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  • Accounts Receivable Officer

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    ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE OFFICER

     

    An exciting opportunity to join Quintessential Brands Group and gain experience of a fast-growing multinational business.

     

    This is a full-time position which will be based at our Warrington office.

     

    Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

     

    Location: Warrington

     

    What will you be doing?

     

    Working within the Transaction team you will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date invoicing system(s), including generation and issue of customer invoices and customer files and records as well as customer set up (including investigating credit standing of new and potential customers and recommending appropriate credit.

    You will follow up on and collect customer payments to agreed procedures. You will also prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reports including KPI’s, cashflow forecasting and other management performance measures within agreed deadlines.

    The role involves monitoring customer account details for non-payment, delayed payments and other irregularities whilst developing a debt recovery system and initiating collection efforts.

    In addition, you will assist with month end and ensure no out-of-balance trade debtor accounts as well as identify areas for improvement within the AR system and develop solutions to deliver improved operational and/or financial performance.

     

    Who are you?

    We are looking for someone who is innovative and can identify areas for improvement within the AR system and develop solutions to deliver improved operational and financial performance.

    The ideal candidate will be working towards or already AAT qualified as well as an intermediate to advanced excel user who works well within a fast paced, varied environment, who has exceptional attention to detail and is able to work to deadlines.

    In addition, you will be able to provide data and commentary to others within various Microsoft office systems and has work experience within a Finance department supporting numerous business units.

     

    Why join us?

    Recently revealed as Independent Spirit Company of the Year - UK by Corporate Insider in the Business Excellence Awards 2018, Quintessential Brands is one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the drinks industry in the last decade.

     We’ve got to where we are today thanks to our people, who all share the same entrepreneurial, can-do attitude and values. We are dedicated to unlocking the vast potential we believe we are yet to fully realise and to making Quintessential Brands an even greater place to work.

    This position will give you the opportunity to manage your own workload, take ownership of your responsibilities and gain experience within a multinational group. You’ll be working alongside a passionate and dedicated team who will offer their support but also give you the freedom to have total autonomy in your role.

     

  • Assistant Brand Manager - Opihr

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    London

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    Why should you come and work with us here a Quintessential Brands?

    Here at Team QB, we pride ourselves on being individual! We stand by our core values and we passionately believe that every person matters. We are a friendly bunch who will offer encouragement, give endless support and celebrate your success.

    We are fiercely proud of our heritage and believe that we are on a journey to world domination…… when it comes to our brands!

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as Assistant Brand Manager – Opihr?

    The QB Brand Management team is responsible for shaping & executing an effective global brand marketing strategy. This role requires an individual who is commercially astute, driven, creative, detail oriented & passionate. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the drive to make a difference, a desire to join an entrepreneurial business with high growth plans, is passionate about building brands & embraces change.

    You will Support the development & activation of the Opihr brand strategy globally as well as Proactively developing & implementing activity for the Opihr Brand, in terms of consumer facing brand platforms, trade activities, POS development, brand assets & bespoke gifting solutions.

    You will Support, agree, share & activate the 3-year BIG plan and Deliver & support brand KPI’s & the strategic planning cycle.

     

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Responsible for the activation of the Opihr brand across on & off trade & events – bring the brand to life & deliver ‘liquid to lips’ via perfect serves

    ·         Develop trade marketing initiatives to drive ROS in on & off trade, specifically our messaging strategy – what we say to consumers at the point of purchase

    ·         Support the International Brand Director in the development, implementation & evaluation of the launch of key products or line extensions, e.g. ready to serve

    ·         Execution & management of PR & social media strategy

    ·         Support monthly planning & reporting cycle; joint P&L ownership & management of A&P budget

    ·         Development of fully integrated toolkits including key visual, video, digital/SoMe content and activation/merchandising guidelines

    ·         Support gifting strategy for key occasions including packaging design and fully integrated activation asset toolkit.

    ·         Live the brand! Keeping a keen eye on our target consumer & their interaction with the Opihr brand

    ·         Budget: monitoring, generate purchase orders and process invoices in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with internal policies and timeframes

    ·         The owner of brand hub ensuring all assets are uploaded in a timely manner

    ·         Owner of brand website ensuring regular and timely updates

    ·         Gather best practice and share with markets

     

     

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         Educated to honours degree level or equivalent

    ·         Proven FMCG brand marketing experience, with beverage/spirits experience a bonus

    ·         Excellent project management skills: time management, organisational skills, good at “getting things done”. 

    ·         Ability to work under pressure in regards to the pace of work and project timelines.

    ·         Excellent attention to detail, ensuring deliverables are always to a very high standard.

    ·         Proven presentation & written skills

    ·         Proven agency and people management skills

    ·         Strong organisational and attention to detail

    ·         Strong ability to influence key stakeholders

    ·         High computer literacy with strong working knowledge of communication tools e.g Powerpoint

    ·         Strong numeracy & financial/budget management

    ·         Proven digital/online experience

    ·         Demonstrates accountability and ownership.

    ·         High level of self-motivation, energy and a bias for action.

    ·         Inclusive decision maker – respectful of other team members.

