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On-Premise Marketing Manager, The Blend

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.


On-Premise Marketing Manager, The Blend  



The Blend is a Beam Suntory Trade Engagement platform, designed as an On-Premise solution to engage and inspire the bartender community, driving brand advocacy of the Beam Suntory portfolio.  Our ambition is to be the most recommended and trusted spirits portfolio in On Premise occasions across the world. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic development and delivery of The Blend, digital engagement platform in the US: (1) rooted in Trade/Bartender Insights, (2) break-through competitive clutter while influencing & cultivating key on premise stakeholders and (3) cultivate a national community of bartenders, (4) ultimately creating demand for brands in the on-premise
  • Ensure brand consistency across executions in partnership with The Blend International marketing team and in alignment with global brand identity.
  • Develop and manage Communication Plan with member database, develop engagement calendar, deploy through marketing cloud
  • Manage external agencies to ensure on-time, on-budget and on-brand, strategic delivery of The Blend content
  • Measure and evaluate module impact and effectiveness.  Use results to drive future programming decisions.
  • Work cross-functionally across Brand Marketing, Brand & Marketing Excellence, Field Marketing, Advocacy, Sales, Legal, Social Media, Insights, and External partners.  Plus, lead integration with global dedicated teams


This is a great opportunity because...

  • Join a team driving step-change in our organization, while working cross-functionally & globally
  • Opportunity to be a part of driving the on-premise agenda with high exposure in the Beam Suntory organization
  • Lead the launch & ongoing development of a global trade engagement platform, the first of its kind at BSI, which is fundamental to driving our 2030 On-Premise ambitions
  • Balance strategic thinking, creativity and commercially-grounded thinking


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 4-6 Years of experience
  • 3 years of Adult Beverage Industry experience preferred
  • Ability to Travel up to approximately 15%



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago