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  • Bottling Operative

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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, who are part of the Quintessential Brands Group, are searching for our next ‘pioneering spirit’ to join our team as a Bottling Operative, working alongside a team of around XXX Bottling Operatives, across multiple production lines, reporting into a Bottling Team Leader.

    As a Bottling Operative, you will be driven by meeting and exceeding production targets, have a keen eye for detail, and be proud of your work area. Ideally you will have experience of working within a demanding, fast paced environment, with the ability to multi-task both accurately and efficiently, whilst working towards production targets.  

    You will be required to ensure that products are produced to the correct quality specification, ensure all production processes are accurately followed and that you are working safely at all times.

    You must be a team player and a creative problem-solver with a drive to make continuous improvements. Working in fast-growing company in the spirits industry can be very demanding at times so you must relish a fast-paced environment.

    We manufacture award winning spirits which is distributed globally. From time to time there may be a requirement to communicate with external customers.

    When you join our team, we will provide you with a full training package and support your ongoing development to help you progress when an opportunity arises. Our Bottling Operative role is all about maximising efficiency, getting stuck in, and being an excellent team player. If this sounds like the ideal position for you then

    please apply through our careers site at www.qbgcareers.com

  • Business Development Executive - Scotland (FTC 12 Months)

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    Warrington

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    This Role is based in Scotland

    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 BDE – Business Development Executive (Mat Cover)?

    You will be representing QB in 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 are looking for someone who has the ability to influence effectively with strong communication skills allowing you to offer a premium service to our portfolio of customers. You must be a team player and a creative problem-solver with a drive to make continuous improvements. 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.

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    The Experience we are looking for in an individual is someone who can develop and maintain an up to date understanding of the industry, the sector, our products, competitor activity and company strategy to foresee any opportunities and issues.

    The successful candidate will have experience within the on premise and understand how it operates, the ideal candidate will have a network of relationships established in Scotland which they can utilise within this role. You will be confident in social situations and be able to network a nurture relationship to enhance QB’s distribution and reputation within the industry. You will partner with our customers in supporting them to sell our brands by offering training, host activations or administrative support with cocktail menu’s etc.

    In this role you will look after your own accounts, you will be able to see the difference you make to your accounts through the listings you achieve. Within this role you will have a degree of autonomy to partner our customers to ensure volume targets are achieved, you will be creative and think of new ways to support our customers and offer a premium service.

  • 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!      

     

  • EMEA Travel Retail Account Manager

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    Location:

    BIRCHWOOD

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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!

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

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as EMEA Travel Retail Account Manager?

     

    This position will work to ensure the profitable development of Quintessential Brands in specific travel retail sales channels, in alignment with our brand building philosophy and global brand strategies. This position will be responsible for driving new business and the account management in EMEA in the following channels:

    ·         Airlines

    ·         Cruise lines and Ships chandlers

    ·         Ferry Lines

    ·         Border Stores

    ·         Independent Travel Retail Distributors

    ·         DF Wholesalers

    ·         Military

    ·         Diplomatic

    Key Responsibilities:

    ·         Identifying key target outlets and operators across EMEA.

    ·         Agreeing GTR strategies for the above channels in conjunction with the GTR Manager and International Commercial Director.

    ·         Setting and achieving stretching but achievable volume and profit targets for these channels.

    ·         Build excellent relationships with the key decision makers within the target travel retail operators.

    ·         Optimizing visibility of our brands.

    ·         Development of QB business at store level through building effective relationships with store personnel.

    ·         Identify and exploit incremental brand building opportunities through promotional activities and dedicated displays at a local level.

    ·         Work directly with key retailer personnel, including store managers, looking to identify and act upon profitable growth opportunities

    ·         Conduct regular staff trainings in all key locations.

    ·         Support the GTR Manager when and as required with other specific projects and tasks.

    ·         Ensure A&P budget is managed efficiently

    Our Ideal Candidate:

    ·         Minimum of 1-year experience in a similar role

    ·         Minimum of 1-year experience in the spirits industry

    ·         2-3 years Sales and Marketing experience

    ·         Able to manage workload and time effectively to drive output

     

     

  • HR Administrator

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    Warrington

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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 HR Administrator?

     

    To support the HR department with a broad range of administration and processes including maintaining and updating colleagues’ records. Providing first level advice to all colleagues and People Managers across all Group Business Units.

    A ninja like ability to use our HR System Kronos would be an advantage!

