• Premium Liquor brands 
  • Global, family business since 1887 
  • Small team, high performance environment
  • Ad posted to Melbourne Bartender Exchange: 20 December 2012 
  • Location: Melbourne

An exciting role exists with William Grant & Sons to further drive our business to new heights, in the capacity of a Whisky Specialist. This is a 12mth contract with a view to be extended.
The Company 
Established in 1887, family-owned William Grant & Sons (WGSA) is a global premium spirits company with a portfolio of award winning products, including Grant’s Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt Scotch Whisky and Hendricks Gin to name just a few. WGSA was set up as a standalone business operation in Australia in 2011 servicing the needs of on and off premise operators nationally. 
An opportunity has arisen to employ a Whisky Specialist in Melbourne. 
The Job 
  • The primary focus of this role will be the activation (develop, manage, coordinate, and implement) of brand strategy for our premium whisky range.
  • The role is based in Melbourne however encompasses the geographic areas of VIC/Tas, SA, WA and will therefore involve some regional and interstate travel.
Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the following duties: 
  • To educate, inspire and guide influencers within the on premise (primary) and off premise (secondary) in order to drive distribution, visibility, trial and subsequent recommendation to consumers of our whiskies. 
  • The Whisky Specialist will foster strong relationships with trade audiences by leveraging an engaging personality, excellent communication skills, and an evident authority of the brands and the broader whisky category.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Sales team to engage, support and achieve common objectives.
  • Timely administration.
The Candidate 
  • A strong spirits background and proven track record achieved through professional experience (e.g. bartending, bar/retail management, sales representative, marketing).
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Passion, in-depth knowledge and curiosity about the whisky category and industry.
  • Mixology experience.
  • Strong relationship building skills. 
  • Natural leadership and motivational skills to achieve individual, team and project results.
  • Dynamic presentation skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrates good administration practices.
How to Apply 
Please send your applications with cover note to laura.thompson@wgrant.com. Please mark ‘Whisky Specialist Application’ in the subject line. Applications close Sunday 13th January 2013. Applicants to be available for interviews on Wednesday 16th January.

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