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Distillery Manager (9 months Fixed Term)

Date: 06-Oct-2021

Location: Aberdeen, SCT, GB

Company: Beam Suntory

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.



Distillery Manager (9 months Fixed Term)  



What makes this a great opportunity?

- Beam Suntory are the worlds 3rd largest premium spirits company, producing renowned and market leading whiskies in Japan, the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Spain as well as leading spirit brands in Cognac, Tequila, Gin & Vodka.

- Beam Suntory UK Ltd are responsible for the distillation, maturation and packaging of some of the finest Scotch Single Malt and Blended Whiskies.

- Auchentoshan Distillery is a single malt distillery in Scotland, it is highly regarded with the Beam Suntory group with great potential for the future.

- Workng within a dynamic and relatively small Distillation & Maturation Leadership Team, the successful candidate will have business responsibility for a wide range of activities both at site, and across the wider Scottish Operations remit, including LEAN Manufacturing, NPD and Brand Advocacy support.


Role Responsibilities

- Manage all aspects of Distillery Operations on the Auchentoshan Site, ensuring key (SQDQCM) targets of EHS, quality, production, cost, customer service, and people development are met.

- Promote and drive the development of a Lean Manufacturing Continuous Improvement culture (One Beam Suntory Way) by involving, coaching and developing all employees at all levels of the business at Auchentoshan distillery.

- Maintain and develop the site Integrated Management Systems (e.g. safe operating procedures, work instructions, risk assessments, COSHH registers, integrated project plans, etc.) to ensure that the site meets the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards, ensuring compliance with, and drive improvements in the management of, all health, safety, environmental and quality legislation and requirements of HM Revenue & Customs.

- Ensure that the site Revenue budget is managed effectively with maximum return on spend being achieved, and contribute to the design and management of site Capital Improvement projects, demonstrating strong process technical and focussed improvement skills.    


Qualifications & Experience

- Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Process Engineering

- Diploma (ideally) or General Certificate in Brewing or Distilling

- Broad package of QEHS training and development with IOSH Managing Safely (ideally)

- Management of significant CAPEX and/or Technical Improvement projects

- Solid experience in managing and motivating operational teams through significant Change


At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.