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South West Brand Ambassador (Freelance)

The Sipsmith Blog

July 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.

lemon drizzle spritz

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.

TitleSouth West Brand Ambassador
TermFreelance role
Pay rateCompetitive pay rate based on each piece of work completed

We are looking for a freelance Brand Ambassador to support our mission to bring Sipsmith to our sippers in the South West of England.

If you have a passion for great gin and the hospitality industry, this is a fantastic opportunity with bags of flexibility, to build on your experience while representing a quality led premium gin brand.

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with the National Account Manager (Brewers, Leased, and Tenanted) to drive sales and visibility within the St Austell tenanted estate through monthly sales drives
  • Generate Sipsmith brand awareness and site-level relationships
  • Seek out activation and volume-driving opportunities within the St Austell Estate
  • Assist in rolling out regional brand activation plans
  • Organise and host staff trainings and gin masterclasses in St Austell Pubs

What you’ll need

  • Some experience in hospitality (St Austell-related experience will be a bonus) and keen interest to develop in the spirits industry
  • An educated palate for great gin
  • Preferably based in Cornwall or Devon
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Entrepreneurship and an eye for new opportunities
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate-spinning brilliance
  • Valid UK Driving Licence

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st August 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 Ashley know when you apply.

Finance Assistant (Part-Time)

The Sipsmith Blog

July 7, 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.

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:Part-time Finance Assistant (Fixed Term)
Reports to:Management Accountant
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for someone with experience in AP/AR who possesses a can-do attitude to support our Finance team and help us in our mission to be the best gin in the world, and the best gin for the world. This is a great opportunity to build your financial skills & experience with an exciting, growing, and quality-focused brand in the world of spirits.

What you’ll do

  • Monitor and take responsibility for the Accounts Receivable inbox
  • Create and send customer statements
  • Create customers in Sage 200, run customer credit checks, and monitor credit limits
  • Chase debts and resolve debit notes and invoice queries
  • Assist with month-end by entering payments received, ensuring correct allocation, and tidying debtors

What You’ll Need

  • Experience within a financial controlling team (part ACCA-qualified preferred)
  • MS Office computer skills to an advanced level
  • A positive, confident approach to getting things done within a demanding environment and ability to meet deadlines
  • A solutions-focused mindset: detail-oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • 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 Assistant’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith, along with a completed diversity & inclusion form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd August.

Key Account Manager: RTM (North)

The Sipsmith Blog

July 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.

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:Key Account Manager: RTM (North)
Reports to:Head of On Trade: Commercial & Wholesale
Location:Home-based, covering Northern regions
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for a KAM to join our passionate Sales team to help us grow Sipsmith in the North of England.

You will support the RTM team in growing this segment in line with its strategy and the overall Business strategy. This role will manage and grow the regional wholesale channel in the North and be tasked with delivering agreed objectives on Volume, NSV, GP, Distribution and Brand Activations. Utilising 3rd party sales teams to drive distribution within IFT.

This is a great opportunity to join Sipsmith at an exciting time in our growth, 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

  • Delivery of budgeted Volume, £NSV, £GP and distribution targets with the defined customer(s).
  • Prepare, implement, and monitor of strategic plans with objectives for key customers through proactive Joint Business Plan (JBP) to ensure sustainable value growth.
  • Able to contribute to key business processes:
    • Weekly & monthly performance updates
    • Customer demand planning, forecasting and risks & opps process
    • Annual P&L planning
    • Annual brand and channel planning
  • Identify, define, and execute growth projects enabling timely and well-targeted changes that anticipates on the developing market.
  • Ensure close collaboration with Marketing to bring brand plans to life in the marketplace.
  • Working closely with other functions such as Finance, Culture and Operations ensure the best possible delivery against agreed KPIs and targets.
  • Provide wider commercial insight to the business to contribute the medium-term plan.

What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 2 years sales/commercial experience in either fields sales or small managed groups.
  • An ability to forecast accurately and an attention to detail
  • Demonstrates ability to use data to create commercial arguments
  • Entrepreneurship and an eye for new opportunities
  • Developed influencing and negotiating ability
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication, presentation skills
  • A passion for Craftmanship
  • An educated pallet for great Gin
  • Happy to get ‘hands dirty’ and get involved in all that is going on at Sipsmith
  • Plate spinning brilliance

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘KAM RTM (North)’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd August 2021

Senior Key Account Manager

The Sipsmith Blog

July 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.

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 Key Account Manager: RTM & Convenience
Reports to:Head of On Trade: Commercial & Wholesale
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for a SKAM to join our passionate Sales team to help us grow Sipsmith across the UK.

