MMI - Maritime and Mercantile International

MMI is a dynamic beverage import marketing, sales, retail, and distribution organization, and our vision is to delight every customer with our passion for quality and service.

Headquartered in Dubai, we operate in 42 countries across South and East Africa, the Gulf & Middle East, Southern Europe, Indian Ocean, and Southeast Asia, making us one of the world’s leading independent distributors.

At every interaction with our portfolio, events, and outlets, we strive for exceptional experiences for our customers and consumers through innovations like the award-winning Le Clos Finest Wines and Luxury Spirits retail concept to trend-driven brands and e-commerce and through operational efficiency and the highest standards of customer service at every touch point.

Job Purpose:

The position entails spearheading the growth and strategic development of the UAE Indian and secondary alcoholic beverage category at MMI and its subsidiaries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driving growth and strategic development in the UAE Indian and secondary alcoholic beverage category, emphasizing network expansion with retailers, third-party importers, and brand owners.
  • Optimizing route-to-market strategies and managing retail range to maximize revenue from value spirits consumers.
  • Supporting category strategy and market insights to improve promotional planning and enhance trade activation effectiveness.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the alcoholic beverage industry.
  • Deep knowledge of the value alcoholic beverage category, encompassing International and IMFL Indian spirits, with extensive market expertise.
  • Proficient in the UAE and Middle East alcoholic beverage markets, adept in commercial analysis, margin management, and executing marketing plans effectively.

Desirable skills and Experience:

  • Beverage procurement experience
  • Project management experience
  • Good working knowledge of on-and off trade business in a large market

What we offer:

Join a team of experienced professionals who are experts in the industry. We want to create memories and provide an exceptional experience to every customer on every visit. That’s why we’re passionate about offering a wide variety of delicious and high-quality products. We’re committed to sustainable practices, reducing our environmental impact, and giving back to the communities that we operate in. We’re committed to putting our people first by creating a positive and supportive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

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