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  • 3PL Coordinator

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    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.

     

    QB are hiring a 3PL Co-Ordinator to work within our Domestic Account Team based at our G&J Distillers production facility in Warrington. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual keen to further their career within a supply chain/logistics role.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a stock control/logistics environment within a supply chain/transport function. You will manage the day to day relationship with our third-party logistics provider to ensure smooth running of the operation and facilitate on time in full delivery of orders to our customers. You will be responsible for the accurate and timely allocation of stock to orders and subsequent invoicing. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will allow you to confidently liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure stock availability at our third-party warehouse to meet customer orders.

     

    Attention to detail and the ability to consistently maintain accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced role is paramount. You will thrive in a diverse and demanding environment where teamwork is highly valued. You will have the capability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and processes and be able to hit the ground running.

     

    If this varied, exciting and dynamic role sounds like the ideal role for you then we want to hear from you!      

  • Bottling Operative

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    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.

     

    QB have a new innovative and exciting role we are searching for a Bottling 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.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a demanding environment, and working to targets whilst multi-tasking, efficiently and accurately. The Bottling Operative role is all about maximising efficiency, being a team player. The combination of efficient line speed and consistent quality and cost of the product is the focus of deliverance.

     

    We will support you and ensure that you work collaboratively with Senior Team Members. We will provide you with a full training package with training packages to help you progress.

     

    The role is about meeting production to increase outputs and reduce time. You will be required to ensure that products are produced to the correct quality specification. You will be part of the daily cycle of liquid development.

     

    You will be supported via the Senior Team Leaders to ensure that we meet all our KPI’s and that they are compliant with Health and Safety requirements.

     

     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, demonstrating flexibility of style and communication skills.

     

    This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial Spirits business where you can add value and influence – if this sounds like the opportunity then we want to hear from you!

  • Business Development Executive

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    London

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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 Business Development Executive, to join the team who will look after Central London. 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 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.

     

    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 London 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.

     

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

  • Business Development Manager

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    London

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    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    Lead the planning, proposition and product development of all RTD, mixed drink format & miniature developments across QBPB & QBSS.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

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    Build a portfolio RTD strategy and plan to establish QB group as a leading Branded and Own Label supplier of RTD formats.

     

    2.

    Embed a process across QB to improve impact of offerings, speed to market, commercialization of offerings, and cost of goods management.

     

    3.

    Work with Procurement & NPD to identify and select new suppliers to deliver new format innovation

     

    4.

    Identify future trends in flavours, formats, occasions and commercial opportunities for branded and own label.

     

    5.

    Build annual plans in conjunction with brands and commercial leadership.

     

    6.

    In conjunction with Brands & QBSS develop plans for miniature format, identifying new pack formats, including gifting & commercial opportunities, establishing QB as a leader in this space.

     

     

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

        
    1. Develop commercial strategies with Brands
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    3. Develop NPD process, working QBSS closely with NPD team
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    5. Create P&L models ensuring overall CAMP profitability, in conjunction with QBPB and QBSS leads

  • Commercial Manager - off Trade

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    Warrington

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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 base 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!      

     

     

     

  • Commercial Manager - Off Trade Grocery

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    Field Based

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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 base 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!      

     

     



    Requirements

    The sucessful applicant will have at least 5 years sales experience (FMCG/Premium Brands) and will have successfully negotiated of major contracts witj key customers.

     

    You will have experience in planning and forecasting as well as contributed significantly to strategy development and understand the principles of brand marketing.

     

  • Communications Manager

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    London

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    Overview

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a Communications Manager to work with our Global Communications Director to drive and implement the internal and external communications strategy for Quintessential Brands Group.

     

    The role

    This is an in-house role, with primary responsibilities being to support the Global Communications Director with the management of our corporate press office and external stakeholder relationships, in addition to planning and managing our internal communications to our colleagues around the world and supporting the Global and UK Brand marketing teams to ensure our brand communications are effective in reaching and resonating with the trade and consumers. You will be supported by our Communications Director who will provide strategic input and by a Communications Executive, who will work closely with you and providing administrative and copywriting support.

     

    What will you be doing?

    The Communication Manager role will be split between External Communications on behalf of the Group, Brand Communications (global social media management for our gin portfolio and comms agency management) and Internal Communications.