You will support the RTM & Wholesale team in growing this segment in line with its strategy and the overall Business strategy. This role will manage the National on & off trade wholesalers and be tasked with delivering agreed objectives on Volume, NSV, GP, Distribution and Brand Activations. Alongside this you will manage the convenience sector including winning new business, managing new and existing accounts, to grow the revenue stream of this channel in line with company strategy.

This is a great opportunity to join Sipsmith at an exciting time in our growth, 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

  • Delivery of budgeted Volume, £NSV, £GP and distribution targets with the defined customer(s).
  • Prepare, implement, and monitor of strategic plans with objectives for key customers through proactive Joint Business Plan (JBP) to ensure sustainable value growth.
  • Able to contribute to key business processes:
    • Weekly & monthly performance updates
    • Customer demand planning, forecasting and risks & opps process
    • Annual P&L planning
    • Annual brand and channel planning
  • Identify, define, and execute growth projects enabling timely and well-targeted changes that anticipates on the developing market.
  • Ensure close collaboration with Marketing to bring brand plans to life in the marketplace.
  • Working closely with other functions such as Finance, Culture and Operations ensure the best possible delivery against agreed KPIs and targets.
  • Provide wider commercial insight to the business to contribute the medium-term plan.

What You’ll Need

  • A minimum of 3 years sales/commercial experience preferably in the Wholesale sector
  • An ability to forecast accurately and an attention to detail
  • Demonstrates ability to use data to create commercial arguments
  • Entrepreneurship and an eye for new opportunities
  • Developed influencing and negotiating ability
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication, presentation skills
  • A passion for craftsmanship
  • An educated pallet for great Gin
  • 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 jessica@sipsmith.com with the subject title ‘SKAM RTM & Convenience’, alongside a cover letter explaining your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith and our completed Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd August 2021.

Designer

The Sipsmith Blog

June 8, 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.

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:Designer
Reports to:Brand Design Manager
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

The perfect candidate will be creative, organised, and dynamic, and who can stay calm under pressure. The candidate will work under the guidance of our Brand Design Manager to deliver all the design and content creation to meet our growing marketing needs. 

We are looking for someone with plate-spinning brilliance who can help ensure brand consistency across a wide variety of projects, with a resilient nature to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

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

  • Deliver creatives for the Sipsmith team, from sales and marketing to digital and internal comms, creating and adapting materials such as menus, table talkers, incentives and point of sale. 
  • Give creative direction across a broad range of touchpoints, ranging from publications, digital and social media, emails, packaging, signage and much more  
  • Communicate productively with management and stakeholders to keep them up-to-date with project milestones 
  • Collaborate with photoshoots at all stages, from planning and sourcing of props to styling and editing of photos.  
  • Manage the stock and orders of the basic stationary such as business cards, postcards, brand brochures and other printed materials.  
  • Work closely with the rest of the digital team in the creation, adaptation and delivery of engaging content for social media platforms. 
  • Support the events team with materials to optimize the experience and brand awareness. 
  • Be a brand guardian ensuring our brand guidelines are followed at all times – in the UK and globally. 
  • Work alongside marketing to deliver integrated communications across different business areas  
  • Create consistent beautifully designed brand assets and toolkits for the international markets 
  • Distribute existing assets to partners and accounts. 
  • Clearly and professionally pitch creative ideas by creating engaging presentations. 

What You’ll Need

  • Background in design/advertising/photography and/or 2-3 years of relevant experience 
  • Skilled in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Knowledge of print processes and finishes  
  • Plate spinning brilliance – strong organisational and communication skills that allow you to manage multiple projects simultaneously   
  • Proficient knowledge of print processes. Able to work with printers to ensure we achieve the desired results when printing from packaging to POS. 
  • The ability to think creatively and deliver impressive concepts 
  • Proactively manage projects and workstreams  
  • A background of working well as part of a design team 
  • Energetic, dedicated and imaginative being able to solve different briefs with uncompromising quality 
  • Work well under pressure and with tight deadlines 
  • Adaptive and considerate of the team’s needs 
  • Any other creative skills (e.g. video or photography editing, calligraphy) would be a plus. 

How to apply

Please send your CV, a link or PDF of your portfolio & completed diversity & inclusion form to ashley@sipsmith.com with the subject title ‘Designer’ and a cover letter explaining why you’d fit seamlessly into our team, a time when you’ve made something exceptional, and what quirky addition you will bring to Sipsmith!

Closing date for applications: Sunday 27th June 2021.

CLOSED: Customer Service Administrators x2

The Sipsmith Blog

June 1, 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. 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:Customer Service Administrators x 2 (Supply Chain)
Terms:Permanent, full time roles
Reports to:Customer Services Team Leader (Supply Chain)
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

Supporting Team Supply Chain, we are looking for two Administrators; one focusing on the UK and one focusing on Exports; who will provide administrative & customer service support to help us deliver sip-sational supply chain service all year round.

