V P Sales (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Wine and Vine Personnel International

  Kelowna, British Columbia

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.

Key Responsibilities:

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.




To be considered for this role, you will need a relevant university degree (Marketing, Business, or equivalent; MBA desirable) as well as a minimum of seven to ten years international luxury/fine wine or beverage alcohol brand sales and marketing management experience with at least five years 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 also have proven experience managing distributor partners and establishing international distribution agreements.

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 a 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.

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.



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

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