THE CARLING PARTNERSHIP

 

Right by you

Recruitment for the drinks industry.

We do right by the people we work with. Your interests come first. For us, mutual success is the only success

 

 

CARLING

For over two decades the Carling Partnership has been the leading name in recruitment specialising in the drinks sector. We offer unrivalled access to the industry, deep understanding of the sector’s demands, and a thorough and personal approach. The result? Placements that are right for the job, right for the culture and right for the person.

SECTORS

Brewing and beer

Cider

Distilling

Sales and Marketing

Soft Drink

Wine

Suppliers

WHY USE US

The roles we fill

If the drinks industry needs it, we cover it. We’re specialists in top-level management and technical positions, but we find high-quality people for roles at all levels. Every leader begins somewhere.

 

 

Master distillers, master brewers, cider makers, brewers and distillers
Sales and marketing
Project and account managers
All technical roles
Microbiologists, chemists, engineers
Buyers
Packaging
Quality and process control
Specialised management – all types
And much more…

 

WHY USE US

Latest Vacancies

We’re trusted by the biggest names in the drinks industry because of our discretion and confidentiality, vital for sensitive senior posts.

Brewing and Beer

CONTRACT BREWING & PACKAGING SALES MANAGER

South East/Field Based - Ref: 1661

Based in the South East of the UK, our client is a state-of-the-art craft brewery with a dynamic and passionate team of brewers who continuously push the boundaries of new beer flavours and styles. This has resulted in a multi award-winning and innovative range, using the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients. They are now looking to recruit a field based Contract Brewing & Packaging Sales Manager.
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Brewing and Beer

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER

Central Europe - Ref: 1658

Our client, a global company specialising in the development, production and marketing of brewing ingredients, is looking to recruit a professional, enthusiastic and personable individual with a passion for brewing and/or microbiology to join the Brewing team as Technical Sales Manager. The successful candidate will be based in Central Europe and responsible for developing and supporting our client’s sales portfolio, within the assigned territory.
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Distilling

WHISKY MAKER

Scotland - Ref: 1660

Based in Scotland, our client has an award-winning portfolio of home-grown and imported single malts and blends. They are now looking to recruit a Whisky Maker, who as part of a team, will be responsible for delivering the entire product range for our client’s brand. The role will require ensuring that the whisky character and colour (natural) meet the tight specifications for each variant within the portfolio. The Whisky Maker role is part of the mastery team, who ultimately sign off on product quality and stock usage.
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Brewing and Beer

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER

Home Based UK - Ref: 1656

Our client is a successful malt supplier based in the UK with additional sites in Europe. Craft brewing is of strategic importance for the company and they are considered one of the market leaders in providing malting barley to craft brewers in the UK and abroad. They are now looking to recruit a Technical Sales Manager whose responsibility will be to manage and expand malt sales in the East of England, principally to craft accounts and to provide technical support to those customers.
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BETTER RANGE

Advertising your vacancies directly leaves the future of your company to chance. Don’t passively hope the right person finds you. Actively find them.

BETTER Quality

The ideal candidate for a role is rarely even looking for a job. Often, they need a tap on the shoulder. We know where they are.

BETTER MATCH

Location, family, ambition, strengths, culture… so many things influence a successful placement. Get them right first time.

Insights

Is Brandy About To Take Off?

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Is Brandy About To Take Off?

You have all seen the headlines; Global spirit volumes to grow by 2% up to 2026. Tequila volumes forecast to increase by 7% by 2026 and hit $24.2bn by 2031, a CAGR of 8.7%. World gin will grow by 4.4% with the Philippines the largest market three times that of second placed USA. Single grain […]
Woe, Woe, Thrice Woe…

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Woe, Woe, Thrice Woe…

IS THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FACING AN EVEN BIGGER THREAT THAN COVID? The situation in Britain’s pubs remains parlous. We got used to drinking cans and bottles at home and we liked it. There are far fewer pubs in a trend which started long before Coronavirus. According to the Altus Group UK the number of pubs […]
So You Want To Open A Tap Room?

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

So You Want To Open A Tap Room?

There seems to have been a lot in the hospitality press lately about brewers opening tap rooms. Are these temples to show off the gleaming products of brewery fabricators like Brewfab, Oban Ales, Industriel Techniques, Grange, PBC, mackled together by A-B UK or even built by the big guys Krones, Moeschle or Musk? Or are […]

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The team

We love to see both clients and candidates thrive as a result of our work. Our different backgrounds and range of skills help make that happen.

Julie Carling

Julie Carling

Penny Zaloumis

Penny Zaloumis

Tricia Tappin

Tricia Tappin

Tanya White

Tanya White

Laurence Rougeaux

Laurence Rougeaux

ABOUT US

‘It’s like working with friends, friends you have known all your life, they know what we want and they always deliver. I have never had a bad recommendation.’

Peter Smith

‘I have been working with Julie and Bill for over 20 years. Together they have built a first class reputation for talent management in the beverage sector. I have been placed by them a number of times but more than this, Carling Partnership has worked with me on many occasions to provide great talent to the organisations I have worked for over the years. I can say for me they are the “go to” Team you can trust. In particular Julie goes the extra mile to only forward candidates to organisations whom she can fully stand over. She also meticulously gets to know her candidates before recommending them. Their reputation is indivisible.’

Julian Patton

‘Working with the team at The Carling Partnership is always a pleasure. The opportunities that The Carling Partnership offers are second to none in the brewing industry. They are always knowledgeable, professional and friendly.’

Ciaran Giblin, Brewmaster

‘The Carling Partnership are a pleasure to work with. They have taken time to really understand our business and to really get to know their candidates. They are sound advisors, honest, direct and efficient. Not only that, they are lovely people and I highly recommend them.’

Michael Wiper

HEAD BREWER JOB DESCRIPTION


A Head Brewer is responsible for all aspects of the beer production process and day-to-day operations of the brewery. It is a high-level role which can involve many different tasks.

 

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