    ·         Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in the multicultural environment of a global brand team and to create open and collaborative partnerships; Capable to regularly interact with stakeholders across various departments and to build strong relationships

     

  • Brand Ambassador - Dead Rabbit

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    Dublin 2

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    Why should you come and work with us here a Quintessential Brands?

    Here at Team QB, we pride ourselves on being individual! We stand by our core values and we passionately believe that every person matters. We are a friendly bunch who will offer encouragement, give endless support and celebrate your success.

    We are fiercely proud of our heritage and believe that we are on a journey to world domination…… when it comes to our brands!

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as Global Brand Ambassador – The Dead Rabbit?

    The Dead Rabbit Global Brand Ambassador must inspire customers and trade to become advocates of The Dead Rabbit Whiskey and join the gang. You must educate, activate, inspire, communicate, infiltrate and innovate key influencers on the brand.  You must have an incredible passion for drinks creation, discovering new flavours, trends and ingredients, pushing the boundaries of cocktail creation beyond what the industry has done so far. You must be comfortable in front of a camera or behind a microphone and be passionate about discussing the brand but also talking about the industry as a whole, - trends, news, innovation etc

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Work with the Brand Director to develop and implement global influencer campaign on the Dead Rabbit, with the objective of becoming the most desired brand for bartenders

    ·         Identify and execute opportunities to educate, partner, and recruit bartenders’ consumers and key influencers into the brand

    ·         Create and develop the Dead Rabbit Drinks strategy by creating a programme of discovery through flavour and ingredients

    ·         Provide constant source of insight and feedback on activation and competitors in market

    ·         Act as the face of the brand for bartenders, media and key influencers

    ·         Build on and offline following for the brand through activation

    ·         Support launch and seed of the brand in new markets

    ·         Lead the global drinks strategy for the Dead Rabbit and the industry as a whole

    ·         Act as internal ambassador the brand, building brand share of mind

    ·         Live and work to the values of the Dead Rabbit

    ·         Driving and creating the on-trade strategy of the brand

    ·         Placing DRIW at the centre of mixing culture and driving innovation in whiskey cocktails through pushing the boundaries of ingredients, flavours and innovation through taste and theatre of the cocktail server

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         +5yrs Spirits industry knowledge and experience, Proven excellence within high end/alternative cocktail making. Comfortable public speaking in front of camera and behind a microphone.

    ·         Previous experience in brand ambassador role. High end bartender, with a Understanding of how brands work in the changing face of the on-trade

    ·         Experience in brand management

    ·         Bar / Mixology Experience

    ·         Media training

    ·         Independent networking skills and ability to identify active opportunities for brand

    ·         Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically to deliver on brand objectives

     

  • Business Unit Director - Grocery

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    An exciting opportunity to join Quintessential Brands Group and gain experience of a fast-growing multinational business.

    This is a full-time senior position and part of the Quintessential Brands UK Executive Team reporting to the Managing Director of Quintessential Brands UK.  This is a field-based position, ideally central UK with the need for extensive travel to UK customers, our Warrington Distillery and our central London headquarters, managing a senior commercial team of 6 direct reports.

     

    What you will be doing?

    • Develop and implement a Grocery Channel strategy that optimises ongoing growth, profitability, brand visibility and Own Label development in the Channel.
    • Build and maintain a high performing team capable of delivering against the company growth strategy.
    • Deliver profitable business results through sound financial planning, people resource management and alignment of systems and processes.
    • Establish excellent senior management key customer relations to ensure continued long-term sustainable growth and success.
    • Align the sales strategy for the Grocery Channel with other key internal groups and functions so as to streamline efficiencies and maximise return on investment.
    • Ensure development, implementation and monitoring of effective account strategies and plans in order achieve the Grocery Channel strategy and targets.
    • Contribute to the development of Corporate and Sales strategies in order to ensure these reflect genuine understanding of opportunities in the Grocery Channel


    What will your key responsibilities be?

    • To optimise sustainable customer value and profitability within the Grocery Channel through the development and implementation of Channel and Sales strategies.

    • To lead and develop the Grocery team in order to achieve channel targets and objectives in line with company and channel strategy.

    • Support and proactively build external relationships directly and in directly across our UK key customer base.

    • Develop & assist in the implementation of bespoke plans for specific retailers based on the over-arching brand strategy, delivering category growth and development of our brands.

    • Working with 3rd party brand owners developing brand activation plans together with managing, tracking and overseeing brand owner spend and investment.

     

    What skills and experience will you have?

    • Currently working at this senior level within a major blue-chip organisation

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent

    • Experience in budget management and the commercial analysis of ROI for projects.

    • Working with colleagues to inform, develop and deliver channel-specific elements of brand plans.

    • Developing positive internal relationships to maintain clarity and reinforce the focus on channel strategies and plans for those channels.

    • Activation of NPD and events across all consumer touch points.

    • Oversee and delivering flawless execution across the trade channel.

    • High level of IT skills, with Excel and Database interaction experience.

    • Strong presentation skills

    • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

    • Strong interpersonal skills / relationship building at senior levels

    • Ability to be adaptable and prioritising effectively

    • Category Management / Insight experience is essential.

    • A good understanding of the UK Grocery market and their operations is essential.

    • Commercial understanding – understands impact of decisions and P&L responsibility.

