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Posted September 15th

Bar Operations Specialist / Spirits Brand Ambassador - New York

New York, NY

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Samson & Surrey

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Posted September 15th

Bar Operations Specialist / Spirits Brand Ambassador - New York

New York, NY

Function

Marketing

Experience

Mid-Level

Salary

56000-66000

Type

Full Time

About The Position
This role will be the trade face in Metro New York for our incredible portfolio of brands: Bluecoat Gin, Brenne French Single Malt, FEW Spirits, Mezcal Vago, Tequila Ocho, & Widow Jane - a 1099 contractor role w/ a 40-50 hr/week commitment
The purpose of the Samson & Surrey Bar Operations Specialist is to serve as a deeply knowledgeable representative for the Samson & Surrey portfolio of spirits brands, focusing on driving awareness, trial and education of our world-class caliber stable of craft spirits. The Bar Operations Specialist will focus primarily on gaining new points of distribution, conducting staff trainings, securing menu placements and features, building strong relationships with identified key industry influencers, and executing both trade and consumer-facing events on behalf of our brands. This work will be executed primarily in the role's home market, but will include regional and sometimes national travel to meet these objectives for the company. In order to achieve these goals, the Bar Operations Specialist will leverage the strengths of the Commercial, Marketing, and Advocacy teams within Samson & Surrey.

Requirements:
  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience - specifically minimum 5 years bartending/bar operations
  • Deep connections within home market bartending & beverage trade community
  • Excellent public speaking & presentation skills
  • Frequent night and weekend work
  • Experience working with craft brand(s) is a plus
  • US Beverage alcohol industry experience 
  • In-depth knowledge and passion for spirits, their history, and production
  • Responsible use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Ability to use technology in presentations, tool building, and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills
  • Exceptional ability to follow-up with market teams, accounts, and other partners
  • Network of influencers in the spirits industry
  • Travel to markets outside the home market as required to perform job function
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Location
New York, NY
Function Details
  • Reports To Director of Brand Advocacy