     

    External Communications: Company

    Day-to-day management of the Quintessential Brands corporate press office, working with the Communications Executive to respond to media requests and proactively seek out opportunities for Quintessential Brands to raise the company’s profile in the industry in line with our objectives (feature contributions, news stories, interview & speaker opportunities for key spokespeople, awards and sponsorships).

     

    Ensuring company materials are updated with the latest data to present a compelling story about the business.

     

    Maintaining the company’s websites and social media channels, ensuring content is kept up-to-date and resonating with the target audience.

     

    Keeping external stakeholders abreast of company news (e.g. award wins) in an appropriate manner and in a way that will give them a good perception of the company (newsletters, etc.)

     

    External Communications: Brands

    Working with the Global Brand team and Communications Director, devise content calendars for our gin brands’ global social media platforms and manage the Communications Executive to ensure content is posted to maximum effect (strong engagement amongst the target audience)

     

    Maintain brand key message documents and fact sheets for trade and consumer media

     

    Ensure brand award strategies are adhered to, managing the awards process with the Communications Executive, entering the brands into the most relevant awards and competitions, recording awards in a centrally saved database and alerting relevant internal and external stakeholders to wins in an impactful way to improve perceptions and ultimately drive consumer trial or new trade listings.

     

    Support the UK marketing team as the day-to-day contact for UK PR agencies to ensure they are meeting their KPIs and offering a good ROI.

     

    Internal communications

    Working with the HR team and Communications Director, you will make sure all our colleagues are kept up to date, engaged and motivated through all available channels, including our internal websites, emails, company briefings & company conferences.

    With the support of the communications executive, plan, edit and write the content for a variety of internal communications mediums, such as the intranet and regular email bulletins.

     

    Drive our internal communications messages so they are consistent across all mediums and for different areas of the business.

     

    Make certain our internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages, responding to feedback from our colleagues and adjust communications content accordingly.

     

    Support the Communications Director with handling the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organisational perception and reputation.

     

    What skills do you need?

    Degree or equivalent, proven experience of working in a communications agency for 3-4 years or in-house in a communications role for a medium-sized company. Proven experience of managing media relations campaigns, preferably in the drinks industry and with strong media contacts. You will need to be both reactive and proactive, as well as able to prioritise and manage a busy workload.

     

    Some internal communications experience is desirable, excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills are essential, as is experience of social media community management, including content creation.  You will need to be passionate about the role of communications within the business and dedicated to ensuring our communications are effective, rivalling those of bigger competitors in the market. You will need to have good interpersonal and relationship-building skills, an interest and up-to-date knowledge of digital and social media trends and platforms, familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication and PC literate.

     

    What do you need to be successful in the Communications Manager role?

    You need to be an excellent communicator, adaptable, enthusiastic and wanting to make a difference to the company as we strive to achieve our ambitions. You will need to have a proactive, professional and positive can-do approach, the ability to build strong working relationships, be naturally inquisitive and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. It will certainly help if you have a strong interest in food and drink.

     

    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 fast-growing 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 a great degree of autonomy in your role. We offer a competitive salary, excellent company benefits, and an exciting environment to work in

    so if this sounds like the opportunity for you, please get in touch.

     

  • Communications Manager - Ireland

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    Dublin 2

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    Quintessential Brands was founded in 2011 and in 2018 was awarded Independent Spirit Company of the year! We are an exciting and dynamic drinks industry with an entrepreneurial spirit which drives our success within the industry, this year we open our first Visitor Centre in Dublin, The Dublin Liberties Distillery. As a result of our success and our rapid growth we are looking for a Communications Manager to ensure Quintessential Brands is hot on everyone’s lips in Ireland!

     

    To be successful in this role you will be a team player and an excellent communicator to work across our sites in Ireland to drive the communications strategy for QB Ireland. You will be an individual who shares the same ethos and entrepreneurial can-do attitude as well as values, who can be part of taking our companies to the next level.

     

    You will be part of an innovative team where you will be supported and work closely with our Global Communications Director. You’ll be endorsed in the role, whilst given opportunities to demonstrate and deliver your own expertise, with an ability to make the role your own. You will be the driving force to implement the internal and external communications strategy for QB Ireland, with having an opportunity to make this your own.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a proven experience of managing media relations campaigns, preferably in the drinks industry and with strong media contacts. You will need to be both reactive and proactive, as well as able to prioritise and manage a busy workload as QB have a big agenda. Your skill set will need to be adaptable to ensure our communications are effective, rivalling those of a bigger competitor within the market.

