We Are Hiring – Brand Manager

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on 28.02.2020

  • Job Title: Brand Manager Skellig Six18 Distillery
  • Reporting to: C.E.O.
  • Location: Head office, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
  • Contract: Permanent

Job Purpose:

Skellig Six18 Distillery is one of Ireland’s newest and most exciting Distilleries and is in an exciting phase of development. We have launched our premium Gin in the Irish market and with the opening of our visitor experience in County Kerry in Spring 2020, we will put Skellig Six18 Distillery on the global Whiskey stage. Additionally, we are finalising the design on our Whiskey Distillery plant which will be commissioned in 2020.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Brand Manager to join our team and become part of this once in a lifetime adventure. The work will be varied and challenging and the right candidate will have a passion for excellence and pushing themselves. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the success of our premium Gin (and in the future our Whiskey) and also for the brand related areas of our soon to be opened visitor experience. We are looking for an immediate start for this role.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll be doing:

  • Brand Planning: Develop brand plans and support with setting strategic direction for the brand taking inputs from key stakeholders. Identify key consumer insights and brand opportunities to determine priorities for the area
  • Brand Commercial Performance: Collaborate with, and influence, the sales team to drive the delivery of net sales and profit. Identify, diagnose and help solve brand-level performance issues and opportunities
  • Product Innovation: Work with senior stakeholders and cross-functional teams to turn ideas into products that deliver on brand strategy
  • Packaging: Oversee the development of primary and secondary packaging with internal and external stakeholders
  • Digital: Develop and manage the social media calendar for the brand and provide leadership in optimising brand awareness online (e.g. via SEO, Google and Facebook Ads strategies)
  • Brand campaigns & Events: Champion the development of brand activities and collateral to deliver on the principles of Availability, Visibility and Accessibility for both on and off trade clients
  • Visitor experience: Work in collaboration with the visitor experience manager to deliver an exceptional brand immersion converting visitors to brand zealots.


Required skills:

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commercial mindset
  • Resilient and dedicated to following through to completion of tasks
  • A hunger for learning and self development
  • A self starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work independently
  • Open & authentic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat and curious


Desired experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in marketing or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years classic blue chip FMCG marketing experience
  • Previous experience dealing with design and marketing agencies
  • English language (Fluent)


Skellig Six18 is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. As job duties and responsibilities of the post holder change, the job description may be reviewed and amended as appropriate.



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