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What would your job look like, if you created it?

Confucius once said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Have you done it? Or are you currently reading this whilst pretending to work and actually counting the minutes until you can clock off…

Dream jobs come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you don’t have ambitions to change the world, your existing job can become less of a salary and more of a joy. With a little thought, you too can make, rather than take, a job.

Think about what your company really needs

It’s safe to assume all companies want to increase sales and be considered a great brand. How does your job contribute to these objectives?

No matter where you fit in an organisation, communication is key. Don’t wait for your appraisal to discuss what does and doesn’t work. And don’t hide behind your job description either (which is useful for setting employer/employee perceptions but rarely referred to post interview).

Chances are you were chosen for personality and cultural fit as much as skillset, so prove you were the best hire by actively contributing, suggesting and inputting to those areas which will help your business adapt and improve.

The thing I love most about my job is …

Which parts of your current job do you most enjoy? Make two lists – what you like doing and what you’re good at. Now look at what’s expected of you in your role. The gaps will become clear.

Rethinking your existing job to play to your strengths, will not only increase your satisfaction but also be good for your employers brand. Happy people make a better working environment, which attracts like-minded individuals. It’s a win, win, win.

Dare yourself to do it

When you’re new to the job expectations run high, but as time goes on people stop trying to impress and can end up in a rut. It’s easier to keep doing what you’re doing than try to improve the situation.

Tackling anything new in life is scary but not trying because of that fear leads to lost opportunities. Challenge yourself. Even though you may feel like a cog in the wheel, on a human level we all have ambitions to fulfil.

There are lots of simple steps you can take to improve your role. Volunteer, ask for more training or take an online course (like Udemy). And if all that seems like too much, take baby steps. Even making tea in the kitchen that’s not closest to your desk could result in a breakthrough – it’s amazing how many ideas have begun as informal chats over lunch.

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Head of Marketing for Vodka, Gin and RTDs

Denholm is delighted to be working in partnership with Loch Lomond Group to recruit a passionate, creative and strategically-minded marketing professional to the team. In this newly created role, the Head of Marketing for Vodka, Gin and RTDs will take full ownership for defining the direction the clear spirit brands take.

The role will offer the perfect balance of brand and trade marketing activities. Working with a category leading brand, you will have strong consumer branding knowledge which will allow to translate these brand activations into engaging brand stories and will help recruit the target audience into the brand halo. A strong commercial marketer, you will work with the Sales team to execute key marketing initiatives, ensuring that all brand executions produce a strong ROI through the P&L.

The Head of Vodka, Gin and RTDs is one of the most exciting roles available in the marketplace and will provide a solid platform for an adventurous and thought-provoking market leader to make a big impact in the category.

Head of Whisky Marketing

Denholm are delighted to be working exclusively with Loch Lomond Group; one of the most exciting and fast-growing global spirits companies in the country. To assist with their growth ambitions, they are looking to recruit a commercially astute and strategic marketer to join their team in a newly created role, as Head of Whisky Marketing.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Head of Whisky will create and drive a comprehensive and strategic brand plan including positioning, range architecture and pricing strategy to allow delivery of the business growth ambitions. You will have a background of working with premium spirits and be confident in launching NPD and range extensions across the global marketplace, ensuring alignment to the brand values through promotional toolkits. In addition to a background in brand-building, with the consumer at the heart of global activations, you will have experience of leading brand communications across all platforms including digital, sponsorship, PR and Events.

The Head of Whisky will be a visionary thinker and will bring passion and enthusiasm to the role. You will have the ability to nurture and lead a high performing team to ensure that all strategic plans are translated into commercially successful activations.

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