Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax and Sam with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London Dry Gin back to its home; gin made the way it used to be and the way it should be. Since then we’ve grown tremendously fast, acquiring new stills, recruiting new drinkers, moving premises to Chiswick and building on our great team.Moreover, we’ve recently joined forces with Beam Suntory to help us take Sipsmith to all four corners of the globe. Beam Suntory is a company that values heritage, craftsmanship and people as much as we do, opening up exciting new opportunities for the team and the business.

In addition, at Sipsmith we like to work hard to create a great place to work where everyone can be creative, autonomous and have lots of fun. It’s our team here who drive our great culture and every character at the Distillery makes our business what it is (on top of our world class gin). We work very hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do and feels like part of the family. We are looking for someone for whom this resonates with and who is excited to be a great addition to the Sipsmith family from the word ‘go’.

We are looking for an inspiring Global Junior Brand Manager to join our dynamic and hardworking Marketing team.

Title:         Global Junior Brand Manager

Report to: Global Senior Brand Manager

Based at:  The Distillery, Chiswick

Salary:      Competitive, with bonus + benefits

Candidate Profile:

The Sipsmith Global Junior Brand Manager will have 3 years of marketing experience. This person will create and execute consumer-centric content led brand plans. We are looking for candidates who have cut their teeth in an entrepreneurial and brand-led business, or have international brand experience and is looking to move to a high growth start-up spirited brand. We are looking for a sparky, energetic marketer with a creative flair for developing and emerging brands. Equally important, this candidate will have excellent project management skills, a bias for action and a commitment to get a job over the line, in time, in full. The Global Junior Brand Manager will be a team player, a great communicator as well be highly organised, with the ability to process a lot of information and put the jigsaw together.

Experience in exporting global brand creative assets to local markets and adapting to market needs is preferable. Operational knowledge of consumer experiences, PR, digital marketing and any trade marketing activities is important.

The marketing team works in the truest sense of the term “team”, working together to create integrated plans and always being alert to support one another when workload may spike in one area. Volunteering to support the team during busy event seasons, outside of office hours, is important, in addition to your particular assignments.

Travel:     30%, globally.  Based in Chsiwick at the Distillery

Critical Relationships:  Global Senior Brand Manager, Global Head of Business Development, each member of the Sipsmith marketing team, the Beam Suntory local market brand teams.

Key Responsibilities include:

– Collaborating with markets to create annual brand plans, deliver content required and run frequent routines to support their local market needs with the best interests of the brand

– Working in partnership with the Global Head of Business Development to develop and deliver on-trade activations and consumer experiences across the world.

– Assist in creation of global toolkits and roll-out to markets

– Brand Guardianship – auditing consistency of execution and inspiring the highest of standards

– Run global calls – set up and lead a forum for countries to share in success and inspire one another to better plans

– Lead integration projects such as global POS procurement and gifting

– Lead global activation projects from the Distillery

– Lead global activation projects from the Distillery

– Act as single point of contact for global brand manager network

– Assist in leading innovation projects

– From time to time, you may be required to support activations away from the distillery out of standard office hours – during busy seasons, the entire company partake in samplings and events.

Candidate Characteristics include:

– Highly organised and completer finisher

– Team player and great communicator

-Attitudinal: no ego, fun, wants to muck in, humble, friendly, self-starter

– Exhibits a curiosity and passion for consumers

– Already a ginthusiast, or new to gin and willing to learn about / become passionate about gin

How to apply:

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject title ‘Sipsmith Global Junior Brand Manager’ and a cover letter, no longer than one page, explaining a little about your relevant experience and why you would be a good fit for this role and for Sipsmith.

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2018.  (Please note that we may interview and candidates prior to this date or keep it rolling until the perfect swan is found.)


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