Market Manager - Orange County

Requisition Id:  2448
Location: 

Orange County, CA, US, 92660

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 Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic, The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, and Wyoming Whiskey in the American Whiskey category. Edrington also has a strategic partnership with No.3 London Dry Gin. 

Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and employs over 3,000 people in its wholly owned and joint venture companies, with over half employed outside the UK. We own our route to market in 16 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 £322 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. Our business is underpinned by the Edrington values of giving, respect, integrity and excellence.

Compensation

 

$92,400 - $138,600            
 

Position Summary

 

To be a recognized leader in executions and interactions with customers by embodying Edrington’s commercial excellence principles and luxury behaviors.

 

The Market Manager manages all aspects of the assigned channel(s) within the territory, working closely with their Edrington counterparts and Distributor teams, to deliver short-term results and build long-term brand value. Key pillars of the position include Distributor Programming, Brand Building, Pricing Strategy. Success in the position will deliver (or over-deliver) against defined annual goals and continued exceptional growth of the Edrington brands including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, Brugal Rum, Wyoming Whiskey, Noble Oak Bourbon and No. 3 Gin. The Market Manager will also play a key role, (acting as State Lead in some instances) supporting the Area/Regional Manager and working in close collaboration with the distributor partner to shape the business in their territory in all trade channels (focus on/off).

Job Description

 

  • Understand the strategic direction for the assigned territory across relevant channels and segments with emphasis on Macallan and Breakthrough Brands’ activation to support brand development.
  • Assist in communicating the Strategic Direction and Edrington priorities to Distributor Sales Teams at the local level. Instill belief and create buy-in throughout distributor teams.
  • Work effectively with Division Marketing team and Operations to deliver against the Strategic Imperatives of the organization, delivering exceptional in market results.
  • Understand how to optimize allocation of Edrington and Distributor resources (including LMF if applicable) against portfolio brand standards within the assigned territory.
  • Drive leading global luxury and super premium brands to deliver yearly depletion and profit growth while simultaneously engaging in long term brand building activities.
  • Accelerate the growth of a Edrington brands with emphasis on top 3 focus brands in local market.
  • Cultivate new opportunities for a strong core business and optimize E-commerce programs and distribution.
  • Capture and report all trade and consumer interactions and activations in Go Spot Check. 
  • Assist in building Edrington’s reputation as a recognized leader in the adult beverage industry by key stakeholders through clear communication, consistent engagement, and professional conduct.
  • Manage, grow, and develop team of direct reports

Skills and Experience

 

  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience Previous industry experience a plus, but not required
  • 3+ years’ experience in a fast-growing FMCG environment, Alcohol Beverage Industry experience is highly desirable or luxury brand experience
  • Passion for super premium brown spirits (Scotch, Rum, Bourbon, Tequila)
  • Ability to manage a broad network of internal and external partners
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and a positive attitude when facing opportunities and challenges
  • Exceptional organizational & event production/management skills
  • Adept at networking, selling, and interacting with diverse groups of people
  • Strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills
  • Use of social media (Facebook, Instagram) & technology where appropriate within Edrington policy
  • Ability to work independently, manage a personal schedule, think creatively
  • Experience Managing a Team
  • Role requires evening and weekend coverage – it is a full-time role with non-standard hours
  • Commercial experience is desired, marketing experience a plus
  • Experience and/or understanding of on/off premise environment
  • Knowledge of syndicated data (IRI, Nielsen)
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Overnight travel required as needed to conduct job function
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must reside in Orange County, CA.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Benefits and Perks

 

  • 20 days of Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Leave Days and Company Holidays
  • Holiday Break from December 25th through 31st
  • Hybrid Working Schedule
  • Health Insurance with Premiums fully paid by Edrington for Employees and Dependents
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Life Insurance and Disability Plans
  • Pre-Tax Benefits
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Professional Development
  • Wellbeing and Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Robust Parental Leave Policies
  • Company Events and Perks
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    By joining Edrington, you not only become a part of a dynamic and innovative team but also gain access to a range of benefits that prioritize your success, health, and happiness.

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, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles