Commercialisation Analyst with Beam Suntory

Location: Glasgow (Springburn)
£22,000 per annum
Full-time (35 hours), permanent
Start Date: March 2019
Closing Date: 22 February 2019, 12 noon

About the Company

Beam Suntory is a global leader in premium spirits. With several of the world's top 100 premium spirits in its portfolio, it is the third largest premium spirits company in the world. You can find out lots more at their website:

Due to company expansion Beam Suntory UK wish to take on a graduate to supplement their Glasgow based team, which has an excellent track record of talent development and retention.


The Role

The role mission is to support the International Product Lifecycle Manager and the Global Travel Retail Commercialisation Manager in bringing new products to market on time. ‘Commercialisation’ is Beam Suntory’s process of liaising between upstream product development teams and customer-facing market teams, to bring new products to market.

The analyst gathers, summarises and presents data on dozens of concurrent projects, including project timeline status, supply constraints, demand forecasts and product merchandising information. The key challenge is in communicating this information efficiently and effectively with a dispersed network of dozens of collaborators.

The analyst will establish in-depth analysis of transitions from ‘old’ to replacement products to help the company avoid substantial costs in excess inventory and/or scrapping of obsolete packaging materials.

Spirits is a regulated industry and the role involves working with the Regulatory function to ensure country-specific regulations and intellectual property rights (e.g. trademarks) are respected.

What Makes this a Great Opportunity
This role offers the opportunity to be at the heart of a global spirits business, working on world famous brands like Laphroaig, Courvoisier and Jim Beam.

The role reports to the International Sales & Operations Planning and Supply Chain Analytics Manager. The role operates in a matrix style – providing functional support to Commercialisation Managers while benefiting from being in a team with 3 other analysts each with common skills and different specialisations.

This role is an excellent development opportunity for an individual pursuing a career either in supply chain management or product development/ brand development. The reliability of new product introduction processes is fundamental to brand development, customer service, and the stability and efficiency of supply chains. The Commercialisation Analyst will gain experience of a global manufacturing business and exposure to cross-functional teams including marketing, finance, sales and supply chain.

The outcomes required in this role include the following:

• Timely identification and valuation of excess materials in relation to product supersession.
• Routine reporting of project status.
• Routine analysis of product portfolio.
• Effective coordination of regular reviews with operational and market teams.



The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in a business-related background. This role requires a good level of Excel skill coupled with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently about the analysis of data sets. You must therefore have strong and demonstrable numerical, analytical and organisational skills. You will be able and willing to work in a structured way within the parameters of established systems and procedures, whilst being able to evaluate the effectiveness of those ways of operating, contributing suggestions for refinement where appropriate.

You should be able to demonstrate that you possess the following skills, abilities, and experience:

• Fluent user of MS Excel at intermediate level, focussed on merging and manipulating large data sets (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot, IF, formatting, conditional formatting).
• Strong verbal and formal written communication skills.
• Demonstrated teamworking skills.
• Knowledge of project management fundamentals.
• Ability to execute a defined process on defined timings to a defined standard.
• Competent user of MS PowerPoint at basic level (bullet points, insert images, insert tables).

• Familiarity with SAP or similar ERP platform.
• Experience of NPD/NPI planning, supply, production or demand planning.
• Experience of collaboration with diverse, dispersed teams.
• Familiarity with cloud-based collaboration technology such as Sharepoint or MS OneDrive.
• Experience of process improvement.

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Closing date for applications is 22 February 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.