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 always correct, fulfilled and dispatched in good time.

These are great opportunities to build on your administrative, customer service & 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 your team as appropriate
  • Support completion & service of orders for the UK or Export market
  • 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 & ensure digital stock room records are accurate and up to date
  • Support the packing & distribution of stock from the Distillery as necessary
  • Support the wider Sipsmith team & the Customer Service Executives with fulfilling stock requests such as staff stock and adhoc requests
  • Support the Supply Chain Team with projects as required to ensure we are delivering excellent customer service throughout our end to end Supply Chain

What you’ll need

  • Previous administrative experience in a professional setting
  • Knowledge of the Supply Chain function and its work
  • 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 & completed diversity & inclusion form to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Customer Services Administrator” and a cover letter explaining which role you would like to be considered for (UK or Exports), your experience and why you are a good fit for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 13 June 2021

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

Design Manager

The Sipsmith Blog

May 19, 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.

london dry gin and tonic

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:Design Manager
Reports to:Head of Digital, Content & Design
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

As Sipsmith’s Design Manager you will be leading a team to develop world-beating creative across a diverse range of projects. The role sits within the Sipsmith Global Team, developing campaigns and creative for use in markets across the globe, but with a particular focus on the UK and USA.

At Sipsmith we utilise a mixed agency/in-house model so you will be just as at home managing design agencies as you will developing your in-house team and creating original work yourself.

We are looking for someone with plate-spinning brilliance who is able to ensure brand consistency across a wide variety of projects, with a resilient nature to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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

  • Take a lead role in managing our brand identity, ensuring that our guidelines are fit for purpose across all touchpoints, and that our assets are always up to date.
  • Give creative direction across a broad range of touchpoints, ranging from publications, digital and social media, emails, packaging, signage and much more.
  • Challenge and inspire our agency partners to ensure that they are producing best in class work.
  • Working alongside marketing and communication colleagues to deliver integrated communications across different business areas.
  • Developing relationships across the business, understanding the various functions, and providing education on how the creative team can assist with their business goals.
  • Content planning and leading art direction with photography and video teams.
  • Lead, develop and manage our In-house design team, 2 direct reports.
  • Develop a multi-disciplined talent pool of freelancers, ranging from designers, illustrators, artists and copywriters, complementing the in-house team.

What You’ll Need

  • Be a design leader, with an impressive portfolio and experienced in management and development of other designers
  • A creative and entrepreneurial flair, with an active curiosity into how competitors and Sipsmith can bring the brand story to life.
  • Experience in commercial/brand design – ability to understand brand strategy and interpret it into our design is critical. In-house design experience is preferable but not essential.
  • An expert on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. After affects or Premiere Pro would be a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of print processes. Able to work with printers to ensure we achieve the desired results when printing from packaging to POS
  • Strong presentation skills – ability to present and sell creative ideas to a diverse bunch of stakeholders.
  • Experience managing, coaching and developing team members to deliver world class design.
  • Strong organisational skills – the ability to manage multiple projects across tight timelines and prioritise team workloads during busy periods.
  • 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, a link or PDF of your portfolio & completed diversity & inclusion form to jessica@sipsmith.com with the subject title ‘Design Manager” and a cover letter explaining why you’d fit seamlessly into our team, a time when you’ve made something exceptional, and what quirky addition you will bring to Sipsmith!

Closing date for applications: Sunday 27th June 2021.

CLOSED: UK Sales Director

The Sipsmith Blog

May 17, 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. 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 26th May 2021

CLOSED: Assistant Distiller

The Sipsmith Blog

February 23, 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.

Apricot Jam Passion

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:Assistant Distiller
Reports to:Distillery Manager
Location:The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London, W4 2LJ
Salary:Competitive, with bonus + benefits

We are looking for someone to join our Distilling team and help us craft our range of award-winning gins. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills and experience, honing your craft in Distilling while working on spirits of uncompromising quality.

If you’re excited about building your career in the world of craft gin, have an appetite for learning, and a passion for things well made, we want to hear from you.

What you’ll do

  • Run and maintain our three beautiful stills to a very high standard
  • Load and unload vehicles
  • Record legislative data for HMRC on a shift-by-shift basis
  • Record quality results and technical data from distillation runs
  • Ensure health and safety rules and procedures are adhered to at all times on site

What You’ll Need

  • A background in science or engineering (a degree is preferable but not mandatory)
  • Excellent computer and numeracy, Excel etc.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Be practical, calm under pressure, and eager to learn
  • Warm and approachable
  • Experience working at a distillery/brewery/winery or in quality control would be a huge benefit
  • Forklift truck licence desired, but not essential

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications: 29th February 2021

Please note: this role does require working in person from our Distillery (after all it’s where our stills live!), and an in-person practical interview will be required during the recruitment process.

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