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  • Business Development Executive - South West

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    Job Description

    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…


    As a result of recent successes, we currently have an exciting, On-Trade Business Development Executive Role in the South East. Reporting to the Field Sales Manager, the successful candidate for this permanent, full time positions will be required to maximise brand listings, distribution and activations such as cocktail competitions. They will need to help build awareness and affinity for the brands amongst the trade by exhibiting our brands at national trade events and securing trials of QB brands in individual, independent venues and small group outlets in their designated geographical area within the UK.


    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 includes some of the fastest-growing premium brands in their categories worldwide and 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!).


  • Financial Analyst

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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, temporary position which will be based at our London office for 4 months.

    You will provide financial support to ensure the efficient, timely and accurate delivery of management accounts and other financial information for multiple QB group companies aligning information from several finance systems into one set of cohesive reports. 


    You will manage commercial balance sheet reconciliations for all group trade accruals as well as coordinate and run weekly financial reporting for the group at a summary level. You will support pricing decision making through provision of P&L’s, working across the business to ensure all inputs are accurate. 


    You will also work with the FP&A team to create a number of new finance templates and create documentation to support a range of new and existing business processes as well as providing any other support required by the FP&A team.



    Requirements

    You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience within a similar role with the ideal candidate having a current ACMA membership or equivalent accounting qualification. 

    We are looking for someone with the ability to analyse numerical data confidently, the successful candidate will use Excel at a minimum of intermediate level to present information and use graphical outputs where appropriate. In addition to this you will need to have the ability to write reports drawing conclusions and narrative to information presented.

    You are 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 be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with a focus on query resolution.

    You’ll be working with our international business so we’re looking for someone with the ability to operate and influence effectively across different cultures, demonstrating flexibility of style and communication skills.

  • Bottling Operative

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    - Operate manufacturing equipment in the bottling plant 
    - Conduct on line quality assurance product inspections 
    - Produce high quality products in line with BOM specifications 
    - Comply with all H&S requirements 
    - Use IT systems to input line inspection data 
    - Carry out routine inspections 
    - Comply with Hygiene policies 
    - Carry out continuous improvement processes and projects 
    - Carry out route cause analysis on line faults 
    - Report on corrective actions during shifts

  • Customer Logistics Coordinator - FTC

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    This 12 month fixed-term contract includes the following:
     
    Sales order management in accordance with HMRC legislative compliance
    Managing sales orders from receipt through to delivery
    Reviewing demand versus inventory levels and the short-medium term production programme
    Liaising with partners/agents/hauliers to arrange transportation whilst optimising cost to deliver a high service level to our Customers
    To facilitate the end to end sales order management process efficiently and accurately and manage on time despatch in accordance with business KPIs. 
    Maintain a customer centric focus and provide exemplary service to internal and external customers.
     
    THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE EXPORT EXPERIENCE.

  • Mechanical Shift Engineer

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    This role involves maintaining equipment using fault finding recognised techniques across bottling hall processes to expected high-standards. 
    You will carry out any reactive maintenance fault repairs in a fix first time timely manner as well as ensuring all tools and parts are removed from the bottling process and equipment is handed back in a clean condition.  You will identify equipment engineering solutions to improve operational performance as well as carry out equipment PPM as directed by Engineering Manager.
    You will be responsible for daily reporting, root cause analysis and corrective action implementation for issues impacting performance using data base to record work undertaken. You will also effectively support and coach production teams to meet objectives, including support with process change overs to ensure timely and smooth production start-up.  
    You will have Health and Safety responsibility and awareness in a manufacturing environment with the ability to recognise unsafe working practices and report those that require immediate attention. These will be reported to Engineering Manager, including near miss and incident reporting as well as ensuring one’s own health and safety compliance at all times.



