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Chief Executive Officer - The Society of Independent Brewers

To be negotiated - Board Level
Ref: 187 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2019
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An unparalleled opportunity to be the face and voice representing one of the fastest growth sectors of the drinks industry.  SIBA has come a long way since its foundation in 1980 and now represents over 750 brewers, benefiting from the successful campaigning SIBA did for progressive beer duty (PBD). 

This role will be responsible for all strategic, commercial and operational matters.  To include the overseeing of the lobbying activity as a trade association, supporting the local membership structure and the successful commercial arm. 

The role will be based from SIBA’s offices near Ripon – requiring frequent travel either to that location or to support activities as required.

Key requirements:

  • Leadership – both of a dedicated team of full and part time employees and of the voluntary membership committees without which SIBAs goals could not be achieved.
  • Commercial awareness – the success of SIBAs commercial initiatives, providing a platform for sales for members and ensuring their relevance to major customers is essential to SIBA’s continued existence.  This revenue feeds into the budget together with the membership fees.
  • Political awareness – an ability to stay on top of issues at a macro and micro level and to manage effective and timely communication flows in consistent support of SIBA’s objectives including the defence of the PBD position.
  • Enthusiasm for and detailed knowledge of beer, pubs and the wider industry sector – ensuring alignment with the vision of SIBA and to ensure credibility with the membership when attending the many out of hour’s events.

The successful candidates will have operated at board level within a substantial organisation to have the skills and personal credibility to manage the stakeholders and complex issues facing the independent brewing sector as SIBA seeks to build the future of British beer.

Package:  To attract the appropriate candidate for the scale and challenge this presents.