Vacancy – Account Manager (North) / Jan 20

Job Title: Account Manager
Reporting to: General Manager
Location: North (Manchester, Liverpool & Leeds)
Position Details: Perm, full time

We are Spirit Cartel, the AWARD-WINNING IWSC DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR and we are GROWING. We are a rogue drinks distributor committed to placing some of the world’s best spirits within bars, clubs, restaurants, wholesales, hotels and speakeasies. We are a tight knit bunch of hoods hell-bent on importing, flogging and drinking the best spirits from around the world and we have big ambitions to break traditions and set new records. Are you our new passionate and enthusiastic Account Manager who will be responsible for growing our account base in the regions of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds?

Within this position you will help grow distribution of all core Spirit Cartel Brands. It is a key role and will suit somebody with the determination and dedication to deliver budgeted sales growth and volumes and gain listings for core brands within both on and off trade accounts. You will be focused on developing and maintaining customer relationships, through customer meetings, organising innovative and engaging events to build brand awareness and training sessions.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of the UK spirits market and trends in the on and off trade. Ideally you will have some existing key relationships with customers and brilliant knowledge of potential customers within your region. You will have the ability to build a development plan for the region, identifying trade marketing opportunities and the know-how to convert these into sales. Most importantly you will have the ability to sell! We are a close-knit team and you will need to be a key team player committed to helping grow the Spirit Cartel name.

This role requires being a spirit-geek. We would not worry if you do not currently have the required knowledge but you must hold the passion to learn! Our team is built of unique individuals all with different passions in life, but with one shared trait – we are all fascinated by spirits. We want to know everything there is to know about our spirit brands and we are looking for someone who shares this enthusiasm. You may not be a spirit-geek already, but if you have the nerd-gene within you and feel you fit all other criteria, then we want to hear from you!

This is a full time, permanent role working 37.5 hours per week. We are looking for someone flexible to work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of this role. In addition, you must be willing to travel locally and nationally if required.


  • Receive a competitive salary
  • Company laptop
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension
  • A generous 25 days annual leave (rising to 26 days after 5 years’ service and 27 days after 10 years’ service) plus bank holidays
  • Discount on a range of our products
  • Become an integral part of our family business
  • We regularly fund professional qualifications and training for dedicated employees

The closing date for the role will be the 29th February 2020. This is a key role for our business, therefore if you are interested in applying email your CV and/or cover letter to as soon as possible.

Please note that should any suitable CVs be received whilst the advert is live then individuals will be invited to interview prior to the closing date. The first stage interview for this role will be a telephone interview and should you be successful, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview.

Please note that we cannot consider your application if you do not satisfy the required knowledge and experience criteria detailed above. Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide feedback on your application should you not be invited for interview. Should you have not heard from Spirit Cartel within 2 weeks of your application please presume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Equal consideration will be given to all candidates, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, marital status, religion, age or sexuality.

Please note we will not accept CVs sent from recruitment agencies.

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