     

    You will have good interpersonal and relationship-building skills, an interest and up-to-date knowledge of digital and social media trends and platforms with the personality to represent our company within the press and network to leverage the impact QB has on the trade and customers

     

    The role will also be responsible for internal communications for Ireland, you will be able to communicate internally, with the support of the communications executive you will plan, edit and write the content for a variety of internal communications mediums ensuring we share our success internally with our colleagues through our internal websites, emails, and company briefings. W, such as the intranet and regular email bulletins.

     

    The role will require an individual who is strategic in ensure brand award strategies are adhered to, managing the awards process with the Communications Executive, entering the brands into the most relevant awards and competitions, recording awards in a centrally saved database and alerting relevant internal and external stakeholders to wins in an impactful way to improve perceptions and ultimately drive consumer trial or new trade listings.

     

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

  • Customer Account Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover 12 Months)

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    Warrington

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    Customer Account Co-Ordinator (12 Month FTC)

    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.

    QB are hiring a Customer Account Co-Ordinator to work within our Domestic Account Team based at our G&J Distillers production facility in Warrington. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual keen to further their career within a supply chain/logistics role.

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a FMCG manufacturing environment within a supply chain/customer service function and will be confident, professional and articulate when communicating with customers and internal stakeholders. You will be required to manage sales orders from receipt through to delivery in line with business KPIs, whilst maintaining excellent customer communication throughout.

    Attention to detail and the ability to consistently maintain accuracy in a fast-paced role is paramount. You will thrive in a diverse and demanding environment where teamwork is highly valued. You will have the capability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems and processes and be able to hit the ground running.

    If this varied, exciting and dynamic role sounds like the ideal role for you then we want to hear from you!      

  • Customer Account Manager (Export)

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    Customer Account Manager (Export)

     

    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.

     

    QB are hiring a Customer Account Manager to work within our Export Account Team based at our G&J Distillers production facility in Warrington. We are looking for an experienced account manager with the skills to confidently and expertly manage sales orders from receipt through to delivery in line with business KPIs, whilst maintaining excellent customer communication throughout.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in an FMCG manufacturing environment and have excellent knowledge of market specific requirements for the export of spirits. You will be the primary operational point of contact for specified key customers, liaising with other departments to ensure the timely and accurate flow of information. You will be required to produce data and reports to a professional standard for internal and external stakeholders and to lead regular meetings with colleagues and customers, ensuring correct inputs and maintaining and monitoring action logs.

     

    As Customer Account Manager you will report directly to our Customer Service Export Manager, act as deputy in their absence and assist in the training and mentoring of team members. You will have strong interpersonal/customer service skills and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with customers and internal colleagues. You will thrive in a fast paced and demanding environment where teamwork is highly valued. You will have the capability and drive to actively participate and contribute in supply chain process improvements and have a continuous improvement ethos.

     

    If this varied, exciting and dynamic role sounds like the ideal role for you then we want to hear from you!      

  • Customer Service Domestic Manager

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    Warrington

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    Customer Service Domestic Manager

     

    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.

     

    QB are hiring a Customer Service Manager to lead our Domestic Customer Account Team based at our G&J Distillers production facility in Warrington. We are looking for an experienced people manager with the ability to motivate and lead their team to success and with the passion and skills to create a dynamic and positive working environment within a rapidly growing and evolving Company.

     

    You will be an accomplished supply chain/customer service manager ideally with previous experience in a FMCG manufacturing environment servicing the major UK retailers.

     

    The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced and demanding environment and have the ability to multi task and prioritise competing demands. You will have responsibility for overseeing the customer service and logistics function of the Domestic team with a remit to drive service excellence and guarantee the highest possible standard of communication with our customers.

     

    Your responsibilities will include recognising and delivering opportunities for continuous improvement within the customer service function and working collaboratively with key customers to identify and action supply chain efficiencies.

     

    If this varied, exciting and dynamic role sounds like the ideal role for you then we want to hear from you!      

  • Distillery Lead Operator

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    BIRCHWOOD

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    Job Description

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    To Manufacture 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:

     

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

     

    2.

