Coffee, a talking chair and an unexpected job opportunity

Think Long Term

Helping to shape the future of Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich’s going through one of the most exciting times in its history and to be part of the team shaping its future is a huge responsibility and something that I’m really looking forward to.

Rohan Bhardwaj, Global Brand Manager, Glenfiddich

It all started with a Sunday morning cup of coffee and a talking chair in a busy café in Gurgaon in India.

Almost five years later, Rohan Bhardwaj’s just moved from Delhi to London to take up the role of Glenfiddich's Global Brand Manager.

How it all started

“I was out for Sunday breakfast with some of my friends and we came across a talking chair that was advertising ‘The most awesome job in the world,’ recalls Rohan, “and the rest is history.”

The job was to be our first-ever Grant’s Ambassador for India, which Rohan successfully applied for. Since then, he’s helped the brand grow, worked on campaigns across our portfolio of brands and as the Grant’s Brand Ambassador for Asia Pacific.

So when a job in the UK came up as Glenfiddich’s Global Brand Manager, Rohan felt confident he had the right skills and experience.

With support and encouragement from his team and senior leaders, he applied – and got – the job.

A new year, and a new role

Rohan is now in his new role developing and delivering global marketing programmes for the world’s most-awarded single malt Scotch Whisky.

"Glenfiddich’s going through one of the most exciting times in its history and to be part of the team shaping its future is a huge responsibility and something that I’m really looking forward to," he adds.

Rohan says January has been all about catching up with the colleagues he has made in the UK over the last five years, meeting his new team and getting up to date with all things Glenfiddich.

And he's had one surprise so far...

"I was quite surprised at how London was warmer than Delhi when I got here. Who would have thought?

"Workwise, everything has been brilliant and our mobility team ensured everything was done smoothly so that my work was not affected.

"I am so pleased with how the move went, and I can't wait to get started with this new chapter!"

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