Team SWA

Job Description: Head of Americas

28 Mar 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association is currently recruiting for the role of Head of Americas - come and join our team!

Head of Americas Trade

Location: London or Edinburgh

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Salary: circa £38,000

Benefits package: 25 days holiday, generous group personal pension plan

About us

Scotch Whisky is a much-loved and prestigious spirit drink with a global reputation. The industry plays a significant role in the Scottish and British economies, and is an important employer across Scotland and, through the supply chain, across the whole of the UK. It combines both the traditional and modern, the international and local.

The SWA is the trade association that supports the Scotch Whisky industry. The industry's vision is to be in sustainable global growth and for Scotch to retain its place as the world's leading high-quality spirit drink.

Our mission is to drive the best possible global business environment for Scotch, so that the industry's vision can be achieved. We are headquartered in Edinburgh and have an office in London.

Your role

We are looking for a motivated, self-starter to help resolve market access problems for the Scotch Whisky industry in markets in the Americas region.

This role leads on the development of SWA policy positions on issues. It will require analysis to determine how the Scotch Whisky industry will be impacted by different market access issues; the development of arguments to support our positions; and influencing strategies to solve the problems.

It will involve opportunity spotting to proactively prevent problems and take advantage of events and negotiations which could benefit Scotch. The role holder will work closely with colleagues across the SWA and with our member companies to ensure the industry is well-represented on the Americas.

Find out more information here.