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Bar & Mixology Associate

Date: 22-May-2023

Location: New York, NY, 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.



Bar & Mixology Associate  


The following position is is open in New YorkUnited States.



What makes this a great opportunity?

About Beam Suntory:

With two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory is a world leader in premium spirits. As a truly global business, we bring together the best of our culturally diverse heritage. We value both agility and long-term thinking, we share a collective commitment to excellence and a dedication to craftsmanship, and across borders and roles, we collaborate to delight our consumers responsibly, and contribute to a more sustainable society for all our stakeholders.


Our Vision is Growing for Good and our mission is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company. We’re a business that runs on responsibility, integrity, ambition, and drive, and we celebrate exceptional performance. We welcome our people to dream big and tenaciously pursue ambitious goals – we call it our Yatte Minahare Spirit.


But perhaps most importantly – we value difference, and we appreciate what each of us can contribute. We inspire each other, and challenge ourselves to innovate, improve, advance new ideas and try new things. We create endless opportunities to Unleash Your Spirit every day in a culture that is charged, creative, challenging and fun.


Role Mission:

The candidate will assist in the day to day operations of the 2 bars within our new headquarters based in NYC. The Global Bar and Mixology Associate will be responsible for supporting the Bar and Mixology Lead in the development of an original cocktail program based on our “East Meets West” culture and the coordination of all education, PR, Trade, and internal events within the new global HQ. The successful candidate will be eager to learn and passionate about creating award winning bar spaces that represent our brands and stories including, bar programming, hosting accounts and other guests for happy hour events, trainings and cocktails sessions.  The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge across all spirits categories, relationships among the trade, and an ambassadorial and entrepreneurial spirit.


The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter who can work cross-functionally to deliver impactful results and help to build key relationships for our brands. The role will require collaboration in a matrix environment and the ability to communicate to various executive stakeholders. This role reports to the Global HQ Mixology and Bar Lead and is part of the Trade Engagement and Advocacy Team which rolls into the greater USA On Premise and Advocacy Team!


What makes this a great opportunity?

  • The ability to influence and build a best-in-class bar program for Beam Suntory’s Headquarters

  • Be a part of a dynamic team of people, the Trade Engagement and Advocacy Team  

  • Balance strategic, creative, and commercially grounded thinking

  • This is also an opportunity to learn about our brands, gain marketing insights, and build brand loyalty

  • Influence and interact closely with wide cross-functional business partners (On-Premise, Sales, Brand House Marketing, Regional Marketing, Legal, Insights, Distilleries, and External Agency Partners).


Role Responsibilities

Key Role Responsibilities


  • Support Global HQ Bar and Mixology
    • Lead with backbar duties during large and small events
    • Support organization, execution and cleanup of tastings, events, and education session
  • Manage logistics pre and post events
    • Support Bar and Mixology Lead in:
      • Designing seasonal cocktail menus that align with brand strategies
      • Manage inventoryof spirits, wine, glassware, and barware
      • Prep garnish mixers and food accompaniments
      • Staff and train part time bartenders for larger events
      • Help lead in-office tastings and trainings (of new hires, cross functional business partners, brand teams, etc.)
      • Stay up to date on evolving bartending techniques and trends
      • Host on and off premise accounts, helping educate on our portfolio through cocktail R&D sessions and cocktail presentations
      • Ordering and maintaining inventory necessary for daily function of spaces
      • Working with local sales team toassist increatingtailored cocktail recipes for cocktail menus, cocktail specials, and events
      • Coordination and assistance of industry conferences and event planning
      • Flexibility to pivot for short notice visits by executives, out-of-town employees/guests, and key accounts
  • Maintaining Beam Suntory’s bars as a showpiece – keeping it clean, organized, stocked with all supplies, above health code
  • Ensure all events support “Drink Smart” moderation policies, including serving food and non-alcoholic options for attendees
  • Learn, understand and be an expert with the Beam Suntory portfolio of brands and their stories
  • Help create and implement cocktail programming to highlight our brands for special events, dinners, and happy hours at the headquarters
  • Support The Blend Global HQ Social Media channels including content creation, posting and maintenance


Qualifications & Experience 

Qualifications & Experience


  • 2 - 5 years of bartending, bar management and hospitality experience.
  • Basic knowledge of spirits, cocktails, wine and beer
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Working knowledge of Social Media and commercial application
  • Open to working some nights & weekends as needed
  • Typical hours are 5 days a week in the office 10-7pm /11-8pm


A salary range for this position is $ 70,000 - $90,000




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City