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  • Business Development Executive – On Trade

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    Ireland

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    Job Description

    Are you ready to take your next adventure? 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 Ireland may be the company you’re looking for…

     

    About Us

     

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

     

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

     

    About the Role

     

    As a result of recent successes, we currently have an excitingOn-Trade Business Development Executive Role here in Ireland.

     

    Reporting to the On Trade Commercial Manager, the successful candidate for this position will be required to maximise brand listings, distribution and activations across the on-trade working closely with our wholesale partners in Ireland. They will need to help build awareness and affinity for the brands amongst the key on trade influencers, secure new distribution and advocacy of QB brands in the trade and build a successful business in this key channel for the business.

     

    About You

     

    • Motivated self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit, flare and personality
    • Experience working in a sales role, ideally within the 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

  • Cafe/Bar Team Member

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

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    Job Description

    To provide a warm welcome, assist and advise all guests, whilst delivering excellent customer service as part of the Distillery Experience team.

     

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    Work in the café and/or bar ensuring the highest food and beverage hygiene standards are implemented and all HACCP procedures are followed to the highest standard.

    2.

    Assist in other areas of the business such as in retail or tours when required.

    3.

    Ensure accurate cash handling and sales on EPOS.

    4.

    Approachable, welcoming and helpful to all guests. Ensure excellent customer service is offered.

    5.

    Offer the highest standard of service in a professional manner, in both appearance and in your product knowledge.

    6.

    Contributes appropriately to team meetings and supports the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects.

    7.

    Carry out all tasks in a safe and timely manner.

    8.

    Enthusiastically promote our brands.

    9.

    Conduct local marketing and promotional initiatives as required.

    10.

    Co-ordination of bookings for Visitor Centre Tours/Events and ensure communication is made with appropriate supervisors.

     

    While your main responsibilities shall be in the café and bar area you may at times
    be required to assist in the retail shop and with tours. The working week may
    include working weekends and / or public holidays, day and evening events.

  • Commercial Manager - Off Trade Grocery

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    Field Based

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    Job Description

     

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

     

    Reporting to the Managing Director – Quintessential Brands UK, the incumbent will be a key member of the QB-UK Off Trade retail team.

     

    The role will involve the following key aspects:

     

    • Develop and implement a Customer strategy that optimises ongoing growth and profitability for the Off-Trade Retail Channel.
    • To achieve listings, distribution, volume & profitability targets as agreed with line manager.
    • To operate within agreed budget levels and guidelines.
    • To identify opportunities for business development within the customer & exploit using relevant promotion, activation and brand building tactics.
    • To develop joint business plans with key strategic customers.
    • To work with the UK Marketing team to produce tailor-made and cost-effective activation plans to meet account objectives.
    • To keep customers and all key contacts within accounts informed of above the line activity and promotional support.
    • To evaluate all activity to ensure achievement of agreed objectives.
    • Maximise the potential of existing contracts & exploit new business

     

    Planning

     

    • To produce forecasts as required by the business.
    • To produce individual account plans for this strategic customer, linked to Brand Plans and Channel strategy
    • To monitor and review the effectiveness of account plans of strategic customers.

     

    Distribution

     

    • To maximise the distribution of QB-UK Brand portfolio.
    • Develop and execute private label business across specified categories.
    • To introduce new brands to designated accounts as targeted.
    • Audit distribution in retail outlets to validate compliance and identify brand opportunity.

     

    The key responsibilites include:

     

    • To optimise sustainable customer value and profitability within the Off-Trade Retail Channel through the development and implementation of the channel sales strategies.
    • Proactively build external relationships directly and in directly across your customer base.
    • Develop & assist in the implementation of bespoke plans for specific on trade retailers based on the over-arching brand strategy, delivering category growth and development of our brands.
    • Working with 3rd party brand owners developing brand activation plans together with managing, tracking and overseeing brand owner spend and investment.

     



    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.

