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  • Category Manager - Indirect

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands, the award-winning name behind premium spirits like Opihr and Bloom gin and Dubliner Whiskey, are looking for a Group Category Manager – Indirects, reporting to the Group Procurement Director, to drive end to end sourcing plans & strategy for categories covering Warehousing & Distribution, MRO, Engineering & Equipment, Soft & Hard FM, Utilities, HR, Marketing, IT & Telecoms and Professional Services.

     

    Sitting within our Group Procurement team you’ll play a pivotal role in supporting stakeholders, understanding their needs and creating strategies that deliver YOY benefits, contractual compliance and performance rigour. Conducting end to end sourcing events you will lead and support stakeholders in driving faultless execution and become a true Procurement partner across the QB Group.

     

    The role and what you can expect …

     

    With a variety of categories and sub categories under your remit, spend in multi £m’s, across the groups 4 sites ( UK, ROI & France) and a considerable supply base, you’ll relish the challenge this brings. The opportunity to make a positive impact is huge, but so is the complexity you will face in to: we have an Indirect supply base > 1000 suppliers and our business is dynamic and forever changing so we need a strong, adept and significantly experienced individual who thrives on pace, can bring best practice tools, methodology and expertise to take us to the next level. You’ll also be heavily involved in supplier development, challenging the status quo and embed new ways of working.

     

    We operate in the fast, branded and retailer own label world where product life cycles can be short, seasonality plays its part, where NPD is in our DNA and where the demands from our customers are relentless and our ambitions limitless. This is by no means a business as usual role and requires a seasoned professional, a strong individual with a combination of strategic and operational skills who can juggle multiple priorities and remain focussed when balancing conflicting demands.

     

    A bit about you ...

     

    • Extensive Indirect Category Management experience, ideally within an FMCG business or Automotive/ Aerospace industry or other fast paced, complex business
    • With excellent communication, negotiation and networking skills and the ability to connect with all stakeholders & suppliers at all levels, you will have delivered YOY tangible benefits across categories and robust outcomes for stakeholders in your previous roles.
    • You will bring best practice and methodology to our business, creating standard ways of working across the group such as sourcing 7 step process and systems
    • With a strong commercial focus, you will have experience of working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment with contractual rigour & SLA’s / KPI’s to deliver performance
    • You'll be focussed on delivering the lowest total cost of ownership to the Business through tendering, rigorous negotiation, cost reduction and process improvement activities, identifying relevant courses of action to manage the risks within each category
    • Ideally you will have operated across multiple sites and understand the challenges that this poses to embed ways working  
    • Continuous improvement is in your DNA - you will demonstrate on-going evaluation of alternative strategies and supply sources
    • You will be an excellent problem solver, process and procedure orientated with solid analytical skills and the ability to create category information and insights and influence stakeholders
    • Strong attention to detail, you anticipate issues and resolve these independently, and are able to manage multiple projects and workloads, often to tight deadlines.

  • Finance Business Partner, Operations

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    Ireland

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    Quintessential Brands are one of the market leaders in the spirits industry and home to award-winning names such as Opihr, BLOOM and Greenalls Gin, Feeneys Irish Cream and Dubliner Whiskey. We are embarking on a period of change and growth and to support this, we are now looking for a Finance Business Partner to work closely with our Operations team, acting as a trusted advisor and providing support and analysis to the team leads, including the Plant Manager.

     

    Reporting to the Group Operations Finance Director, the Operations Finance Business Partner will take ownership for financial reporting on operations business performance, providing analysis and insight to link financial performance to business strategies and support improvements and initiatives. Acting as a true partner to your stakeholders, you will develop close working relationships with Operations team leads, particularly in our First Ireland Spirits (FIS) business but also across procurement and supply chain, logistics and stock control, customer service and NPI, establishing yourself as the ‘go-to’ person for all FIS operations finance support and working closely with the S&OP team to support continued improvement in the forecasting and strategic planning processes. 

     

    This is an exciting but challenging role within our business, as a growing organisation we have processes and procedures that have evolved over time and may not be fully documented but this is a great opportunity for someone with a continuous improvement mindset to really make an impact and get involved in some really key projects including a new system implementation.

