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Commercial Sales Graduate - New York

Requisition Id:  1367

New York, NY, US, 10010

About Edrington

Edrington’s vision is to give more by crafting exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked Malt in the blended malt category. Our portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic and Noble Oak American Whiskey. Edrington also has strategic partnerships for No.3 London Dry Gin, and Wyoming Whiskey. Edrington is headquartered in Scotland with global presence in its wholly owned and joint venture companies. We own our route to market in 15 countries and distribute our brands to more than 100 countries around the world through joint ventures and third-party agreements. Edrington’s principal shareholder is The Robertson Trust, which has donated £301 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. Our business is underpinned by the Edrington values of giving, respect, integrity and excellence. 

Commercial Graduate Program

Fixed term Contract: 2 years

Location: New York

Salary: $65,600 - $115,200

Position Summary

The Edrington Graduate Programme has been designed to help launch your graduate career and realise your ambitions. We encourage you to explore different parts of the business, build collaborative networks and develop your skills and experience in-role and through learning opportunities. You will be placed at the Commercial coalface of our business allowing you to be exposed to all key aspects of our customer-centric operations including learning all about our incredible brands and our complex and demanding routes to consumers and customers. The programme will kick off with a comprehensive induction and immersive experience to fully embed you into the business. Responsibilities and objectives will be determined at the beginning of each rotational placement so that expectations and deliverables are clear, and measurable. This will be coupled with central and functionally led learning objectives which underpin the overall programme. You will take responsibility to fully engage in all learning and role-based responsibilities and, throughout the programme, we will seek for you to build skills and knowledge in key areas, including:

  • Leadership essentials.
  • Storytelling and presenting with impact.
  • Work effectively with the Division Marketing team and Operations to deliver against the strategic imperatives of the organization, developing exceptional in market results.
  • Clearly communicate the strategic direction and Edrington priorities to distributor sales teams and trade.
  • Build exceptional business relationships, drive brand focus, manage performance & delivery, and provide leading customer service.
  • Drive leading global luxury brand to deliver yearly profit growth and simultaneously grow brand equity.
  • Project and allocation management
  • Understanding account segmentation, data and reporting to consistently move the brands forward.
  • Commercial awareness, understanding finance & marketing.
  • Negotiation skills
  • Sales training & education across all trade components.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will be a university graduate, with a recently completed degree in a relevant subject with a passion for a commercial role with delivery and customers at the heart of it.. You will be passionate and enthusiastic, with the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities through inspiring colleagues and leading by example. You will have the confidence to positively challenge, to solve problems and value diversity of thought. A resilient mindset, an agile and flexible approach, and the desire to collaborate with others, beyond your own team will be held in high regard. Accountability for learning, creating the space to be curious with a continuous improvement mind-set is essential. Give more - be yourself and get involved, because together, we will build a sustainable future for our industry, positively impact the societies in which we operate and make a world of difference.


We foster an environment that values diversity of thought, and want all of our colleagues to feel welcomed, valued, and able to make meaningful contributions and be their full authentic self.

Benefits and Perks

  • 25 days of paid time-off, 8 paid holidays, end of the year break and office closes every Friday at 1PM
  • 100% employer paid health benefits for employee and dependents
  • Competitive 401K company match
  • Employer paid Short & Long Term Disability and basic Life Insurance
  • Pre-tax benefits
  • Mentoring
  • Global Wellbeing program

Equal opportunities

Edrington provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, 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, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City