Love Drinks Seeking Brand Specialist / Account Manager London and South East

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Clapham-based spirits import and distribution company seek Brand Specialist / Account Manager for London and the South East

Role Purpose

Love Drinks is a dynamic import and distribution company for premium spirit brands in the U.K based in Clapham, South London. Established since 2007, we are a small but growing team of 4 people.

This is a very exciting time of growth where the company volume and profit is growing exponentially and we are now looking for additional committed individuals with either extensive mixology bartending or account management experience. This is an amazing opportunity for the right individual to carve out a long term career in a very exciting and growing company.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Present & promote the love Drinks portfolio to premium London & South East on-trade accounts
  • Managing ad growing an  extensive London account base (circa 500)
  • Developing strong and loyal relationship with key purchasing managers across the On Trade.
  • Organising and executing brand tastings and trainings
  • Networking with key industry influencers
  • Managing and expanding key relationships with on-trade wholesalers
  • Keeping up to date with current market trends and identifying competitor sets.
  • Organising and co-ordinating brand owner visits
  • Managing seasonal and special event promotions
  • Developing and executing bespoke activities
  • Contributing to annual brand plans.
  • Consumer talks and tastings.
  • Supporting at trade and consumer shows.

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A natural ability to build relationships
  • Confident and persuasive communication style
  • Determined
  • Motivated and driven
  • Networking
  • Seeing a task through to the end
  • Being able to Close a sale
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding/interest of social networking a benefit

Salary & Role details

  • Full time 40 hours p/w (occasional weekends)
  • £22-£28K depending on skills and experience
  • Home based with some travelling required.
  • Travel expenses, phone & laptop
  • Start date around March/April 2011

This is a huge opportunity for the right candidate to develop their own role within our business.

Please send covering letter with your CV to Kirsty@lovedrinks.co.uk

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Editor

Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon) www.4bars.com.au, which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.

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