Job Title: Brand Ambassador, Absolut Date Written: April 1, 2019
Department: Marketing Reports To: Area Activation Manager
The Brand Ambassador position will be responsible for gaining traction for Absolut through brand building activation, trade advocacy, and supporting the commercial goals of Activation Specialists, distributor partners and local sales teams. The role serves to increase brand awareness, drive velocity, distribution, trade education objectives.
Educate and Inspire:
• Serve as the face of the premium spirits brand(s)
• Execute on and off premise trainings
• Collaborate with local team and distributor partners to drive sales, in market account planning, activation planning and KPI delivery
• Distributor, Activation Specialists and local team 'work withs'
• Recruitment for key brand trade and consumer events
• Create and maintain relationships with key market stakeholders; local trade community, distributor partners, influencers and local partners
• Engage with BarSmarts by recruiting key trade members and activating at Advanced events
• Assist in driving sales and distribution
Engage and Influence:
• Establish key strategic partnerships on a local level that resonate with the brand consumer engagement platform
• Host strategic partnership events on a quarterly basis
• Social media maven – increase network and posts that align with brand consumer engagement platform
• Execute key retailer events
• Engage with Prestige portfolio on experiential events within Prestige network
• Engage within bartender advocacy education programs within PRUSA
• Establish a network of key trade partners and brand advocates
• In market expert
• Budget management
• Weekly pre-plans
• Monthly recaps
• Quarterly business review recaps
• Expense management
• Lilypad reporting on a daily basis
• Staff training reporting
• Competitive activity reporting
• Social media presence
Key Contact points (external and internal):
• Area Activation Managers
• Activation Specialists
• Local Market Managers
• Local Distributor Team
• Brand Activation Team
• Brand Team
• Four-year college degree is preferred
• Requires 5+ years of spirits experience
• Strong social media presence required
• Ability to travel up to 75%
• Strong voice – able to relay, effectively, information and points of view in a persuasive manner, building consensus across constituencies. Excellent written and spoken communication.
• Fiscally minded – able to manage, track and forecast funding needs to the benefit of the business.
• Sales minded – able to sell and leverage the PRUSA portfolio
• Digital Savvy – understands the importance of social media and able to leverage within the on-premise universe and has a large social network
• Commercially minded – able to work collaboratively with all commercial partners, and to ensure ongoing communication.
• Team oriented – able to work collaboratively and within company style across a variety of teams, personalities and situations to ensure consistency of programming and belief in concept.
Who are we?
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at http://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.