    Requirements

    You will have strong problem-solving skills, operational understanding of OEE, 5s Lean manufacturing techniques TPM and PPM in a manufacturing environment. You will also be familiar with key work shop practices including the use of electrical hand tools, Welding Hot work operations, grinding and fixed machine tools in drilling, milling and lathe use. You are a team player 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 be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Field Sales Manager

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    London

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    As a result of recent successes, we are currently recruiting for a Field Sales Manager (North) who will have line management responsibility for 4 Business Development Executives.

    Reporting to the On-Trade, Business Unit Director of QB-UK, the successful candidate for this permanent, full time position will be required to manage and coach the Business Development Executives to maximise brand listings, distribution and activations such as cocktail competitions. In addition to this line management responsibility you will manage a group of regionally based on trade groups and wholesaler to increase distribution. You will be at the forefront in ensuring that businesses sales strategy is executed and will be central in driving success in the on trade.
     
    Key responsibilities include:
    • Work with the marketing team and brand owner to create and sell-in brand activations, serving recommendations, POS development and placement, organising cocktail competitions, and training, to boost the sales of brands in your own accounts and others. 
    • Maintain and build a network of contacts within the on-trade, manage key influencers within the on-trade, new bar openings, closures, trends, competitor activity, etc. 
    • Attend shows and events, presenting brands to trade customers and consumers. 
    • Work with the other account managers to coordinate the Business Development Executives to support listings in national and regional groups with training, POS placement, and consumer activations. 
    • Utilise the salesforce database for all customers, including listings, feature, and presentations to be maintained and updated on a daily basis.  • Document all account investment through salesforce PO system, gaining sign-off from Managing Director for all investment.
    • Produce a monthly report of all successes and activation for the monthly sales meeting. 
    • To work with the Business Development Executives to produce annual objectives, sales and distribution targets, and annual reviews.



    Requirements

    • People-management of at least 3 years  
    • At least 2 years commercial experience of commercial sales in the on-trade, including National Account Management and RTM experience. 
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in the beverage industry.

  • Risk & Compliance Officer

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    Warrington

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    Risk and Compliance Officer (Permanent, Full time)

    An exciting opportunity to join Quintessential Brands Group and gain experience in one of the drinks industry’s most dynamic and fastest-growing multinational businesses.

    This is a full-time position based in Warrington.

    Advisory: 
    Provide advice on specific excise duty issues and provide solutions to problems for the group and its members.

    Lobbying and Strategy:
    Review impact of excise legislation on day to day operations and lobby to change, in order to obtain cash and cash flow advantages, in addition to day to day operational efficiency.
    To liaise with relevant bodies regarding any Duty Changes & roll out into the business of new processes, documentation and training to support any such legislation changes.

    Contract Management and Dispute Resolution:
    Review and draft excise sections within third party contracts. Negotiate where excise issues arise over ambiguous clauses.

    Approval:
    Preparation of documentation necessary for the approval, registration and any renewal within the excise regimes, support the company and directors through the approval system.

    Audit and Compliance:
    Annual audit of excise operations; general review of key risk areas, audit check prior to an HMRC visit, the establishment of Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Work Instructions, Due Diligence and Fit and Proper testing.
    Completion and submission of all periodic Excise returns with the relevant authorities (to include but not limited to monthly W1 return and fortnightly W5D return).
    Oversee, manage and audit the due diligence Customer/Supplier on-boarding process to ensure compliance with HMRC guidelines is maintained.
    Delivery of training into the business on excise compliance related matters.
    Oversee all movements against the relevant Company excise movement guarantee and ensure the process and adherence to policy is maintained.
    Manage the financial exposure on all Company excise movement guarantees and arrange, as necessary for limits to be increased or security/cash provided as required by HMRC to ensure Company adherence to agreed limits.
    Completion & submission of monthly EC Sales List & Intrastat reporting to HMRC.
    Management and control over issuing of free standing duty stamps to the business.

    Software Development:
    Advice on development of excise software to ensure compliance with due diligence, excise calculation and reporting requirements.
    Ensure all Products are set up within Tropos to reflect the correct tax status and for accurate reporting thereafter.

