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People & Culture Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

The Sipsmith Blog

January 12, 2021

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be.

Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. In 2017, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time.

We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

sipsmith gin

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:People & Culture Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Term:Full-time (flexible to be part-time for the right candidate) – Maternity Cover
Reports to:Head of Culture, Maternity Cover
Based At:The Distillery, Chiswick
Salary:Competitive + benefits

We are looking for a Coordinator to help us in our mission to make Sipsmith the best place to work it can be.

Working in our Ministry of Culture, you will play a key role in supporting our swans and the business, helping us continue to develop the skills and experience we need to achieve our ambitious goals in 2021.

Focusing on supporting our staff, HR Projects and L&D, this is a varied generalist role with opportunity for autonomy and impact, that would suit someone creative & entrepreneurial looking to broaden their generalist HR experience in a role with a growing, quality focused brand in the world of Spirits.

What you’ll do

Swan Support

  • Establish self as a trusted point of contact for Swans across Sipsmith to listen to concerns and provide advice
  • Promote open two-way communication at all levels through a variety of tools (informal meetings, adhoc & regular surveys, etc.)
  • Provide an approachable point of contact for staff & managers, providing HR advice or escalating to the HoC where appropriate
  • Support the HoC & Ministry Executive in the coordination & delivery of team events such as team days and adhoc events
  • Support the HoC in the administration of Employee Relations cases; minute taking, case tracking & logging etc.

HR Projects

  • Lead regular & adhoc HR projects from start to finish; delivering business value through people projects that address business needs
  • Work with the HoC & Ministry Executive to devise and deliver new People & Culture initiatives that improve engagement & satisfaction at Sipsmith
  • Keep up to date on changes to Employment Law, and work with the HoC to implement projects that ensure compliance while retaining Sipsmithian flexibility

Learning and Development

  • Support the HoC in the annual review process and annual training needs analysis in order to plan and deliver relevant development needs, ensuring organisational capability to deliver business plans
  • Working with the Ministry Executive, source, implement and deliver learning and development solutions in consultation with HoC, managers and staff; including external provider and location decisions
  • With guidance from HoC and working with the Diversity & Inclusion steering group, develop and support continued informal and formal training initiatives around Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for staff at all levels

Recruitment

  • Working with the Ministry Executive, develop & improve Sipsmith’s employer branding across all internal & external materials ensuring our brand values and voice are clear, consistent & effective in all mediums
  • Support the Ministry Executive and wider organisation in interviews, and in ensuring an effective and efficient recruitment process in all recruitment episodes
  • Support the Ministry Executive in the ongoing development of our ‘Swanboarding’ programme

General

  • Ensure an up to date knowledge of employment legislation and trends, flagging any necessary operational changes in good time
  • Support the smooth running of the office and administrative systems in general

What We’re Looking For

  • Demonstrable generalist HR experience with exposure to HR Operations & HR projects
  • Experience of coordinating L&D programmes & training
  • Awareness of Employment Law and its practical application in business contexts
  • Organised, structured and logical
  • Can-do, positive, hardworking attitude
  • Honest and discreet
  • Entrepreneurial, autonomous and flexible in work ethic
  • Naturally challenges the status quo
  • Confident in difficult conversations
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance
  • Great IT skills (Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • Has a passion for people, business and all things gin!

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected]  with the subject title ‘P&C Coordinator’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form available from our website.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 January 2021

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

Finance Analyst

The Sipsmith Blog

January 6, 2021

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team.

Four years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

Spring Cocktail Recipes | Gin Basil Smash

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:FP&A Finance Analyst
Reports to:Commercial Finance Manager
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for an Analyst with a can-do attitude and the ability to work cross-functionally, to join our tight-knit team and help us in our mission to be the best gin in the world, and the best gin for the world.

You will support the Commercial Finance team with the collation, preparation and presentation of financial and management information, and the maintenance and development of reporting and information systems.

This is a great opportunity to build on your financial skills & experience with an exciting, growing quality focused brand in the world of spirits.

