This role offers a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most exciting spirits companies in the World, in a marketing role where you will work closely with the Senior Brand Manager to develop and execute the brand strategy. Whilst having the ability to identify new innovation opportunities.

The Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Tuaca and Peychaud’s.

Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since 2008, Sazerac has experienced double-digit growth every year! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Hi-Spirits is the UK subsidiary of the Sazerac Company and is one of the UK’s leading spirit distributors and brand builders representing an award-winning range of Sazerac owned and third-party agency spirit brands. Our enviable, diverse portfolio of award-winning brands include the UK’s fastest growing bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace, the UK’s largest American whiskey liqueur brand, Southern Comfort, and the number 1 sambuca brand in the UK, Antica Sambuca.

We have a highly passionate and motivated team of industry experts working across multiple functions including Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Our reach extends across all BWS channels in the UK and our key to success is building long term partnerships with some of the best operators in the industry to bring our brands to life. We’re proud to say we do things a little differently to other drinks companies, highlighted by our belief in bringing the right brands to each consumer through a multi-faceted and flexible approach. An approach which allows us to work with a wide array of brands from category leaders to new, incubator brands.

Our ideal candidate is eager to learn at pace, enjoys building relationships, isn’t afraid to challenge the norm and is someone who sees opportunities in every challenge! In this role priority setting, planning and managing expectations are key to success. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual who has a solid understanding of the UK spirits market. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who have worked within the FMCG/ alcoholic beverages industry with Sales or Marketing experience. If you’re looking to make your mark in a fast-paced environment and join a rapidly growing drinks company then this very special opportunity might just be for you.

 

Position Title:Assistant Brand Manager, RTDs and Miniatures
Qualifications/Experience:1+ years’ experience working in a similar role.

Skilled in consumer-focused activations.

Demonstrates experience in prioritising a portfolio of brands.

Reports To:Senior Brand Manager – Vodka, Rum, RTD & 5cl
Reason for Position:Execute and evaluate creative and disruptive initiatives across the Hi-Spirits portfolio.
Responsibilities:  Develop and deliver brand strategies which will achieve Hi-Spirits targets, within marketing budgets.

Manage, evaluate and report results linked to clear objectives and KPIs.

Responsible for Marketing elements on portfolio plays within the Cash & Carry/Convenience channels.

Work collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that brand priorities are executed in-line with objectives.

Continually manage external agencies across a broad range of areas – not limited to advertising, social, activation, POS and design.

Requirements:Creative, challenger mindset + being brave and wanting to do things differently.

A winning mentality, we need more people who really want to build category leading brands – not just content with growth.

Accountability, people that are prepared to stand-up for what they believe is the right thing to do and see it through to execution.

Team player!!!! We win together as a business not as individuals

Brand Management and/or related experience in an FMCG environment

Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and analytical skills

Passion for spirits and alcohol with some knowledge of the UK On and Off-Trade landscape

Multi-tasking and prioritizing skills are essential

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please email careers@hi-spirits.com

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