Distilling

Blender

Scotland, UK ref: 1418

Our client are award-winning whisky makers whose portfolio enjoys continued growth and investment. They are now looking to recruit a Blender to join their team.

The Blender will play a key role in maintaining the established spirit quality standards and support in the tactical decision making on products and quality sign off. As a key member of the Blending team, he/she will help drive whisky creation and innovation as well as being an ambassador for the brands. They will also support in driving the strategy for wood and stock management.

Skills, experience and attributes:

Educated to degree level in a science/chemistry discipline or equivalent experience in the spirits industry commensurate for this level of role. An IBD or GCD qualification is preferred
Experience in the whisky/distilling industry
Experience creating alcohol products
Experience in New Product Development
Project management experience

Knowledge of Distilling, Maturation, Blending, Quality
Knowledge and understanding of stock inventory management, cask quality, spirit instrumental analysis, flavour and sensory analysis and spirit character
Scotch Whisky Industry Knowledge
Working knowledge of an ERP system

Ability to collaborate cross functionally at all levels
Excellent attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office packages to an intermediate level
Commercial awareness, able to understand the financial implications of decisions
Confident and articulate communicator

Creative thinker, innovative with a continuous improvement mind-set
Engaging with a passion for whisky
Naturally takes a scientific and analytical approach
Patience and dedication

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

For more information please contact Julie Carling

+ 44 1483 893 100

Julie.carling@carlingpartnership.com


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