What you’ll do

  • Provide critical support to the Commercial Finance team during month end close, including P&L reconciliations and variance analysis, with the aim of producing a P&L ready for review.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial information (Month End reporting pack / Quarterly Group Board pack) for monthly business reviews meetings.
  • Work with the Financial Controlling team and the Sales and Marketing Teams to manage the accruals process for price support and brand investment.
  • Support the Commercial Finance Team with the financial planning to actuals cycle; with ownership over the Budget and Forecast consolidation.
  • Support reporting to the Sipsmith exec on a timely basis, including presentations to be used in Board meetings.
  • Look to continually improve the quality of financial reporting and visibility of performance at Sipsmith (reducing reporting timeline, improving quality, standardisation, etc.)

What You’ll Need

  • Part-qualified CIMA or ACCA (or equivalent)
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • MS Office computer skills to advanced level
  • Sage 200 experience desirable
  • Have a positive confident approach to getting things done within a demanding environment, able to meet deadlines.
  • Solutions-focused mindset. Experienced in analysing business performance in a commercial environment.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Ability to spot problems, identify potential efficiencies, and suggest improvements
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected]  with the subject title ‘Finance Analyst’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form available from our website.

Closing date for applications: 20 January 2021

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

Senior Brand Manager

The Sipsmith Blog

December 21, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

Wimbledon Colins

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Senior Brand Manager
Reports to:Head of UK Marketing
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

As Sipsmith Senior Brand Manager your goal will be to drive brand power and business growth through distinctive campaigns and innovation launches. Working closely with the Sales team to provide demand generating activations across in store, online and within on trade, you will help us in our mission to recruit sippers wider and faster across the UK.

From 2021, Sipsmith will be the Official Gin partner of The Championships, Wimbledon, and this will become one of our key programmes. We are looking for someone with previous experience of managing sports partnerships, and a proven track record of delivering market leading brand activations that can join us in landing the Wimbledon plan.

This is a great opportunity to join Sipsmith at an exciting time in our growth as we launch in to 2021 with ambitious commercial plans, exciting partnerships and bags of opportunity for growth and development alongside our passionate team and our fantastic gin!

What you’ll do

  • Utilise strong understanding of commercial brand management, translating brand strategy and annual plans into best in class launch plans for innovation & key consumer activations
  • Line manage one Marketing Executive, building capability plan and prioritising development through on the job coaching
  • Data interpretation: reporting of brand performance and competitor analysis, developing consumer insights & recommendations with measurable actions
  • Inspire & manage relationship with media agencies, and in-house cross-functional teams to develop measurable growth plans that drive equity and improve brand health funnel
  • Collaborate with Global & International marketing team to ensure all creative assets produced are in line with activation plans
  • Marketing effectiveness: ownership on setting clear business and marketing KPI’s, with live tracking, action planning, and post launch audits to share best practice across the Sipsmith world, and facilitate continuous optimisation
  • Support Head of UK Marketing on creation of strategic brand plans, reviewing key growth levers, past performance, and future opportunities / risks to drive business growth ambition
  • Lead the translation of the brand strategy into compelling sales presentations, supporting the sales team with landing channel plans with external customers
  • Work hand in hand with the Shopper Marketing Manager to deliver impactful, integrated execution in store and in the on trade
  • Work closely with Global innovation lead, building case studies for UK launches and ensuring future consumer needs are being met
  • Lead the development and execution of innovation launch plans into On & Off Trade, and eComm channels

What You’ll Need

  • Be a brand marketing expert, with previous experience of both brand building and brand activation at a senior level, with sports partnership activation favoured
  • A creative and entrepreneurial flair, with an active curiosity into how competitors and Sipsmith can bring the brand story to life
  • Skill breadth and proven track record of leading integrated marketing comm’s, understanding brand strategy and driving in market results
  • Commercially aware, with prior P&L ownership and knowledge of key levers to drive performance
  • Experience managing, coaching and developing team members to deliver business priorities and build pipeline of future talent
  • Budget management capability; able to lead investment recommendations with clear channel strategy to hit overall business objectives
  • Deep understanding of consumer needs and purchase touch points
  • Experience working with market data, using insights to inform strategy and execution ideas
  • Ability to build quality relationships with key internal stakeholders and external customers, inspiring them with programs that will deliver effective growth
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects across tight timelines
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected]  with the subject title ‘Senior Brand Manager’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form available from our website.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18 January 2021

