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A career at Distell

A career at Distell is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. It’s more than working for a highly reputable South African alcoholic beverage leader; it’s an opportunity to work in an exciting and interesting industry with good business growth prospects.

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Career Development

Maintaining our best

We recognise that the key to maintaining a competitive advantage is the development of leadership talent and functional expertise across all facets of our business.

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Internships & learnerships

Preserving the future

As Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and RTD’s, Distell is committed to skills development and the upliftment of the skills base in our industry. We are committed to the implementation of the National Skills Development Strategy in South Africa and have gone beyond compliance in the implementation of the Skills Development Act.

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A day in the life

Events Manager

I am responsible for all national events across all the brands ranging from festivals, exhibitions and private tastings. We plan and implement events from start to finish. I love working in events because every day is different. It could start with a team meeting, and the rest of the day could be spent contacting various people needed to make the event happen.

Trade Marketing Manager: On Trade

I lead a dynamic team who strive to develop world class strategies for sustainable business growth across our portfolio of brands, increasing consumer awareness and trial of our brands. Distell is an amazing environment to work within, not only because of the exceptional brands, but the people and the culture too – which are built on the values of the business.

Group Manager: Corporate Affairs

I am responsible for Corporate Social Investment, Transformation and B-BBEE. My responsibilities include working cross functionally with teams to assist with the implementation of our Integrated Transformation Strategy (B-BBEE focus). I evaluate and visit CSI projects, design change workshops and interact with employees through transformation and diversity awareness workshops.

Intern - Group Digital Marketing

Being an intern at Distell is more than being an intern. It’s being a valued member of the Distell family, where my thoughts and insights are respected. Distell cares about your development just as much as you do and they’re willing to share knowledge and expertise to facilitate this development.

Field Sales Representative

I am the bridge between Distell and its customers. I try to find as many opportunities as I can to promote our brands. Distell provides me with many opportunities for growth. I’m given the necessary tools in order to complete my objectives and targets, which make communication between the business and the client so much more effective.

Group Manager: Intrinsic New Product Development & Sensory Research

The focus of my role is to explore and bring great intrinsic ideas to life through the delivery of a winning intrinsic innovation strategy. Working at Distell allows me to operate in a dynamic and creative world that I share with passionate and talented co-workers. The opportunities are endless and create excellent challenges for cross-functional networking and improvement.

Junior Channel Manager

Channel management is the link between sales and marketing. I implement new promotional opportunities, insights and plans, ensuring cross alignment with key customers and channels. My job at Distell affords me the opportunity to work with different departments to achieve one common goal, while working on great brands with wonderful people.

Intern - Talent and Organisational Effectiveness

Being an intern at Distell offers many exciting learning opportunities, while being able to work with great people who are always willing to assist. I am privileged to be able to participate in some of the brilliant training interventions that Distell has to offer, and am proud to be on a journey of growth with this company.

Marketing Director, Distell Taiwan Branch

I am in charge of the marketing department, including the brand marketing team and trade marketing team across the whole Taiwan portfolio. It’s great to be involved in a company with such a diverse portfolio. This motivates me to broaden my knowledge and strategic planning.

Regional General Manager

My role is to implement and drive the regional strategy and business plans. The best part of my job is travelling within my region, meeting team members and discussing regional and performance issues with colleagues. The energy, passion and love that our brandcrafters have towards the company and each other is wonderful.

Our values

What we stand for

The Distell team lives by a set of values which ensure the best possible outcome within all our divisions. Our value set includes a sense of ownership, entrepreneurial spirit, performance-driven culture, customer and consumer market orientation, respect for the individual and a global mind-set that’s responsive to change.

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