Pernod Ricard

Market Activation Executive – 9-month FTC

Your Manager: Senior Marketing Activation Manager

Contract length: 9 months

Team: Trade Marketing Location: Chiswick, West London

We operate a hybrid working approach, which allows you to manage your time between home and office.

Be part of something big

We are Pernod Ricard, a leading company in the global wines and spirits industry with over 19,000 employees globally. We own 16 of the world’s top 100 Spirits Brands and hold one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry with 240 premium brands available in over 160 countries, including: Absolut vodka, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater, Malfy and Monkey 47 gins, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate and Campo Viejo wines.

Here in the UK

In the UK, Pernod Ricard is made up of 3 businesses:

  • Pernod Ricard UK, which markets, sells and distributes our products in the UK market
  • Chivas Brothers, the largest brand company in the Group, responsible for the production and management of our award-winning Scotch whisky portfolio
  • Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, the global and EMEA home of the group’s duty free, air travel and cruises business.

We are an organisation of 2,000 employees in the UK, headquartered in London, in a brand-new office designed with sustainability, ‘conviviality’ and collaboration in mind. We also have offices in Scotland and various distilleries and production sites across the UK from Plymouth to London to Speyside.

Your new team

This position sits in our Global Travel Retail business. Global Travel Retail is one of the Group’s largest markets, bringing Pernod Ricard brands to life in the exciting and innovative Travel Retail channel which includes duty-free, cruise ships & border shops around the globe. With a global footprint across more than 20 locations and over 30 nationalities, our working culture celebrates inclusion and diversity. Our team is united by our shared passion for travel and our shared belief in its transformative power. Travel to the heart of our exciting business with our @pernodricardtravel Instagram page, showcasing our latest projects and innovations around the globe.

Your unique contribution

You will have two main areas of responsibility:

  • Developing Customer Marketing activity and executions
  • Supporting on all aspects of Customer Marketing, brand objectives, market insights and available resources, ensuring that all initiatives are delivered within a timely manner

Who you’ll be working with

  • Internally you’ll develop strong relationships with the Business Unit Marketing Teams, Global Travel Retail Central Marketing, Travel Retail EMEA Customer Services and Supply Chain teams.
  • Externally, you will manage the day -to-day relationship with external activation and promotional staffing agencies. You will also have day-to-day dealings with our customers including category buyers and marketing teams.

Your blend of talent

This position could be right for you if you:

  • Can manage the planning and implementation of all trade marketing activities within a portfolio of key European Travel Retail customers.
  • Have experience of assisting in developing promotional trade plans for customers.
  • Ensure that the marketing A&P budget sheet is accurate and kept updated.
  • Maintain regular contact with promotion agencies and Retail design teams to negotiate costs and timings for production, monitor quality and find new suppliers to optimise costs.
  • Develop strong customer relations to gain a better understanding of their needs.
  • Maintain regular contact and business updates with Customer Marketing and relevant Regional Sales Managers & Key Account Managers.
  • Provide input into consolidated brand and customer activation calendar
  • Provide effective pre and post promotional analysis on all major Customer Marketing activities.
  • Provide useful analysis on the European Travel Retail channel in terms of sales volumes, traveller profiles and trends.
  • Monitor, track and share competitor activity including pricing, promotional activity, product initiatives, category management and advertising.
  • Support projects with domestic markets, ensuring that our Travel Retail activations are in line with and supportive of local campaigns.
  • Ensure that commercial contacts, sales promoters and brand consultants are updated on key brand initiatives and have access to relevant educational materials.
  • Manage and implement appropriate education programmes for local retail staff, agencies and brand consultants for your portfolio of customers.
  • Manage an inventory of custom merchandising, light boxes and brand displays within your customers, including analysis on strategic value / cost vs. return on investment.
  • Regular visits to the field ensuring that our brands are showcased to the travelling consumer in the most premium and efficient way.
  • Provide regular contact reports in line with business needs.
  • Identify customer specific opportunities and exploit these where possible.

Our mix of benefits

For your health, we offer private medical insurance, critical illness cover and an optional healthcare cash plan and dental insurance.

Our lifestyle benefits options include 28 days’ annual holiday, your employee pension, share incentive plan, family care, season ticket loans, free mortgage advice, payroll giving and more!

You can access lots of gifts & discounts, including an allowance each year to spend on our brands in our staff shop and employee discounts from a range of high street retailers.

We have regular events in our very own office bar, employee-run networks, a culture of flexibility and trust and a variety of tools and resources to help you focus on your wellbeing and mental fitness.

Conviviality: the Pernod Ricard Way

We have our own way of doing things. We call it conviviality! It’s our way of being, and something unique you feel and experience when working for Pernod Ricard.

We’re committed to conviviality, and with this, you’ll be Proud to Belong to our Pernod Ricard family. You’ll be Empowered to Perform, supported to succeed, and acknowledged for the value you bring.

We combine all this with our Commitment to Care: we are unlocking the magic of human connection to transform our industry and make a positive impact on the world though our strong focus on Sustainability and Responsibility (S&R).

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion

People are at the heart of everything we do at Pernod Ricard and are the foundation of our collective spirit as ‘Créateurs de Convivialité’.

We promote diversity and inclusion throughout our business and supply chain. In our teams, we proactively foster a diverse work force and an inclusive culture – an environment where we can truly be ourselves.

We will assess your application for this role based on your skills, experiences and achievements, not your gender, age, ethnic or educational background or any other such factors. Please feel free to leave these off your CV and application form if you so wish.

Similarly, if you would like to discuss opportunities for flexible working or require accommodations or support to complete our application process, please let us know.

Responsible drinking

As ‘Créateurs de convivialité’, we want to turn social interactions into genuine and friendly experiences of sharing and wellbeing.

In our culture, we want to create diverse teams in which our differences contribute to our success. Therefore, all are welcome at Pernod Ricard, regardless of your religious beliefs or personal choices on the consumption of alcohol.

In our business, we work together with industry members, civil society, governments, local authorities and UN bodies to promote responsible drinking.

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