    • Ability to be adaptable and prioritising effectively.

    • Track record of key stakeholder engagement and influencing

     

    Who are you?

    • A strong, confident communicator with good influencing and interpersonal skills to interact at all levels of the business whilst challenging constructively.

    • Strong business and strategic acumen.

    • Strong people management and development skills.

    • Demonstrates professionalism, credibility, trust and respect both internally and externally

    • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to network across functions and influence internally and externally.

    • Ability to travel within the UK to deliver the Grocery strategy via their team within the customer base.


     


     

     

     

     

  • Commercial Finance Manager

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    London

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    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Quintessential Brands. We are an independent International Spirits business with a diverse portfolio of premium brands and world class production capabilities.

     

    We are seeking a Commercial Finance Manager to join our London based team. You will be an integral business partner to the leading arm of the business (UK domestic market) and directly supporting regions, including Ireland and travel retail. The role will provide commercial support, develop commercial proposals and tenders and help shape these core growth platforms for the business.

     

    You will be a vital member of the FP&A team required to manage and drive process change, reporting and support the financial planning cycle.

     

    The ideal candidate will be able to develop and implement group control procedures, including balance sheet reconciliations, spend manager and overheads ownership. You will take ownership of the commercial proposal including pricing sign off, price list management, decision making through provision of P&Ls and working across the business to ensure all inputs are accurate.

     

    You will have operational experience including brand development, NPD and own label creation and will have the ability to engage in range reviews, promotional planning, ROI analysis and commercial tenders.

     

    Within this role, you will have responsibility for strategic long-term planning including growing business in support markets and GTR as well as group planning and reporting including budgets, forecasts and strategic plans. You will also have a strong understanding of S&OP, working closely with the production and supply to create a harmonised forecast/planning process.

     

    You will take ownership of business process development to drive new processes and document existing ones. The role will also involve being a business partner to the UK and Ireland Directors and their respective teams as well as providing any other support as required to the FP&A Director.

     

    Due to where some of our core stakeholders are based, you will have a willingness to travel to Ireland and Warrington on occasion.

     

    We are a fast paced, growing company so we are looking for someone with the drive and hunger to make a difference and demonstrate they are a pioneering spirit.

     

    If this exciting and dynamic role captures your interest and you think you can make a difference, then we want to hear from you!      

     

  • Commercial Manager – Off Trade Grocery

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    Quintessential Brands is one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the drinks Industry in the last decade, we won Independent Spirit Company of the year in 2018 and are Pioneering Spirits within the industry.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager – Grocery Retail, to join the team, you will be field based but in a good equal distance of the North and South divide. You will be responsible for maximising the listings, distribution and activations to raise awareness of our portfolio of premium brands in individual independent venues and small group outlets.

     

    You will be a key representative of QB -UK Off Trade Team, overseeing the trade building relationships with our customers and maximising our distribution, in this role you will be central in taking us and our brands to the next level. We require an individual who can take our profitability within the Off-Trade Retail sector and, build effectively across our customer base. In this role you will be overseeing our top 4 Grocer Account Base.

     

    The successful candidate will be able to develop and implement a customer focused strategy that enhances growth and profitability for the Off-Trade Retail Channel. You will be working with agreed budget levels and guide lines, to achieve distribution, volume and profitability targets that are set by your Managing Director.

     

    You will work alongside the Managing Director to develop business opportunities with customer focused businesses, whilst building Brand tactics. This role will suit a candidate who can deliver individual account plans for a strategic customer linked to the Brand Plans Channel. We are looking for a candidate with FMCG – Blue Chip Background.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a proven skill set to review the effectiveness of account plans, to maximise the distribution of QB-UK Brand Portfolio. The role requires a dynamic person to develop and execute private label business across specified categories. You will audit distribution, validate compliance and identify brand opportunities. We are seeking someone with experience of working with 3rd party brand owners, tracking with full P&L ownership and investment.

     

    If this exciting and dynamic role captures your interest and you think you can make a difference, then we want to hear from you!      

     

  • Distillery Lead Operator

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    Warrington

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    Quintessential Brands Group is an independent international spirits business, with an exciting and diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France. With a global reach, and brand building capabilities, we distribute and supply to customers around the world.

    G&J have a new and exciting role for a Lead Distillery Operative. You will have an ambitious drive and an entrepreneurial spirit in a role with an international focus. We are looking for an individual with drive and ambition to take us to the next level.

    In your new role, you will be responsible for Manufacturing Alcoholic Beverages using necessary equipment and processes to the appropriate quality standards to service the needs of internal and external customers to meet the demand schedules. Execute a plan to service the bottling Hall and external customers with Bulk liquids, work with Head Distiller, Still house and tank farm operatives to ensure all KPI’s are achieved. Ensure all spirit movements are reconciled and losses minimised to reduce waste, Ensure compliance for Health and Safety and Quality standards.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    To Complete all tasks in line with Departmental SOE / SOP & H&S requirements to ensure correct procedures are followed,

    To maintain a high standard of customer services by ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely and effective manner

    To use mechanical handling equipment in a safe and effective manner

    To ensure high standards of cleanliness to meet expected standards for Internal and External auditing bodies

    To be fully flexible to any changes that arise in line with new business requirements

    Health and Safety responsibility, including maintaining risk assessments within area of responsibility

    To provide involvement in continuous improvement

    To achieve 99.8 % stock accuracy including stock take activities

    To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence

    Other ad hoc responsibilities as required from time to time

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITY:

     Prompt reporting of incidents (people or products)

     Work within HMCE guidelines

     Work within H&S guidelines

     Deliver quality products on time on full

     

     

  • Distillery Lead Operator (Temp 6 month FTC)

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    Quintessential Brands Group is an independent international spirits business, with an exciting and diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France. With a global reach, and brand building capabilities, we distribute and supply to customers around the world.

