Marketing Director

Glasgow area


Highly Competitive Salary & Benefits Package


Do you have exceptional leadership skills with demonstrable strategic brand and commercial marketing experience? Do you feel ready to step into one of Scotland’s most prized senior marketing roles? Do you want the opportunity to lead the marketing direction of the UK’s premier premium spirits portfolio? If so, then please read on. We are delighted to be partnering with Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, proud winners of the 2019’s ‘Employer Brand of the Year’ by the Marketing Society Scotland, on their Marketing Director appointment. Edrington Beam-Suntory UK has gone through transformational change which has culminated in a move to brand new offices in Glasgow’s city centre, a rebrand and the recent opening of a brand-new London office in Soho. They are now the custodians of the UK’s largest luxury spirits portfolio, the 3rd largest supplier of branded spirits in the UK and the country’s largest whisky supplier. Edrington-Beam Suntory UK’s premium portfolio boasts leading household brands including The Macallan, Laphroaig, Highland Park, Maker’s Mark and Bowmore. They also look after the House of Suntory range of premium Japanese craft spirits. Employing in the region of 230 employees across the UK, Edrington-Beam Suntory UK provides ample opportunity for entrepreneurial flare, empowerment and opportunities for growth for which there are exciting and tangible aspirations across all key categories.

The UK Marketing Director is a critical hire with strategic and operational responsibility for the brand portfolios of both shareholders in the UK and supporting the delivery of Edrington Beam-Suntory’s goal of being the UK’s fastest growing and admired premium spirits portfolio. Playing a key role as part of the Executive Team, you will have four direct reports with an overall team of 50 across Insight, Category Development, Brand PR & Events and Portfolio Management with significant budget responsibility. Building strong relationships with both Shareholders’ Global Marketing teams will be central to your role as you build trust and credibility across all key stakeholders. Through your team, you will provide leadership and direction in the creation of world-class, insight driven brand and channel plans for the entire premium portfolio, focused on recruiting consumers, profitably driving market share growth and delivering the UK budget. Working closely with the Commercial team will be pivotal to maximise growth through all channels in the UK, with a particular opportunity to drive e-commerce.

What does it take to be successful in this role? We are looking for candidates who possess excellent leadership skills with the ability to inspire, embrace change and be bold in their thinking with high levels of curiosity, as well as working collaboratively to deliver results. Strong commercial acumen is imperative, and current knowledge of the UK market as well as the ability to translate that to working with International/Global teams. We are looking for a proven track record in senior brand and commercial marketing experience with a background in ideally drinks or wider luxury FMCG. Previous experience of working on luxury brands where digital has played a key role in shaping and driving growth would also be highly advantageous. First class communication and influencing skills are essential whilst being able to seamlessly switch between tactical and strategic topics and deliver successfully within the JV structure. This is a tremendous chance to join a growth focused and ambitious business where you can be a key driving force on its impressive upward trajectory.

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