Events Brand AmbassadorS - SPRING/SUMMER POSITIONS

Key Skills & Requirements

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Reliable, punctual, willing to learn with a positive attitude
  • Previous experience of working in hospitality desirable but not essential

Please note that this role will involve weekend and evening work.

Responsibilities

  • Setup/breakdown and manning of retail stand or mobile bar
  • Share enthusiasm for and knowledge of the brand
  • Retail of Salcombe Gin products to include cash handling and processing of card transactions
  • Comply with required standards in areas such as manual lifting, food hygiene, ID checks etc
  • Attend event training and meetings as and when required
  • Provide event manager with feedback / debrief post event

How to apply

To apply please email jointheteam@salcombedistilling.com with a brief covering message and attach your CV.


Victuallers HostS / Retail AssistantS - SPRING/SUMMER POSITIONS

Key Skills & Requirements

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Confidence in giving advice and information
  • Previous retail experience is desirable but not essential

Responsibilities

  • Hosting customers and telling the ‘Salcombe Story’
  • Cash handling and processing card transactions
  • Maintaining displays and the shop floor

How to apply

To apply please email jointheteam@salcombedistilling.com with a brief covering message and attach your CV.


Distillery Bar Tenders - SPRING/SUMMER POSITIONS

KEY SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Attentive, outgoing and highly organised
  • Hospitality experience desirable but not essential
  • Must be passionate about cocktails!
  • Please note that this role will involve weekend and evening work.

Responsibilities

  • Bar Tending and cocktail mixing
  • Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards
  • Assisting customers with requests and enquiries
  • Cash handling and processing card transactions

How to apply

To apply please email jointheteam@salcombedistilling.com. with a brief covering message and attach your CV.


Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador for Central England

Location: Central England, home office with extensive travel

Position: Permanent, full-time

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Brand Ambassador & Sales Manager to join our amazing team at Salcombe Distilling Company, to grow and support sales in Central England.

This is not a position for the faint hearted or shrinking violet, this role requires someone who is the embodiment of fun, flair, fortitude, a real people person who shares the same relentless drive, integrity and uncompromising approach that embodies everything we do.

Bridging the gap between Brand Ambassador and Sales Manager you will be the type of person that grabs people’s attention but not seek it. Your role will be to educate people about what makes Salcombe Gin different to other gins.

You will be both a sales person and an educator, personifying the brand and bringing it to life. You should be able to influence the influencers as you are both the medium and the message.

Role overview

Your role will be to grow sales, build brand presence and support and nurture relationships with on and off trade customers across Central England. This will involve working with our existing trade and wholesale accounts and building on these relationships, together with finding new sales accounts in the region as well as supporting our national sales plan. This is a fantastic role for an exceptional candidate with a great opportunity for someone who is ambitious, has an entrepreneurial attitude and who wants to be a key part of our fast-growing luxury brand.

Desired skills & experience

  • You will have a minimum of 2 years experience in on or off-trade sales within the drinks sector
  • Ideally you will have some bar experience and know how to craft fantastic gin cocktails
  • You will have a good relationship base with existing on and off-trade accounts
  • You will be confident in developing and executing a sales and marketing plan, working closely with the company’s founders
  • You will be a natural educator and confident speaking in front of groups of on and off-trade customers and consumers, providing tutored tastings
  • You will have a strong knowledge base about gin and the craft spirits sector
  • You will have an interest in gastronomy and experiencing the finer things in life
  • You should have a natural ability to sell in a consultative manner
  • You should be commercially aware, and results driven
  • You should be organised with an ability to work unsupervised
  • You should be proficient in the use of social media
  • You will be comfortable working with a CRM system
  • You should have a full and clean UK driving license
  • You will be eligible to work in the UK

Key responsibilities

  • To generate new business in the on and off trade sector within the Central England region, regularly following up on sales leads.
  • To manage relationships with existing trade and wholesale accounts.
  • To execute a field sales and marketing plan.
  • To identify, develop and support key accounts through creative sales initiatives and incentives.
  • To keep all accounts up to date on the latest developments with Salcombe Gin through regular customer visits and phone calls.
  • To talk knowledgably and confidently about Salcombe Gin and the wider gin category in front of large groups of current and prospective Salcombe Gin customers and their teams, both at our distillery in Salcombe and at their respective venues.
  • To host training and tasting events for trade and consumers across the region.
  • To provide sampling at off-trade retailers and events.
  • To work diligently and passionately towards hitting our ambitious sales targets

Our ideal candidate:

  • Will be based in Central England, anywhere from Bristol to Cheltenham or Reading to Oxford as your patch will cover from Bristol up to Birmingham and Leamington Spa.
  • Will have huge levels of energy and a sunny disposition who is hard working, flexible, works on their own initiative and likes to get things done.
  • Will share the same high standards, attention to detail and uncompromising approach we have.
  • Will ideally have a couple of years’ experience working within the on and off trade drinks sector, preferably for another small but successful drinks brand and want to be part of the next big gin success story.
  • Must be organised, entrepreneurial and confident with any ability to think on your feet and juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • Should enjoy working as part of a small and close-knit team but have tons of initiative to get things done yourself.
  • Would have a love of the South West and our brand home.
  • Have a good understanding of marketing and social media, together with good computer skills, in particular, Microsoft Office and CRM systems.
  • You should be flexible as you will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Should expect to spend at least 50% of your time on the road, visiting customers and creating new business.
  • Must be professional, personable, presentable, and fun; the bottom line is you will be one of our brand ambassadors and as such a face for our brand.

