Brand Ambassador - Monkey Shoulder

Job Introduction

The main purpose of the Brand Ambassador – Monkey Shoulder is to inspire advocacy, love and loyalty for Monkey Shoulder among consumers, trade and media.

Main Responsibility

  • Recruit brand consumers which eventually helps building brand image and awareness to ensure continued growth and awareness of Monkey Shoulder in India.
  • Collaborating with the Brand Team to identify opportunities for partnerships, digitally & on-ground, and execute approved opportunities to create awareness and love on the brand by initiating events, tastings and interviews whilst hosting the ‘right’ consumers, customers, key influencers & media
  • Build strong working relationships with the trade, consumers and the media in order to optimise opportunities to deliver value added activities and raise brand awareness and authority.
  • Collect market intelligence and analyse trends across consumer groups, and share this with Global and Local teams to enable clear KPI, M&E, insights and learnings - strategic prioritization
  • Lead relationships with lighthouse accounts and influential consumers – be the face of the brand and the one-stop-shop for all things Monkey Shoulder
  • Ensure all initiatives and execution is in line with brand plan and activity calendar to ensure brand messages are conveyed with consistency Bring to life drink strategy and occasion based
  • Develop Monkey National Co. as an additional identity for Monkey Shoulder in India, and create content that speaks for the cause

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Whisky and spirits industry knowledge and network, preferably with a proven track record within the on-trade
  • Personal interest in and strong passion for category knowledge and on-trade exploration
  • Charismatic presenter who has excellent communication and training skills and is credible and able to inspire Indian whisky consumers/enthusiasts
  • Ability to conceive, plan and execute both consumer and trade-facing brand engagement activities to inspire brand advocacy
  • Able to travel extensively across India
  • Fluent in English, and any additional relevant Indian languages advantageous but not essential
  • Strong integrity and social skills to effectively develop and manage business relationships
  • Motivated, independent self-starter
  • Carry themselves well – in line with the brand ethos as they will be the embodiment of the brand
  • Proven Influencer Engagement prowess to keep the conversation going on Social Media
  • Cultural sensitivity and curiosity with ability to adapt to various working environments
  • Conscientious and accountable with a demonstrated ability to work well as a team player

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 holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare for employees and dependents
  • Pension provision for local nationals is addressed by the statutory Employees’ Provident Fund. 
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Private Life Assurance
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per 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.

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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