     

    About You

    • A qualified Accountant, you’ll have worked in a manufacturing or production environment, ideally within the Food and Beverage or FMCG sectors
    • You’ll have one eye on the future - forward-looking and proactive, you’ll be able to use financial analysis to facilitate change, innovation, and provide strategic insights.
    • You’ll see the bigger picture - this is a strategic role requiring the ability to see the value in the information you provide and how you inspire the business to use it.
    • Communication is key – with excellent stakeholder management skills, you’ll be comfortable not only building relationships at all levels but also in challenging assumptions and ways of working, making recommendations in the right way.
    • Data is your thing - you’ll be an advanced Excel user with experience of working with Sage Accounting and Office 365, if you have knowledge of Navision as well that would be a bonus.

  • Still House Operative

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    Warrington

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    Quintessential Brands, the award-winning name behind award-winning spirits like Bloom, Opihr and Greenalls, have an two exciting opportunity to join our Warrington based manufacturing team. We are looking for a Stillhouse and Tankfarm Operative who will help us to produce our quality products in our distillery. Working against an agreed production plan, you will manage line demands to ensure daily tasks are completed within specified timelines and all line requirements are met.

    Reporting to the Lead Operator, you will support in managing manpower and equipment to ensure that the production plan can be completed in a safe, compliant and efficient manner, constantly adhering to Health and Safety standards. You will manage day to day Tankfarm/Stillhouse requirements ensuring any issues are escalated prior to impacting Line performance and support the Lead Operator in all associated distillation and Tankfarm duties. You'll also have the opportunity to identify continuous improvement opportunities and take part in improvement projects within the distillery.

    Key skills

    • You should have knowledge of food manufacturing processes, ideally with distillery or liquid process experience, although we will provide full training.
    • Excellent attention to detail and a can-do attitude
    • Strong communication skills
    • A safety mindset
    • The flexibility to work in a shift based role, including night shifts

    If this sounds like the challenge for you, apply today!

  • Supply Chain Manager

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    Ireland

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    Quintessential Brands are the company behind award winning premium brands such as Bloom, Opihr, Feeney's and O'Mara's as well as some of the most popular retail and own label spirits names in the market and we are growing. To support this growth we are now looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join our First Ireland Spirits business in Abbeyleix. As Ireland's leading independent producer of private label Irish cream liqueurs and also the primary producer of branded and private label Irish country cream, First Ireland Spirits produces and sells Irish Cream Liqueurs and Irish Country Creams across 35 markets worldwide and is a key part of the QB business. The Supply Chain Manager will play a pivotal role in managing supply planning, coordinating and supervising Supply Chain functions to ensure that orders are delivered to our customers on time and in full.

    Reporting to the FIS Site Lead and working as part of the site leadership team to address day to day tactical supply chain issues, our new Supply Chain Manager will take ownership for the supply and production planning, warehouse, logistics and customer service functions, managing and coordinating these teams to ensure the delivery of business goals in relation to inventory, manufacturing utilization, customer service and standard cost.  You'll be responsible for developing and optimising supply plans, working closely with operations, quality and engineering to ensure that they fit with the rest of the manufacturing operation and continually identifying opportunities for improvement. At the same time you'll lead, develop and motivate a multi-skilled team, as well as leading cross functional teams from across the business.

    This is a new role to the FIS team and is a great opportunity for an experienced supply chain professional to make their mark in a business that is going through a period of change but this doesn't come without it's challenges. We are a fast paced organisation that has grown quickly and some of our processes are still in their early stages, you will have lots of scope to shape the way we do things and suggest improvements that will increase productivity and efficiency and have a real impact on the FIS supply chain operation.

    About You

    • You will be an experienced Supply Chain Manager with a degree in business management or a related field and an In depth knowledge of tactical planning processes, procurement and logistics planning principles, ideally with experience in an FMCG or Food and Beverage business.
    • You'll be an expert in your field with a thorough knowledge and understanding of overall supply chain management including MRP, DRP, ERP, forecasting, inventory management.
    • It's all about the relationships -  You'll have strong stakeholder management skills, with experience in building and developing relationships at all levels, both within QB and externally.
    • You'll lead from the front – A proven leader, you’ll be a strong and effective team manager who can motivate and develop multiskilled teams
    • You'll keep your head - With the presence and credibility to manage through a crisis, you'll be self-confident, decisive and know when to take calculated risks for the benefit of the business 
    • Communication is key - You'll be an excellent communicator with strong project management skills who can lead cross functional teams and manage multiple workstreams to drive projects through to completion
    • Data is your thing - You'll be comfortable in using ERP systems like Sage and Navision and analysing and manipulating data to gain valuable insight.





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