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Scapegrace Gin UK Brand Development Ambassador

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Company: Sazerac UK LTD
Location: Hampton Wick United Kingdom
Contract: Full time

Reports to: Marketing Manager
Salary: TBD (depending on experience)

Who we are

Hi-Spirits is one of the UK’s leading spirit distributors with a diverse portfolio of award-winning brands. From heavyweights like Southern Comfort, Fireball and Antica Sambuca, to premium bar favourites such as Buffalo Trace, Fernet-Branca and Antica Formula, along with innovative new brands such as Scapegrace Gin, our dynamic portfolio cannot be ignored.

Rogue Society Distilling Co is the fastest growing independent spirits company in New Zealand. Our mission is to take New Zealand’s finest range of spirit brands to the world and build a global premium spirits company. We are currently exporting to over 40 countries spanning all corners of the world, however our journey has only just begun.

Do you want to join us on the next phase of the company’s continued evolution and have you a burning desire to make a difference and carve out the next success story here in the UK?

Due to the continued significant growth we are looking to add a UK Brand Development Ambassador to the team responsible for driving sales and points of distribution further across both the on-trade and independent off-trade channels.

The job

Scapegrace Gin UK Brand Development Ambassador.

This role will involve working directly with our UK distribution partner - Hi-Spirits.

Together with their wider regional and London based sales team, we are looking for an energetic and results orientated Brand Development Ambassador who has a strong commercial understanding of the premium beverage industry across the UK, and can apply such to the ongoing sales development and brand advocacy of Scapegrace across the UK gaining incremental POD’s and increased rate of sale for the brand, across both on premise and independent specialist retail.

Key responsibilities

Target a range of outlets within the On-Trade, independent and multiple sites, casual dining, hotels, pubs, premium and influential bars etc. Spending time with end users in developing a ‘need and demand’ for Scapegrace
Draw up and develop a target list of independent specialist retail, off-trade accounts across the UK for Scapegrace and work to gain the clients buy-in and placement of Scapegrace within noted premises. Ensure shelf space is maximised and ideal positioning is maintained per global brand standards.
Working with wholesalers and their sales teams to educate and drive Scapegrace distribution and sales.
Become the face of the brand locally across all channels and customers alike and obtain their trust, loyalty and ongoing support for the brand.
Drive bartender awareness and brand advocacy.
Confident in hosting events such as; tastings, trade shows, consumer engagements etc.
Develop new and manage existing relationships amongst both the on-trade and independent specialist retail.
Be comfortable at negotiating and working across all levels of the business. Decision makers can be F & B professionals, through to owners, bartenders and procurement.
Be flexible in your time and sales approach, events, tastings, evenings and/or weekends will be necessary (you will get time off back in lieu).
Averaging 6-8 appointments per day, your diary is your own.
Based from home you will travel throughout the UK and have access to the Hi-Spirits office for admin days, based in Kingston Upon Thames.


Personal characteristics & experience required

Premium alcoholic beverage experience essential.
Sound commercial experience 2 years+.
Experience in budget/cost models and an understanding of P&L.
Strong bartender network and existing contact base within the trade. Premium cocktail-bartending experience/management highly advantageous.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism, credibility, trust and respect both internally and externally.
Creative with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion to build and develop the on-trade business.
Strong relationship management skills.
Ability to influence at a variety of levels.
Adaptable and resilient.
Works to add value.
Flexibility and willingness to work some weekends for the purposes of representing the brand at events around the UK and occasionally across the EU.
Clean full UK driving licence is advantageous.

Benefits

24 days holiday plus bank holidays per annum
Life insurance
Critical illness cover
Cycle to work scheme
Child care vouchers
Stock allowance

Bartenders/Cocktail Bartenders/Flair Bartenders/Management

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Company: The Cocktail Service Ltd / Bar Nation
Location: Oxford United Kingdom
Contract: Part time

The Cocktail Service is part of Eventuality Group an innovative hospitality business that specialises in creating extraordinary drinking experiences. Our companies have delivered over 5,000 events since 2009 and have served millions of cocktails to our clients.

Bar Nation are specialists in managing bar contracts at festivals, concerts, public and sporting events. We are not the UK’s largest mass-scale bar operator and we don’t want to be. We want to work with small-to-medium-sized festivals who don’t aspire to be the country’s biggest in volume but the best in customer experience. We offer the industry’s best option for small and medium sized events and will help deliver financial security for the future through sound and efficient management of bar contracts. We have built a strong client base by offering bespoke bar solutions, formidable management and an unrivalled network of industry contacts. We transform operations, increase yield and escalate profits. Bar Nation has been operating for seven years running the bars for a number of high profile events such as Farr Festival, Cowes Week, Farm Festival, Henley Royal Regatta and Gottwood. Our sole remit is to deliver outstanding bar service and increase profits, while building lasting relationships with our clients.

We are looking for the best hospitality staff in the industry to join our growing family and work alongside us at some of the most exciting events in the industry. Our clients include the biggest brands in the UK with regular fashion media and celebrity clients.

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