Area Manager, On Premise, Illinois

Job Introduction

Are you ready to learn and be challenged as part of a highly motivated, trusted team at the heart of a thriving business? Our US Commercial Sales team is looking for a rare character and proven sales leader to support the Central Region as the Area Manager, On Premise for Illinois.  

Main Responsibility

The Area Manager will have the ability to influence, manage and effectively communicate the goals of the business to deliver best in class results in the assigned markets by developing and maintain relationships with key members of the On-Premise trade. Effectively managing and overseeing all activities in the area, with an emphasis on securing senior distributor and broker management commitments to align with William Grant goals and initiatives, and analyzing market performance. The Area Manager will be responsible for a team of direct reports, and will be a change leader to motivate the team to achieve advanced levels of sales execution throughout the region.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will bring a wealth of knowledge from the spirits industry specific to distributor management. They will have a strong understanding of the alcohol beverage and spirits industry, with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience working on the supplier side. A proven track record of developing working relationships and a strong business acumen; along with a demonstrated history of developing and mentoring talent within a team is necessary for this role.

What we can offer you

  • 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.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous vacation entitlement.
  • Comprehensive Private Healthcare that includes Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Our employees can join our 401(k) savings plan. The company matches employees’ contribution up to 5%, in addition to a Discretionary Contribution.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life and AD&D cover is a multiple of three times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allowance so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands with your family and friends.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim funding each year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons

A HOME FOR RARE CHARACTERS

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.

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 & 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.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. We’re proud to provide equal opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

OUR AGILE WORKING PHILOSOPHY

Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at recruitment.enquiries@wgrant.com.

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