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

     

    3.

    To use mechanical handling equipment in a safe and effective manner

     

    4.

    To ensure high standards of cleanliness to meet expected standards for I

    nternal and External auditing bodies

     

    5.

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

     

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

     

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    To provide involvement in continuous improvement tasks

     

    8.

    To achieve 99.8 % stock accuracy including stock take activities

     

    9.

    To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence

     

    10.

    Other ad hoc responsibilities as required from time to time

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

     

    •   Prompt reporting of incidents (people or products)
    •   Work within HMCE guidelines
    •   Work within H&S guidelines
    •   Deliver quality products on time on full

     

  • Distilling Operative

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    Dublin

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    Job Description

    An exciting opportunity to join Dublin Liberties Distillery (part of the Quintessential Brands Group Ltd) and gain experience in a fast-growing multinational premium spirits business.

     

    This is a full-time, permanent position which will be based at our Mill Street site in Dublin 8.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience in working within a demanding environment and working to production targets. The Distilling Operative Role will involve maximising efficiency but also being a team player. The combination of running the plant safely whilst maintaining a consistent quality of spirit and keeping cost of production within targets will be the key deliverables.

     

    You’ll be working closely with the Distilling Operations Manager, Engineering Department, Suppliers and Laboratory in a small but efficient team.

     

    The ideal candidate will be responsible for the production areas ensuring that Dublin Liberties Distillery brands meet quality, health and safety, efficiency and compliance parameters whilst contributing to continuous improvement.

     

    You will be required to ensure that products are produced to the correct quality specification.

     

    You will be supported by the Senior Team Leaders to ensure that we collectively meet all our KPI’s and that they are compliant with Health and Safety requirements.

     

    Experience required:

     

    • As a candidate you’ll have relevant experience in the past 12 months in a manufacturing/ production environment with experience of mechanical and electrical equipment/problem solving RCPS with proven knowledge of computer systems.
    • Working knowledge of risk standards e.g. Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, Environment – ISO and BRC standards.
    • Laboratory Testing experience
    • Ability to communicate well both orally and in written form – shift handovers working as a team across both areas.
    • Able to understand and comply with written English documents.
    • Verbal and Numerical reasoning
    • Must be competent in the use of a computer and familiar with Windows.

     

    Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

     

    • Distilling
    • Engineering maintenance fitter or Electrical maintenance electrician

     

     

    This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial Spirits business where you can add value and influence – if this sounds like the opportunity then we want to hear from you!

  • Global Marketing Manager

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    London

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    One of the fastest growing gins in the world, having grown twelve-fold in 7 years, Greenall’s is embarking on the next stage of its prolific gin journey.

     

    Greenall’s, The Original Handcrafted British Gin founded in 1761, forms the backbone of Quintessential Brands’ portfolio of premium spirits, and its rich heritage and legacy has a significant bearing on the Company’s culture and ethos today.

     

    As Quintessential Brand’s biggest brand, rapidly approaching 500k 9L cases, Greenall’s is set to capitalise on its strong foundations, rich heritage and impressive traction as it continues to carve out its unique position in the dynamic gin category.

     

    QB is seeking an innovative Global Marketing Manager, who has an ambitious drive and an entrepreneurial spirit focus. You’ll be inputting into our global initiatives to drive profitable and sustainable brand growth for Greenalls. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a smart, commercially savvy, strategic thinker to bring their exceptional marketing skills to the world of premium drinks managing a portfolio of brands with a global presence in multiple markets.

     

    This is a hands-on role in a dynamic, innovative and fast-paced entrepreneurial company. You’ll be working closely with the company’s International Brand Director; the successful candidate will lead and execute on diverse projects.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience in a lead role in evolving and inputting into a brand strategy, with the ability to foresee that it remains current and aligned to trends, category evolution to ensure that it provides QB with a competitive edge.

     

    The role will require a candidate who can oversee the implementation of all global initiatives, this includes distribution partners in international markets. You will be building on an already successful portfolio and executing a strong ROI.

     

    In this role you will also be required to define and deliver the global communications plan as well as brand NPD pipeline, implementing innovative liquids and packaging as part of the brand strategy. The candidate will be the interface between internal and external stakeholders, driving alignment between businesses whilst progressing and maximizing every new opportunity.

