Category Development Executive Placement

by Pernod Ricard UK

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Deadline: 10th December 2021
Salary: £18,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Consumer Products/FMCG, Marketing, Sales
Location: Central London and City
City: Chiswick

Category Development Executive Placement

About the Bright Futures Programme
We’re looking to recruit undergraduates with flair and motivation to join our Bright Futures programme, offering you a huge amount of invaluable business experience. At Pernod Ricard you can actually make an impact, and many of our placement students have returned to Pernod Ricard.

Placements will commence in June 2022, and will be based in our West London offices on Chiswick Business Park. We offer a fantastic package including £18,000 salary, generous annual leave entitlement and a product allowance to spend on our brands.

About the team
The Customer Development Strategy and Planning team is the central strategy and planning function of Pernod Ricard UK forming the link between Marketing and Commercial. It consolidates multiple disciplines which are an integral part of our Go to Market formula and Integrated Business way of working.

Overlaid on these areas of functional specialism, working with the Executive Committee CDSP team is shaping and evolving our emerging strategy in response to changing market dynamics in both customer landscape and consumer trends.

About the role and Key responsibilities

  • Assisting in the delivery of category leadership in Premium Wines & Spirits to our customers and to our business such that Pernod-Ricard UK becomes renowned for creating and implementing category insights which drive profitable growth in PRUK’s market share.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of an insight led category plan with priority customers that delivers sustainable growth in premium wines and spirits and PRUK brands
  • Working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Marketing to use these insights to assist in the delivery of commercial objectives and enhance the development of our key brands
  • Assist implementation of the category plan. Helping to develop and deliver strategies to maximise range, space, location and availability incorporating all category growth levers including pouring status and premium upsell
  • Develop and manage monthly reporting on key category deliverables across the commercial and brands teams on the on & off trade
  • Assist the category experts within the business through building in-depth knowledge of category structure, trends, behaviours dynamics and developments.

What you need

  • Growth Mindset: Forward thinking, embodying a vision that translates into inspiring strategies. Thrives in a complex and changing world deploying resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Deliver Through Collaboration: Achieves results while balancing rigorous planning and flexible transversal collaboration. Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Consumer Centric: Develops consumer intimacy with a focus of technology to innovate and create more value for the consumer and Pernod Ricard.
  • Bold and Agile: Decisive and courageous even in the face of difficult and complex situations and always learns from past experiences. Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said in a respectful way.
  • Open and Authentic: Role Models who instil trust, engage teams by giving and receiving feedback and constantly fostering open dialogue.
  • Grow Diverse Teams: Leverages and values diversity of profiles to build empowered teams and develops talents creating a sense of belonging in an environment that promotes Pernod Ricard values.

What’s in it for you?

You will get the opportunity to work with Sales, Marketing and Customer Marketing to use these insights to assist in the delivery of commercial objectives and enhance the development of our key brands, giving you great exposure.

You’ll also get the chance to attend some of our fantastic corporate events to fully immerse yourself in our desirable brands. In return we’re looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, ambitious individual with great interpersonal skills.

What do we require?

  • Be studying a recognised sandwich undergraduate degree
  • Be studying a relevant undergraduate degree
  • Be on track to achieve 2:1 or above
  • Be available to work for 12 months

About Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard was founded in 1975 with the merger of the two French companies, Pernod and Ricard. Since then it has grown to be the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits. Pernod Ricard has one of the most comprehensive range of products and this is reflected in our House of Brands.

We are part of the Pernod Ricard Group – No. 2 in the global wines and spirits industry. We are proud to hold one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among the top 100 worldwide! We are a convivial, passionate, entrepreneurial and dynamic company with just under 300 employees based in the UK, and are responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of Pernod Ricard’s leading premium spirits, wines and champagnes.

How to apply

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