    G&J have a new and exciting role for a Lead Distillery Operative. You will have an ambitious drive and an entrepreneurial spirit in a role with an international focus. We are looking for an individual with drive and ambition to take us to the next level.

    In your new role, you will be responsible for Manufacturing Alcoholic Beverages using necessary equipment and processes to the appropriate quality standards to service the needs of internal and external customers to meet the demand schedules. Execute a plan to service the bottling Hall and external customers with Bulk liquids, work with Head Distiller, Still house and tank farm operatives to ensure all KPI’s are achieved. Ensure all spirit movements are reconciled and losses minimised to reduce waste, Ensure compliance for Health and Safety and Quality standards.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    To Complete all tasks in line with Departmental SOE / SOP & H&S requirements to ensure correct procedures are followed,

    To maintain a high standard of customer services by ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely and effective manner

    To use mechanical handling equipment in a safe and effective manner

    To ensure high standards of cleanliness to meet expected standards for Internal and External auditing bodies

    To be fully flexible to any changes that arise in line with new business requirements

    Health and Safety responsibility, including maintaining risk assessments within area of responsibility

    To provide involvement in continuous improvement

    To achieve 99.8 % stock accuracy including stock take activities

    To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence

    Other ad hoc responsibilities as required from time to time

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITY:

     Prompt reporting of incidents (people or products)

     Work within HMCE guidelines

     Work within H&S guidelines

     Deliver quality products on time on full

     

     

  • Finance Director - Ireland

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    Ireland

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    What will be your main purpose in your new role as Finance Director - Ireland?

     

    Responsible for budgeting, management reporting, general accounting, cashflow and statutory reporting for the two operating businesses in QB Ireland

     

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Overall financial responsibility for the Irish QB business

    ·         Provide annual budgets and forecasts to manage the business

    ·         Monthly closing and financial reporting to corporate HQ and external partners

    ·         Manage the cash flow and credit lines to maximize productivity of the Company's financial resources.

    ·         Responsible for eight group companies, annual audit, statutory reporting and tax filings

    ·         Build out the Finance function, implementing systems and processes to manage the business

    ·         Member of the senior team, engage in the development of business plans, action plans and performance indicators which shape the strategic agenda

    ·         The identification of financial risk which may impact on the business and suitable controls to manage the risk

    ·         Ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues across the business, develop effective working relationships and manage multiple work streams

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         ECDL or MS certified qualification

    ·         Working knowledge of MS Excel including the use of pivot table, data sort, formulae etc.

    ·         Draws together data and presents in a logical format with conclusions.

    ·         Utilises multiple/complex data sources.  Creates enhanced presentation using graphic output where appropriate.

     

     

     

     

  • HR Advisor

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    Warrington

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    With unrivalled heritage, and provenance dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was established in 2011 with a big ambition. We were voted Independent Spirit Producer in 2018 and are exciting and dynamic business with a diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Advisor to join the business in Warrington to support in delivering the people agenda!

     

    You will report into a HR Business Partner who supports Commercial and Group departments such as Sales, Brands and Finance delivering best practice in processes and procedures.

     

    In this role, you will have experience within HR previously including working in a position where you have been the first point of call and supported management with queries on processes or policies. You will work with key management stakeholders internally so will be personable with an ability to influence and provide guidance.

     

    As a HR Advisor, you will support with recruitment for the area, organising and attending interviews and managing the process end to end suggesting improvements to the process and innovative ideas to ensure we are positioned within the market. You will also manage absence within the area and manage low level employee relations matters ensuring the business is compliant and follows process.

     

    The successful candidate will have effective communication skills and the ability to listen and find innovative solutions to problems in a fast-paced environment. You will have attention to detail and a proven track record in integrating processes, procedures and a common culture across multiple sites in different countries creating a best in class manufacturing strategy.

     

    As Quintessential Brands is a fast-paced entrepreneurial business, you will have excellent time management skills with an ability to organise and prioritise tasks. In addition, you will have the creative flair to input into value adding projects and work closely with the HR Business Partner in the delivery of projects.

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business and support this growth from a HR perspective by playing a pivotal role in delivering the value-added HR strategy.

     

    If you want to make a difference to a growing team and have the courage to work for an exciting business like Quintessential Brands, then we want to hear from you!

     

     

  • HR Advisor - 12 Month FTC

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    We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Advisor to join the business in Warrington to support in delivering the people agenda!

     

    You will report into a HR Business Partner who supports Commercial and Group departments such as Sales, Brands and Finance delivering best practice in processes and procedures.

