Assistant Manager Wine Bar Central London

About us

Bermondsey Corner is a small independent wine bar and grocery in Central London, Bermondsey Street, SE1. We source the finest ingredients and produce from the very best suppliers around different countries such as the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain… and others.

Quality, traceability, transparency, and sustainability are the keys to what we believe in and what is important for us to share with our people.

We are looking for a passionate and customer-focused Assistant Manager to join our team at Bermondsey Corner. Our ideal candidate is looking to evolve within the company and grow the business along our side.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and vibrant environment where you will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service and promoting our selection of artisan food products like cheeses, meats, wines, and spirits.

You are:

  • Fluent in English
  • Dynamic, dedicated, independent, organized, and enthusiastic
  • Autonomous, meticulous, and steady
  • A solution finder, a sales, and details-oriented person
  • Passionate about food, wine & people
  • Willing to learn and grow within a young and evolving company
  • Ideally sensitive to the nutrition-health aspect, biodynamic productions, and respect for nature
  • Confident to work in a fast-paced environment and multitasking effectively
  • Fluent in French is a plus, but not required

You have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A prior experience in a retail or hospitality setting
  • Knowledge of wine and food pairings, and trends in the industry
  • A passion for and willingness to learn more about wine and other products


  • Managing day-to-day operations of the Shop and Bar (5 days a week - 45 hours a week) when the manager is not on site
  • Provide customers with recommendations on wine and food pairings, based on their preferences and budgets
  • Provide educational information about our products
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of our products
  • Assist with supply orders (wine, cheese, and other products), inventory management, and restocking when needed
  • Process transactions accurately
  • Keep the store clean, organized, and visually appealing
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for our customers
  • Ensuring compliance with licensing, hygiene, and health and safety legislation are carried out

We offer:

We offer a competitive salary (depending on experience and motivation) and an attractive bonus scheme


  • Enrollment in the retirement savings plan
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount (Wine and food)
  • Attractive employee discount at our sister company Comptoir Bakery for lunch when on shifts
  • 28 days paid holidays + Bank holidays
  • Opportunities to diversify into managing other areas of the business from marketing to back-office and event organization
  • Friendly and exciting working atmosphere
  • Team + work events

Supplemental pay types:

  • Share of the service charge
  • Performance bonus (based on motivation and results, to be given after the probationary period)

If you are enthusiastic about wine and food, enjoy providing exceptional customer service and would love to work in a young, friendly atmosphere we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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