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CLOSED: Trade Marketing Assistant (Fixed-Term)

July 10, 2024

At Sipsmith, we have always been fuelled by people, purpose and occasionally by gin. In 2009, the Sipsmith founders Fairfax, Sam and Jared set out on a mission to bring gin back to its birthplace, London: to make it the way it used to be made, as it should be made. In turn, they created a legacy for what has become a global renaissance. The Sipsmith swan, the brand’s distinctive icon now seen around the world, started as an homage to the bespoke “swan’s neck” on the gin still, which gives Sipsmith gin its distinctive flavour and smoothness.

Since then, Sipsmith has grown by leaps and bounds, we have acquired new sites, new stills, and recruited new sippers around the world. In 2017 we joined forces with the Beam-Suntory family, a company which values heritage, craftsmanship and people as highly as we do, creating incredible opportunities for our people and brand.

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In May 2021, we proudly became a B Corporation™ certified business and in turn articulated our long-term sustainability strategy of “Crafting a Better Future”, setting in motion a sense of purpose beyond profit in all that we do.

Meaningful change requires a great deal of hard paddling under the surface. 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). Our company values are the foundation of everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do.

We like to think that we have created an incredible place to work: where you can be creative, autonomous, work with purpose and have fun at the same time. We’d love for you to come and join us.

Sipsmith is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation, encouraging applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

Title:Trade Marketing Assistant
Term:Fixed-Term, until 31st December 2024
Location:We work flexibly. You can anticipate to work 2-3 days per week work from our home, The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ
Reports to:Activation Key Account Manager
Salary:Competitive, with bonus

This is a great opportunity to join Sipsmith at an exciting time to help develop our presence in top-end trade accounts in the UK. This role will support the Head of Prestige, by acting as the go-to contact between Sipsmith and London’s high-end customers.  This is the perfect role for an energetic and passionate individual looking to develop their presentation skills and be the face and voice in the prestige accounts of London.  The role will involve the organization and hosting of in-house trainings, distillery tours, securing new stockists and cocktail listings, and assisting with global education projects.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide general, meaningful support, coordination and administration for the Shopper, Trade Marketing and Commercial teams
  • Assist in budget management using internal systems and PR/PO processes.
  • Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and sales related materials
  • Assist with the management of POS and inventory stock takes
  • Assist in planning and coordinating sales activations and events across all sales channels
  • Collate competitor activity
  • General administration duties (e.g. invoice administration, new vendor forms, tracking administration)
  • Assist in promotional events and brand sponsorship events
  • Liaise with agencies and provide documentation/imagery/files
  • Work closely with other departments, assistants and facilities to ensure alignment and support for the Marketing and Commercial Marketing teams

What You’ll Need:

  • Knowledge or interest in the spirits industry and marketing
  • Experience in supporting a team and working in close collaboration with others
  • Communication, planning, and organization skills
  • Capacity to problem-solve and manage issues and escalate appropriately
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to think broadly and creatively
  • Full UK driving license (not essential but preferred)

What We Can Offer You:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Company pension scheme with 8% employer contribution.
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Private Healthcare through Vitality with access to their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Monthly free Gin!
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Access to financial well-being platform Bippit
  • Enhanced sick pay (including two mental health days a year)
  • Enhanced parental leave (6 months fully paid leave for primary caregivers and 1 month for secondary)
  • Quarterly company team days and monthly social events organised by our Ministry of Fun

How To Apply

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Trade Marketing Assistant’, 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: Tuesday, 23rd July

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