Portfolio Ambassador - London


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Portfolio Ambassador – London

Your Manager: Brand Activation  Manager

Team: BIH Team Commercial

Location: Field Based – Full UK Driving Licence Required. 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 and also drives the global development of our iconic Gin brands through The Gin Hub
  • 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.


Your new team

This position sits in our Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) business. Our diverse population of 300+ passionate employees have been creating conviviality since 2001, bringing our premium brands and unforgettable experiences to the UK. As the world’s 2nd largest spirits market, the UK is a key location for our company. Since 2017 PRUK has also hosted The Gin Hub, the team responsible for managing the Group’s unrivalled portfolio of ‘Premium+’ International Gins globally.


At PRUK, we have a culture that blends performance and conviviality: we are recognised as an open and diverse business with a firm commitment to our employees’ wellness, inclusion and safety and to making a positive impact on our industry and environment.


The Portfolio Ambassador role sits within the PRUK Brand Activation Team in our Commercial Channel. As a Portfolio Ambassador you will support the building of our brands through both trade and consumer facing initiatives.


You will work with the experiential team and commercial colleagues on brand initiatives with focus around, advocacy, key events education and customer engagement. A passion for and enhanced knowledge of our brands is imperative with the chosen candidate working across our extensive and enviable portfolio.


Your unique contribution

You will have 3 main areas of responsibility:


Consumer Engagement You will be the face of Pernod Ricard brands at activations and events throughout the year. You will be confident speaking in front of groups of people with the ability to engage and hold the attention of an audience. You will have and build experience at different activations that allows you to consider how we might best be able to adapt future consumer experiences.


Trade Engagement: You will have the ability to build strong, influential networks across the trade that can lead to tangible action and results. There will be an on-trade focus especially within the region in which you are working, but there are also a lot of opportunities to work with our key partners in the off trade and our partner agencies.


Category Expertise: You will be an Ambassador of all products within the Pernod Ricard portfolio and as such need a good base knowledge of all major spirits categories. You will be able to quickly pick up and learn key information about our brands and share that with trade and consumers in an engaging way. You will have a good knowledge of and ongoing interest in cocktails and the trends forming in the on trade.


Who you’ll be working with

Internally: Your main stakeholders will be the Brand Ambassadors, Experiential team, Commercial team and Brand Managers.


Externally, you will interface with Consumers, Trade, Influencers, Commercial partners and Advocacy teams in other markets


Your blend of talent

This position could be right for you if you:

  •  Enjoy a fast paced environment, can develop and deliver best in class training, experiences, drinks development and PR.
  • Have good time and diary management skills.
  • Are able to build rapport and relationships quickly.
  • Can develop and implement a plan to help grow advocacy and visibility for the Pernod Ricard portfolio across key cities within your region.
  • Are digital savvy and able to deliver engaging content for the trade and consumers alike.
  • Have a strong understanding of the drinks industry (Spirits, Wine. etc), the trade and its importance.


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.


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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