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: Senior National Account Manager, Off Trade

The Sipsmith Blog

December 2, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

Sipsmith Sloe Royale

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Senior National Account Manager, Off Trade
Reports to:Sales Director
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for a Senior NAM to play a key role in growing the Grocery segment, developing our 1-3 year strategy & channel plans and helping Sipsmith win in the Off Trade with our major grocery accounts.

This is a great opportunity in a high visibility role to build on our success in the Off Trade, and have a real impact on Sipsmith’s overall growth, sales & reach, as we launch our ambitious plans for 2021 and beyond.

What you’ll do

  • Delivery of budgeted Volume, £NSV, £GP and distribution targets with the defined customer(s)
  • Ownership of major grocery account JBP’s & Annual Plans, further developing our positive relationships with customers
  • Responsible for formulating and controlling the key business processes:
    – Weekly & monthly performance updates
    – Lead the channel demand forecasting
    – Annual bottom up planning to build budget next FY
  • Build clear business plans for investment in secondary space and activation
  • Play a leading role in grocery strategy for immediate and long-term timescale
  • Play a leading role in the activation plan for now and ongoing
  • Ensure close collaboration with Marketing to bring brand plans to life in the market place (shopper marketing)
  • Work closely with other functions such as Finance, Culture and Operations to ensure the best possible delivery against agreed KPI’s and targets
  • Provide wider commercial insight to the business in order to contribute the medium-term plan.

What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 5 years sales/commercial experience, including national customers
  • Well-developed leadership & coaching (this may not be a direct line-management role, however the expectation is this role would support and coach more junior team members)
  • A strong ability to forecast accurately and an attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurship and an eye for new opportunities
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication, presentation skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and account management skills
  • Passion for the drinks industry
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘SNAM Off Trade’ and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for this role and Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16 December 2020.

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: Head of Ecommerce

The Sipsmith Blog

December 2, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

Zesty Orange G&T

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Head of Ecommerce
Reports to:Sales Director
Manages:Key Account Manager: Off-Trade
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We want Sipsmith to be at the forefront of digital, and in this new role you will be a leader within our new Digital Hub, supporting the Sales Director in growing the Ecomm Channel, creating the commercial channel strategy and channel plans.

Alongside this, you will own our major online accounts and work closely with the Off Trade team to lead an integrated online plan through the grocery channel. This role will be tasked with delivering agreed objectives on Volume, NSV, GP, Distribution, BI and Opex.

This is a great new role in a growing team, with the opportunity to forge and develop a channel with upweighted significance for Sipsmith, with ownership of the emerging at home premise.

What you’ll do

  • A leader within the Digital Hub workstream, working in close collaboration with Global and UK Marketing to bring brand building plans to life in the marketplace whilst driving sales conversion and growth
  • Close collaboration with the Shopper Marketing Manager to ensure all online execution is connected with in store amplification  
  • Set and deliver the Ecomm sales strategy with the Sales Director, agreeing targets and channel plans each year.
  • Own and manage the Ecomm P&L; Volume, £NSV, £GP, Distribution, BI and Opex.
  • Manage our major online accounts; building and developing the relationships and managing their annual plans.
  • Build clear business plans for investment in SEO and activation
  • Review marketing effectiveness of all campaigns, sharing insights on performance and optimising future plans
  • Responsible for formulating and controlling the key business processes:
    – Weekly & monthly performance updates
    – Lead the channel demand forecasting
    – Annual bottom up planning to build budget next FY
  • Manage and grow the Ecomm sales team; manage their training, 121s, reviews, coaching and development.
  • Work cross-functionally to help deliver total business KPIs, such as: Finance, Culture and Operations to ensure the best possible delivery against agreed KPI’s and targets.
  • Provide wider commercial insight to the business in order to contribute to the medium-term plan.
  • Be the champion of best practice, showcasing category leading examples of competitors and other industry pioneers for Sipsmith to learn from

What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 6 years sales/commercial experience within Online
  • Well-developed leadership & coaching
  • A strong ability to forecast accurately and an attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurship and an eye for new opportunities
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication, presentation skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and account management skills
  • Passion for the drinks industry
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Head of Ecomm’ and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for this role and Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16 December 2020.

