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Cutty Sark Brooklyn Brand Entrepreneur

Posted by Next Level Marketing on 5 Jun 2017   Share

Job basics

  • Brand Name:Cutty Sark
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York 11210
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Other
  • Categories: Marketing
  • Beverages: Alcoholic Beverages
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: Edrington NY Sales Team
  • # of Direct Reports: 0
  • Base Pay: $50-$60K
  • Bonus: 10%
  • Benefits: Health Insurance
Job Description

POSITION:                 Cutty Sark Brooklyn Brand Entrepreneur


LOCATIONS:             Brooklyn, New York




In 1923 Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whiskey was created and smuggled into the US by Captain William McCoy (The Real McCoy). Following the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, Cutty Sark became the best-selling Scotch whisky known for its smoothness and easy drinking.  Created from a blend of over 120 malt & grain whiskies, Cutty Sark is matured in American oak casks and is best enjoyed neat, in soda, or in classic scotch cocktails.


Cutty Sark is imported and marketed by Edrington Americas.  Edrington is based in Scotland and its portfolio of spirits led by The Macallan and Highland Park single malt scotch whiskies is enjoyed throughout the world. Edrington is owned by The Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3 million to charities in the past year.




Next Level is one of the beverage industry’s leading brand activation agencies. We operate nationally to build premium brands with our team of experienced and passionate beverage professionals specializing in Sales Manager Teams, Consumer Sampling Programs, Special Events and Consulting Services. 




Do you want to launch a business from the ground up? Are you ready to think like an entrepreneur and build your brand leveraging every opportunity, disrupting traditional channels doing the unexpected, and trying to do hard things well? Will you commit to continual re-evaluation and improvement and be accountable for your results?


This is not a brand ambassador or promotional model position.  The Brand Entrepreneur is a dedicated, passionate, brand champion, with an entrepreneurial drive to make Cutty Sark the next hot whisky. This position is for an entrepreneur who is a self-starter, ambitious, highly driven to succeed, and enjoys going the extra mile to achieve results and rewards. The Brand Entrepreneur is a multi-faceted position encompassing marketing, activation ideation & execution, sales, and event management with great autonomy and ownership.  As the main brand representative in Brooklyn, this individual must live and breathe the brand, thrive in the underdog mentality, flex their creative muscles, enjoy late nights, and of course love whisky!



Brand Entrepreneur reports directly to the Edrington NY sales team with supervision from the national brand manager.  




Market Management

·       Be the Expert! Act as our in-market local authority on the brand.

·       Seek opportunities to sample, educate, entertain, expose, and partner with influencers and consumers

·       Identify, partner, and execute opportunistic events in non-traditional accounts

·       Create & develop a social media following on Facebook, & Instagram that adheres to corporate policy and Brand guidelines.

  • Work alongside the local sales team to ensure they are informed of area activity.
  • Create summary program recaps identifying key metrics, learnings, competitive and local market insight and future program recommendations


Account Management

  • Develop on/off premise & non-licensed accounts to establish relationships with partners/influencers
  • Increase Brand visibility in on/off premise with locally developed programs
  • Secure menu/chalkboard placements
  • Build brand advocacy through brand specific trainings for key staff in on and off-premise accounts (bartenders, wait-staff, retail floor staff)
  • Schedule and execute event activations in off premise & non-licensed accounts to brand standards 
Job Requirements


·      Prior beverage alcohol industry experience is a plus, but not mandatory

·      Must reside in Brooklyn, NY,

·      Strong local market and neighborhood knowledge

·      Passion for brown spirits (scotch, bourbons, whiskies)

·      Motivated self-starter, gregarious, articulate, charismatic, and outgoing

·      Strong interpersonal skills to influence and partner with trade and consumers

·      Ability to work independently and manage a personal schedule

·      Ability to think creatively, ideate new activations, and execute untraditional marketing campaigns

·      Detailed oriented, highly organized with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

·      Ability to work a full time position with non-traditional hours

·      Comfortable with cold calling on accounts & local businesses, networking into new circles, selling in brand activations & programming 

·      Ability to understand, manage and responsibly track assigned budgets

·      Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and web-based reporting tools

·      Experience utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram

·      Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner at all times

about Next Level Marketing

Next Level is a Westport, CT based marketing and promotion agency focused on building premium beverage brands.

We have a team of 70 full-time beverage professionals supported by over 100 part-time staff operating nationally in 25 key markets.

Our mission is to help a diverse portfolio of both small and large clients successfully achieve their brand building objectives.

We specialize in the selection, training and management of ambassador teams that execute brand building and volume driving activities for our client brands. Next Level provides a full array of services that includes:

  • On And Off-Premise Sampling
  • Custom Consumer Research
  • National Accounts Consulting
  • Training And Education
  • New Product Launches
  • Newsletters
  • Secret Shopper Programs
  • POS Development And Production
  • Drink Strategy And Development
  • Sales Presentations
  • Competitive Surveys And Analysis
  • Multicultural Marketing Programs
  • Tracking & Measurement Systems