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Business Development Executive

William Grant & Sons
East London & Essex
Competitive salary, car, bonus, pension, healthcare
Closing date
23 Jun 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity to join William Grant & Sons, to activate our premium and luxury spirits brands by implementing programmes in our On Trade outlets.

William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive. We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

The Role

  • Manage a core number of Premium, Select and Exclusive accounts within a territory to deliver the On Trade brand building plan and activation programme.
  • Securing portfolio range distribution and cocktail menu status in key outlets to drive advocacy and sales of our brands.
  • Network with the key influencers in the territory and key route to market colleagues.
  • Achieve preferred premium partner status with key outlets by developing tailored solutions to meet consumer and customer needs.
  • Establishing expert status through advice on the Spirits Category, proposing range by segmentation.
  •  Identify new brand and outlet opportunities that enable the targeting of the right consumers.
  • Promote WG&S brands through own social media accounts, and work in partnership with customers to identify social media opportunities to promote our brands.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a self-driven individual, with strong financial acumen and the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the balance between commercial delivery and the brand building agenda. They will have exceptional organisation and presentation skills, as well as strong experience in customer relationship building. Sales and/ or marketing experience in the On Trade is desirable.

The Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees’ financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan. We offer Private Healthcare and a remote GP service called Doctor@Hand, along with Life Assurance at eight times your basic annual salary. Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan, contributing either 4% or 5% through salary sacrifice, with the company contributing 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution.


William Grant & Sons is an independent, family owned premium spirits company.

When our founder William Grant established our company in 1887, he had a vision to make the best dram in the valley, and that vision stands true today as we build brands that are loved the world over.

These include our core brands: Glenfiddich, Grant's, The Balvenie, Tullamore D.E.W., Drambuie, Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum and Monkey Shoulder- and exciting and innovative new brands like The Discarded Spirits Company and Atopia.

We have distilling and bottling operations in Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, India, the US and Mexico and a team of over 2,600 people at 48 global locations.

We consistently win the industry’s top accolades, which are testament to the quality of our liquid, our dedication to our craft and the talent of our people. One hundred and thirty four years on, we are leaders in the international spirits industry and have ambitious plans for growth to ensure our business is sustainable for the long term.

William Grant was a true pioneer. He worked with a close-knit team of talented and passionate people to create a legacy that endures and their spirit is very much at the heart of our culture today.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be a home where Rare Characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.

Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to be their best every day. We encourage a balance of empowerment to give you the flexibility to deliver your potential with teamworking built on our unique culture.

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