Meet Beam Suntory Managing Director Heather Boyd

Meet Beam Suntory Managing Director Heather Boyd

 February 02, 2021

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Heather Boyd is Managing Director of Beam Suntory US Ready-To-Drink (RTD). She helps capture the opportunity in the rapidly growing RTD-spirits market in the US. 

Supporting the growth of Beam Suntory's business 

With the increasing popularity of cocktailing at home, consumers are seeking products that bridge the gap between premiumization and convenience.

Beam Suntory already holds RTD-spirits category leadership positions in Japan, Australia, and Germany.

Beam Suntory also acquired On The Rocks Premium Cocktails, a rapidly growing premium ready-to-drink cocktail brand, and announced plans to expand market availability and the product range.

Beam Suntory's North America President, Greg Hughes, describes Heather as being "key to leading our growing RTD spirits business, seizing on the rapidly growing RTD spirits space, and driving our goal to become the industry leader."

Heather's experience also enables Beam Suntory to "strategically develop and deepen our RTD portfolio, allowing us to deliver quality and premium products that delight consumers," he adds.

A successful career in various leadership roles

As Heather leads Beam Suntory’s RTD business in the US, she continues to build the company’s RTD capabilities and offerings.

Prior to her role at Beam Suntory, Heather served as Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Acreage Holdings, where she led a cross-functional product team across category management, sales, business intelligence, product and packaging development and R&D, and established the company’s wholesale business.

She has also worked in marketing and commercial roles of increasing responsibility at Diageo.

Paving the way forward in an exciting industry

Heather enjoys supporting Beam Suntory's "ambition to become the leader in the RTD-spirits market, particularly as demand for premium, pre-mixed cocktails grow at an exponential rate."

“Beam Suntory’s many years of global RTD experience, combined with its depth and breadth of premium, world-renowned brands, will allow us to pave the way forward in this exciting space," she explains.

Join talented women leaders like Heather at Beam Suntory

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections.

Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands. 

If you want to forge a successful career with a global company, check out Beam Suntory's latest job vacancies.


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