Majestic Wine has appointed former Sainsbury’s buyer Julie Buckley as senior buyer responsible for New Zealand, Spain and Burgundy.

Buckley has spent 15 years as a buyer, first for Oddbins and then for Sainsbury’s, so she brings a wealth of experience to the Majestic team.

It pointed to her track record with own label and parcel buying as skills and said she can enhance the Majestic business in those areas.

Richard Weaver, buying and merchandising director at Majestic, said: “There’s nothing Julie doesn’t know about Spanish wine, this will be her third senior position buying the category.

“That, coupled with her dynamic approach and industry expertise, made her the ideal candidate. I’m delighted to have her on board and can’t wait to see how she takes our range forward.”

Majestic has also promoted Joe Aylmer to buyer, with responsibility for South America, the Rhône, Portugal, fortified wines and wine magnums.