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: UK Sales Director

The Sipsmith Blog

October 21, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:UK Sales Director
Reports to:Fairfax Hall, Founder
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for a creative and entrepreneurial Sales Director to lead the way in planning, developing and delivering Sipsmith’s UK Sales & Commercial strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key leadership role; growing our brand, developing our talented commercial team and helping us in our mission to bring the best gin in the world to our Sippers, wherever they choose to Sip.

What you’ll do

  • Lead the UK Commercial Team with primary accountability of the sales strategy and execution for the business. Working alongside the Global Marketing Director & Head of UK Marketing on brand diagnostics and brand planning to deliver a collaborative and commercial total business strategy and plan
  • Provide leadership to both the sales channels and the total business (as part of the Exec Leadership Team) with clear direction to managers to execute plans and deliverables
  • Total Commercial P&L and budget responsibility for the UK Sales Business

Impact

  • Involved in leading, challenging & embedding strategic and impactful business decisions and processes across Sipsmith directly impacting the core of the business (FMS, S&OP etc)
  • Sets the UK Commercial Strategy and Plans
  • Works with cross-functional team Marketing/Finance/HR/Ops to enhance decision making across the business including NPD, COGs, Projects, Culture etc
  • Presents, defends and where appropriate adapts complicated/controversial issues or plans that have a significant impact on the business

Leadership

  • Lead the UK Commercial Business function (On and Off Trade) with a team of +20
  • Operate as an integral member of the Sipsmith Leadership team (The Exec), reporting into the Beam Suntory Sipsmith Board
  • Create a training programme for the UK Sales Team and coach &/mentor to increase knowledge and understanding in the function
  • Lead by example with high-level ability to flex tone, style and approach across Sipsmith and Beam Suntory
  • Champion & live by our values, especially “there is always a way” in this leadership role

Problem-Solving

  • Identify, analyse and solve complex business and organisational challenges
  • Communicate at varied technicality to all levels within the business the solutions and how answers were derived
  • Understand the organisational framework to work within (e.g. HR policies, available resource etc)
  • Always strive to find improvements and challenge the status quo

What You’ll Need

  • Significant, demonstrable expertise & experience of leading sales/commercial functions within the FMCG sector
  • Extensive experience working in Sales & commercial functions (circa. 10 years +)
  • Significant, demonstrable leadership & management experience; able to lead, manage, coach & develop to drive performance & engagement
  • Able to apply in-depth knowledge of the industry and commercial awareness to deliver differentiated and profitable business & customer plans
  • Expertise in relationship building across various functions within the Off and On Trade customers
  • Able to influence a wide range of audiences (including the Beam Suntory Sipsmith Board) with high emotional intelligence executed both internally and externally
  • Broad understanding of commercial & sales theories and models
  • Ability to generate Sales Tools and Models (for internal and customer facing decisions)
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘UK Sales Director’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form available here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th November 2020

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: People & Culture Advisor – Maternity Cover

The Sipsmith Blog

October 1, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:People & Culture Advisor – Maternity Cover
Terms:Part-time (3 days per week)
Reports to:Head of Culture, Maternity Cover
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive + benefits

We are looking for an Advisor to help us in our mission to make Sipsmith the best place to work it can be.

Working in our Ministry of Culture, you will play a key role in supporting our swans and the business with guidance and expertise, helping us continue to develop the skills and experience we need to achieve our ambitious goals in 2021.

Focusing on employee relations, L&D and HR projects, this is a varied generalist role with opportunity for autonomy and impact, that would suit someone looking for the flexibility of a part time role with a growing, quality focused brand in the world of spirits.

