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As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. 

Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Laphroaig, Teacher’s and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and On The Rocks Premium Cocktails.  

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good.

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We bring together the best of our culturally diverse heritage, a combination of historic strengths that sets us apart.

It is a unique blend of agility and long-term thinking; a collective commitment to excellence and a dedication to quality and craft. It is a balance of respect for our legacy and a mindset to build a strong future.

Across borders and roles, we collaborate to create something special, for our consumers, customers and each other.

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Our people bring the ability to dream big and tenaciously pursue ambitious goals – we call it out Yatte Minahare Spirit.

We’re a business that runs on responsibility, integrity, ambition and drive, and we celebrate exceptional performance.

Together, we want to be the world’s most-admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company. And with a Yatte Minahare Spirit to drive us, that’s exactly what we can be.

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Each individual brings something unique to Beam Suntory – themselves. 

We value difference, and appreciate what each of us can contribute. We inspire each other, and challenge ourselves to innovate, improve, advance new ideas, and try new things.

With heritage dating back to 1795, Beam Suntory doesn’t look – or act – its age.

We create endless opportunities to Unleash Your Spirit every day in a culture that is charged, creative, challenging and fun.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. That means having both a seat and a voice at the table. 

By fostering a culture of inclusivity and leveraging the power of diversity of thought, experience and culture in our employees, we can unlock insights and capabilities that drive individual and business growth. 

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Good corporate citizenship and social responsibility are central to our business, and fundamental to our culture. 

We protect water and the environment, support the communities where our people live and work, and promote responsible consumption of our products.

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Global Marketing Manager

Location | Glasgow, London or Madrid

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Beam Suntory in the prestigious role of Global Marketing Manager to work on their renowned Bowmore brand. An integral member of the global brand team, this is a key role to manage one of the world’s most collectable Single Malt Brands and be part of a highly talented team of individuals.

Reporting into the Senior Director for global Scotch & Irish Whiskey, you will support on the 12 year plan with a lead role in the 3 year Growth Planning Process for Bowmore with all key markets, as they look to accelerate the growth of this fantastic brand. Critical projects including range architecture, innovation, pricing and allocation strategy will all be central to your role, as well as other key projects fundamental to the Bowmore brand strategy. As the Bowmore lead, you will input into the performance process for the brand assessing the ‘what and why’ and making recommendations on actions. Exceptional leadership skills are essential, as you will work closely with cross functional teams on key brand innovation projects from initial concept development through to commercialisation in market. Critical to your role will be the development of the experience platform and programs for the Bowmore brand, ensuring world class assets are delivered according to market needs, and partnerships are leveraged.

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for international experience, ideally with exposure to Asian markets, with a solid background in brand management. Candidates will ideally have experience in the whisky category, but wider luxury spirits experience will be considered. You will be commercial astute, creative, with first class interpersonal and leadership skills, as this role requires significant cross functional involvement in the delivery of projects. Effective influencing skills are also vital with the ability to motivate and enthuse peers to ensure break through marketing.

Beam Suntory is a business built on integrity and authenticity and their core business values remain an important framework to the business moving forward: We over me. Building legacy. Build our future. Inclusivity. If you would you think you have what it takes, and would love to be the next Bowmore Global Marketing Manager, then please do get in touch.

Please contact us or apply here.

If you’d like more information about this fantastic opportunity with Beam Suntory, please get in touch with Denholm Associates today.

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Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

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Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

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