     

  • Distilling Operative

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    Location:

    Dublin

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    Job Description

    Context/Scope:

     

    Working within a team environment the jobholder will carry out a wide range of tasks in relation to the production of spirit from intake   through the distilling processes.

     

    Responsibility will be taken for all of these areas and will involve direct contact with the Lead Still Person, Engineering department, suppliers, laboratory and other team members.

    Dimensions

     

     

    a)      Operating Environment

     

        

    Still area – Shift Work and full working knowledge of Gin Production to advanced level

        

    Laboratory Analysis – full overview of G&J capability and full training in Lab techniques to advanced level

        

    Bottling Overview – basic understanding

        

    Supply Chain Overview – basic understanding

        

    Global Markets – Group overview of 110+ markets – basic understanding

     

     

    b)      Leadership Responsibilities and   Capabilities

     

    Focused on all of the spirit production areas ensuring that Quintessential brands quality, health and safety, efficiency and compliance parameters are met and   improved where possible. 

     

    Purpose of Role

     

    To work as part of the Distilling team responsible for operating complex machinery in a safe manner to ensure that the highest levels of quality, yield, efficiency and customer service are achieved.

     

    To be responsible for the upkeep and housekeeping of all production areas   incorporated in the role.

     

    Full responsibility for data input in line with both internal standards and external requirements. This includes logging of compliance checks and on line samples.

     

     

    Top 3-5 Accountabilities

     

    Work unsupported in various key areas of the Distilling process, and other areas as required, while taking responsibility for the operations within these functions including responding to emergency or breakdown situations.

     

    Work within a production team environment where targets are set in Health and Safety,   compliance, quality, customer service, environment and cost to ensure the highest levels are achieved and improved.

     

    Carry out on line sampling and record relevant data required on production control systems.  Identify potential production problems from deviations in expected parameters as well as taking corrective action as required.

     

    Utilise knowledge and experience to optimise the plant performance while actively   contributing to plant/process improvement and training development.

     

    Clearly communicate with own team and management to ensure the effective continuity   of site operations both during and across shifts. This will include verbal and written communication.

     

    Qualifications and Experience Required

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Capabilities and Personal Characteristics

     

     

    12 months experience (within last 5 years) 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.

     

    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.

     

    Qualification in Distilling – desirable.

     

     

    Drive to deliver, focus and prioritise whilst having the courage to challenge ways of working and positively challenge upwards.

     

    Ability to energise others and display the confidence to make a difference.

     

    Have the ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships to achieve team goals.

     

    A sense of organisational pride, passion and ability to promote the Quintessential brands.

     

    An inquisitive nature and ability to generate ideas in order to help improve overall performance.

     

     

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

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    Job Description

     

     

    To work closely with the general manager, the finance analyst, tour supervisor and rest of the team 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, Flexible working Hours.

     

    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.

     Motivate and train team to  serve food and beverages in a creative and professional manner with high levels of customer service while meeting and   exceeding KPI's and targets

    4.

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

    5.

    Ensuring the highest food and beverage hygiene standards are implemented by you and your team and all HACCP procedures are followed to the highest standard

    6.

    Compose interesting food and drinks menu while achieving desired margins

    7.

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

    8.

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

    9.

    Work closely with the Distillery team and other industry bodies in organising ongoing training with your  direct reports to ensure they are well informed of our whiskeys and highly skilled in cocktail making, barista training and other essential skills needed to ensure a   top-class experience for all guests

    10.

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

    11.

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

    12.

    Build strong working relationships with tour operators, event management companies and top influencers in the   drinks industry.

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

    13.

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

    Ensure always that both the café and bar business are fully staffed, stocked and prepared for guests and events

    14.

    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 accurate stock control

    15.

    Resolve   maintenance and facility issues in the cafe & bar areas as they arise

    16.

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

    17.

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

  • International Brands Manager

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

    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

  • International Development Manager

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

    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.

