Market Manager, On Premise (Chicago) - Central Division - Chicago, IL

$80,000 - $90,000 - Commercial
Ref: 475 Date Posted: Wednesday 04 Sep 2019
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The Market Manager, On Premise (Chicago) – Central Division manages all aspects of the assigned channels within the territory, working closely with their Edrington Americas counterparts and Distributor teams, to deliver short-term results and build long-term brand value.  This person will work within the region gaining new points of distribution and executing consumer-facing events.  Key pillars of the position include: Key Account Management, Distributor Management, Merchandizing and Brand Building Activations.

Job Responsibilities

  • On Premise Key Account Management – Gain menu placements, POD’s, merchandizing, and grow business in respective accounts.
  • Drive a leading global luxury brand to deliver yearly profit growth and simultaneously grow brand equity.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with trade, key tastemakers and Influencers
  • Lead and develop Prestige - On Premise sales programs, service rituals and implement brand experiences.
  • Effectively track and manage assigned budgets.
  • Assist in communicating the Strategic Direction and Edrington priorities of the prestige marques in our portfolio to Distributor Sales Teams at the local level. Instil belief and create buy-in throughout distributor teams
  • Understand how to optimize allocation of Edrington and Distributor resources against portfolio brand standards within the assigned territory.
  • Cultivate new opportunities for a strong core business.
  • Support the continued evolution of the Edrington Americas business to develop gold-standard organizational capabilities.
  • Assist in building Edrington America's reputation as a recognized leader in the beverage industry by key stakeholders.
  • Distributor Management: Build exceptional business relationships, drive brand focus, manage performance & delivery, and provide leading customer service.
  • Brand Building:  Put the consumer at the heart of the conversation, ensure local marketing plans are exceptionally executed, support all nationally lead activities at the local level, and act as an unwavering brand guardian.
  • Pricing Management:  Understand the local pricing strategy and maintain an active awareness of competitive activity.
  • P&L Management:  Deliver against depletion targets, grow brand value to deliver the annual profit plan within the territory.

Knowledge, Skills & Core Competencies Required

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years’ experience in a fast growing environment, Beverage Alcohol Industry experience is highly desirable
  • Ability to work nights at least 2 days a week
  • Ability to achieve results through influencing others
  • Sales experience is a bonus
  • Marketing experience is a bonus
  • An understanding of On/Off premise is an advantage
  • Experience working in a change oriented and entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of the 3 tier system is required
  • An ability to provide leading customer service delivery is required
  • Basic understanding of marketing strategy and market mix
  • Proficiency with MS Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent Interpersonal and  Presentation Skills 
  • Knowledge of syndicated data (Nielsen, IRI, Diver, etc.) is an advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, self-management, social awareness
  • Ability to manage a broad network of internal and external partners and relationships
  • Ability to analyse business issues and suggest solutions that drive the company’s success
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and a positive attitude when facing opportunities and challenges
  • Ability to work independently and remain focused in a dynamic working environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally, at all levels of the organization
  • Overnight travel required as needed to conduct job function
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • In this position you should be able to demonstrate the leadership standards (Inspire, Change, Collaborate, Engage and Deliver) within your role on a day-to-day basis

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% employer paid premium medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401k with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% employer paid premium long and short term disability
  • 100% employer paid premium life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Additional life insurance options
  • Flex time
  • Paid Holidays*
  • 25 PTO Days
  • Summer Fridays Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Discounts platform access 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pretax parking/commuter benefit
Edrington provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to general legal requirements, Edrington complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.