece of work and running with it.

Join our Mission for a Sustainable Future

The Garçon Wines Team

Our team brings together the ideal mix of experience, youthfulness, passion, expertise, and all with a love for wine and sustainability, and the determination to safeguard the health of our planet.

The Brand and Marketing Team

In this role you will be working closely with our Marketing Team, Eleanor and Josephine along with liaising with our CEO Santiago and Commercial Director Amelia.

Team Description

Our team are all united by our passion to make the world of wine more sustainable through innovation, starting with our groundbreaking bottle.

Learn more.

 

  • Over 50% female team and growing
  • Current team size stands at 8 and expected to double in the next 12 months

Company StructureSee all

Breakdown of the entire company by team and department
Marketing
2
Commercial
3
Operations & Sustainability
2
C Suite & Advisors
12

Diversity See all

Our team is open, kind, and empathetic. We are over 50% female


At a glance

  • Brand Builder
  • £- OTE
  • Sales Development Representative,Business Aanalyst
  • 40+ employyes - ready for explosive growth
  • Garçon Wines
  • £10.1M
  • 2016

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