Account Manager - Drinks/Retail

Premier Resourcing UK
London (Central)
Closing date
24 Apr 2021

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Do you know your Cava from your Chianti? Your Merlot from your Muscat?
If you are considering making the next step in your career and are looking to focus your client list around wine and alcohol brands, then read on….

An exciting Account Manager role at an agency of choice for numerous drinks clients. They are looking for a new member of the team to run the press office for one of their biggest clients, who they have held a partnership with for over two decades.

The role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an energetic, bright and results-driven Account Manager to join the PR team to run one of their key clients, with support from the wider team. This role will involve management of a busy and creative press office, including hosting pop-up bars and tasting events as well as writing and distributing press releases.

 You will be the principle liaison between the agency and the client for PR, and coordinate work flow to the events team for initiatives. You will report directly to the PR Director and also work, at varying degrees depending on the project, with the company directors and the events teams.

The role will be hands on, covering everything from sourcing press samples to forging strong, enduring relationships with key drinks media.

Key responsibilities

  • Implementation & management of client PR programmes
  • Proactive & reactive trade press activities – writing press releases, formulating quotes for trade press features, responding to press enquiries & generating coverage for our clients, media buying
  • Proactive & reactive consumer press relations – writing of press releases, reacting to enquiries from leading UK wine writers and consumer lifestyle journalists, generating press coverage for clients
  • Copy writing
  • Organise and attend press briefings, dinners, press trips
  • Attend client meetings and brainstorms
  • General account management duties including drafting activity and contact reports
  • Assisting on new business development including brainstorms and pitches
  • Assisting the PR Director
  • Managing the Junior Account Executive
  • Crisis management where applicable

About you:

The role would suit an AM, or an established SAE who is ready to step up. A professional knowledge of wine and other drinks would be an advantage. The candidate should be highly motivated with boundless energy, enthusiasm, strong organisational skills and great attention to detail:

  • Demonstrate a firm understanding of public & press relations & its benefits
  • Sound knowledge of wine & an understanding of the UK wine industry, its challenges & key issues
  • High level of written & verbal communication skills with a proven record of producing press releases for all sectors of the media
  • Commercial understanding of impact of PR on clients’ business
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Hands-on approach
  • Demonstrated time planning & management
  • Computer literate
  • Clean UK driving license


In return, this agency proudly offer a collaborative working atmosphere, where all team members share a “can do” attitude.

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience
  • Private health care
  • Pension scheme
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays


Premier Resourcing UK is a boutique recruitment consultancy specialising in PR, public affairs, internal comms and marketing communications. We offer the highest standard of permanent, interim and freelance recruitment services to clients and candidates from junior to board level across the communications landscape.

We pride ourselves on helping some of the most talented PR and Communications professionals find their dream jobs.

Our core values 

• We love what we do and are passionate about providing an honest and integral service
• We respond to innovation in the market and harness the latest technology to ensure your requirements are met
• We have 'the knowledge' - it's our job to keep abreast of the latest news and developments within the communications industry, so we can advise you on the best possible opportunities in the market place
• We aim to exceed expectations in everything we do!

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0203 9841080
48 Charlotte Street
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