    Above all else a keen eye for detail and accuracy will be essential!

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Manage the HR Inbox ensuring compliance with our SLA’s.

    ·         Forming and maintaining colleague records for all QB sites.

    ·         Be the first point of contact for all HR queries, both internally and externally.

    ·         Conduct audits on colleague information ensuring high data accuracy across multiple systems.

    ·         Coordinate On-Boarding process ensuring induction documents, new starter paperwork and welcome hampers are prepared prior to start date.

    ·         Ensure data held by HR is accurate and compliant to our legislative requirements including right to work documentation and car allowance audits are completed.

    ·         Ensuring all new starter documentation is received and tracked accordingly.

    ·         Produce HR templates and HR letters according to SLA’s with a high level of accuracy.

    ·         To be responsible for the administration of the Leaver process by completing the leavers checklist including issuing the leaver letter, notifying relevant departments of the leaver, ensuring colleagues within the team are aware of payroll changes, and preparing exit interviews.

    ·         Note taker when required at departmental meetings and low-level ER cases where applicable.

    ·         Participate in and support on HR projects.

    ·         HR System (Kronos) superuser and trainer being the first point of contact for HR system queries.

    ·         Assisting with payroll by providing relevant colleague information when required.

    ·         Make suggestions and action improvements to ensure the administration of the function is effective, efficient, timely and paperless wherever possible.

    ·         Manage any associated administration for the department.

    ·         To act as the hub of data for the HR function generating reports for multiple stakeholders and ensuring HR management are provided with accurate information.

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

     

    • Ensure all HR changes are added to the HR system 48 hours after all information has been submitted;
    • Ensure contracts are issued within 3 working days after an offer has been made;
    • Ensure HR letters are provided within 48 hours after the request;
    • Ensure we reply to all HR Inbox queries within 48 hours;

    ·         Ensure we comply with all compliance information in all personal files

    • Exceptional organisation skills
    • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
    • Ability to work at pace
    • Ideally CIPD Level 3 qualified or keen to study
    • Experience in a busy office environment
    • IT Literate with intermediate skills in excel, word and PowerPoint.

    ·         Approachable and customer focussed

     

     

     

    Person Specification:

    ·         Understand the process/purpose of our HR Processes.

    ·         To be able to use MS Word to write adverts.

    ·         Excel & Power Point covering off the basics.

    ·         To understand the Equality Act 2010 and a general understand of legislation which may effect our HR administration processes.

    ·         To be able to identify critical tasks

    ·         Able to multitask and work on more than one task at a time.

     

  • HR Advisor - 12 Month FTC

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    Location:

    Warrington

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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 HR Advisor?

     

    You will provide support to HR department with a broad range of processes, providing advice and support to people managers across all Group Business Units

    Entry level through to mid-level ER issues will be dealt with through your team.

    Processes such as sickness absence, annual pay awards, bonus payments and all comp and ben responsibilities will sit with this team.

    A ninja like ability to use our HR System Kronos would be an advantage!

    Above all else a keen eye for detail and accuracy will be essential and an ability to work in a company which does not have clearly defined processes – yet!

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Provide HR and corporate inductions for QB new joiners.

    ·         Assist with employee relations - Manage the absence process by guiding managers on actions to be taken, support with disciplinaries and attend home visits.

    ·         Contribute to the administration associated with our essence (values) programme.

    ·         Provide note taking for all investigations, review notes and put forward your recommendation with the manager of any follow up actions.

    ·         Assist with HR Projects.

    ·         Produce Monthly reports, including the monthly Board Report.

    ·         Manage our company probation period, ensuring we have all the relevant forms, probation letters are sent, and any cases are escalated to the HRBP.

    ·         Company Employee Communications.

    ·         Support with recruitment when required.

    ·         Monitoring, reviewing and updating HR Policies.

    ·         Support the annual appraisal process and associated administration.

    ·         Provide data on a weekly basis to be included in pioneering time.

    ·         Make suggestions and action improvements to ensure the HR function is effective, timely and paperless whenever possible.

    ·         Ensure all HR queries are dealt within 48h.

    ·         Manage the absence process and action any requirements within 48h.

    ·         Progress and deliver HR Projects within the timescale.

    ·         Ensure the board report is sent to the board the Friday before the board meeting.