  • Manufacturing Improvement Engineer

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

    MAIN   PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager   the role drives continuous improvement in all the areas of responsibility and   ensure they function in a permanently safe and regulatory compliant manner,

    Support Site operational teams to   improve manufacturing capability by taking leadership of improvement projects   and ensuring new product implementation is delivered on time, improve   equipment uptime and endeavour to reduce downtime.

    Manage trial process and support   introduction of NPD into bottling Dept.

    Ensure compliance with relevant site   operational procedures to meet business requirements.

     

    KEY   RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Performance

    -            Drive   continuous improvement utilising Lean manufacturing tools such as Value   Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work, Daily Management, SMED, TPM and Kanban

    -            Develop and maintain appropriate KPI   measures to identify improvement opportunities.

    -            Manage new product trial process to ensure minimum   impact on operations

    People

    -            Promote a   continuous improvement culture within the bottling hall and support   functions,

    -            Champion QB   Group values and standards across areas of responsibility.

    -            Work with   production and Quality department personnel to achieve group KPI’s.

    -            Work with   Senior Directors to achieve corporate outcomes.

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    Organisational

    -            Direct   reporting teams to achieve optimum employee levels to meet the variable   workloads across the areas of responsibility, minimising overhead costs to   meet and beat the plant’s annual budgetary plan.

    -            All operational   manning and organisation decisions must be in line with the established   manufacturing and safety procedures.

    -            Generate a   culture of 1st fix only across all engineering areas.

     

    Financial

    Monitor   and control all spend within the area of responsibility to within agreed budgetary   levels.

    Dealing   with Finance on cost requirements, GRN’s and order processing.

    Submit   capital expenditure requirements for site operational requirements.

    Preparation   and submission of Capital Request to Directors for compliance and approval to   spend from capital budget.

    Communications & Reporting

    -            Maintain   standardised performance metrics, performance reports and dashboards to   deliver overview to key stakeholders responsible at appropriate intervals.

    -            Reports as   requested from the business.

    General & Attributes

    -             Qualified to HND level with degree in   Engineering desirable.

    -            Ensure all   H&S, training processes and procedures best practice are adhered to in line   with BRC requirements.

    -            Demonstrate   ability and leadership to solve practical problems using such tools as root   cause analysis

    -            Utilise excellent   inter personal skills, to communicate effectively with reporting teams and   senior reports

    -            Prioritise and   deliver in a fast-paced environment

    -            Highly   motivated and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude

    -            A self-starter   with precision hands on fault finding experience in Operational, electrical   and mechanical disciplines.

    -            Strong   organisational and statistical skills

     

    KEY   WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    (internal   & external)

     

    Manufacturing   Manager

    Planning   & Material control

    Bottling   Senior Team leaders

    Still   house / Warehouse / Quality teams

    OEM   and parts suppliers.

    Supply   Chain team

    Procurement   team

     

    NPI   / Senior Directors

     

    Key   accountabilities

     

     

     

     

    Responsibility for the improvement and   delivery for bottling performance and uptime improvement,

     

    Ensure all H&S and training   processes and procedures are legally compliant and that all staff comply,

     

    To take reasonable care for Health and   Safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts   or omissions at work.

     

    To Co-operate with the Employer so far   is as necessary to enable the employer to comply with their own duties.

     

    Not intentionally or recklessly   interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of Health, Safety   or Welfare whether for the protection of employees or other persons.

     

    Inform the Employer of any work   situation which represents a serious and immediate danger to Health and   Safety of use.

     

    Complete compliance training   (e-learning) as per scheduled by the organisation.

     

  • Mechanical Shift Engineer

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    Location:

    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.

  • Packaging Technologist

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

    The main purpose of the role is to support the Group Packaging Development Manager in delivering the seamless introduction of new packaging/innovation projects with zero cost impact to the business. The successful candidate will support QBs speed to market and competitive advantage for strategic innovation.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

    1.

    Assists the Group Packaging Development Manager with the successful implementation of all group packaging projects/innovations

    2.

    Develops/Qualifies all new packaging/products to agreed specifications.    

