Current Vacancies

Marketing, Sales and Distillery Assistant

 

Location: Maidstone ME14 1HP

Closing date: 29/05/2020

Full Time with flexible working hours from Monday to Sunday, 40 hours per week.

Salary: £20,000 to £27,000

 

WHO ARE WE?:

 

Located central to the County Town of Kent, Maidstone Distillery is situated in the historic and beautiful setting of the Market Buildings and old Corn Exchange. 

 

After carefully perfecting our first two products, George Bishop London Dry Gin and Ranscombe Wild Small Batch Gin, and refurbishing our space to install our spirit still, tankage and production line, we are very close to launching.

 

Maidstone has a fascinating history of distilling dating as far back as the 18th Century, and it is this alongside our own personal desire to create unique and delicious spirits, that makes us so unique. 

 

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY:

 

No two days at the Distillery will be the same! This role is to assist with two key parts of the business: our marketing and spirit production.

 

When we’re not ‘in production’ we will need your efforts to help with marketing us and our products. We already have a supportive and engaged group of followers and subscribers across social media, and also in the local press. You will assist us in promotion activities, social media, and in sales activities.

 

Production involves helping our Head Distiller prepare, distil, condition and polish our spirits and the necessary record keeping involved. Other duties will include assisting with our bottling and labelling line.

 

The nature of the business requires lifting heavy goods and due to alcohol licensing laws you must be 18 or over at the time of appointment. The hours will also vary, particularly on distilling days as these can run into the evening, so flexibility will be very useful.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide support to marketing team

  • Correspondence with press and media

  • Targeted sales campaigns with stockists and customer base

  • Execute marketing strategy, including use of social media

  • Work with marketing team to manage brand and marketing initiatives

  • Perform market and client research

  • Attend trade shows, local markets, company events

  • Distilling and blending spirits

  • Accepting incoming goods

  • Stock control and reordering

  • Bottling and casing products

  • Stock auditing

  • Keeping accurate records

  • Dispatch of goods through couriers

  • General tidying of distillery production and storage areas

  • Being a flexible member of a small, dynamic and fun team

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of organisation and attention to detail

  • Comfort with multi-tasking in a deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Outgoing personality with strong interpersonal and social abilities

  • Team working skills

  • Good IT skills, previous experience with social media platforms would be advantageous

  • Competent numeracy skills

  • Awareness of Health and Safety

  • First Aid experience would be useful, but training can be given

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

  • Ideally minimum 1 to 2 years working experience in a commercial environment - either in a marketing role or in the drinks industry

  • Education attainment to A-Level preferred or equivalent – we want to see an aptitude for learning and an ability to apply yourself

  • Previous experience with marketing and social media beneficial

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

 

  • Team player

  • Confident speaking to new people and business representatives

  • Awareness that at all times you are representing Maidstone Distillery

  • Respectful, ethical and honest

  • Reliable

  • Pride in your work

  • Enthusiastic

  • Physical fitness important due to manual elements of work.

  • A strong desire to learn and apply new skills

To Apply please send your CV and an email introducing yourself by clicking here

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