Regional Brand Ambassador - Chicago, IL

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full-time
  • Employment Status: Regular/Permanent

Company Description

The Regional Brand Ambassador is responsible for delivering education in support of a Non-Alcoholic brand portfolio across a designated region territory, while developing trade relationships and driving brand opportunity with customers across the on, off and non-premise channels. 

Reporting to the Senior Account Manager, the Regional Brand Ambassador will serve as a brand mentor to trade, customers, clients, and members of the agency team. The Regional Brand Ambassador will represent brands at regional and/or national trade-focused events.

Job Description

  • Legal and Compliance Accountability. Maintain all legal and marketing code guidelines
  • Industry Education. Impart brand story, production, taste profile, and cocktail application knowledge on clients, distributors, trade, and consumers
  • Brand Representation. Represent brand(s) at local trade-focused events with education, mentorship, networking, and tastings
  • Nurture Brand Placements. Extend and expand on existing brand relationships
  • Cultivate New Opportunities. Seek opportunities within key market for brand placements and engagement
  • Content Development. Works with Sr Account Manager to develop industry-forward education, programming and POS content driven by brand reception and field insights
  • Social Media Presence. Utilize social platforms to support brand initiatives and showcase portfolio expertise
  • Agency Accountabilities. Complete accurate and timely management of agency initiatives including:
  • Budget and expense management
  • All reporting responsibilities
  • Tracking and management of performance data using agency-appointed platforms
  • Participation in all internal training initiatives 
  • Point of Sale, asset and warehouse management
  • Brand, market, competitive and customer insight curation
  • Media training, as scheduled by agency HQ
  • (Up to 25%) Travel. Support brand development with education in markets across designated region

What Success Looks Like: 

  • Delivery of program activities across designated channels 
  • Growing brand presence in existing and new markets
  • Active engagement on social media
  • Positive 360º feedback from manager, agency, and clients
  • High rate of positive feedback from attendees of education seminars
  • Share of success stories through strategic communications such that progress is clearly communicated to and understood by both agency and client
  • High rate of added value across territory (going over and above with our partnership in the field)
  • Expanding personal education knowledge 

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in the spirits or hospitality industries
  • Experience representing spirit brands in a field-based or ambassador role
  • Established network of industry professionals within market 
  • Excellent knowledge of liquor laws, regulations, and rules 
  • Strong understanding and experience in cocktail culture and/or hospitality industry operations
  • Confident and outgoing with excellent personal presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to tailor communications for a variety of on-premise environments
  • Deep understanding of market and industry trends
  • Strong budget management skills
  • Social media fluency  
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel on an ad hoc basis including nights and weekends required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (travel required)
  • Desire for mentorship and willingness to mentor others, contribute to team culture
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) a plus

Additional Information

This full-time position offers a competitive base salary, bonus potential, and a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO and more!

Enthuse Marketing is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.