DiageoEmployer of the Week
London – Great Marlborough Street, Soho
Permanent – Full-Time and Part-Time positions available
With names such as Guinness, Gordon’s, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo, we’re home to a wealth of iconic alcohol brands. Our aim is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in the world. Naturally, we need the world’s very best retail experts to make this happen.
You might say working with us is a career-defining responsibility. We trust each and every one of our retail and hospitality roles with our brands’ legacies. With us, you’re a torchbearer for outstanding, timeless products – and it’s your task to take what our founders created and make it even better for those who come after you. In return, we offer a variety of roles and huge opportunities for development. We operate in 180 countries, and our projects are a perfect blend of local and global. Whether you’re creating memorable experiences or telling our brands’ stories to the public, this is an experience like no other.
We’re also committed to maintaining and growing a truly diverse workforce that reflects our multi-national and multi-cultural business.
From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our success was founded on people of great character. It takes equally great character to maintain that success. If you’re driven, resilient and share our pride in our heritage, there’s a world of opportunity here for you.
Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.
About the Role
In 2021 Diageo’s Global Head Quarters will relocate to Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London. At the front of the new footprint to the office will be a world leading retail outlet, selling Diageo products from around the world. The Retail outlet will occupy 249sq metres in a prime central London location and this new opening is needing Sales Associates to help us deliver world-class customer experiences.
Our Luxury Sales Associates will sell a wide range of our portfolio and create bespoke sales experiences to our customers. With the support of our training programme, you’ll become a category expert and harness this knowledge in order to upsell and be a true brand ambassador, educating and highlighting the delights of our portfolio to customers.
Alongside serving customers, you’ll play a key role in the merchandising, upselling, inventory control and overall operations of the store. To work in our Sales team, you’ll be passionate about drinks culture and customer trends, as well as being a true team player, collaborating with management and various teams throughout Diageo.
We are looking for permanent full-time and part-time Sales Associates and there are opportunities for Senior Sales Associe positions.
To be successful, you’ll need great retail (or related) experience and be guided by a customer-first mindset. You’ll have the ability to create personalised experiences in accordance to customer needs by interpreting their desires, make purchase suggestions and ensure each customer has a world-class experience when visiting our store.
You’ll have demonstrated experience working within a target driven environment to achieve individual and team objectives, dealing with a high volume of customer footfall. As products are premium brands throughout the world, therefore previous experience working within a luxury sales environment is preferable but not essential.
In return, not only do we offer a great reward & benefits package, we’ll also provide you with excellent training and career development opportunities, setting you up for a fantastic career at Johnnie Walker and Diageo.
Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.
We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.
Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.
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