Beverage Industry Recruitment & Executive Search
ACCUR Recruiting Services is a leading executive search firm in the wine industry and a Forbes Top 100 executive search firm since 2018. Our Wines Industry Recruiters and our Spirits Industry Recruiters have developed a proven search process and a vast expertise, next to our food and beverage industry business practice. Unlike other spirits and wine recruitment agencies, we are able to conduct executive searches on both the US domestic and international markets. Our wine industry clients are ranging from mass to premium across categories such as wines, champagne, spirits, liquors, beers, cognac and more. Our wine industry recruiters focus on roles from middle to senior management level positions. From our NYC and New Jersey offices, we usually focus on most of the US market, Whereas our California office focuses more on Napa Valley, Sonoma, Central Valley and our Spirits recruiters in Miami are generally more addressing international markets in Latin America, in the Caribbean or in travel retail.
Wine & Spirits Industry Recruitment Market
The adult beverage global market is about $1,500 Billion. The US market counts for $250 Billion alone. The US market for alcoholic beverage is regulated by the Three Tier system. It was set up after the prohibition. The three tiers are the international wine importers or producers, the distributors and the retailers. This system forces importers and producers to sell first to distributors. Distributors are then the only ones authorized to sell to retailers. The only exception to that rule is the state of Washington. In some other states, the state itself control part or all of the 3 tiers.
Below are the leading wines, champagnes, spirits & beers leaders:
Other Wine & Spirits Categories We Recruit For
Our Wine & Spirits Industry Recruitment Services
Retained Executive Search
Our Wine & Spirits Executive Search Services Offer A Bespoke Approach with Exhaustive Search and In-Depth Assessment
Great choice if you want a completely customized option, and have high level strategic positions to fill.
Our Wine & Spirits Headhunters and Recruitment Consultants Offer A Wide Selection Of Vetted Talents Selected Using Our Time-Tested Process
A good choice for most executive search needs with a global network access.
Our Adult Beverage Industry Recruiters Offer A Cost-Effective Way to Reach a Qualified Top Talent Pool Quickly and Efficiently
(Only available to long term clients and for specific job openings)
* This option is only available for long term clients and for very specific opportunities.
ACCUR Recruiting Services was just named a Top 100 Executive Search Firm and Top 100 Recruitment Firm in 2022 by Forbes Magazine for the 5th consecutive year! (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)
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Recruiting for Private Equity’s Wine & Spirits Portfolio Companies
With our 16 years of experience in the executive search services, we also built a strong expertise in recruiting C-suite executives for Private Equity Firms having portfolio companies in the Adult Beverage industry. We understand the specific level of expectations in terms of growth, exit strategies and financial reporting. Often positioned on fast growing and sometimes emerging brands, PE-backed companies and Wine & Spirits brands require senior executives bringing best practices, usually coming from large and Fortune 500 companies, but often benefit from equity driven professionals with previous successful experience in entrepreneurial environments.
Offices With Local Wine & Spirits Industry Recruitment Expertise
New York, NY, USA
For those in the spirits & wine industry, New York is an important market for several reasons. New York is the third largest market for spirits and wines nationally, just behind California and Florida. As it is an ideal location for the import of wines from France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the rest of Europe, it occupies an important headquarters for numerous alcohol importers and distributors.
Additionally, the importance of the New York market for serving distribution channels all over the northeast, the city attracts major offices for multinational conglomerates such as Anheuser-Busch (which has a number of wines and spirits brands in its portfolio) and Diageo (owner of such prominent brands as Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and others).
California (San Francisco, Los Angeles), USA
California wine industry sales hit $35 billion dollars in 2017, and year over year growth has continued to be strong. California is the largest consumer of wines and spirits in the US, and is also the country’s largest producer of wine. 90% of the wine produced in the US is produced in California, and California would rank fourth in the world in terms of wine production if it were its own country.
E. and J. Gallo bills itself as “the largest winery in the world,” and started in a Modesto, California shed in the 1930s is now worth nearly $10 billion dollars. Other major companies in the wine industry include Constellation Brands (home of Mondavi and Woodbridge), Treasury Wine Estates, Trinchero and The Wine Group.
Miami, FL, USA
Florida is an incredibly important market for wines and spirits producers, distributors, importers and wholesalers. This is because Florida is the second biggest consumer of alcohol in the nation (behind California) and because of the advantageous position of the state in terms of alcohol imports of wine, rum, gin, whiskey and other spirits from both Europe and the Carribean.
With a large hospitality and recreation industry, Florida welcomes millions of tourists each year to theme parks like Disneyland and SeaWorld. Additionally, Florida is a hub of cruise ship travel, and is a major link between Europe, the United States and the Carribean and Latin and South America.
In addition to hosting major import and distribution efforts, Florida also has a growing craft distillery and brewery scene, thanks in part to a business-friendly climate for wine and spirit producers.
For Candidates In The Wine & Spirits Industry
JOB SEEKERS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: For candidates who are looking for their next career opportunities in Wine & Spirits, they can use our Recruitment and Executive Search Firm as a great job search resource and one of the top employment agencies. ACCUR’s job openings are often confidential and not listed on any job boards.
We are committed to provide top career opportunities with some of the best employers on the market. If you wish to be considered for any of our Adult Beverage industry job opportunities, please submit your resume and search for our latest jobs. We are not your usual staffing agency. We connect you with some of the industry leaders for great permanent positions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of companies are you focusing on in the wine, spirits and beer industry?
WINERIES & WINE INDUSTRY
E&J Gallo Winery
Southern Wines & Spirits
What kind of roles are you recruiting for in the wine, spirits and beer industry?
|CEO, CFO and other C-level
VP of Sales / Sales Director
VP of Marketing / Marketing Director
Regional Director / Area Director
Brand Director / Brand Manager
Regional Sales Manager
Key Account Manager
|Head of Retail / VP of Retail
Retail Operations Director
International Sales Director
What is retained executive search compared to professional recruitment?
Our retained executive search services is a specialized recruitment service that focuses on sourcing and placing high-level management and leadership positions, such as C-suite executives, SVPs and VPs within an organization. In this approach, the hiring company enters into an exclusive agreement with the recruitment firm and pays an upfront retainer fee.
The search process is more thorough and time-intensive, involving extensive research, in-depth candidate assessments, and personalized attention to the client’s needs. Professional recruitment, on the other hand, targets mid-level roles and individual contributor positions within an organization.
The process is typically faster and more streamlined, utilizing also a direct approach of passive candidates, the recruitment firm’s existing candidate network, job advertisements, and other sourcing techniques to find the right candidates. In this scenario, the fee structure is largely based on contingency, meaning most of the fee is due only when a successful placement is made.
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