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

    ·         Managing low level ER issues/supporting more complex ER issues

    ·         Advising and supporting managers on people issues/processes

    ·         Payroll processing

    ·         Producing monthly board reports

    ·         Producing monthly HR metrics

    ·         Ideally Kronos experience if not similar HR System experience

    ·         Supporting HR project work

    ·         Supporting HRBP

     

    Person Specification:

    • Values integrity
    • Highly conscientious and demonstrates this by having high standards
    • Able to communicate at all levels and build effective business relationships
    • Motivated by customer service excellence

    ·         Team player                                                                    

     

  • International Brand Manager - Greenalls

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    London

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    Job Description

     

    Here is your chance to work in an entrepreneurial environment and really make a difference!

    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. Therefore, we are excited to be looking for an experienced international brand manager to join to oversee the development of a new range of spirits brands to complement our Premium brands portfolio

     

    Responsibilities

     

    The IBM will determine and manage the NPD pipeline with a focus on our range of Greenall's products, and drive the product development and launch plans and will be responsible for gathering market research, understanding competitor activity, consumer trends and product

     

    This role will have strategic input into setting and achieving financial and commercial objectives, working closely with the cross functional NPD team to determine the profitability of the current portfolio and future launches.

     

    You will have ownership and accountability for a number of exciting NPD projects, giving you the scope to make them your own.

     

    Skills required

     

     

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Strong commercial acumen and creative flair
    • Strong interpersonal skills working together with commercial teams, NPD, agencies & suppliers, procurement and finance but also key customers
    • Open-minded and flexible to work in a multi production site environment (UK, IR & France)
    • Speaking different languages is definitely a plus
    • Be dynamic, innovative and driven

  • Key Account Manager (Off Trade Convenience & Online)

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    Field Based

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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.

  • Kitchen Assistant

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    Location:

    Dublin

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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 stocktake, 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 2 years 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.

  • NPI Project Co-ordinator (Graduate)

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    Location:

    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 NPI Project Co-Ordinator?

    Working in the NPI team based at G&J distillers the successful candidate will be a key member of the team delivering innovation and renovation projects across the QB Group.

     

    You will be involved in projects from concept to launch and beyond for our Premium Brands, Spirt solutions and Own brand customers. As part of the development team you will be responsible for delivery of projects by effective project management, owning and setting up products on business systems, creating specifications and managing artwork approvals.

     

    This is a varied role where no day is the same, project management and problem solving are key. You will be able to work on multiple projects with different priorities working as part of a team as well as independently

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Co-ordinate the execution of QB Innovation for the QBG manufacturing sites though the QBG Stage gate process. Delivering projects on time, on budget, and with zero cost impact to the site.  Accountable for projects from concept to launch

    ·         Work to detailed end to end project timelines with clear critical path, with inputs to P&L creation.

    ·         Operate within project teams until projects are handed over by the Project Manager at Gate 3

    ·         Regular engagement with Planning, Demand and Procurement to ensure effective production scheduling in line with launch dates. Work to optimal supply chain designs prescribed by the Project Manager.

    ·         Pro-actively identify, manage and communicate issues and risks thought he escalation process

    ·         Drive strong project management practices ensuring that all projects are progressed through the Stage Gate Process - Create gate documents to enable projects to progress with the relevant business and customer approvals

    ·         Systems setup on QBG ERP systems including, Products, Recipes, Bill of materials, specifications and master data

    ·         Deliver regular project updates though the weekly NPI meetings, Gate approval sessions and in specific project/customer meetings

    ·         Liase 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. Ensure obsolesce control

     

     

     

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         Proven Project Co-ordination.

    ·         Proven ability to manage multiple priorities

    ·         Excellent organisation skills.

    ·         Innovative approach to complex problem solving

    ·         Excellent communication and influencing skills to get things done up and across the business

    ·         Excellent presentation skills – ability to develop and deliver clear messages to different audiences across the business

    ·         A proactive and self-motivated learning style

     

    Highly motivated and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Operational Buyer - Packaging & Raw Materials & Indirects (Maternity Cover)

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    Location:

    Ireland

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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!

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

    What will be your main purpose in your new role as Operational Buyer - (Packaging & Raw Materials & Indirects) MATERNITY COVER?

     

    Manage the Procurement activity for Packaging, Raw Materials and certain indirect suppliers covering the Short, Medium- & Longer-term horizons, and ensuring performance matches demand plans and critically ensuring service levels are not interrupted for FIS site

     

    You will be the point of contact for all day to day issues/ resolution across this supply base.