    Legal Challenges:
    Review and provide advice on next steps following issue of penalties or assessments. Legislative analysis to find challenges to HMRC’s demands.
    Proactive investigation and satisfactory resolution of any excise related issues within the business, including Spirit losses. 

    Training: 
    Delivery of training into the relevant areas of the business to ensure staff have sufficient understanding on Excise duty.



    Requirements

    To be considered, you will have demonstrable experience in managing and processing of Excise duty related activities.

    We are looking for a trustworthy person, with strong attention to detail, as well as sound judgement and the ability to analyse situations and information rationally. Working in fast-growing company in the spirits industry can be very demanding at times so you must be able to thrive in fast-paced environment.

    You’ll also be a team player and a creative problem-solver with excellent written and oral communication skills. You will be diplomatic, pragmatic and adept in dealing with issues calmly within tight timelines.

  • International Development Manager

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    London

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    International Development Manager (Permanent, full time)

    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 field based with the need for regular travel to our Warrington Distillery and London office. There is the possibility that some international travel may also be required occasionally.

    Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
    Location: Field based

    You will have full P&L responsibility for a wide variety of existing B2B customers (branded bottling contracts and bulk spirit contracts) in addition to pro-actively seeking new customers to deliver stretching growth targets.


    You will adopt a partnership approach with our customers and will be the interface between them and internal stakeholders, driving alignment between businesses and maximising the opportunities.


    You will be constantly assessing new opportunities and progressing those that are worthwhile. You will play a key role in ensuring projects are delivered successfully, and will work alongside colleagues in other departments, challenging where necessary to ensure that obstacles are overcome and profitable solutions are found.


    You will report back on a regular basis, and will be required to ensure all administrative tasks are completed accurately and on time.



    Requirements

    You will have a minimum of 5 years of experience within the drinks industry, and will have worked closely with FMCG manufacturing sites driving NPD projects to launch. The ideal candidate will have direct relevant experience of a B2B environment, seeking out and winning new business and managing large existing contracts.

    We are looking for someone with experience in project and infrastructure management whilst being able to demonstrate leadership in a fast-paced environment.

    You will have proven negotiation skills with commercial acumen and must be confident in working with numerical data and providing pricing. 

    You will be able to present effectively to customers and suppliers and have a good understanding of contract management.

    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. 

    You’ll be working with our international business so we’re looking for someone with the ability to operate and influence effectively across different cultures, demonstrating flexibility of style and communication skills.

  • Plant Manufacturing Lead

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    Due to continued high growth at Quintessential Brands (QB), our G&J Distillers company is seeking to appoint a Plant Manufacturing Lead in Warrington (UK). 
    This role will be responsible for the Leadership of the manufacturing operation at our Warrington processing and packaging business. A driver of World Class performance and service from order receipt through to product despatch and owner of the plant responsibility for quality, ethical, and regulatory compliance.
     
    As Plant Manufacturing Lead, you will have global responsibility for: 
    - Drive growth in plant profitability through continuous improvement. As the plant subject matter expert; develop, improve and sustain productivity improvements using Lean manufacturing tools such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work, Daily Management, SMED, TPM and Kanban -- at the process, cell and value stream levels. 
    - Identify and prioritize high impact opportunities that target improving business performance on safety, quality, delivery, and cost by establishing links between process improvement initiatives and group production strategies 
    - Target minimum stock holding by cycle time improvements and collaboration with Procurement and suppliers 
    - Plant wide responsibility for the hiring, training, development and evaluation of staff. Ensure corrective action is taken as necessary when established standards are not met in a timely basis and in accordance with group policy.  - Plant guardian and champion of QB Group values and standards 
    - Achieve optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet and beat the plant’s annual budgetary plan. 
    - Direct and monitor department managers to ensure the workflow and appropriate resources are in place to achieve the manufacturing plan in line with the established manufacturing and safety procedures. 
    - Prepare proposals as part of the annual group production budgeting process that identify the production resources and costs required to achieve the projected volume requirements of the plant’s customers, maintenance of the production and plant assets and supports the development/improvement plans of the plant. 
    - Monitor and control all plant overhead spend within agreed budgetary levels  - Responsible for stock integrity and accuracy 
    - Maintain standardised performance metrics, performance reports and dashboards to deliver overview to key stakeholders in the business at appropriate intervals. 
    - Support through provision of technical, production and planning resource NPI speed to market 
    - Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.