     

    If this exciting new innovative opportunity excites you, and you would like to be part of an entrepreneurial team then we want to hear from you!

     

     

  • International Brands Manager

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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 tactical brands, 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

  • Manufacturing Excellence Leader

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    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 innovative and exciting role we are searching for a Manufacturing Excellence Leader, 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. 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.

     

    We are seeking an individual with a strong background in World Class Manufacturing/TPM/Lean principles, preferably with an engineering background who will drive the continuous improvement program throughout manufacturing capabilities by taking leadership of projects and equipment to enhance and reduce downtime.

     

    In this role you will be required to demonstrate your ability to solve practical problems and analyses the root cause. You will be able to communicate effectively across the board whilst delivering reports up to senior team levels.

     

    You will be responsible for the Continuous Improvement program and application of the tools that support it, upskilling the workforce as necessary.  We require a strong positive individual who is proactive in deliverance and identifies opportunities to reduce waste through the company’s daily tasks.

     

    The Manufacturing Excellence Leader will be required to generate savings to the company, facilitate and execute improvements of 1st fixing across all manufacturing areas. You will drive the Lean principles to enhance overall manufacturing techniques to gain operational excellence.

     

    We are looking for someone who can 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.

     

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

  • Mechanical Shift Engineer

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

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

     

    What will you be doing?

     

    This role involves maintaining equipment using recognised fault-finding techniques across bottling processes to expect 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 engineering solutions to improve operational performance as well as carry out equipment PPM as directed by the 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.

     

    Who are you?

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

  • Multi Media Designer

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    London

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    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands has a portfolio of Award Winning Premium Spirits, not only that we are dynamic and have an entrepreneurial spirit which is probably why we won Independent Spirit Company of 2018 at the Business Excellence Awards. We have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a Multimedia Designer to join the team who will take our content to the next level!

     

    You’ll be the go to person who will be a key part in creating a digital asset for a portfolio of world-class brands, including the world’s fastest growing super premium gin, Opihr; the world’s fastest growing craft gin brand, Thomas Dakin, and the longest-established gin brand in the UK, Greenall’s, distilled in Manchester since 1761.

     

    This role will have a creative input into setting and achieving assets suitable for the digital marketing of our portfolio of brands through social media channels. This role is a varied role as you will also provide additional support in creating print and other digital assets for the company unlocking the vast potential and making Quintessential Brands an even greater place to work.

     

    We are looking for an individual who is dedicated team player who shares the same ethos and entrepreneurial can-do attitude which are our company values, who can take our brands to the next level. You’ll be part of an innovative Global Brand Marketing and Communications Team where you will be supported in your role, but given autonomy to deliver your own expertise, allowing you to make this role your own.

     

    We require an individual who can has a portfolio of proven knowledge who can deliver on brand campaigns across social, website, search, email and be in line with campaign objectives. Your skill sets will be the guardian of our brands and company’s identity, whilst upholding consistent communication across the board, along with keeping within a timely and professional manner.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrative skill set delivering and editing marketing stories around our producers of our world class brands. Your experience in photograph products in and around lifestyle settings based in and around studio’s and on location. You will demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to problem solving as well as taking ownership of deliverables and hitting deadlines, sometimes at short notice.

     

    This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial Spirits business where you can add value and influence – if this sounds like the opportunity then we want to hear from you!

     

  • Office Manager

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

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

     

    QB are hiring an Office Manager to run our Central London Office, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, organised and professional. With the passion to create fun and dynamic working environment within a rapidly growing Company.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a demanding environment, and working to targets whilst multi-tasking, efficiently and accurately. You will be the Interface between colleagues and external clients. So, we are looking for someone with great communication skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

     

    You’ll be a specialist in coordinating internal and external appointments for customers, partners and clients booking travel and meetings for the Executive Directors who you will be a PA for. This role will give you a varied working day where you can make a difference to the role and contribute to the success of the business.

     

    Within this role you will be required to undertake Company Secretarial work, so the ideal candidate will have experience within this area. You will be literate and organised to be able to work independently on managing this and supporting the Group Legal Counsel.

     

    You will manage all aspects of the London Office including processing of invoices, ensuring training is completed in line with legislative requirements and negotiating with our suppliers to generate efficiencies and improvements in processes.

