Beers, Wine and Spirits

Head of Production

South East, UK ref: 1413

Our client, a major player in the spirits industry, is looking to recruit a Head of Production to closely manage the overall liquid production, and oversee the bottling and finishing of their award winning range of beautifully crafted spirits. This new role will lead the Liquid Production and Bottling & Finishing teams across 2 sites, one in the South East and the other in Scotland, working closely with their Operations Director to deliver optimum efficiencies without compromising on quality. The ideal candidate will build a high performing team and will constantly seek to improve the calibre of staff in the company.

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Substantial experience in a liquid development role at a full-responsibility level for a UK spirits business. Comparable and transferable production knowledge in Brewing considered
  • Desirable qualification in Brewing/Distilling BSc/MSc or IBD equivalent. Other comparable industries such as Chem Eng, Microbiology, Pharma and Food
  • Excellent working knowledge of the production (distillation, rectification and blending) and flavour-balancing of (spirit) beverages, with a deep and instinctive understanding of flavour
  • Strong level of numeracy, and a track record of full P&L and cash flow accountability for a significant business
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and suppliers – existing contacts in the UK spirits industry (especially gin and whisky) desirable
  • Strong understanding of the UK drinks market, with knowledge of the common pitfalls associated with significant global spirits
  • Proven experience leading production change projects e.g. automation to facilitate business

Applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK please.

For more information please contact Tricia Tappin at The Carling Partnership

+ 44 1483 893 100

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