    Requirements

    Degree or HND in operational management or an engineering related discipline preferred. 

    If you are a great team player, really care about making a difference to an organisation and have the courage to win we want to hear from you!

  • Group IT Applications Manager

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    Warrington

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    Manage, maintain and develop the Group Business Application Landscape, keeping the environment fit for purpose and rich in functionality, driving for excellence in benefit realisation and return on investment.


    Supervision and hands-on involvement in the design, development, delivery of change and continuous improvement of each business software application used within the Group.


    Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure a well maintained, stable and appropriately supported environment.

    Support Group IT Strategic activities with expert level application knowledge

    Lead the identification and documentation of business application requirements

    Maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive blueprint of the application landscape

    Main a continuous improvement plan for each business application 

    Project Manage the introduction, change & retirement of business applications

    Ensure all applications are fully documented & colleagues appropriately trained

    The Support function is fully enabled to provide 1st level application support

    Hands-on 2nd Level support and the management of any 3rd level escalations

    Manage the availability (uptime) and reliability of the business core applications

    Hands-on development of flexible, integrated & easily maintained applications

    Applications are appropriately licensed 

    All application financial commitments are visible to the Group IT Director 

    Service Level Agreements are negotiated, in-place and enforced (internal & external)



    Requirements

    Experience of business applications (i.e. ERP, CRM) in a manufacturing environment
    Hands-on experience supporting & implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 & NAV

    Capturing and the translation of business requirements into technical designs

    Ideally, track record hands-on development of Microsoft Dynamics 365/NAV  

    Project Management certification and experience beneficial

    Application coaching and training

    French speaking is desired

  • Senior NPI Coordinator

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    * Project manage complex strategic innovation for projects being produced in our French plant. Delivering on time and on budget.

    * Deliver detailed end to end project timelines with clear critical path, fully loaded P&Ls, stakeholder management and resource plans. 

    * Identify and Manage project teams to successfully plan and manage complex innovation. Managing key relationships in particular with the French manufacturing site. 

    * Drive 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.  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. 

    * 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.

    * Drive strong project management practices ensuring that all projects are progressed through the Stage Gate Process and uploaded to the Genius system. * Create a network of resources across QB to support product launches and issue resolution.

    Deliver regular project updates: 

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

    * Monthly – Deep Dive at PAC & Exec NPI Meeting

    * Instigate process excellence and continually seek to influence the implementation of best practices 

    * Create and set up New Product Codes , Product Specification and Bill of Materials onto UK systems. 

    * 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.

     

  • Business Development Executive - London

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    London

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    Job Description

    As a result of recent successes, we currently have an exciting, On-Trade Business Development Executive Role in London. 


    Reporting to the Field Sales Manager, the successful candidate for this permanent, full time position will be required to maximise brand listings, distribution and activations such as cocktail competitions. They will need to help build awareness and affinity for the brands amongst the trade by exhibiting our brands at national trade events and securing trials of QB brands in individual, independent venues and small group outlets in their designated geographical area within the UK.


    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 includes some of the fastest-growing premium brands in their categories worldwide and 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!). 



