Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in New York



Regional Bourbon Diplomat - Northeast

Role Mission

Since the first bottle was hand-dipped in 1958, Maker’s Mark® has grown from a regional curiosity to a global bourbon icon one conversation at a time. We’ve managed to keep this conversation going by simply doing one thing and doing it very well: hand-making delicious bourbon.

Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Diplomats are ambassadors who love the brand so much they’ve joined the company. This role will act in a dual capacity as an extension of the distillery delivering the authenticity and magic of the brand and as an effective marketer consistently balancing the commercial realities and opportunities with brand engagement.


This is a Great Opportunity because

  • Contributing to the legacy of Makers Mark® distillery 
  • Building the Makers Mark® brand in the USA’s most influential channels and accounts
  • Opportunity to increase trade and consumer awareness of the unique Private Select experience
  • Collaboration with Beam Suntory commercial sales and marketing teams in market


Outcomes/Success Criteria

  • Build awareness of Makers Mark® Private Select; support sale of full allocation 
  • Deliver industry-leading educational seminars – must be a passionate and charismatic presenter.
  • Close partnership with the Maker’s Mark® Distillery and an embodiment of the brand’s passion, craftsmanship, heritage, and personality
  • Close relationships with respective regional sales teams via support of their efforts
  • Build relationships with most prominent journalists and bloggers in respective regions
  • Foster relationships with influential bartenders and account decision-makers
  • Provide insight on competitors, trends, events to help shape the Makers Mark® planning cycle
  • Work with brand, activation and field marketing to develop sharable and scalable brand activations for influential trade and consumers
  • Increase in Maker’s Mark® brand equity and talk value in key markets


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Professional individual with at least 5 years’ experience in related field with a strong hospitality and/or sales background, 3+ years of experience within the alcohol industry preferred
  • Excellent spirits knowledge and a good knowledge of the wine and beer markets
  • A strong sense of the bar & restaurant industry and knowledge of the three tier system
  • Authentic distillery and Kentucky connection
  • Genuine passion for Whisk(e)y, with extensive bourbon knowledge
  • Persuasive communicator
  • Independent individual with competitive drive
  • Time management and analytical capabilities
  • Effective budget management capabilities
  • Willingness to travel 50% of time
  • Strong sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Time management and analytical capabilities
  • Effective budget management capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Possess strong public speaking and presentation skills 
  • Education- Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related science with subsequent laboratory experience  
  • Years of experience- 3-5 years
  • Travel- 50% plus



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.