Vacancy – Account Manager (Scotland) / Nov 19

Job Title: Account Manager
Reporting to: General Manager
Location: Scotland & Newcastle/Tyne Tees region
Position Details: Perm, full time

COMPANY BACKGROUND:
We are a rogue drinks distributor committed to placing some of the world’s best spirits within bars, clubs, restaurants, wholesales, hotels and speakeasies. Spirit Cartel has been shortlisted as IWSC Spirit Distributor 2019.

JOB PURPOSE:
Due to our exciting growth plans, we are looking to appoint an Account Manager who will increase our volumes within key Scottish cities (Glasgow and Edinburgh) and the Newcastle/ Tyne Tees region. This role will also act as the UK brand ambassador for our fantastic brand, Luksusowa Vodka.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Delivering budgeted sales growth and volumes by brand within on and off trade accounts (independent and group) as well as wholesalers
  • Building a regional development plan
  • Identifying trade marketing opportunities and reporting these to the relevant colleagues
  • Working effectively with Account Managers both in Spirit Cartel and our sister company, Berkmann Wine Cellars, to increase distribution
  • Delivering effective training sessions for all brands
  • Act as the UK brand ambassador for Luksusowa Vodka, identifying opportunities to grow the brand and seeing this through in order to ensure there is an increase in awareness (travel throughout the UK may be required for this)

 

EXPERIENCE, SKILLSET & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: 

Essential:

  • A strong understanding of the UK spirits market and current trends in the on / off trade
  • A self-starter who thrives on being given their own space to develop effective business plans whilst also being an exceptional team player
  • Confident at offering solutions
  • An outstanding communicator
  • Experience of having existing relationships with customers in all channels or be able to demonstrate an ability to develop them effectively and quickly
  • Brilliant knowledge of potential customers within the region
  • Sales experience within the alcohol industry and proven ability to build account plans
  • Demonstrate an exceptional level of passion and knowledge for spirits
  • Experience of working with wholesalers and / or retailers

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of production methods and raw materials involved with spirits
  • Cocktail knowledge
  • Experience of working with brands as well as customers

 

WORKING PATTERN:
This role is 37.5 hours per week (9am – 5.30pm, with 1 hour unpaid break per day, Monday to Friday). Please note that it is expected that the successful candidate will work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the job. In addition, you must be willing to travel locally and nationally if required.

CLOSING DATE:
10 December 2019. Please note that should any suitable CVs be received whilst the advert is live then individuals will be invited to interview prior to this date.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please forward your CV to vacancies@spiritcartel.com

OFFER:

  • Receive a competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Company laptop
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension
  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 26 days after 5 years’ service and 27 days after 10 years’ service) plus bank holidays
  • Discount on some of our products
  • Become an integral part of our family business.

 

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.

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

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