Are you a tastemaker? A mixer and shaker? Then please, pull up a chair


Are you a tastemaker? A mixer and shaker? Then please, pull up a chair.


We have some great opportunities with real responsibilities and rewards. All you need is the drive, convivial nature and determination to succeed in the Drinks Industry.


If you want to start your career in a fast paced, vibrant scene, you’ve come to the right place.


About Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK is part of Pernod Ricard, number two in wines and spirits with sales of €9,010m in 2016/2017. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008).

Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among the top 100 worldwide. Pernod Ricard UK has identified the following key priority brands in the UK market: Absolut, Jameson, Chivas, The Glenlivet, Plymouth Gin, Monkey 47, Malibu, Perrier-Jouët, Kahlúa, Beefeater, Campo Viejo, Brancott Estate, Olmeca, Havana Club, Martell, Jacob’s Creek, Lamb’s, Ballantine’s, G.H. Mumm, Graffigna and Wyborowa. Pernod Ricard UK is a member of The Portman Group promoting responsible drinking.


At Pernod Ricard UK we believe that the conversation with the customer is the key to success.  With new and significant investment in our field team, our business philosophy inherited from our founder Paul Ricard of “Make a new friend everyday”, truly comes to life.

Through our extensive integrated field sales capability encompassing coverage in the Multiple Grocery, Convenience Retail and On Trade Sectors we aim to optimise our presence and visibility to achieve excellence in the execution of our branded activations.

Read on for the exciting opportunities we have available in our Field Sales Function, for great minds and good times


Current opportunities


1. Brand Activation Executive

Ready to get up and go? Your sense of initiative is key for this role. As a Brand Activation Executive, you’d be expected to prioritise your own time to support key brand events and promotions. You’d have your own designated territory and customer base to focus on. Your job would be to design and deliver exciting events with customers that drive brand in hand experiences. And to promote the development of brand advocates with our key trade influencers.


What you’d do

•       Plan and prioritise your time and resources across customers and brands to best promote Pernod Ricard UK’s portfolio within your territory

•       Develop strong customer relationships at outlet level, offering tailored and bespoke plans as appropriate

•       Educate and inform customers about Pernod Ricard UK brands

•       Design and deliver compelling consumer focused events with customers, optimising the impact of activation resources

•       Track and report event and promotional evaluation metrics

•       Identify, capture and communicate key learnings to inform future activation planning

•       Be an ambassador for Pernod Ricard UK’s brand portfolio

•       Manage all territory and personal administration responsibilities independently


Who you’d work with

·        You’d report to a Regional Business Manager

·        You’d work closely with Field Sales Executives within a regional team across all channels

·        You’d work closely with the Field Sales Training Manager to optimise your professional development

·        You’d have regular and effective communication with the Field Sales Planning Executive and Activation Team Customer Marketing Executive


What we’re looking for

•       University degree not essential

•       Experience working in bars and/or hospitality

•       Experience in the management and delivery of events – either professional or personal

•       Highly convivial with well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills

•       Computer and systems literate

•       Advanced Microsoft Office capabilities

Preferred background
·        Hotels, bars, restaurants

·        FMCG

·        Drinks


2. Account Development Executive

As an Account Development Executive, you’d need to take initiative, dictating your own day around various customer activations and business opportunities. Your job would be to consistently maximise returns for our customers. That means you’d need a genuine interest in their business, a knack for communication and the ability to deliver intelligent solutions and practical help along the way.

The UK Off Trade is a highly competitive and concentrated market with large scale customers and competitors providing a fast paced and dynamic trading environment.  It forms our largest business channel, in terms of contributive margin within PRUK.

The Off Trade comprises major customer groups across the areas of Supermarkets, Convenience stores, Cash & Carry and Delivered Wholesalers.

Pernod Ricard UK is a key partner across the market, with strong distribution of our premium portfolio.  As we move into the next phase of business growth, our challenge is to premiumise the Wines & Spirits categories with our customers, to accelerate mutual growth for both parties.


What you’d do

·        Develop and maintain professional customer relationships in your territory

·        Achieve coverage of designated stores in line with journey plan and coverage target, maximising retailer contact

·        Deliver maximum compliance with promotional agreements to maximise return on investment and overcome obstacles to success

·        Maximise availability of Pernod Ricard brands through merchandising and management of stock and ensure availability of our products to target customers

·        Maximise opportunities for display agreements in stores, to deliver maximum brand visibility and optimise brand marketing activity

·        Present promotional details and obtain transfer orders within designated specialist and convenience retailers as required

·        Educate retail staff on Pernod Ricard brands and activity

·        Support, agree, set up and carry out consumer events in store

·        Monitor and feedback competitor activity

·        Complete and submit all administration accurately and punctually

·        Agree local promotional support for stores within territory budget (merchandise/product)