     

    In this role, you will have experience within HR previously including working in a position where you have been the first point of call and supported management with queries on processes or policies. You will work with key management stakeholders internally so will be personable with an ability to influence and provide guidance.

     

    As a HR Advisor, you will support with recruitment for the area, organising and attending interviews and managing the process end to end suggesting improvements to the process and innovative ideas to ensure we are positioned within the market. You will also manage absence within the area and manage low level employee relations matters ensuring the business is compliant and follows process.

     

    The successful candidate will have effective communication skills and the ability to listen and find innovative solutions to problems in a fast-paced environment. You will have attention to detail and a proven track record in integrating processes, procedures and a common culture across multiple sites in different countries creating a best in class manufacturing strategy. Ideally, you will be CIPD level 5 qualified or working towards.

     

    As Quintessential Brands is a fast-paced entrepreneurial business, you will have excellent time management skills with an ability to organise and prioritise tasks. In addition, you will have the creative flair to input into value adding projects and work closely with the HR Business Partner in the delivery of projects.

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing business and support this growth from a HR perspective by playing a pivotal role in delivering the value-added HR strategy.

     

    If you want to make a difference to a growing team and have the courage to work for an exciting business like Quintessential Brands, then we want to hear from you!

     

     

  • International Brand Manager - Thomas Dakin Gin

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    London

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    An exciting opportunity to join Quintessential Brands Group and gain experience of a fast-growing multinational business. This is a full-time position which will be based in London.

     

    Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin has recently won the Gin Masters for ‘World’s Best London Dry Gin’ and continues to receive international acclaim for its unmistakable character and taste.  Inspired by Thomas Dakin, the forefather of quality English Gin and our company founder, this craft gin looks like no other and tastes like no other and was created and launched by the team at Quintessential Brands in 2005.

     

    We are inviting entrepreneurial spirited, creative & commercial marketers to join us on our journey, developing & building the growth of Thomas Dakin Gin at a global level, expanding in existing focused markets (UK, Travel Retail, Germany, USA, Switzerland) and introducing into new exciting territories.

     

    What will you be doing?

     

    You will work with the Global Brand Director to develop the global brand strategy and deliver the global initiatives to drive profitable and sustainable brand growth as well as proactively develop & implement activity for Thomas Dakin, in terms of consumer facing brand platforms, trade activities, POS development, brand assets & bespoke gifting solutions.

     

    You will be required to support the Global Brand Director in the development, implementation and evaluation of the consumer creative campaign, launch of key products or line extensions and the development, launch, opening of the Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery and Experience in Manchester. You will deliver distillery communications plan and maximise the opportunities for the development of the Thomas Dakin Gin Distillery and Experience in Manchester.

     

     

    In addition, you will develop creative and innovative trade marketing initiatives to drive rate of sale in the on and off trade in line with key brand messaging and campaign. You will be responsible for driving the brand and distillery/experience PR and social media agenda including execution & management of PR & social media strategy and implementation; and assisting markets, where required.

     

     

    You will develop gift packaging and POS solutions to help tell the brand story, engage consumers and drive rate of sale and support monthly planning and reporting cycle with joining P&L ownership and management of A&P budget.

     

    The role will also include budget monitoring, generate purchase orders and process invoices in a timely manner ensuring compliance with internal policies and timeframes.

     

    We are looking for someone who will live the brand! Keeping a keen eye on latest craft trends, our target consumer & their interaction with Thomas Dakin; own brand hub asset library, website and social channels ensuring regular and timely updates and gather best practice and share with markets.

     

    Who are you?

     

    This role requires an individual who is commercially astute, driven, creative, detail oriented & passionate. You will ideally have 4 years’ experience in brand marketing in drinks, including proven excellence in all aspects of the marketing mix, with strong commercial marketing skills, and international brand management.  

     

    You will ideally have alcohol industry experience as well as strategic brand management experience. In addition, you will have domestic marketing manager knowledge and experience of delivering innovative NPD.

     

    The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter with the drive to make a difference, a desire to join an innovative craft brand with high growth plans and ambitions, be passionate about building brands and embrace change.

     

    Why join us?

    Recently revealed as Independent Spirit Company of the Year - UK by Corporate Insider in the Business Excellence Awards 2018, Quintessential Brands is one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the drinks industry in the last decade.

     

    We’ve got to where we are today thanks to our people, who all share the same entrepreneurial, can-do attitude and values. We are dedicated to unlocking the vast potential we believe we are yet to fully realise and to making Quintessential Brands an even greater place to work.

     

    This position will give you the opportunity to manage your own workload, take ownership of your responsibilities and gain experience within a multinational group. You’ll be working alongside a passionate and dedicated team who will offer their support but also give you the freedom to have total autonomy in your role.

     

     

  • Key Account Manager (Off Trade Convenience & Online)

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    Are you ready to take your next adventure? Do you have what it takes to work for one of the fastest-growing drinks companies in the world? Do you crave the freedom to make a real impact in your role that the big corporate drinks companies can’t offer? Then Quintessential Brands may be the company you’re looking for…

     

    About Us

     

    In just six years, Quintessential Brands has grown from being a handful of dynamic individuals in a small Soho office, united in their mission to take on the big corporations dominating the drinks industry, to a successful, multi-faceted, independent drinks company with world-class manufacturing facilities, a team of nearly 300 around the world and a presence in over 150 markets.