    3.

    Drives the seamless implementation of all new packaging on new and   existing equipment within plants or co-packers.

    4.

    Effectively plans/co-ordinates and attends packaging line trials where required.

    5.

    Works closely with All QB Plants delivering packaging development for QB Group   Innovation projects.

    6.

    Works closely with all QB Plants to identify and implement packaging developments   that will drive Operational cost savings.

    7.

    Continually seek to influence the implementation of best practices / process   improvements projects.

     

    The skills and experience that this role requires:

     

    • Recognised Packaging Qualification.
    • Proven experience in a similar role with a good understanding of manufacturing/packaging processes.
    • Proven Packaging Project Co-ordination.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Support technical risk assessments on changes to packaging and ensure that all risks are effectively managed.
    • Excellent organisation skills.
    • Innovative approach to complex problem solving
    • Excellent presentation skills – ability to develop and deliver clear messages to different audiences across the business
    • A proactive and self-motivated learning style
    • Highly motivated and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.
    • Self-reliant & flexible with good time  management skills
    • Able to travel when the business requires
    • Language skills preferable

     

     

  • Product Costing Analyst

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

    The main purpose of the role is to provide accurate product costs for new & existing products, along with maintaining standard costing infrastructure within the ERP/accounting systems.

     

    The key responsibilites include:

    1.

    Financial appraisal of new initiatives and projects / products in line with NPI process

    2.

    Post production evaluation of costings and contractual performance

    3.

    Provision of ad-hoc commercial analysis around Cost of Goods

    4.

    Ongoing maintenance of product costs within the ERP system

    5.

    To provide support to the budget and forecasting process on standard costs of goods

    6.

    Development and subsequent ongoing maintenance of NPD costing database

    7.

    Provision of costing support to the business

    8.

    Supporting the Financial controller in provision of monthly management accounts

    9.

    Proactively seeking new ways of working to improve efficiencies in the department

    10.

    Positive “can do” attitude is essential to this role

  • Quality Assurance Technician

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

     

     

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

     To assist the QA Leader in all aspects of their role.

     To perform quality audit checks of in process products, finished products, factory hygiene and procedures.

     To provide effective support to the department and production to enable the company to achieve, maintain and  increase its quality status. 

    To ensure that all products are processed in accordance with the specification, to meet the demands of the customer.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

     

    Performance

    •   To perform specified tasks and work under own initiative
    •   To perform additional tasks as requested by the QA Leader
    •   To constantly challenge and improve standards

     

     

    People

    •   Working as part of a team of QA Technicians.
    • Responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of other people in the working area.
    • Participate in training as required.

     

     

    Organisational

    •   The job holder will be expected to work unsupervised.
    •   To complete tasks in a timely manner.

     

     

    Communications &   Reporting

    •   Fully informed colleagues
    •   Fully informed QA Leader / QA Manager 

     

     

    General & Attributes

    • The job holder would be expected to   react swiftly to any production schedule change.
    • The job holder has a degree of   autonomy when making decisions.

     

     

    KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    QA Manager / QA Leader

    Various raw material suppliers

     

    QA Colleagues

    Various Customers

     

    Production Staff (all levels)

    Auditors

     

     

     

     

    Key Accountabilities

    •  Carry out laboratory tests to assure  product quality is being maintained.
    •  esting botanicals and “view to purchase” samples.
    •  Set out taste panels.
    •  Be an active member of the taste panel.
    •  Assist in the gathering of information required to respond to customer complaints.
    •  Assist NPD with trials for new materials on line as required.
    •  Carry out product traceability exercises for audits and customer requests.
    •  To record any non-conforming packaging on the NCR database and ensure full details have  been logged and pictures taken and sent to the QA Leader.

     

     

  • Regional Marketing Manager

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    Location:

    London

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    Job Description

    You will be the essential interface between the Global Marketing Managers and the ICMs/markets. You will provide the tools which the ICM’s/markets need which will allow the sales team to focus on selling as well as ensuring that we have the tools and assets to sell in new and existing products in a much more efficient way. You will really understand the dynamics in the key markets and work closely with our partner’s marketers to give them the assets and initiatives they need.

