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.

Distilling

PROCUREMENT AND PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Scotland, UK - Ref: 1643

Our client, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, has been distilling single malt Scotch whisky for over 200 years. They are now looking to recruit a Procurement, Packaging and Development Manager whose responsibilities will include leading the Procurement and Development processes for all packaging and bottling.
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Distilling

BRAND AMBASSADOR

Thailand - Ref: 1641

Our client, a distillery based in Thailand producing award winning handcrafted rum, is looking to recruit a Brand Ambassador. This role will suit a motivated intern, fluent in French, who will join the team at the Activities Centre, leading clients through activities, distillery visits and workshops.
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Distilling

LEAD DISTILLER

Thailand - Ref: 1642

Our client, a distillery based in Thailand producing award winning handcrafted rum, is looking to recruit a Lead Distiller, whose key responsibilities are in the areas of Production, Stock and Inventory Management and Facility Supervision and Organisation.
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Brewing and Beer

HEAD OF SALES

South West, England - Ref: 1640

Based in the South West, our client has established themselves as one of the UK’s leading craft breweries. They are now looking to recruit a Head of Sales whose focus will be on building and managing the strategy and team that will strengthen relationships with key local accounts, develop wholesaler, national account and export partnerships and forge new business opportunities across all channels. The Head of Sales is a pivotal role and will work closely alongside the Managing Director and Senior Leadership Team, providing operational and commercial input across the business.
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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

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 […]
Bring On The Barrels… Part 3

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Bring On The Barrels… Part 3

HOW ARE NEW BREWERS PRODUCING FUNKY BEERS? BrewDog in Scotland is one place where the workings of Brett with a light souring from lacto and pedio is trying to be better understood. Brewmaster Richard Kilcullen from the USA has his own £4m Overworks where he says that wood, fruit and bugs work in harmony. It […]
Bring On The Barrels…. Part 2

THOUGHT PIECE the carling team

Bring On The Barrels…. Part 2

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FUNK AND ACID Welcome to the world of beer ageing…often in a cask, but not always. There are only a few microorganisms involved; Brettanomyces aka the British fungus is slow to take off but will eventually consume most organic compounds leading to earthy and mushroomy flavours redolent of the farm […]

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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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

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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