     

    Today, our range of award-winning spirits: Opihr, Bloom, Thomas Dakin, Don Papa Rum are just a few of our premium portfolio which are some of the fastest-growing premium brands in their categories worldwide.Our passionate and creative team is dedicated to continuing our success and having a good time while we do it (we are a drinks industry after all!)

     

    About the Role

     

    As a result of recent successes, we currently have an excitingKey Account Manager (Off Trade Convenience and Online) Role, which will be field based.

     

    The successful candidate for this permanent, full time position will be required to develop sales, distribution, visibility and activation opportunities that fit with shopper missions in convenience. In addition, you will identify opportunities for additional listings, exclusive packs and drive enhanced rate of sale through customer management and by implementing a range of marketing initiatives.

     

    You will develop sales, activation, visibility, awareness, ease of shop and loyalty opportunities that fit with shopper visits to retailer online platforms and raise awareness of our brands to consumers. The role also entails delivering enhanced profitability dovetailing promotional activity with main retail estates.

     

    The role requires the successful candidate to develop a sustainable plan that delivers customer value and profitability within the Off-Trade Retail Channel through the development and implementation of the channel sales strategies. You will also proactively build external relationships directly and in directly across your customer base.

     

    You will develop and assist in the implementation of bespoke plans for specific on trade retailers with guidance from the commercial manager responsible for the customer agenda, based on the over-arching brand strategy, delivering category growth and development of our brands and private label.

    Another key aspect of this role is working with 3rd party brand owners developing brand activation plans together with managing, tracking and overseeing brand owner spend and investment.

     

    About You

     

    You will have sales experience with a major branded FMCG company as well as a passion for grocery and the drinks industry. You will have a good understanding of customer and business P&L’s with strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

     

    This role may involve evening and weekend work on an ad-hoc basis.

  • Maintenance Assistant

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    Why should you come and work with us here a Quintessential Brands?

    Here at Team QB, we pride ourselves on being individual! We stand by our core values and we passionately believe that every person matters. We are a friendly bunch who will offer encouragement, give endless support and celebrate your success.

    We are fiercely proud of our heritage and believe that we are on a journey to world domination…… when it comes to our brands!

    Want to join us on our quest?......... We thought so!

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as Maintenance Assistant?

    To ensure site maintenance is upheld and managed in a timely fashion. Supporting the practical and aesthetic upkeep of the site both internally and externally. 

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    All year-round garden and ground maintenance, including the painting of walkways

    Ensure grounds remain safe during winter months for all users (pedestrians, drivers, FLT’s)

    Internal and external painting and decorating

    Ad hoc building maintenance, including but not limited to; repairs, cementing, floor painting, locksmith changes. 

    Monthly site audit review and action plan 

    Management of the effluent plant

    Support the engineering team with the weekly fire alarm testing 

    Sprinkler pump house maintenance 

    Manage daily and monthly incoming water tests

    Support contractor with drain cleaning

    Basic plumbing tasks 

    Supervision of onsite contractors 

    Maintenance of cooling towers 

    Support and action external audit action plans

    Adhoc delivery and collection duties

    Ensuring all maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner

    Ensuring works are completed to a safe and sufficient standard

    Ensuring contractors are supervised whilst on site

     

    If you want to come and join our team, Apply today! 

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  • Project Coordinator

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

     

    Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions (QBSS) is the number two spirits distributor in the UK grocers and the largest supplier of own label gin, vodka and Irish cream liqueurs - and is multi award-winning.

    QBSSs’ ambition is to become a leading player in all spirits categories in the UK & Europe. Therefore, we are excited to be looking for Project Coordinator to join us.

     

    The QBSS Marketing team is responsible for category management and new product development to provide effective spirit solutions for our customers.  The Project Coordinator will be a key support in the team to help manage and progress key projects and initiatives throughout the year.

     

    This role requires an individual who is commercially astute, driven, creative, detail oriented & passionate. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the drive to make a difference, a desire to join an entrepreneurial business with high growth plans.

     

    The main purpose of the role:

    • Be the brand custodian for the team to ensure consistency of comms and marketing internally and externally.

    • Support the QBSS Marketing team to deliver yearly NPD pipeline across global market.

    • Help to manage key projects and ensure that they are progressed efficiently and effectively through Project Submissions process.

    • Manage and develop both QBSS brand assets as well as key marketing materials for the Tactical brand portfolio.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

    • Responsible for the overall management of Brand Hub for QBSS to ensure it is constantly up to date.

    • Creation and management of QBSS Brand Guidelines and implement both internally and externally.

    • Key support for the development of a QBSS website including asset development and implementation.

    • Management and support for key Trade Events throughout the year including – product samples, marketing materials and brand amplification.

    • Management of core master documents i.e. Product Specs, pallet configurations, MOQ’s and stock reports across all sites.

    • Preparation and submission of forms into the NPI process.

    • Creation of key QBSS selling materials to increase brand awareness – booklets, videos, social media content.