What’s next?

The world is your oyster. We’re a small, but rapidly growing company that is making big waves. You can be a driving force within the company and a key part of our success. There is scope in the future as we seek to spread our brand further afield to take on more responsibility as the company grows.

Remuneration: Competitive salary dependent upon experience with performance related bonus in addition to company laptop.

Location: Flexible but needs to within your area of responsibility stretching north of Bristol to Birmingham and east of Bristol to Reading and up to Oxford and beyond.

Applications close 20th April 2018

To apply please send your CV together with cover letter to jointheteam@salcombedistilling.com.

Please include the following in your cover letter:

  • Why you think you’d be a great fit for our growing team
  • An interesting fact about yourself
  • An interesting fact about Salcombe Gin
  • Salary history and requirements

Please note, due to the high volume of expected applications we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Who are we?

Salcombe Distilling Co was formed in 2014 by our founders, Angus & Howard, with the sole purpose of creating one of the world’s finest gins in the stunning and iconic coastal town of Salcombe, Devon. Having built a purpose-built distillery on the water in Salcombe, which opened to the public in November 2016 and launched Salcombe Gin to critical acclaim in summer 2016, Salcombe Gin has gained an enviable reputation amongst gin connoisseurs the world over.

With listings in some of the finest restaurants and bars in the UK, together with a plethora of awards, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Three Stars at the Great Taste Awards, 2018 is set to be an amazingly exciting year that you too can be part of.

To get a good idea of what we’re all about, you should probably have a look at our website, our social media and of course try a 'Salcombe & Tonic'.


Sales & Marketing Assistant

Location: Kingsbridge, Devon.

Position: Permanent, full-time

We are seeking a highly-organised, personable and efficient individual to deliver world-class customer service and sales and marketing assistance to our business.

This is a fast-paced, variable and flexible role, with scope for career progression as the company continues to grow.

You will report directly to Angus, one of the company founders and work alongside Andrea our Marketing Manager and our growing sales team.

Role overview

This is a new role and you will quickly become an important member of the team, joining the dots between the sales, marketing and customer support functions.

You will be one of the first points of contacts for our trade and wholesale customers, dealing with telephone orders, email and website order enquiries and providing customer support on a proactive basis.

In addition, you will provide marketing support, helping the company achieve its marketing goals.

Key job activities

  • First point of contact for our trade and wholesale customers, providing them with outstanding account management and customer support
  • Actively upselling to our existing customers when responding to telephone or email orders
  • Answering calls
  • Responding to website enquiries from new and existing trade customers and consumers
  • Liaising with our orders department to ensure smooth processing of customer orders
  • Data entry and maintaining our cloud-based CRM system
  • Updating and maintaining our on and off-trade stockists list
  • Assisting with press enquiries e.g. sample requests, pictures
  • Assisting with print requirements, creation of marketing collateral
  • Liaising with regional partners for promotional and distribution of marketing material
  • Simple website updates, e.g. distillery opening hours, updating mixology pages, content updates
  • First point of response for marketing enquiries
  • Managing social media channels daily, interacting with our followers
  • Management of marketing collateral and internal photo database

Desired skills and experience

  • You will need to be confident, outgoing, polite and above all, enthusiastic
  • You will have previous experience in a similar role
  • Some sales experience preferable
  • You will be extremely well organised and share the same high standards, attention to detail and uncompromising approach we have
  • You will have excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude, always going the extra mile to deliver exceptional customer service both internally and externally
  • You will have excellent English writing skills and grammatical understanding
  • You should have a good understanding of marketing and social media, together with good computer skills

Remuneration: Competitive and dependent upon experience.

Applications close 6th April 2018

To apply please send your CV together with cover letter to jointheteam@salcombedistilling.com.

Please include the following in your cover letter:

  • Why you think you’d be a great fit for our growing team
  • An interesting fact about yourself
  • An interesting fact about Salcombe Gin
  • A sample social media post for Facebook/Twitter/Instagram as if you had written it for Salcombe Distilling Co.

Please note, due to the high volume of expected applications we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Who are we?

Salcombe Distilling Co was formed in 2014 by our founders, Angus & Howard, with the sole purpose of creating one of the world’s finest gins in the stunning and iconic coastal town of Salcombe, Devon. Having built a purpose-built distillery on the water in Salcombe, which opened to the public in November 2016 and launched Salcombe Gin to critical acclaim in summer 2016, Salcombe Gin has gained an enviable reputation amongst gin connoisseurs the world over.

With listings in some of the finest restaurants and bars in the UK, together with a plethora of awards, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Three Stars at the Great Taste Awards, 2018 is set to be an amazingly exciting year that you too can be part of.