Authenticity. Provenance. Traceability.

 

We are proudly nonconformist and believe the world needs an antidote to homogeneity and blandness. 
We passionately believe in terroir - in authenticity, place and provenance, in ultimate traceability.
We seek to produce the most natural, thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating & enjoyable spirit possible.
We strive to produce a more characterful spirit, with more integrity and provenance, and expressive of this wonderful island we are lucky to live on. 
Part of the Remy Cointreau family, we are a truly global business with distributors, core influencers and loyal consumers worldwide.

Join our team...

Global Brand Director

   

A unique opportunity has been created to join this progressive and values led business as Global Brand Director. If you’re looking to join a business that actively embraces challenging the norm, that is authentic and truly feels passionate about their people, wider community and stakeholders, then this could be the role for you.

The Global Brand Director will report directly into the CEO and be responsible for the strategic planning for The Botanist brand, the delivery of business expectations and the development of the team. You will play a key role in the Executive Committee, working with the team to deliver the overall vision and mission across the business, also ensuring synergy and alignment across the portfolio. The Botanist is the first and only Islay Dry Gin, launched in 2010 and is now distributed and sold to over 65 countries globally, and sits within the super-premium gin category. The Global Brand Director will develop and implement the long-term and annual brand strategy, developing an in-depth knowledge of the global competitive landscape, to drive strategic insights. Developing a motivated and high performing team to deliver the brand strategy is key, as well as developing capabilities in line with personal development plans.

For this role, we’re looking for candidates who are values led and motivated to be part of a purpose led brand business. The Bruichladdich Distillery is on a unique path, and this is a fantastic opportunity to leave a role where you perhaps feel stifled and want to be part of a bigger mission and purpose that will have a positive impact on wider society. Candidates must have proven consumer marketing experience either in spirits, or from a wider luxury, or premium background, and operated as part of a senior leadership team. The successful candidate will be a natural communicator, able to inspire and lead with passion and conviction with first class strategic thinking. Previous P&L management along with global experience and the willingness to travel is also essential.

Get in touch to arrange a confidential chat about this rare opportunity.

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For more details about this opportunity please contact Marisa Carroll on 07968 506 692 or marisa@denholmassociates.com.

 

 

 

 

Brand Manager

Would you like to work with a brand that is handcrafted, genuine and linked closely to the local community? A brand dedicated to making the difference and doing the right thing in the most effortlessly sophisticated of manners?

If the answer is ‘yes’ you’ll be delighted to hear we are working with a massively successful premium spirits business known for being progressive, innovative and convention challenging.

Our client is looking for a talented Brand Manager to join their expanding marketing team and support the continued growth of one of their key premium spirits brands. (If you like you G&Ts, you’re bound to know the taste of their unique blend of botanicals!)

We are keen to hear from seasoned Brand Managers with experience working across international markets, well versed when it comes to the definition of the brand strategy as well as the global brand guidelines. If you’re capable of the development of tools and assets (ATL & BTL) to activate the brand in a variety of relevant channels and for each target group (key influencers, media, trade experts, end clients), you could be our perfect candidate!

You will also be able to track and monitor the implementation of action plans, create strong insights and deploy corrective actions when targets are not met.  Top this off with your ability to lead brand development projects - touching all elements of the marketing mix.  Sprinkle some product development, POS, PR, media, digital, performance reviews, merchandising - you name it! ...and we definitely want to hear from you!

You will be a business and results-oriented individual, happy to share your sound commercial acumen as well as a creative flare. Your brilliant mind will work in unison with our passion and philosophy and you will be able to inspire, educate and influence. Act with conviction and challenge convention. Bring to work your innovator and entrepreneur hats. Be a team player with a positive, proactive attitude who communicates in a kind, genuine and engaging manner.

This truly is an amazing opportunity to join a unique business with a clearly defined mission. Get in touch for more information and a confidential chat if you feel this could be your next role.

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For more details about this opportunity please contact Agata Szymanczak on 0131 553 8052 or agata@denholmassociates.com.

 

 

 

 

CRM Manager

Are you an experienced CRM and Data Manager with a passion for growing global communities? Are you fed up with your daily commute and fancy living in stunning Islay? This is a new opportunity not to be missed.

We are working with a globally recognised Distillery on Islay to recruit an experienced CRM Manager who will be responsible for developing and managing a brand-new CRM dedicated to their Gin brand.

To date, the brand has been developed through core influencers and trade channels but will now focus on a more consumer-focused communications strategy and as such, require an experienced CRM Manager to take the lead. They are in the development stage of this project, so initially, you'll be involved in specification and design – helping to create the CRM Strategy. It will then be your responsibility to manage CRM on an ongoing basis - involving close liaison with various departments across the business (design, content management and global market teams). The vision for CRM is that it encompasses every digital and physical touchpoint with their customers, globally. So, not just a mailing list!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a global CRM strategy for the premium Gin brand
  • Proactively grow a digital global community for the Gin brand
  • Work in liaison with digital and content creation team members (and external agencies), and global markets, to develop a world-leading content delivery system, with powerful back-end functionality and reporting
  • Develop and evolve typical customer profiles based on research and analytics
  • Deliver relevant and inspiring content to customers based on their profile, preferences, global location and purchase behaviour
  • Whilst you will be supported by other specialist content creators in the team, you will also be expected to originate some written content
  • Manage analytics, reporting and make recommendations to feed into our content and design decisions
  • Champion the CRM solution and educate colleagues on how to get the most out of the platform

Experience required:

  • Proven experience in CRM strategy and development
  • Salesforce experience would be welcomed although not mandatory
  • A passion for communication and relationship building - backed up with analytical skills for data management and reporting
  • Strong background in customer acquisition and retention strategies

Keen to find out more?

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For more details about this opportunity please contact Jackie Anderson on 0131 553 8054 or jackie@denholmassociates.com.

 

 

Artworker 

Are you mad about Typography? A dab hand at Photoshop and InDesign? If so, we’d love to speak with you.

We are currently on the lookout for an experienced Artworker to join the design team at a globally recognised Distillery on Islay. Working closely with the Head of Design, you will create all packaging artwork and labels for the distillery’s range of products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create all packaging artwork for a wide range of products – tins, screen-print for bottles, labels, shipping cases – including multiple versions for global markets, ensuring compliance with local mandatory and legal requirements.
  • Manage the artwork approval process through the legal department and brand team.
  • Ensure consistent application of the distillery’s brands.
  • Produce labels for private cask owners, including liaison with cask owners during the approval process and printing, completed labels in-house.
  • Create miscellaneous ad hoc labels as required for single casks and special bottlings.
  • Support other departments across the distillery such as the communications department, retail, hospitality, etc. creating various literature, adverts, packaging, presentations, signage and event graphics.
  • Support other members of the Product Development Team as required, including picking up overflow work from the Communications Designer.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • High-level technical artwork ability using Adobe Creative Cloud on Apple Mac
  • First-rate illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat skills essential: Photoshop retouching skills an advantage; Powerpoint experience an advantage.
  • High level of attention to detail, especially with regards to critical legal and mandatory requirements.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • High level of organisational skills; able to track and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; disciplined file naming and filing conventions
  • Experience of project management software such as Monday.com or Trello an advantage
  • Good communication and liaison skills across internal departments and external suppliers

This truly is an amazing opportunity to live and work on stunning Islay. 

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For more details about this opportunity please contact Jackie Anderson on 0131 553 8054 or jackie@denholmassociates.com.