    • Budget: monitoring, generate purchase orders and process invoices in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with internal policies and timeframes

     

    The successful candidate will ideally hold the following skills and experience:

    • Educated to honours degree level or equivalent.

    • Proven FMCG brand marketing experience, with beverage/spirits experience a bonus.

    • Excellent project management skills: time management, organisational skills, good at “getting things done”. 

    • Web design/delivery/digital asset creation experience would be beneficial.

    • Ability to work under pressure in regard to the pace of work and project timelines.

    • Proven presentation & written skills.

    • Proven agency and people management skills.

    • Strong ability to influence key stakeholders.

    • High computer literacy with strong working knowledge of communication tools e.g. PowerPoint.

    • Strong numeracy & financial/budget management.

    • Proven digital/online experience.

    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in the multicultural environment of a global brand team and to create open and collaborative partnerships; Capable to regularly interact with stakeholders across various departments and to build strong relationships.

     

     

  • Quality Technician

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    Warrington

    Department:

    Job Description

    With unrivalled heritage, and provenance dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was established in 2011 with a big ambition. We were voted Independent Spirit Producer in 2018 and are exciting and dynamic business with a diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France.

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Technician to join the business in Warrington to perform quality audit checks of ‘in process’ products, finished products and factory hygiene and procedures.

    Working as part of a team of QA Technicians, you will support the Quality Laboratory Manager and liaise with the production team to enable the company to achieve, maintain and increase its quality status.  You will ensure that all products are processed in accordance with the specification and to meet the demands of our customers.

    In this role, you will have experience within a Quality Assurance department and be able to confidently challenge people and processes to improve standards.  You must maintain a high degree of both product and personal safety in accordance with HSE, EHO & HMRC requirements, ensuring adherence to all legislative requirements.

    The successful candidate will have effective communication skills, be able to work on their own initiative and to organise their own workload in order that tasks are completed in a timely manner.   You will have attention to detail and a proven track record in adhering to processes.

    If you want to make a difference to a growing team and have the courage to work for an exciting business like Quintessential Brands, then we want to hear from you!

  • Senior NPI Project Co-ordinator

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

     

    With unrivalled heritage, and provenance dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was established in 2011 with a big ambition. Voted Independent Spirit Producer in 2018 we are an exciting and dynamic business with a diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France.

    We are entrepreneurial in our spirit and have the courage to win that makes us Pioneering Spirits of the industry. We are looking for a Senior NPI Coordinator to project manage complex innovation for Quintessential Brands. The successful candidate will drive seamless introduction with zero cost impact to the business, supporting QBs ability on speed to market and competitive advantage for strategic innovation.

     

    You will deliver detailed end to end project timelines with clear critical path, fully loaded P&Ls, stakeholder management and resource plans. In addition, you will identify and manage project teams to successfully plan and manage complex innovation whilst managing key relationships in particular with the French manufacturing site. 

     

    The role will involve driving early engagement with Brand Managers/Product & Packaging Development/Procurement teams at the product development stage to influence product design, helping to optimise the Supply Chain.  You will work with Supply Chain and Finance to deliver the optimal supply chain design and financial flows and ensure they are set up on the operating systems.

    In addition, the successful candidate will pro-actively identify, manage and communicate issues and risks. Ensure stakeholders understand business impact and trade-offs and solutions required to secure project launch dates. You will drive strong project management practices ensuring that all projects are progressed through the Stage Gate Process and uploaded to the Genius system.

    You will also deliver regular project updates as follows:

    • Weekly -   Project Approval Committee (PAC) & Customer Management Group (CMG)

    • Monthly – Deep Dive at PAC & Exec NPI Meeting

    The role will require you to liaise with the customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders on all material changes and new product introductions, ensuring all trial protocols are met and associated costs captured. You will also instigate process excellence and continually seek to influence the implementation of best practices

    The successful candidate will have proven project management capabilities and results in a manufacturing environment as well as proven timeline and risk management experience. You will have the ability to manage business complexity and multiple priorities and be highly motivated with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.

     

    Quintessential Brands is a fast-paced entrepreneurial business, you will have excellent time management skills with an ability to organise and prioritise tasks. If you want to make a difference to a business and have the courage to work for an exciting business like Quintessential Brands then we want to hear from you!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Team Member - Tour/Retail/Café/Shop (Part-Time)

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    Dublin 2

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    Job Description

    Café team member.

    Are you a creative, hardworking individual who is passionate about food with the ability to be responsible for the preparation and delivery of a high-quality catering experience?  in our café? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you to work in our distillery café.  

    Outline of main duties:

    • To organise & plan the day to day café operations and drive the business with management.
    • Provide and implement a fast, friendly and efficient level of customer service in order to enhance the overall customer experience in the café.
    • To lead the standard of food production and displays in the café.
    • Responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery of food service in the café in a safe and hygienic way along with the F&B manager.

    ·         Ability to produce creative and interesting menus to meet the needs of both internal and external customers.

    • Responsible for ordering and receipt of goods ensuring that supplies/food are dealt with under the appropriate food hygiene systems.
    • To monitor and deliver the HACCP programme by directing and supporting the other catering team members ensuring that safe working practises and food hygiene procedures and records are adhered to in accordance to required legislation.
    • Regular stock-take, waste control and ensure best margins possible are achieved.