     

    In more detail the role would involve:

     

    Development of Efficient Regional and Key Market Launch Plans:

    You will work with the Global Brand Managers on launch plans well in advance of first shipments. You will work on value chains for the key markets and agree with the GBMs and ICMs proposed positioning/resultant profitability. Regional launch plans will also be created, where we select focus markets and drill down to plan out individual launch plans (with ICMs and distributors’ Marketing Managers).

     

    Tailored Brand Sell In Presentations

    Using the base presentations provided by the GBMs, you will then tailor the presentations to be more relevant for the region/key markets (i.e. will give the presentation an off-trade focus for Germany/on trade for Spain etc). You will also link with ICMs to take on board market-specific idiosyncrasies.

     

    Manage Presence and Involvement at Trade Shows, as this Spans Different Brands

    You will work with Commercial and Brands to agree focus products as well as agree plans to give focus brands adequate exposure. You will link with the Communications Team with reference to associated PR and ensure invites are sent out well in advance of show. 

     

    Gifting / POS link with New Manager

    You will be a key link with the Gifting Manager with reference to pulling together the region’s needs for POS and Gifting (both in terms of products and actual volumes). You will also ensure the agreed annual calendar is adhered to.

     

    Trade Marketing Tools for Key Market

    You will assist with the development and sign off Trade Marketing tools/initiatives (sometimes bespoke to the markets) for key markets, liaising with the appropriate Brand Managers.

     

    Commercial NPI lead

    You will be the commercial Lead of the NPI process and will ensure that market led projects are moved at pace whilst ensuring the Commercial Team are made aware as to timings/costs etc.

     

    Manage Pro-active Communications Out To Distribution Network

    You will have distinctive databases for different purposes (gin partners, Opihr partners, Dead Rabbit partners etc). As part of this role, you will be required to communicate with them monthly in an effective way as well as take ownership of monthly Brand update for International Markets.



    Requirements

    You will be a graduate, ideally with premium spirits industry experience with a combination of commercial and customer/trade marketing experience.

     

    You are confident, driven and persuasive with a superb understanding of brand positioning. You will be able to foster excellent relationships with the Commercial Team, Global Brand Team, UK Trade Marketing Team, Gifting and POS Manager and with key contacts within Distributors.

     

    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.

     

    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.

  • Supplier Quality Audit & Performance Lead

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    Location:

    Warrington

    Department:

    Job Description

    The purpose of this role is to own supplier audits and process to support them across multiple sites, ensuring quality, ethical, and regulatory compliance is achieved.

     

    You will act as SME for Quality and actively support the Group Procurement team with the supplier selection process and on boarding for new suppliers.

     

    You will also be accountable for driving supplier performance improvement quality, cost, & delivery, dealing with NCR’s, reporting key metrics of QCD quality, cost, delivery (OTIF) and continuous improvement programs.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

    1

    Conduct Audits on approved existing & new suppliers ensuring compliance to required company quality requirements & relevant ethical standards and/or requirements in line with quality accreditations/certifications required by our customers.

    Deliver comprehensive audit reports with clear corrective plans, aligned with Suppliers to ensure timely compliance.

    Develop gaps analysis of existing current state of suppliers versus company and/or legislative quality standards and a plan to mitigate.

    Own and maintain accuracy of the Supplier database including SEDEX register.

    2

    Be the Subject Matter Expert for supplier quality and help shape future direction on accreditations/certifications as part of  journey to excellence. You will be aware of future trends and legislation that could impact our business and take the initiative to ensure our working practices are readied.

    3

    Support the Procurement Team during External audits by either customers or BRC for example internal audits, takes ownership for area of responsibility.

    4

    Support Category Managers with the sourcing process when onboarding new suppliers. Deliver and create standard ways of working in-line with Group Procurement objectives ensuring successful integration.

