Looking for talent in the drinks industry?

In a tight market, now is the time for drinks businesses to put their best foot forward in the recruitment process with BrightSide Executive Search.

The job market remains a highly competitive and often uncertain space. With ongoing rises in the cost of living, candidates are becoming less willing to change jobs and salary increases are at the top of the wish list, making recruitment a difficult space to navigate. With only a small pool of candidates available and the more common recruitment methods including job boards simply not delivering, finding the right talent is becoming more and more time consuming.

As Australia’s only dedicated drinks industry recruitment specialists, BrightSide offers a strategic approach to the process. Their ability to reach a wider network of active and passive talent all with relevant experience, provides the solutions their clients need and helps them to retain top talent.

As experts in attracting and maintaining new and existing talent, BrightSide supports clients in every area of the industry, from start ups and SMEs to tier one global drinks businesses. BrightSide has a national recruitment network and works with suppliers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers, drink related agencies and national hospitality groups.

With more than a decade of experience, BrightSide plays a significant role in connecting the drinks industry by investing heavily in the brands they represent along with their own team. BrightSide has always been well known for their recruitment expertise in Sales and Marketing, however over the last few years they have increased their capability to deliver in other key functions to ensure they continue to support their clients’ needs across finance, operations, HR services, e-commerce as well as in-house psychometric assessments.

BrightSide’s Director, Sue Lauritz, says that the agency is a genuine partner to its clients, and works like an extension to their businesses. “We do things differently at BrightSide, which 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, and ensuring the process is seamless,” she says. “We also get a real buzz watching people succeed in their roles and throughout the industry. We have helped shape countless careers nationally.”

Amber King, Director, BrightSide, echoes this sentiment, saying: “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.”

The cost to a business that makes the wrong hire can often be detrimental, incurring a significant financial loss as well as wasted time and resources. Working with a specialist recruiter can be the difference between recruiting the wrong person and securing the best talent for the role. BrightSide uses multiple platforms to reach talent and has a team committed to delivering the best talent through efficient processes.


View the article in the National Liquor News, December 2023 edition