     

    In addition to this you will organise and plan conferences and events that may take place in the London office and/or in nearby locations off-site or for the group, such as staff Christmas party, International Sales Offsite. This role will also be being central to the onboarding process for our new joiners who join QB ensuring they have a positive experience in their first weeks with the business.

     

    If this varied, exciting and dynamic role sounds like the ideal role for you then we want to hear from you!      

     

     

  • Operational Buyer

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    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.

     

    QB have a new innovative and exciting role we are searching for an Operational Buyer, you will have an ambitious drive and an entrepreneurial spirit in a role with an international focus. The ideal candidate will have a back ground of Operational Procurement experience (min 3-5 years) gained within FMCG (ideally Drink or Food) related, or other demanding Manufacturing environment e.g. Automotive, Aerospace

     

    The successful candidate will work as part of a wider Procurement team in a creative and dynamic environment. As a natural self-starter, used to operating at pace, you’ll balance multiple priorities, organise your own workload to meet tight deadlines. 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.

     

    You will have skills to identify attention to detail, ability to anticipate issues and actions before they can arise, as well as being able to resolve independently. We are looking for someone who possesses solid Operational Procurement exposure, combined with strong Excel & analytical skills, with a minimum of 3-5yrs MRP /ERP experience. The Ideal candidate will have well-developed interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and ensure there is a clear vision to a range of stakeholders and that this is articulated.

     

    Role Summary Why based here, the benefits:

     

    The role is based in Warrington and will support the Procurement vision of embedding standard ways for working across the group and will be instrumental in providing full transparency for transactional requirements and highlighting key areas for improvement to drive supplier service & cost. This clear line of sight will ensure that issues are highlighted, escalated where appropriate, data driven decision making becomes robust, dialogue with stakeholders happens instantly and critically ensure the proactive approach.

     

    The role will have complete support of the Category Managers and the wider team based at G&J

    Benefits

     

    • Accuracy of data will be improved dramatically
    • MRP expertise will help elevate the function
    • Close management of PO generation / Supplier Forecasts / Supplier Stocks / Purchase Order Outstanding routines
    • Help Embed standard ways of working (Supplier communication, P2P, order protocols, order tolerances +/-, contractual rigour, T&C’s, management reporting)
    • We’ll be able to understand supplier performance and what improvements need to be made for the region
    • Highlight issues daily that will facilitate improvements (process, procedures, stock control, supplier quality etc)
    • NPD process continues to be proactive rather than reactive
    • Category Managers have a clear view of what the key issues are for the region and the plans they need to develop

     

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

  • QC Laboratory Technician

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    Location:

    Dublin

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    Job Description

    First Ireland Spirits is Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueur, Irish country cream and Irish whiskey liqueur, exporting to over 40 countries worldwide. We’re part of

    Quintessential Brands, a leading independent, international spirits group with global reach and world class capabilities in brand building, crafting, distilling, bottling, selling and marketing spirits brands and private label products worldwide.

     

    Working on a shift basis this role will focus on routine batch analysis on a range of alcoholic beverages, Bottle and Process Line checks and Plant Hygiene inspection to ensure the quality of a wide range of premium drink products.

     

    The successful candidate will be required to work in a team environment and should be familiar with following hygiene and food safety requirements along with having good organisational and communication capabilities. In addition, attention to detail, working to detailed procedures, time management, good interpersonal skills and computer literacy are key requirements of this role.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a suitable qualification in science.  Experience in a food manufacturing setting is desirable but not necessary. The candidate must be eager to learn, show initiative and enthusiasm, be computer literate and possess excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

     

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

  • Senior Team Leader

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    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 innovative and exciting role we are searching for a Senior Team Leader, 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.

     

    We are looking for a Senior Team Leader who will help develop team members to reach their potential, whilst help driving the production to the next level. You will oversee the expectations of the business are met.

     

    The purpose of the role is to ensure that our production KPI targets: H & S, Quality, Customer Service, & cost are achieved. You will ensure that you give clear direction to team leaders and shift team members. In your role you’ll be required to manage resources and requirements in line with budgets. You will be working closely with departmental managers, Engineers and team Leaders.

     

    You’ll be a proactive structured problem-solving person, with excellent communication skills along with influencing abilities. We require a strong candidate who preferably has an understand of Bottling and manufacturing.

