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  • Financial Analyst

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    Job Description

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

    This is a full-time, temporary position which will be based at our London office for 4 months.

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


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


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



    Requirements

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

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

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

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

  • Bottling Operative

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

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

  • Mechanical Shift Engineer

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

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



    Requirements

    You will have strong problem-solving skills, operational understanding of OEE, 5s Lean manufacturing techniques TPM and PPM in a manufacturing environment. You will also be familiar with key work shop practices including the use of electrical hand tools, Welding Hot work operations, grinding and fixed machine tools in drilling, milling and lathe use. You are a team player with a drive to make continuous improvements.  Working in fast-growing company in the spirits industry can be very demanding at times so you must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • International Development Manager

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    International Development Manager (Permanent, full time)

    An exciting opportunity to join Quintessential Brands Group and gain experience of a fast-growing multinational business.
    This is a full-time position which will be field based with the need for regular travel to our Warrington Distillery and London office. There is the possibility that some international travel may also be required occasionally.

    Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
    Location: Field based

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


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


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


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



    Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Regional Marketing Manager

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    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.

  • Group Planning Manager

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

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

     

    Performance

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

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

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

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

    Standardise planning process to ensure best practise across the group

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

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


    People

    Develop and coach production planners to improve capability within the function 

    Develop strong collaborative relationships with key supply chain contacts


    Organisational

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

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

    Work closely with finance to ensure correct stock provisions

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


    Financial

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

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


    Communications & Reporting

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

    Develop leading KPIs and reporting tools to drive continuous improvement 


    General & Attributes

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

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

  • Graduate Liquid Developer

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands is a pioneering producer in the Spirit’s industry, leading the way to be uniquely different and now we are searching for someone to do perhaps one of our most exciting roles…

     

    We are looking for a Graduate Liquid Developer working under a team of experts who create the great liquid we produce for our customers! 

     

    This role is a unique opportunity to join a business renowned for the liquids we produce on behalf of our customers to learn the science in creating the perfect Gin, Vodka, Brandy, Rum and liqueurs. We produce liquids for a wide range of customers including most of the UK’s major supermarkets, and you will join the team who create our award-winning liquids!

     

    A day in this role will be as varied as the liquids we produce, you will complete trials on new botanicals and flavours to determine their suitability. You will spend some time in our laboratory learning the science and understanding quality controls and will go through quality processes which are required by our customers.

     

    We are looking for someone with attention to detail, writing specifications and recipes for our major supermarket customers’ online portal systems. Additionally, you will work with the Technical Teams of our customers to ensure we capture the brief on the liquid profile.

     

    You will be organised and a strong communicator, working on multiple projects at any one time we need someone who can jump from project to project and thrive in the dynamic environment which QB liquid development is!

     

    To be successful in your application for this role you must have a degree or equivalent in Chemistry or related subject, we are open to considering candidates without this qualification but have relevant experience in a liquid development role.

     

    So if you share our passion and enthusiasm to produce great liquid then this role could be for you!

  • International Commercial Coordinator

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    London

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    Job Description

    The main purpose of this role is to be the key contact between international commercial managers and stakeholder internally, supporting the international sales function on a day to day basis providing analysis, reporting and administration.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

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    Lead weekly Sales meetings reviewing sales per brand v budget. Develop action plan with team and ICD to address key challenges. Agree with team priorities ref new orders required/advancing orders from next month etc.

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    Monthly board report consolidation with reporting templates

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    Be point of contact for Tradeshows, organising event from end to end and attending the event.

    4.

    Provide training for any GTR activations and support Brand Activation.

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    Work with design agency to create bespoke visuals and sampling stands across key   brands.

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    CRM Project Owner – be the International Commercial Team Owner of the CRM project. Work with IT, the relevant departments and the ICD to bring about a step - change in working practices.

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    Strategic Business Development – using available data, work with ICD to identify opportunities for new business, and areas of under- performance. Work with ICD and ICMs to agree regional strategies.

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    Commercial analysis – on a monthly analysis, work with ICD to analyse P&Ls to assess areas of concern and opportunity (i.e. why have COGs moved etc, why is NSV less than budget etc).

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    Exceptions - be the key conduit between Operations and the Commercial Team. Ensure issues are raised with Commercial team and action plans are agreed with the relevant stakeholders.

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    A&P Processing – put in place a more efficient system ref processing of A&P invoices; be responsible for processing invoices. Assess if another Dept can assist with associated admin.

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    Residual Stock – drive team forward ref Residual Stock sales. Ensure data is up to date and available on a real time basis.

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    International Price List – own the international price list. Ensure it is update and is accurate.

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    Contract Management – ensure timings and priorities are agreed ref contract completion. Ensure all contracts are filed centrally and we are alerted in ample time as to forthcoming renewals dates.

    Samples – Track with various customer services that the team receive samples when needed.

  • NPI Coordinator

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    The main purpose of the role is to project manage complex innovation for Quintessential Brands. You will be driving seamless introduction with zero cost impact to the business, supporting QBs ability on speed to market and competitive advantage for strategic innovation.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

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    Project manage Packaging refresh projects. Delivering on time and on budget.

    2.

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

    3.

    Managing key relationships in particular with the Operations Supply Chain and suppliers.

    4.  

    Artwork Approval Process – Approve mandatory information, manage documentation flow and version control.

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    Pro-actively identify, manage and communicate issues and risks. Ensure stakeholders understand business impact and trade-offs and solutions required to secure project launch dates.