     

    Ensures Procurement transactional processes including but not limited to PO generation to all Suppliers are initiated and controlled in Microsoft NAV ERP

     

    Manage all PO’s, Call Offs, MRP outputs & Forecasts for assigned (Packaging & Raw Materials) and where appropriate certain indirect goods / services

     

    What will your key responsibilities be?

    ·         Management of all Purchase Orders related to assigned suppliers. Ensuring Clear Review, Execution & Control of those under your remit (including raising, amending, cancelling) in Microsoft NAV ERP

    ·         Responsibility for actioning MRP outputs, 2weekly, 13wk, rolling 12 months & PO to your assigned supply base ensuring material availability to meet requirements

    ·         Run daily PO outstanding reports assigned suppliers, review, action and close out variances.  Communicate with wider Procurement Team, suppliers & internal G&J functions where required (Microsoft NAV ERP specific)

    ·         Monitor, report variance in Forecasted volumes vs actuals

    ·         Prepare, report and cascade KPI’s daily/ weekly / monthly for your assigned suppliers. That trend performance, including but not limited to OTIF, Aged Stock, Pallets in Storage, Obsolete stock, Raw Stock Volume & Value, Excessive costs)

    ·         Liaise closely with NPD to ensure BOM’s integrity, and escalate to NPD if wrong for them to action

    ·         Item Card Maintenance (Master Data Management) – ownership & accuracy for updating all purchased SKU’s with correct lead-time, MOQ, lot size, price breaks, pricing, UOM, supplier part number, supplier price files on in Microsoft NAV ERP specific

    NPD – ensure timely completion of item details and data for new item set up

    ·         Obtain ad-hoc pricing information from existing or new suppliers where required to support NPD process or as directed by Category Manager/s

    NPD meetings

      • Take ownership for your assigned areas and deliver proactive approach
      • Escalate & Resolve supply queries
      • Provide input to support decision making

    ·         Ensure daily / weekly reviews with all your assigned supply base are embedded with clear inputs & outputs (Forecasts / Issues/ Stock Volume & Value & NPD, WOW). Update Wider Procurement Team on status/ issues

    ·         Ensuring that suppliers deliver appropriate approved materials and services as required, on-time and in full.

    ·         Ensure accuracy of procurement related transactional data using internal systems Microsoft NAV ERP

    ·         Ensure the we have agreed service levels with internal stakeholders, creating and maintaining excellent relationships with the business unit to ensure superior levels of service.

    ·         Investigate PPV Purchase Price Variance queries for your assigned area, provide commentary +/- £ monthly, communicate to relevant Category Manager/s. Where appropriate, take action to correct as directed by relevant Category Manager/s to resolve

    ·         Ensure any assigned categories are contracted & negotiated in line with Procurement objectives, Procure to Pay 100% 3way matching and Savings targets

    ·         Attend weekly exceptions & other meetings as required to perform duties. Where appropriate attend production daily meetings to build relationships and provide clear information on materials status

    ·         Adhering to the Procurement Policies & Procedures including Sedex, Modern Slavery Act, promoting them internally & externally

    ·         Supporting the development and continuous improvement of policies & procedures and processes within the Procurement team. Help to develop standard ways of working

    ·         Identify and implement cost savings in agreement with line manager

    ·         Develop work instructions and procedures for all activities carried out

    ·         Manage and organize materials and give instructions based on customer demand to allocated contracted suppliers and Co-packers

     

    ·         Ensuring timely and accurate purchase order details in line with demand

    • Support 3-way matching principles with Accounts Payable
    • Provide reports as required & directed by line manger

     

    Our ideal candidate will have the following Experience:

    ·         3-5 yrs Operational Procurement Demonstrated success of ensuring supply through correct and timely procurement transactions

    ·         Solid Excel Skills ( min Intermediate level / ideally advanced) Working knowledge of MS Excel including the use of pivot table, V lookup, able to manipulate data, data sort, formulae etc.

    ·         Fundamental Working Knowledge of Finance/purchase order systems, ERP / MRP systems and procurement systems.

    ·         Ability to communicate professionally in writing

    ·         Proven experience of building relationships and improving existing relationships

    ·         Experience of negotiating internally or externally

    ·         Demonstrates ability to assist the customer to ensure high levels of service

    ·         Effectively plans and manages time.  Establishes priorities.  Provides excellent customer service (internal and external)

    ·         Adjust positively to rapidly changing tasks and shifting priorities.  Is open to new ideas.  Maintains composure and demonstrates resilience.

     





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