What you’ll do

Employee Relations

  • Support the Head of Culture (HoC) and provide effective employee relations advice to managers and staff, relating to all areas of the employee lifecycle; (reviews, work plans, benefits, KPI structure) – ensure all ER cases are properly logged and recorded with an audit ready digital paper trail
  • Lead basic ER cases with guidance from the HoC e.g. performance management, absence management, sickness etc. & support more complex cases
  • Ensure Employee Relations risks are proactively flagged to the HoC
  • Maintain appropriate employee relations policies and procedures

Learning and Development

  • Support the HoC in the annual review process and annual training needs analysis in order to plan and deliver relevant development needs, ensuring organisational capability to deliver business plans
  • Working with the Ministry Executive, source, implement and deliver learning and development solutions in consultation with HoC, managers and staff; including external provider and location decisions
  • With guidance from HoC and working with the Diversity & Inclusion steering group, develop and support continued informal and formal training initiatives around Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for staff at all levels
  • Support HoC in L&D budget review.

Recruitment

  • Working with the Ministry Executive, develop & improve Sipsmith’s employer branding across all internal & external materials ensuring our brand values and voice is clear, consistent & effective in all mediums
  • Support the Ministry Executive and wider organisation in interviews, and in ensuring an effective and efficient recruitment process in all recruitment episodes
  • Guide the Ministry Executive in the ongoing development of our ‘Swanboarding’ programme
  • Support the Ministry Executive in taking managers through ‘Swanboarding’ processes, ensure it is completed and well received

General

  • Undertake existing and new HR projects, as necessary
  • Provide an approachable point of contact for staff & managers, providing HR advice or escalating to the HoC where appropriate
  • Ensure an up to date knowledge of employment legislation and trends, flagging any necessary operational changes in good time
  • Support the smooth running of the office and administrative systems in general

What we are looking for

  • CIPD Level 5 qualification or higher (or equivalent & demonstrable practical HR experience)
  • Demonstrable generalist HR experience with exposure to all main aspects of HR Operations (ER, L&D, Recruitment, Reward)
  • Significant experience in leading &/or supporting ER cases, (e.g. performance management, disciplinary & grievances), with an understanding of best practice case management & administration
  • Experience of coordinating L&D programmes within commercial organisations
  • Good understanding of Employment Law and its practical application in business contexts
  • Organised, structured and logical
  • Can-do, positive, hardworking attitude
  • Honest and discreet
  • Entrepreneurial, autonomous and flexible in work ethic
  • Naturally challenges the status quo
  • Confident in difficult conversations
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance
  • Great IT skills (Excel, Powerpoint and Word)
  • Has a passion for people, business and all things gin!

How to apply

Please send your CV & completed diversity & inclusion form to [email protected] with the subject title ‘People & Culture Advisor” and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the UK we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: Supply Chain Administrator

The Sipsmith Blog

September 10, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Supply Chain Administrator
Terms:3-month fixed term contract until 31 December 2020
Reports to:Supply Chain Manager
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

Supporting Team Supply Chain, you will provide administrative and customer service support to help us land a sipsational festive period (October, November and December).

You will work closely with our internal team, as well as external customers and suppliers to ensure we maintain and improve our standards of quality customer service, and that our orders are correct, fulfilled and dispatched in good time when demand is at its highest.

This is a great opportunity to build on your administrative, customer service and stakeholder management skills while broadening your knowledge of supply chain, working with a quality focused and exciting premium spirits brand.

What you’ll do

  • Manage the orders email inbox, ensuring all queries are responded to in a timely manner, flagging any issues to the Logistics Coordinators as appropriate
  • Support the administration of the Supply Chain function including checking sales orders for errors, raising credits and invoices, uploading and managing invoices from the customer portal, etc.
  • Support the running & coordination of the Distillery Stock Room and ensure digital stock room records are accurate and up-to-date
  • Support the packing & distribution of stock from the Distillery over the Festive period
  • Support the wider Sipsmith team & the Customer Service Executives with fulfilling stock requests such as staff stock and adhoc requests

Please note: This role will be required to work from the Distillery at various points during the length of the contract. Some unsociable hours may also be required in working towards key holiday dates such as Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve.

