Global Connections Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Advocacy, Connections and e-Commerce (ACE) team sits within Global Marketing, and plays a key role in delivering on marketing’s vision to ‘put people at the heart of our brands, building them for enduring fame’.

The ACE team builds advocacy at scale directly with target consumers and influencers as well as supporting markets to build and execute consistent and relevant brand experiences across touchpoints that drive awareness and conversion along the path to purchase.

The Global Connections Manager will work closely with our Global Brand Teams to deliver best in class connections strategy, omnichannel ecosystem planning and activation across some of the world’s most iconic drinks brands.

Main Responsibility

  • Partner with assigned Global Brand Teams and Shopper Marketing on Path to Purchase mapping and diagnosis of marketing challenges and barriers as well as opportunities for growth through connections plans.
  • Support Brand teams on preparing and delivering Connections briefs /Digital Activation briefs into our global agency partners that will deliver best in class strategies and plans.
  • Partner with Global Brand Teams and wider stakeholders to build integrated omnichannel strategies and ecosystems across paid, owned and earned touchpoints to ensure effective delivery of brand’s connections plans. Support teams with any digital testing needs.
  • Manage the briefing and delivery of effective digital plans, as managed through our global agency. This will encompass predominantly global social media planning, but will also encompass wider digital planning and digital partnerships at a global level.
  • Manage global agency in digital media planning/buying to deliver best in class digital activations in service of a range of brand-building and conversion KPIs. 

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Wants to be part of a brilliant team and a great Company to work on some of the drinks industry’s most iconic bands.
  • Has 6+ years’ experience of working in a strategic connections planning or strategic media planning role.
  • Can bring strong digital capabilities and experience to our business especially when it comes to social media and performance.
  • Is passionate about interpreting brand and business diagnostics to deliver actionable outcomes.
  • Is a resilient self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity in a fast paced business environment and who can work on their own initiative.

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 and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • 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.
  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, while continuing to protect our product. To reduce the risk access to our sites is limited to those essential to our production. All other employees are currently working from home.  

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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