If you have a love and knowledge of Islay Whisky two famous brands have a job that may sound like a dream to you. Popular Whiskies from Islay, Bruichladdich and Octomore both have jobs available – as the team are currently seeking global brand managers.
Resurrected in 2000, Bruichladdich distillery is situated at the wild Rhinns of Islay.
Octomore was first distilled in 2002 by Bruichladdich, when then master distiller Jim McEwan decided to create a peated single malt.
The Bruichladdich brand manager role is maternity cover for 12 months. The job with Octomore is permanent, and both listings are being advertised with recruitment consultants Denholm Associates.
If you’re interested in applying for either or both of these roles, you’d better brush up on some key areas of expertise: The ability to build annual brand plans and global toolkits which can be localised to different markets’ needs, brand Management experience of working within premium spirits or luxury goods, brand marketing knowledge and experience with proven track record of delivering success. These skills are ideally both in local and international markets. A passion for Whisky and a genuine enthusiasm is key, along with a good working knowledge of premium spirits.
Of the Octomore position, the job ad reads: “This is a dynamic role within a small and agile team. If you are passionate about the whisky/spirits category and love the idea of working on a cult brand then we want to hear from you.”
The Bruichladdich brand manager job ad reads: “Bruichladdich are at a new stage in the life cycle for the brand with clear ambitions for the future and are developing a new brand idea, range architecture and campaign for relaunch.
“The role will require impeccable project management skills to manage this relaunch, a clear understanding of markets and interpersonal skills to ensure buy in and agency management to create assets for best in class activation.
“It is an incredible opportunity for someone passionate and ambitious to work in an agile business on a brand that is stand out in the industry.
“If you are an entrepreneurial and strategic brand manager who has a wealth of consumer brand experience and challenges the status quo, we want to hear from you.
To find out more and apply, please visit the Denholm Associates website.