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Regional Director Southern Europe

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Job Introduction

The Southern Europe region is an important market for premium and luxury spirits, with good underlying category growth and premiumisation dynamics. Having already established a strong footprint in the region, we are looking for a Regional Director to unlock the next phase of growth for the William Grant & Sons portfolio. The purpose of the role is to define the long-term strategy for the region and work with a motivated internal and distributor team to deliver superior commercial execution to achieve long-term sustainable sales and profit growth.

Main Responsibility

Develop and deliver the Regional Strategy by identifying the most attractive value pools and Route to Consumer opportunities, optimising the value of WG&S brands within them, seeking ways to gain competitive advantage and effectively prioritise resources. Responsible for implementing the strategy in markets through the WG&S Brand Business Unit team alongside a motivated network of third party distributors.  

Accountable for managing and controlling the regional P&L to ensure budget delivery, taking responsibility for the financial forecasting & 5-year planning.

As a key member of the UK, France and Southern Europe leadership team, you will lead, inspire and develop your team in line with the company values to maximise employee performance and engagement.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have considerable commercial leadership experience with a proven track record of growing businesses and nurturing brands in the Southern Europe region or at a global level. Results oriented with a “can do” attitude, you are culturally aware, able to adapt personal style as needed and you work effectively with various internal and external stakeholders (commercial, marketing, finance and supply chain teams). You are an exceptional leader and team player, willing to manage a range of tasks from strategic to hands on operational delivery.

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 plans.
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension provision for employees
  • 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 three times times your annual 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


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 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.


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

We want to make sure that all applicants are treated equally. To support this we will anonymise all applications during the screening stage. Details such as name, dates and educational establishments will only be visible to the recruitment team and hiring leader once an applicant is invited to interview, these details are hidden during the screening stage. To be able to anonymise applications they all need to be in the same format. You can upload a CV but we would also ask you to complete an application form – your CV will not be visible during screening. We hope you agree that this is good use of your time to help ensure a fair recruitment process.

William Grant & Sons

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