What you’ll need

  • Must be available for immediate start in October 2020
  • Previous administrative experience in a professional setting
  • Organisation skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities at once
  • Calm under pressure, and able to react and reprioritise quickly
  • Good written communication skills, able to respond to a variety of customers professionally
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Office in a professional setting, especially Excel & Outlook
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Supply Chain Administrative Support” and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

CLOSED: Commercial Finance Manager

The Sipsmith Blog

August 11, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way we believe it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new sippers and building on our great team. Three years ago, we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time.

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We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:              Commercial Finance Manager
Reports to:     Finance Director
Location:      The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:            Competitive, with bonus + benefits

Will you help us to shape the best-in-class, long-term finance vision for Sipsmith?

Sipsmith’s Commercial Finance Manager is a high-visibility position that works with stakeholders across the entire business and with our parent company, Beam Suntory, too. In owning all aspects of FP&A, you will demonstrate strong initiative, anticipating the needs of the business and driving improvements in reporting and processes. 

Things move quickly at Sipsmith so you will need to be able to react quickly and balance a lot of different plates. It’s a small team with lots of opportunity to make the role your own. You will report directly to the Finance Director and have one direct report, our Commercial Finance Analyst.

What you’ll do

Support the preparation of monthly and quarterly management reporting/planning/ forecasting packages, including insightful analytics and commentary that improve decision making. This includes the following:

  • Prepare monthly financial reporting packs including commercial and statutory P&L and latest outlook
  • Prepare monthly business reviews, mid-month forecasts and R&O analysis for group reporting
  • Present monthly financials to the Sipsmith team
  • Work with the controlling team to manage the accruals process for price support and brand investment
  • Own, maintain and revise forecasting models in collaboration with Channel Heads
  • Drive continuous improvement in accuracy of forecasting by challenging data and assumptions
  • Work with Supply Chain to accurate and ensure lean inventory levels
  • Prepare business cases to support new product development (NPD), promotions, activations, line extensions and more
  • Support preparation of customer joint business plans (JBPs) and investment models
  • Adhoc revenue management and pricing analysis to support changes and evaluate alternate scenarios

What you’ll need

  • Educated to degree level in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or similar, or equivalent experience
  • Professional qualification from ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA
  • Experience in pricing or category analysis
  • Experience in ROI models and supporting JBPs
  • Previous experience working in FMCG, retail or manufacturing industries
  • Creative, problem-solving mindset
  • Organised, detail-oriented and committed to delivering quality work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Commercial Finance Manager’ and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24 August 2020.

Please note, in the current environment our recruitment process is fully digital and all interviews will be conducted via video conference.

CLOSED: Demand Planner & Sales Analyst

The Sipsmith Blog

July 1, 2020

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new drinkers and building on our great team. Three years ago we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time. We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time. We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.
Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Demand Planner & Sales Analyst
Reports to:Sales Director
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

As Sipsmith’s Demand Planner & Sales Analyst your mission will be to support the UK Commercial Team by building key relationships with customers to deliver collaborative order patterns and plans, while ensuring Supply have clear visibility of Demand and acting as the bridge between Sales, Finance and Operations to support a fully informed and high-performing business.

In this new role, you will be working towards supporting more service-led strategic partnerships with our customers, while setting up new systems and ways of working both with customers and internal stakeholders, informed by and drawing inspiration from your previous experience.

Working closely with our UK Sales Director, this is a fantastic opportunity to build on your experience, have real autonomy to think outside the box and challenge the status quo, while driving the performance and return of Sipsmith’s Sales team.

What you’ll do:

Externally, your focus will be on building customer relationships and delivering collaborative order patterns and plans, to ensure high compliance at range reviews and to maintain full shelves during peak seasons (Summer & Christmas) as well as year round.

Internally, your focus will be on ensuring Supply have visibility of Demand, delivering credible monthly internal forecasts with the Sales Channel Heads and bridging Sales, Finance and Operations to ensure a fully informed and high-performing business.

