Strategy Intern 2024

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DEADLINE 18th December 2023
£23,000 with 5% bonus

Team: Strategy, Insights & Effectiveness (SIE)

Start date: June 2024


London. We operate a hybrid working approach, which allows you to manage your time between home and office.

What do we require?  

  • Studying a recognised sandwich undergraduate degree (or able to transfer onto one)
  • A relevant undergraduate degree
  • Be available to work for 12 months from June 2024, based in west London

 We are Pernod Ricard, a leading company in the global wines and spirits industry with over 19,000 employees globally. We own 16 of the world’s top 100 Spirits Brands and hold one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry with 240 premium brands available in over 160 countries, including: Absolut vodka, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater, Malfy and Monkey 47 gins, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate and Campo Viejo wines.

Here in the UK

In the UK, Pernod Ricard is made up of 3 businesses:

  • Pernod Ricard UK, which markets, sells and distributes our products in the UK market
  • Chivas Brothers, the largest brand company in the Group, responsible for the production and management of our award-winning Scotch whisky portfolio
  • Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, the global and EMEA home of the group’s duty free, air travel and cruises business.

We are an organisation of 2,000 employees in the UK, headquartered in London, in a brand-new office designed with sustainability, ‘conviviality’ and collaboration in mind. We also have offices in Scotland and various distilleries and production sites across the UK from Plymouth to London to Speyside.

Your new team

This position sits in our Chivas Brothers business. At Chivas Brothers, our 1,600-strong team across 27 sites is committed to upholding the heritage of Scotch and ensuring its sustainable future, as well as opening it up to new audiences across the globe.

The Strategy, Insights and Effectiveness team are looking for a Strategy Intern to work alongside them until June 2023.

Your unique contribution

Your role will be to support the strategic and business cycle with market reports, briefing documents and ad hoc analysis. Your other responsibilities include:

  • Analytical support for a number of key projects including A&P prioritisation model, portfolio and market planning / prioritisation, market sizings and segmentations
  • Lead Competitive Intelligence topics: Quarterly Competitive Updates, drive engagement with whisky watch channels, competitors benchmarking, ad hoc research
  • Support the management of our main spirits category database (IWSR) and leverage the tool for industry, competitors and brands performance assessment, market analysis and deep dives
  • Integration of consumer data (brand equity, consumer demand maps, usage and attitudinal studies) into category and market understanding
  • Ad hoc assistance on presentation preparation and analysis
  • Interact and share insights/knowledge with key stakeholders:
  • Link to global business development team in Paris and their new initiatives relating to consumer, trends and markets
  • All CBL brand teams esp’ Marketing Managers and Marketing Directors

Who you’ll be working with

Internally, you’ll work with the Strategy, Insights and Effectiveness Team

Externally, your contacts will be predominantly IWSR and other agency partners.

Your blend of talent

This position could be right for you if you have:

  • Good project management and prioritisation skills and attention to detail
  • Strong numeracy and excel skills
  • A strong market orientation with a limitless curiosity for uncovering changing market conditions, trends and environment   
  • Excellent analytical skills, including handling complex or incomplete data sources
  • Proven ability to absorb and synthesise multiple sources of insight and create and present a simple compelling picture
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to interact with stakeholders across all business and seniority levels

Our mix of benefits

For your health, we offer private medical insurance, income protection and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Our lifestyle benefits include 28 days’ annual holiday, your employee pension, share incentive plan, season ticket loans, payroll giving and more!

You can access lots of gifts & discounts, including an allowance each year to spend on our brands in our staff shop and employee discounts from a range of high street retailers.

We have regular events in our very own office bar, employee-run networks, a culture of flexibility and trust and a variety of tools and resources to help you focus on your wellbeing and mental fitness.

Conviviality: the Pernod Ricard Way

We have our own way of doing things. We call it conviviality! It’s our way of being, and something unique you feel and experience when working for Pernod Ricard.

We’re committed to conviviality, and with this, you’ll be Proud to Belong to our Pernod Ricard family. You’ll be Empowered to Perform, supported to succeed, and acknowledged for the value you bring.

We combine all this with our Commitment to Care: we are unlocking the magic of human connection to transform our industry and make a positive impact on the world though our strong focus on sustainability and responsibility.

We’re committed to diversity and inclusion

People are at the heart of everything we do at Pernod Ricard and are the foundation of our collective spirit as ‘Créateurs de Convivialité’.

We promote diversity and inclusion throughout our business and supply chain. In our teams, we proactively foster a diverse work force and an inclusive culture – an environment where we can truly be ourselves. 

We will assess your application for this role based on your skills, experiences and achievements, not your gender, age, ethnic or educational background or any other such factors. Please feel free to leave these off your CV and application form if you so wish.

Similarly, if you would like to discuss opportunities for flexible working or require accommodations or support to complete our application process, please let us know.

Responsible drinking

As ‘Créateurs de convivialité’, we want to turn social interactions into genuine and friendly experiences of sharing and wellbeing.

In our culture, we want to create diverse teams in which our differences contribute to our success. Therefore, all are welcome at Pernod Ricard, regardless of your religious beliefs or personal choices on the consumption of alcohol.

In our business, we work together with industry members, civil society, governments, local authorities and UN bodies to promote responsible drinking.

Application Process

There are 3 stages to the recruitment process as follows:

  • Online application & CV submission
  • Blended assessment & video interview
  • Assessment centre (to be held in our London offices in January 2024)

During the application form you will have the opportunity to let us know about any adjustments or additional support you may require, after which a member of the team will contact you ensure everything is put in place as you need. 

If you think you may need adjustments but aren't sure, or would like to further understand the process and discuss potential options, then please contact the team on the phone number, email or live chat function available in the application portal.

DEADLINE 18th December 2023