    Requirements

    • Motivated self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit, flare and
    personality 

    • Minimum 1 year experience working in a sales role, ideally within the UK
    On-Trade 

    • Positive, solutions-focused attitude with the ability to work
    unsupervised 

    • Results-orientated team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to build relationships easily 

    • Computer literate with a general understanding of Microsoft Office and social
    media 

    • A full valid driver’s licence

  • Group Planning Manager

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    To ensure world class service levels globally with optimal inventory by improving the planning process across the group and capability within the team

     

    Performance

    Lead Monthly Supply Reviews (S&OP) to drive continuous improvement and mitigate supply risks. 

    Responsible for supply planning KPIs across 3 production sites to ensure inventory and service targets are achieved

    Manage inventory globally including intercompany stock movements to reduce working capital and minimise out of stock risk 

    Review long term demand requirements to ensure all sites are optimised to overcome challenges related to under/over capacity at the lowest cost

    Standardise planning process to ensure best practise across the group

    Escalate supply issues which cannot be overcome and provide simulated alternative supply scenarios to support management decision making 

    Manage and develop the planning team to ensure a high level of performance 


    People

    Develop and coach production planners to improve capability within the function 

    Develop strong collaborative relationships with key supply chain contacts


    Organisational

    Support the NPI team understand supply risks associated with key product launches.

    Lead network reviews in collaboration with the Group Operations Manager to understand true cost to serve and potential cost saving opportunities 

    Work closely with finance to ensure correct stock provisions

    Collaborate with procurement and demand planning to improve and ensure a robust MRP process 


    Financial

    Identify cost saving opportunities linked to network optimisation, inventory management and production planning.   

    Lead residual/stock at risk process and complete root cause analysis to reduce obsolescence/write-off


    Communications & Reporting

    Timely reporting of key metrics across all sites related to production, inventory and service to track performance and highlight potential improvement areas

    Develop leading KPIs and reporting tools to drive continuous improvement 


    General & Attributes

    This is a new and demanding role which requires an intelligent, analytical and pro-active individual to grasp it and make it their own.

    Production Planning experience within a FMCG environment is essential as is a high degree of self-motivation, initiative and the ability to think outside the box to drive improvements and affect change.

  • Assistant Brand Manager - Opihr

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    London

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    Job Description

    Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is the fastest growing & 7th largest premium gin brand in the world (IWSR 2016). It is the number 5 in the UK off trade, right behind Hendrick’s & ahead of Sipsmith’s (IRI April 2016). We are inviting entrepreneurial spirited, creative & commercial marketers to join us on our journey, developing & building the growth of Opihr at a global level, expanding in existing markets & introducing into new exciting territories.

    Opihr is one of Quintessential Brands Champion Brands, you will be accountable for delivering brand performance targets & driving value creation for the brand & the company.  We were founded in 1761 by an explorer Thomas Daikin, who was inspired by doing things differently from the start. We have been distilling quality gins since the time he founded the distillery. With a vision & passion, merchants from the British East India Company set sail, embarking on a journey to find the highest quality spices & botanicals from the Orient; the same botanicals we can now, thanks to these explorers, enjoy.

    The QB Marketing 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 purpose of this role is to:

    • Support the development & activation of the Opihr brand strategy globally
    • Proactively develop & implement activity for Opihr, in terms of consumer facing brand platforms, trade activities, POS development, brand assets & bespoke gifting solutions
    • Support, agree, share & activate the 3-year BIG plan
    • Deliver & support brand KPI’s & the strategic planning cycle

    Key responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the activation of Opihr across on & off trade & events – bring the brand to life & deliver ‘liquid to lips’ via a perfect serve for Opihr Oriental Spiced gin
    • 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
    • Live the brand! Keeping a keen eye on our target consumer & their interaction with Opihr



    Requirements

    • Educated to honours degree level or equivalent
    • Proven FMCG brand marketing experience, with beverage/spirits experience a bonus
    • 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

    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.





Please note: Quintessential Brands does not accept recruitment agency submissions through this site. All agencies are requested to direct their enquiries to Jane Connor on hr@quintessentialbrands.com