Retail Supervisor (Edinburgh Gin)

Organisation: Ian MacLeod Distillers

Salary: 26,000+ dependent on experience

Location: Edinburgh

Setting the scene…

We are Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD), a fourth generation family owned and managed whisky and spirits business operating across the UK and internationally. We are producers of multi award winning premium whisky and gin with many other whiskies and spirits as part of our exquisite portfolio. Crafting Spirits With Passion, is what we do best… not only are we brand builders, but we are also producers, distributors, and suppliers in B2B and B2C channels. We are a brand led, successful family business with our spirits (people and brands), at our very core. Driven by passion, enthusiasm, and solid business values, we are a business you will want to take a look at!

Our new retail adventure with Edinburgh airport has begun…

Doors to manual and cross check… something exciting has now landed! Our brand new Edinburgh Gin retail outlet is now airside in Edinburgh Airport!

For the very first time, shoppers in Edinburgh Airport are able to interact with our wonder-filled brand in an exquisite, brand new retail outlet experience directly in the airport. We are delighted to have entered into a new phase of partnership with Avolta (formally known as Dufry), as we formally launch our unique Edinburgh Gin Boutique within the newly refurbished World Duty Free store in Edinburgh Airport. This is an exciting development for our Edinburgh Gin brand in this key strategic retail outlet.

We are looking for a Retail Supervisor to lead our small established team. The role holder will be highly experienced in a retail setting and, ideally have a genuine passion for our Edinburgh Gin brand. Anyone interested in this opportunity should be able to plan ahead and take the initiative on the retail sales operations. You’ll also be a confident communicator and naturally at your best with consumers on a face to face basis.

The airport and our Edinburgh Gin boutique is open for business and we are looking for team members to proactively engage with early morning travellers and those returning late into the day, promoting and enthusing all things Edinburgh Gin with our consumers and brand advocates. Shift patterns may vary with potential early 4am starts and late finishes as standard within the airport operational hours. If you are successful then you will join a very small team of like-minded individuals who together will be the formative force working on this special partnership and contributing to the overall success of our new Edinburgh Gin retail experience in the airport.

We will also offer you a highly competitive salary ranging from £26,000+ dependent on experience, along with an additional travel allowance and access to a wide range of company benefits associated with our roles including; a generous employer contribution to pension; life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance cover (service levels dependent); company bonus; product allowances and product discounts; paid volunteering days; holiday buying via salary sacrifice; plethora of online shopping discounts; gym membership discounts; and access to a wealth of wellbeing platforms, related support and general information sources.

Next Steps

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We will require candidates to provide us with a tailored cover letter outlining why your skills and experiences are best fit for this exciting and unique opportunity. In addition, candidates will be asked to submit an up to date CV and complete a set of application questions. It is also important to note that in order to be able to work in the airport, all successful candidates will need to go through stringent security vetting (carried out by IMD and Edinburgh airport), before and during employment which will likely include, as a minimum, up to 5 years referencing checks (including any gaps) and a clean disclosure Scotland check. In addition, a number of other security and background checks may be required to be undertaken at various times before and during employment, details of which will be provided at point of provisional offer and throughout employment as required.

Given the excitement around our Edinburgh Gin brand and our new retail experience, we expect that our second wave of recruitment here may not be around for too long, so… go go go!