Production Leader

Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Springburn, GLG, 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.



Production Leader  


What makes this a great opportunity?

You will be leading the team to ensure the smooth running of production activities achieving all safety, quality, productivity, cost, delivery & morale objectives, through the effective support & development of all staff. Utilising best practice lean manufacturing tools and techniques. The successful candidate will focus on the development of the team, and individual capabilities and behaviours toward a self-directed team culture.


This is a day shift role based at our site in Springburn, Glasgow.

Role Responsibilities

    • Drive H&S agenda & activities to ensure a safe working environment & achieve H&S scorecard targets.
    • Support completion of Identified H&S training & activities for the team.
    • Drive the quality agenda & activities to maintain high quality standards.
    • Engage with the team for proactive solving problem solving in areas such as quality, performance etc
    • Key focus on the team and talent development toward a multi skilled bottling team, and leaders of the future. Hold regular one to one and year end appraisal sessions.
    • Manage performance, holidays and absence of the team as required.
    • Drive your own development within the business. Deputise for Operations Manager where required.
    • Ownership of line performance with timely intervention and escalation where required.
    • Ownership labour and waste costs for efficient and effective bottling operations.
    • Lead and facilitate DOR Tier meetings, as well as team performance meetings.
    • Work as a team with stakeholders, such as planning, engineering, sprit supply and warehouse, to ensure bottling operations are as efficient and effective as possible.
    • Lead team and develop an ownership at all levels approach to TRACC implementation.
    • Facilitate yellow and green belt improvement projects. Supporting the team members on their learning.
    • Develop the standards within bottling, following 5S and VM TRACCs.



    • 3-5 years’ production experience
    • Previous relevant leadership experience
    • Understanding of LEAN principles
    • Professional Management Qualification (eg SVQ) preferred
    • Experience of working in a BRC accredited environment preferred

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.