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    Drive strong project management practices and ensure all projects are fully uploaded and recorded on the Genius system.

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    Ensure the product is fit for Supply Chain and ensure product has accurate Logistical Information,

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    Deliver regular project updates to Project Managers.

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    Sending out Product/Packaging samples as required.

    10.

    Continually seek to influence the implementation of best practices and Masterfile Maintenance.  

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    Create and set up New Product Codes, Product Specification and Bill of Materials onto UK systems. Completion of New Line Forms for customer set up.

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    Liase with the customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders on all material changes and new product introductions, ensuring all Trial protocols are met and associated costs captured. Ensure obsolesce control.



    Requirements

    The key skills required are:

     

    • Proven Project Management capabilities and results in a manufacturing environment
    • A proactive and self-motivated learning style
    • Proven ability to manage business complexity and multiple priorities
    • Commercially savvy/ability to see the bigger picture and join the dots
    • Innovative approach to complex problem solving
    • Excellent communication and influencing skills to get things done up and across the business
    • Proven ability to lead and align teams in a virtual environment
    • Excellent presentation skills – ability to develop and deliver clear messages to different audiences across the business
    • Language skills preferable.

  • Customer Logistics Administrator

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    The main purpose of this role is sales order management in accordance with HMRC legislative compliance; managing sales orders from receipt through to delivery; reviewing demand versus inventory levels and the short-medium term production programme; liaising with partners/agents/hauliers to arrange transportation whilst optimising cost to deliver a high service level to our Customers.

     

    The key responsibilities include:

     

    Performance

    Manage ‘sales orders at risk’ to maximise ‘OTIF’ KPI by proactively monitoring influencing factors.

    Maintain OTIF KPI data accurately and in a timely manner.

    Customer Complaints receipt/response/documentation/recording to be facilitated in accordance with company procedures.

    People

    A first point of contact for our customer(s), relating to sales orders/stock replenishment   and data communication; including resolution of all customer enquiries associated with firm demand.

    Develop relationships with key customers providing and delivering professional,   helpful and high-quality service and assistance to the customer before,   during and after the customers’ requirements are met. 

    Organisational

    Liaising with  partners, shipping agents and hauliers, preparing and issuing the required  documentation in accordance with HMRC using in house and HMRC systems.  Creating the required HMRC certification as required.

    Ensure company  process, and government & legislative compliance for all movement of  goods, to both customer destination and transfers between partner warehouse  locations.

    For European deliveries, manage the ‘issue’ and ‘transfer’ of rental pallets for the business between customers and partner warehouses as applicable for customer sector.

    Ensure administration required within your direct responsibilities is completed efficiently with continuous review of possibilities for improvement.

    Financial

    Generate  Purchase Orders as required to facilitate the movement of goods (example: transport/stock purchase).

    Ensure all extra costs are dealt with according to company procedure.

    Communications & Reporting

    Working closely with Planners and Warehouse personnel to collectively prepare and create an effective and efficient weekly despatch load plan.

    Provide all relevant and requested certification in relation to product/market registration on behalf of the Customer.

    General & Attributes

    Take on additional duties as and when required, within sphere of expertise, to support the business objective to provide exemplary service to customers and colleagues.

    Excellent communications skills both written and verbal are essential together with a polite and professional manner.

     

     

    The key accountabilities include:

     

    • To facilitate the end to end sales order management process efficiently and accurately and manage on time despatch in accordance with business KPIs.
    • Maintain a customer centric focus and provide exemplary service to internal and external customers.

     

  • Still House Operative

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    Warrington

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    An exciting opportunity to join G & J Distillers (part of the Quintessential Brands Group Ltd) and gain experience of a fast-growing multinational premium spirits business.

     

    This is a full-time, permanent position which will be based at our Warrington site.

     

    What will you be doing?

     

    Working under the supervision of the Stillhouse Team Leader, the successful candidate will learn how to manufacture alcoholic beverages, using necessary equipment and processes, to the appropriate quality standards that meet demand schedules.

     

    You will support the Liquid Production Manager and team leaders ensure all KPI’s are achieved and are compliant with Health and Safety requirements.

     

    You will conduct your work safely, efficiently and diligently at all times and preserve and protect the business values of the company, and support the business mission as required. In addition, you will respond to your managers and director’s requests promptly with absolute transparency, accuracy and quality of advice and information.

     

    You will also be required to assist and support the daily cycle of liquid development. Your key responsibilities will include the following:

    • To Complete all tasks in line with Departmental SOE / SOP & H&S requirements to ensure correct procedures are followed
    • To maintain a high standard of customer services by ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely and effective manner
    • To use mechanical handling equipment in a safe and effective manner
    • To ensure high standards of cleanliness to meet expected standards for Internal and External auditing bodies
    • To be fully flexible to any changes that arise in line with new business requirements
    • Health and Safety responsibility, including maintaining risk assessments within area of responsibility
    • To provide involvement in continuous improvement
    • To achieve 99.8 % stock accuracy including stock take activities
    • To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence
    • Other ad hoc responsibilities as required from time to time

     

    Who are you?

     

    You are a diligent individual who can work within strict guidelines to ensure compliance to company and legal requirements.    You should have a genuine can-do attitude and be able to demonstrate an eye for detail and a practical approach to problem solving, with the ability to work unsupervised.   You will also have familiarity with alcoholic beverage techniques (brewery, wine etc)

     

    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 multinational group.

     





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