Drinks Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment agencies get a bad rap. We think it’s time for that to change and it starts here:
We will call you back. If we can’t help, we’ll tell you.
You will know where you stand throughout the process. Yes, really.


BrightSide Executive Search is Australia’s only dedicated drinks industry recruitment specialists. We are proud of our role in ‘Connecting the drinks industry’, we love what we do and the people we work with, we are heavily invested in the brands we represent and have shaped countless careers across the Country.

We do things a bit differently at BrightSide, which always sets us apart from other agencies. We are passionate, dedicated drinks specialists who are hands-on from the search to settling in, focusing on clear communication to ensure the process is seamless… and we make sure we all have some fun along the way!


When you work with us, you get a competitive edge in sourcing the best and brightest talent in the market. We specialise in mid-to-senior level roles across all things drinks related. With decades of experience behind us and sound industry relationships, our net worth is our network.

What you won’t find at BrightSide is a cookie cutter approach in delivering outcomes for your business. We take pride in understanding our clients, enabling us to be a genuine partner and extension to your team. With our industry expertise, robust sourcing strategies and extensive database, we bring a knowledgeable yet personalised approach to the process.


Drinks industry guns for hire

Quite frankly, it’s our job to know everyone in Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources across all things drinks nationally.

National Business Manager, National Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Director, National Sales Manager, State Manager, National Field Sales, Area Sales & Business Development, On Premise Specialist, Brand Ambassador, Category & Insights, Forecasting, Commercial Manager, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, Trade Marketing, Activation, PR & Comms, Digital & Social, Strategy & Revenue, Operations, Pricing & Promotion, Finance Managers, Financial Analysts, HR Business Partner & HR Advisor, People & Culture and General Management.


Allow us to introduce ourselves

When you work with BrightSide, you work with one of us.  We don’t handball or outsource any part of our recruitment process.  We started as sales and marketing professionals with a passion for food and wine, then turned those loves into becoming recruiters with some serious street cred in the drinks industry nationally.

Amber King
— Director

Optimism. Energy.
Genuine passion for what we do.
0404 023 944

Sue Lauritz
— Director

Communication. Experience.
Honest and frank recruitment advice.
0403 063 128

Luke Jovanovski
— Talent Manager

Connecting. Commitment.
Building strong, lasting relationships
0406 140 943

Vesna Pilovski
— Talent Manager

Dedication. Drive.
Always seeking the right outcomes.
0402 602 357

Julie Hitch
— Talent Manager

Adaptable. Personable.
Striving for the best connections.
0401 519 813

Nikki Cogswell
— Talent Manager

Integrity. Perseverance.
Professional and direct approach.
0413 653 593


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Passion for the brands we represent

We don’t work with everyone. We do invest deeply in the brands we work with. Some of our fabulous food and beverage clients…


Not your average recruitment blog

Every now and then we write down what we think. True to form, we write what we actually think. About the state of play, the big questions and the wisdom we have gleaned from the bright sparks we work with. We like to share some interesting industry stuff too.


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    Amber King

    0404 023 944 

    Sue Lauritz

    0403 063 128  


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