Retail Sales Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00028938-1
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Ian MacLeod Distillers
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Retail, Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment, Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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 ‘Shop in Shop’ retail outlet within the newly refurbished World Duty Free store in Edinburgh Airport. This is a super exciting development for our Edinburgh Gin brand in this key strategic retail outlet. As we move towards opening, we are now in the second phase of our recruitment and are therefore looking for some additional talent to join us.

We are looking for team members to join our small established team, individuals who are professional and highly experienced retail experts, ideally combined with having a genuine passion for our Edinburgh Gin brand. Anyone interested in this opportunity should have oodles of individual charisma and is naturally at their best with consumers on a face to face basis. The airport and our Edinburgh Gin retail outlet is open for business soon so 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. In return, team members will be rewarded with a competitive salary and lots of additional benefits and product allowances. 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.

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