You will:

  • Build & develop a demand model to help feed into Supply, Sales and Finance.
  • Daily communication with customers’ supply chain team, building partnerships and plans
  • Analyse sales, stock and base sales history; and help to adjust buy in/promo changes in the demand when required.
  • Provide monthly support to the Sales Channel Heads to discuss monthly forecast changes & in understanding the variances. Deliver updates to our Executive Leadership Team, Finance, Supply and Operations on these variances.
  • Validate sales forecasts every month with commentary before sending to Finance and Supply.
  • Be the main day to day point of contact for priority external supply chain teams across On and Off trade.
  • Feed into the marketing NPD forecasting process.
  • Attend and provide critical intel at all S&OP meetings.
  • Help to build credible weekly, monthly & annual forecasts.
  • Work closely with the sales and finance team to deep dive into customers and review investment efficiencies.
  • Work closely with the Sales Director to quarterly review team efficiencies, KPIs and bonus analysis.

What you’ll need:

  • Previous experience as a Demand Planner for a brand or Supply Chain Analyst experience with Grocers.
  • Broad understanding of Demand Planning and the buying and selling process.
  • Ability to generate Tools and Models (for internal and customer facing decisions)
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (Sales/Finance/Ops) to enhance decision making across the business including NPD, commercial investment etc.
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

How to apply:

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title “Demand Planner & Sales Analyst” and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2020

For more information about careers at Sipsmith, click here.

CLOSED: Head On-Trade Sales (UK)

The Sipsmith Blog

March 25, 2020

We are looking for an inspiring and experienced On Trade sales person to join Sipsmith and develop into Sipsmith’s leader of On Trade, guiding our dynamic & hardworking team forward now, from 2021 and beyond. Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; made the way it used to be, the way it should be.
Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills, recruiting new drinkers and building on our great team. Three years ago we joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do and so the opportunities for our team and brand are ever more exciting. Sipsmith has gone from strength to strength during this time.
We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work, where you can be creative, autonomous and have fun at the same time. We believe it’s our team here that drives our great culture, that makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin), so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates.
Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

 

Title:                    Head of On-Trade Sales (UK)

Based at:              Sipsmith Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ

Reports to:           On Trade Director / Director of Sales

Salary:                  Competitive + Benefits

 

Key Responsibilities:

– Manage & support key National UK customer relationships

– Manage the UK On-Trade P&L with support from On Trade Director / Director of Sales

– Implement a 3-year commercial strategy for the UK On-Trade

– Motivate, mentor, and inspire a dynamic team to deliver against company goals

– Develop Senior Sales Team and support team growth and accountability

– Set KPIs for all On-Trade sales team individuals

– Deliver sales performance discipline within the channel using our CRM (Salesforce), commercial sales tools, and online data trackers

– Analyse and report on internal and external sales data alongside the On-Trade Brand Manager

– Own the rolling sales forecast and work with the Senior Sales Team to deliver this monthly

– Deputize for On Trade Director / Director of Sales when absent

– Maximize new business opportunities and stay on top of market trends

– Develop and implement monthly reports for Directors and the Exec

– Work closely with Head of UK Marketing and Head of Off-Trade to ensure the UK commercial strategy compliments the overriding brand strategy

– Identify key areas for improvement in sales process

 

Essential Skills:

– Strong commercial acumen

– Exceptional people management skills

– A wizard at turning analysis and problem-solving into opportunities

– Proficient in running Sales Force or a similar CRM mechanic

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

– Strong negotiation skills

– Results-driven

– Plate-spinning brilliance and calm under pressure

 

Experience:

– 10 years in the On-Trade industry or 5 years in management within the On-Trade

– Proven track record of strategy development and profit and sales growth

– Experience of managing teams

 

How to apply:

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Head of UK On-Trade Sales’ and a cover letter explaining your experience and why you would be a great fit for Sipsmith. Closing date for applications: Monday 6th April 2020

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 in the U.K we are currently completing all interviews virtually via video conferencing. If you require any adjustments in the interview process, please let Braham know when you apply.

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