·        Amend/adjust journey plan to meet needs of business priorities


Who you’d work with

·        You’d meet with store level customers within scheduled calls to discuss current and forthcoming promotional activity and agree display and stock commitment

·        You’d work with your Regional Business Manager at least monthly to review territory performance

·        You’d attend team meetings at least monthly to review performance, collect information on activity and participate in training

·        You’d monitor, provide feedback and contribute to the development of Customer Marketing initiatives within channel through FSM and directly to the team as necessary

·        You’d monitor and feed back to Off Trade National Accounts on store level activity and issues through the Regional Business Manager or directly as necessary


What we’re looking for


·        Graduate calibre

·        Work experience or placement during higher education in commercial environment or customer facing role

·        Highly convivial with well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills

·        Computer and systems literate

·        Advanced Microsoft Office capabilities

Preferred Background
·        Hotels, bars, restaurants

·        FMCG

·        Drinks


3. Business Development Executive

Know how to get the most out of life? That’s exactly what we’re looking for. As a Business Development Executive, your job would be to boost availability, visibility and return on sales for our On Trade customers. To do this, you’d be given your own account base within a territory.

The UK On Trade market is a well-developed, competitive environment with a large number of  competitors selling to very well developed trade segments. The On Trade consists of over 120,000 licensed premises supplied by a number of large national and many small regional wholesalers.

Our On Trade business is managed through a National Accounts team who focus on supporting key customers.   Pernod Ricard recently took second position within the Premium Spirits category, the segment of the market that is fuelling overall market growth.

The On Trade channel is an important contributor to the profit of Pernod Ricard UK, however the main focus is to build the equity of our brands with consumers. It is an area of over investment, where we are determined to succeed for the future of our brands.


What you’d do

·        Gain new listings across the portfolio to increase distribution

·        Gain house pour status in major categories (vodka, gin, rum, champagne, whiskey)

·        Maximise visibility in outlet to increase brand awareness

·        Conduct staff education to ensure recommendation by driving advocacy

·        Evaluate activity to determine effectiveness and measurement of objectives

·        Attend quarterly company meetings for brand plans and company performance updates

·        Conduct any other duties that may be required from time to time


Who you’d work with


·        You’d have daily contact with your Regional Business Manager (RBM) and the Channel Administrator for messages and updates

·        You’d have regional monthly meetings with your RBM and the team

·        You’d have monthly field training visits with your RBM for personal development

·        Ad hoc contact with Brand Managers, Customer Marketing Managers and Customer Account Managers to assist various activities and projects



·        You’d work with retail and wholesale customers (and related trades) to drive brand loyalty and recommendation

·        You’d have contact with consumers to inform, educate and sample


What we’re looking for  



·        University degree not essential WSET certificate




·        Previous account management

·        Previous industry experience either sales or On Trade bar background



Preferred background


·        Leisure or consumer focused company

·        Wines and spirits industry

·        FMCG background


4. Customer Account Executive

Do you love the finer things? Perfect. As a Customer Account Executive, your job would be to grow Pernod Ricard’s voice, to push the professional projection of our business and to deliver on our premium credentials. In short, you’d help to provide the quality our brands are renowned for. As part of your role, you’d be a dab hand at developing and executing customer strategies aligned to our channel goals, making sure we achieve all the agreed customer volume and profit contributions.


What you’d do

·        Achieve all yearly volume and distribution targets within the set budget, gaining maximum profitability

·        Set SMART objectives and outline KPI’s for all activities

·        Accurately forecast volume sales and budgets by brand and ensuring maximum profit

·        Follow through marketing brand plans with customers

·        Accurately update A&P log to help track spends

·        Ensure all reports are delivered in a timely manner


Who you’d work with

·        You’d have regional monthly meeting with your manager and team

·        You’d have monthly field training visits with your manager for personal development

·        You’d have regular contact with Demand Planning, Accounts, Field Sales and Customer Marketing to ensure volume and strategy delivery

·        You’d be building relationships to enhance Pernod Ricard UK as a business


What we’re looking for


·        Graduate calibre

·        WSET certificate



·        Account management experience – Wholesale Cash and Carry experience

·        Off Trade / Grocery experience

·        On Trade experience

·        P&L responsibility


Preferred background

·        FMCG

·        Retail, On Trade, Off Trade, Wholesale

·        Drinks industry


Think you’ve got what it takes? Step this way…
Apply for Business Development Executive or Customer Account Executive

Apply here for Business Development Executive or Customer Account Executive



To get to know Pernod Ricard, visit our website.

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Pernod Ricard UK is an equal opportunity employer. We also believe in flexible working practices wherever possible.


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