    ·         Contribute to improvement plans that support our drive for improved standards of service and operating costs.

    • To organise & participate when required in special events within the Distillery.

     

    Requirements.

    • Min 3 yrs experience working in a café / restaurant and implementing HACCP management systems is essential.
    • An advanced level of English is required, and a professional and polite manner is essential with a strong desire to work with food.

    ·         Creative but profit focused and cost conscious.

    • Organised and reliable with excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
    • Flexible with the ability to work closely with the Management and other colleagues within the business.

     

    Fluency in German and / or French an advantage.

     

     

     

  • UK & FRA CFO

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    London

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    Job Description

    Why should you come and work with us here a Quintessential Brands?

    Here at Team QB, we pride ourselves on being individual! We stand by our core values and we passionately believe that every person matters. We are a friendly bunch who will offer encouragement, give endless support and celebrate your success.

    We are fiercely proud of our heritage and believe that we are on a journey to world domination…… when it comes to our brands!

    Want to join us on our quest?......... We thought so!

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as UK & France CFO?

     

    -          Leading team to produce statutory accounts for 5 UK and 1 French legal entity

    -          Leading UK audit

    -          Owning all matters relating to alcohol duty for the UK business

     

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    Statutory Accountabilities:

    ·         Leading the UK and France finance teams to produce statutory accounts for 5 UK and 1 French legal entity.

    ·         Leading the UK Audit and ensuring the actions and processes and procedures the UK Finance Team adhere to are compliant with all banking and auditing requirements.

    ·         To be the point of contact for all matters relating to alcohol duty for the UK business from a financial management consideration.

    Business Management:

    ·         Producing managing accounts for £100m turnover business ensuring the correct processes and procedures are in place to ensure the team can deliver management accounts.

    ·         Management of significant working capital including the creation of appropriate management tools, processes and controls.

    ·         Managing a team that supports the decision making and business development of 2 production facilities including the creation of appropriate management tools.

    ·         Creating a framework for product costing within the Group to create a more efficient process

    ·         Managing relationship with our banks that provide lending facilities and managing the associated reporting required in a timely manner.

    Change Management:

    ·         Creating and refining the Group Financial Handbook and associated policies to ensure the correct controls and procedures are in place.

    ·         Creating an internal audit framework for the business.

    ·         Manage a team of 20 heads across 2 production facilities to deliver the needs of the business and ensure continuous improvement of processes and procedures and the teams’ skills and competencies.

    ·         To create and instill business partner model through the finance teams driving financial business intelligence across the functions.

     

     

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         Experience in distributor management, sales, marketing, trade marketing and distribution of beverage alcohol / FMCG and a strong track record of delivering sustainable profitable brand growth.

    ·         Experience & proven track record of leading brands into growth through a clear-thinking commercial / consumer strategy.

    ·         Commercial experience in negotiation, contract negotiation, forecasting and achieving monthly, quarterly and annual results through close management of a full P&L.

    ·         Strong Off trade experience from an FMCG business

    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills and awareness

    ·         Ability to operate across different cultures

    ·         Strong ability to influence and move in the desired direction

    ·         Strong team player and team builder

    ·         Feels comfortable with change

    ·         Innovation mentality: products, formats, ways of working, promotions and partners

    ·         Highly results-orientated, Proactive Self-starter & ability to work alone.

    ·         Ability to work in a high pressurised sales environment.

    ·         Pragmatic

    ·         Flexible and positive ‘can do’ approach to work

    ·         Strong drive and desire to succeed, with high levels of energy and ambition

    ·         Proactively asks for feedback and reacts to it

     

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Key Skills, Competencies & Experience:

    ·         Qualified accountant with experience of FMCG sector

    ·         operations accounting and building and creating teams

    ·         a strong communicator to work well with London based executive team and French business.

    ·         A proven track record in leadership and management of people

    ·         Exceptional communication skills cross functionally and different locations.

     

     

     

     

  • UK E - Commerce & Digital Activation Manager

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    London

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    Job Description

    With unrivalled distilling heritage dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was founded in the UK in 2011 and has since developed a diverse, award-winning portfolio of premium spirits brands of outstanding quality, loved by consumers across the world.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for an E-Commerce & Digital Activation Manager, to join the team. You will be responsible for leading all the digital activation plans across the UK Market and making sure our fantastic portfolio is communicated effectively online

     

    Reporting to the UK Marketing Director, you will work collaboratively with the Global communications Team and Global Brand teams to develop consumer engagement through best in class digital activation that links to our social & PR plans.  

     

    The role requires a dynamic person to develop and execute across the online channels of on & Off Trade customers.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the digital space, understands how to enhance our brand plans, develop digital-first activation ideas and able to enhance our brand visibility on various E-Commerce platforms.

     

    This is a hands-on role in a dynamic, innovative and fast-paced entrepreneurial company that is experiencing rapid growth.  The UK Marketing team has grown rapidly over the last 12 months, and we are looking for candidates who wish to join a friendly, passionate team.

     

    If this exciting new innovative opportunity excites you, then we want to hear from you!





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