Bartending News Trade Jobs — 15 April 2013

Absolut Vodka BottlesThere are only a few dream jobs, and seldom do they become available. The news that Corby’s is seeking a new Absolut Brand Ambassador for the Ontario region is one opportunity that can’t be passed up!

ABSOLUT is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to help build strong and lasting relationships with consumers and trade in Ontario. Based in Toronto, the Ambassador will be responsible for building advocacy and increasing visibility for the ABSOLUT portfolio. Specific responsibilities will span from helping launch new products and flavours, such as ABSOLUT ELYX and ABSOLUT CRAFT, to organizing and hosting events for key trade and consumer influencers. The selected individual will be a key member of an outstanding network of Brand Ambassadors throughout the world.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Build engagement and advocacy for ABSOLUT amongst the Ontario trade
• Drive additional visibility and placements for the ABSOLUT brand
• Conduct training/tastings in target accounts on ABSOLUT and ABSOLUT ELYX
• Create premium feature cocktails for product launches, consumer events and media
• Initiate, coordinate, and host engaging consumer/industry/media events focused on education of product and brand attributes
• Exclusively promote ABSOLUT at all times
• Cordinate, recruit and conduct training for a Pernod Ricard proprietary bartender training program

Competencies:
• Passionate about spirits and cocktails
• Understands the history and production of major spirit categories
• Charismatic and engages individuals / groups with confident, professional demeanor
• Outstanding communication and presentation skills
• High energy level with ability to take initiative
• Strong relationship building skills

Education and Experience:
• Extensive bartending experience (5 years minimum) and understanding of provincial liquor and promotional laws
• Smart Serve Certified; Sales experience an asset
• Post secondary education
• Education in spirits industry an asset
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and comfortable with social media

The Brand Ambassador will work on a contract basis for a period of 12 months, and will report directly to the Trade Marketing Team.  As a representative of ABSOLUT and Corby Distilleries Limited, the selected Ambassador is expected to conduct themselves in a professional, socially responsible manner at all times.

Interested candidates can apply on line at www.corby.ca.

 

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