Senior Brand Manager Woodford (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time


  London, England


At Brown-Forman, we enrich the experience of life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations. Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies.

Lead the inception and development of strategic marketing plans for Woodford Reserve top growth brand business priority and Old Forester in collaboration with the Head Of Super Premium, direct reports and other marketing and sales staff.



  • Lead the overall strategy for Woodford Reserve and Old Forester – be the main contact for select programs and expressions.

  • Coach and develop Assistant Brand Manager to develop their marketing and leadership skills and experience

  • Assist in the development of other team members through sharing of marketing expertise and leading by example

Brand and Innovation Strategy

  • Lead the development and approval of annual and three year brand plans

  • Liaise with local, regional and global brand executives to ensure that brand plans adhere to local & global strategy

  • Devise and manage brand objectives, strategies and promotional programs in line with local & global brand strategies

Commercial management

  • Oversee and manage the varying brand’s P&L’s and take brand ownership of our pricing and discounting strategies (both short and long term vision)

  • Spend time in the trade to understand practical implementation of all marketing promotional activities

  • Conduct full marketing evaluations and make recommendations for any changes that might benefit the brand

Organizational networking

  • Be ‘the face of the brands’ to all internal and external stakeholders

  • Work with Customer Marketing team to finalise the joint business plan to sell in the brands

  • Facilitate, lead cross functional collaboration for key projects and strategic initiatives‚Äč

What are we looking for you to have?

  • Marketing or related qualification or equivalent experience in a Luxury Goods or FMCG company.

  • Great understanding of digital and social media landscape

  • Experience driving the overall communications plan including through the line activities

  • Experience in management role/leadership role

  • Strong commercial background and experience being able to build comprehensive business cases for product investments; modelling volumes, price, channel margin, product COGS, development efforts, and manufacturing costs - in collaboration with respective functions

  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to translate insight into new ideas and strategies, and recommend changes deemed fit for growth.

What do we offer the successful candidate?

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance.

We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. In Brown-Forman UK, some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include, but not limited to are medical/dental insurance, flexible-working options, product allowance and gym membership; along with global career opportunities.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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