London account manager is needed at South Western Distillery

  • Full Time
  • London

swdistillery South Western Distillery

South Western Distillery is looking for an outgoing and highly-motivated craft spirits lover to independently drive sales of Tarquin’s Gin & Cornish Pastis in London’s best bars, restaurants, hotels, and retailers.

The role:

  •  Is challenging and varied – no two days are likely to be the same
  • Ultimately you would be responsible for structuring the entire working week
  • Creating and executing a field sales and marketing plan
  • Generating premium on and off-trade business, with meetings and tastings
  • Managing accounts of current listings, implementing incentives etc
  • Thorough and ever-growing knowledge of spirits so you can speak with confidence and contagious enthusiasm
  • Hosting events for trade and consumers (willing to travel throughout rest of UK and overseas potentially)
  • Sampling at off-trade retailers and events. Training staff at accounts, maybe stirring/shaking a drink or two
  • Hitting ambitious sales targets. Cold calling 7 – 10 accounts per day
  • Working under pressure
  • Updating detailed sales database daily
  • Working remotely from HQ near Padstow
  • Social media
  • Opportunity to get involved with other aspects of marketing too, if interested


  • Need to be confident in creating and executing a sales/marketing plan (with Tarquin)
  • Need to work well as part of a team, often remotely, and be highly independent
  • Able to use Microsoft Excel, and learn to use CRM software – past experience is good
  • Should be happy working under pressure to ambitious targets
  • Need to be flexible and adaptable
  • Need to be highly organised and strategic
  • Need to have bags of initiative, being able to make important decisions on your own
  • Should have a holistic approach to promotion, with passion for the products, ethos and an understanding of what we can offer the South West drinks market
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Sales experience and/or university degree

Salary will be structured with a base, plus performance related bonuses. On top of that, SWD will provide you with a phone, laptop, a regular supply of gin & pastis and training.


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