Director, Innovation Brands

Job Introduction

The Director, Innovation Brands will facilitate the positive development of their assigned brands and team members. They will assume strategic leadership of the brand, with direct responsibility for developing and achieving volume and value growth targets with a clear focus on driving the brand vision and equity. They will lead the innovation agenda for WG&S in the USA, identifying opportunity, securing resource and executing brilliantly.

Main Responsibility

The Director, Innovation Brands will direct the annual and long-range brand planning cycle while identifying and championing growth platforms. They will also lead innovation strategy for WG&S USA by identifying, prioritizing and championing innovation opportunities from the global innovation agenda, plus local opportunities. The Director, Innovation Brands will also develop and champion the innovation commercialization model, driving execution and results, along with the consumer communications strategies and break-through promotional programs while analyzing in-market performance.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate has progressively responsible brand management experience within the beverage/alcohol industry or consumer product goods industry along with a strong understanding of the marketing mix and key levers to impact a brand’s performance. We’re looking for a driven professional with strong influencing skills with a bias for action and a hands-on attitude. 

This role is not eligible for International relocation.

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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