     

    The Ideal Candidate will work with team members closely and ensure that staff appraisals are completed and met with objectives inline within the business. You will be proficient with Audits for BRC.

     

    The role is about meeting production to increase outputs and reducing downtime. You will be required to ensure that products are produced to the correct quality specification. 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.

     

  • Tour & Retail Supervisor

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

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    Job Description

    To work closely with the general manager, the finance analyst, F&B supervisor and rest of the team so to proactively support the operation and development of a world class Distillery Experience ensuring adherence to effective cost control, the promotion of the Brand Home and the delivery of a high level of customer satisfaction.

    The working week may include working weekends and / or public holidays, day and evening events.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1.

    Report to the Distillery Experience Manager and compile monthly reports on all operational and personnel issues

    2.

    Report on all operational matters at weekly team meetings

    3.

    Give   direction and instruction to other team members for the coming week / day. Discuss and resolve any staffing and operational issues.

    4.

    Engage with visitors and other team members in a friendly and welcoming manner. Share with them your knowledge of our brands to ensure the highest standards are maintained across the Distillery Experience to continually drive an increase in sales and an appreciation of our whiskeys

    5.

    Assist the Manager in leading, motivating and developing the team in line with Company values so to maximize   employee performance

    6.

    Work closely with the Distillery team in organising ongoing training with your direct reports to ensure they are highly   informed of distilling and product knowledge in order to offer top class whiskey tours at all levels

    7.

    Ensure your direct reports maintain high standards of personal appearance and considerate interaction with guests and with other colleagues

    8.

    Assist the Manager & F&B supervisor with the compiling of the weekly team rota to ensure adequate coverage at all times across all the Brand Home activities

    9.

    Build strong working relationships with tour operators and event management companies.

    Correspond promptly to all booking enquires and keep a detailed up-to--date calendar of such

    10.

    Keep the all team members including those working in the distillery informed of all bookings.

    Ensure always that both the tour and retail business are fully staffed, stocked and prepared for guests

    11.

    Work with the manager & the   accountant to ensure proper EPOS procedures are been adhered to by all the   team and ensure the accurate recording of sales and visitor information

    12.

    Resolve maintenance and facility issues in the tour & retail areas as they arise

    13.

    Office administration – record and maintain e-calendar of all tour and event  bookings and share with F&B supervisor. Liaise with tour operators, stock  ordering, assist with monthly stocktakes and support with planning events.

    14.

    Liaise with The Brand Marketing  teams in coordinating and preparing for corporate and VIP visits

  • UK Brand Activation Manager

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    Ensure best in class planning, activation, capturing learnings and ROI measurement of   all brand activations.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    1.

    Improve consumer engagement through best in class activation of consumer experiences and actviation

     

    2.

    Be on the ground to ensure excellence in delivery.

     

    3.

    Work with Brand teams & Comms team to ensure PR & social media activity opportunities maximized.

     

    4.

    Create effective learning & feedback loops with Brand and Comms teams.

     

    5.

    Develop ROI model ensuring results & learnings understood by decision makers. Embed approved model across organisation for implementation in international markets.

     

     

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

        
    1. Brand teams- to ensure effective utilization of resources
    2.   
    3. External execution of agencies
    4.   
    5. Finance- creation of ROI model

  • Web Developer

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    London

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    Job Description

     

    Quintessential Brands Group is an independent, international spirits business with an exciting portfolio of premium drinks brands and world-class manufacturing capabilities across Europe. Founded in 2011, Quintessential Brands is a dynamic, ambitious and fast-paced company that prides itself on its entrepreneurial approach.

     

    QB are looking for a technically astute and creative individual to work with Quintessential Brands Group’s dynamic corporate, media and international brand marketing teams, developing robust and cutting-edge web developments for internal and external audiences.

     

    The ideal candidate will be proficient in the interpretation of web designs, transformation into technical specifications and the development and delivery of the final solution (website, intranet, web service, online applications etc.).

     

    We are seeking someone who is fluent in HTML / CSS / PHP / JS, proficient in WordPress and the Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator).

     

    The successful candidate will be someone who has a proven track record in creating fantastic websites, along with a keen interest in the latest web trends and technologies.

     

    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, using your knowledge to pave the way to leverage these for client projects.

     

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





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