    5

    Implement and maintain multi-site system to house reports of supplier or EM audits, re-audits and corrective action responses.

    6

    Close out actions on time to agreed due date and take ownership for resolving gaps in plan.

    7

    Deliver and implement standardised Annual Supplier Audit programme across all sites.

    8

    Design and implement standardised audit metrics, reporting and dashboard to deliver monthly overview to Procurement Team and wider key stakeholders in the business.

    9

    Develop and implement a supplier risk assessment programme across all sites

    10

    Deliver regular updates (highlighting any risks that could potentially impact the business) on standards and legislation to drive and deliver proactive management of any changes required.

    11

    Upskill and train cross functional/site employees and managers in key areas of audit requirements.

    12

    Support specification development and ensure technical libraries are live & accurate.

    13

    Implement regulatory compliance process for new materials.

    14

    Develop and capture supplier quality performance across all sites including Co-Packers (Quality & Cost, Delivery OTIF) and report weekly/Monthly/Qtr’ly to Head of Procurement & Category Teams Responsible for driving supplier performance.

    15

    Investigate and carry out root cause analysis for NCR’s for all sites. Develop robust improvement actions with associated suppliers.

    16

    Proactively develops & share best practice from Audits, creating QB standards for our which aids performance improvement.

    17

    Support Procurement team with supplier reviews detailing QCD performance and at contract renewal stage where appropriate.

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

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

    Department:

    Job Description

    The main purpose of the role is to provide excellent customer service giving a warm welcome, assist and advise all guests, whilst delivering an in-depth knowledge of the whiskey industry and our whiskeys.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

    1.

    Be available to operate ticket & gift shop sales including online bookings, conduct guided tours & tasting sessions with groups or individuals,

    2.

    Be first point of contact for welcoming all guests by assisting in a timely and courteous manner

    3.

    Ensure accurate cash handling and sales on EPOS

    4.

    Assist in the café when required ensuring the highest food hygiene standards are implemented and excellent customer service offered

    5.

    Offer the highest standard of service in a professional manner, in both appearance and in your product knowledge

    6.

    Contributes appropriately to team meetings and supports the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects

    7.

    Carry out all tasks in a safe and timely manner

    8.

    Enthusiastically promote our brands

    9.

    Conduct local marketing and promotional initiatives as required

    10.

    Co-ordination of bookings for Visitor Centre Tours/Events and ensure communication is made with appropriate supervisors

    11.

    Correct and efficient distribution of mail and phone calls to relevant individuals

     

     

     

  • Tour & Retail Supervisor

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

    Department:

    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

  • Tour Guide / Retail / Reception Team Member

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    Location:

    Dublin 2

    Department:

    Job Description

    The role entails providing excellent customer service including giving a warm welcome, assisting and advising all guests, whilst delivering an in-depth knowledge of the whiskey industry and our whiskeys.

     

    1.

    Be available to operate ticket & gift shop sales including online bookings, conduct guided tours & tasting sessions with groups or individuals,

    2.

    Be first point of contact for welcoming all guests by assisting in a timely and courteous manner

    3.

    Ensure accurate cash handling and sales on EPOS

    4.

    Assist in the café when required ensuring the highest food hygiene standards are implemented and excellent customer service offered

    5.

    Offer the highest standard of service in a professional manner, in both appearance and in your product knowledge

    6.

    Contributes appropriately to team meetings and supports the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects

    7.

    Carry out all tasks in a safe and timely manner

    8.

    Enthusiastically promote our brands

    9.

    Conduct local marketing and promotional initiatives as required

    10.

    Co-ordination of bookings for Visitor Centre Tours/Events and ensure communication is made with appropriate supervisors

    11.

    Correct and efficient distribution of mail and phone calls to relevant individuals

     

     

    While your main responsibilities shall be in the retail and tour area you may at times be required to assist in the café and bar. The working week may include working weekends and/or public holidays, day and evening events.





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