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  • Administrative Assistant - Marketing and Legal

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    Location:

    Birchwood

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    Job Description

     

    JOB TITLE:
    Administrative Assistant
    REPORTS TO:

    General Counsel (GC)

    Group Marketing Director (GMD)
    LOCATION:London
    BUSINESS AREA:Marketing
    BUSNIESS ENTITY:G&J
    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:To co-ordinate and offer administrative support to ensure optimum performance of key business units, including but not limited to the Legal and Marketing Teams.

    (internal & external)

     

    KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
    InternalExternal
    Group Marketing Director (GMD)Agencies & Suppliers as required
    General Counsel (GC) 
    Marketing Team 
    Legal Team 
    Finance & IT 
      
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    (Day to day tasks inc level of autonomy)

     

    Operational
    • Organising meetings, minute & note taking, diary management and PA duties where required
    • Document administration legal systems support (i.e LawVu) & contract execution support
    • Preparing and formatting Exec reports
    • Support of budgeting process (raising POs and budget tracking)
    • Maintain the filing of all paper & electronic copies (via LawVu system).
    • Maintaining legal homepage.
    • First port of call for legal FAQs, insurance queries and corporate entity information requests,. Manage new matter request process.
    • Assist with additional ad hoc projects, such as lawsuit document production etc.
    • Statutory compliance management (managing the Group’s Corporate Entity Management System), including updating as required, filing confirmation statements and other statutory documents at Companies House, updating statutory calendar, and coordinating with internal stakeholders – previous experience desired but not required
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    Marketing Team Assistant

    • Diary management. Acting as first point of contact and liaise with key clients, senior executives, agencies and external partners where necessary
    • Co-ordination of travel arrangements and meetings
    • Co-ordination of the monthly and quarterly reporting packs, including collation of the final presentation
    • Following up actions to meetings and ensuring completion by agreed dates
    • Production of formal and informal documents including agendas, actions, correspondence, reports and PowerPoint presentations
    • Coordinate work being prepared by other members of the Brand Team required for reports, reviews etc.
    • Process monthly CC & personal expenses for GMD
    • Manage admin requirements for marketing and communication, including keeping project and awards trackers updated
    • Ad-hoc duties and projects as required

     

    Legal Team Assistant

    (Management and leadership responsibilities)

     

     

    People and Culture

     

    • Live and breathe the brands and enthuse everyone in the business with their passion and knowledge of the brands and the category

    (Financial budget responsibilities, targets and KPI’s)

     

    Driving the top line

     

    • Ensure good day to day financial management via tracking and reporting of approved marketing and legal spends, following up with suppliers, raising POs as required and ensuring GRNs completed on a monthly basis

    (Continuous improvement, processes, and systems)

    Efficiency

    ·       Process refinement

    • Continuous improvement mindset – identify where efficiencies and improvements can and should be made to improve brand/company performance, raising to relevant stakeholders and ensuring efficiencies and improvements are carried out
    ·      
    KEY CHALLENGES:
    • Part of two wider teams with differing priorities, reporting to two different managers
    KEY SKILLS:

     

    • Microsoft Office – including Power Point, Word and Excel
    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

     

    • A can-do, hands-on approach to the tasks set
    EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience of working as an administrative assistant (required)

  • Bottling Operative

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    Warrington

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    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands, the award-winning name behind spirits like Bloom, Opihr and Greenalls, have an exciting opportunity to join our Warrington based manufacturing team. We are looking for Bottling Operatives who will produce our quality products in our Bottling House. Working within agreed production targets on a daily basis, you will increase efficiency through helping to reduce downtime, changeover times, speed and quality losses.

    Reporting to the Production Team Leader and Bottling Operations Manager, you will produce our products to BOM specifications, operating bottling equipment while adhering to Health and Safety standards. You will carry out root cause analysis on production line faults and will have the opportunity to identify continuous improvement opportunities and take part in improvement projects within the Bottling Hall.

     

    Key skills

    ·       Experience of working in a production role within manufacturing environment, ideally within the food and beverage industry although this isn’t essential.

    ·       Excellent attention to detail and a can-do attitude

    ·       Strong communication skills

    ·       A safety mindset

    ·       The flexibility to work in a shift based role, including night shifts

     

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

  • Commercial Manager

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    Location:

    Birchwood

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    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands, the company behind award winning spirits brands including Bloom, Greenalls, Opihr and Dubliner and one of the largest retail brand suppliers to major grocery customers in the UK, are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager to join our Grocery sales team. Especially in the current climate, the Off Trade side of our business has seen significant growth and is a key part of our strategic plans for the future. The Commercial Manager will be tasked with developing and driving a strategy for growth and profitability in some of our largest customer accounts.

    Reporting to the Grocery Business Unit Director and working alongside a team of other Commercial Managers, you will take ownership for delivering key KPIs across our premium spirits, own label and retailer brands, using data and insight to build strategy plans to maximise growth and take QB to partnership status. Stakeholder management is the key to success in this role and you will not only build strong relationships at all levels within your accounts, from buying and supply chain to NPD teams, you’ll also work closely with 3rd parties on developing brand activation plans and partner with internal colleagues across both the Off Trade team and other functions including marketing and production to ensure that we deliver on our business objectives.

    The Commercial Manager role is a pivotal part of our Off Trade strategy and, as such, you will need to be resourceful and tenacious to achieve results. As a business we have grown quickly and this means that our systems and processes are still adapting, this is a great opportunity to join us as we evolve and help to shape our direction moving forward but it will require a high degree of resilience and creativity to be successful.

    What do we need from you?

    • Our new Commercial Manager will have extensive experience in a commercial sales role in the grocery or convenience sector, if you’ve worked with one of top four retailers that would be perfect.
    • Negotiation is your middle name – diplomatic yet persuasive, you’ll be experienced in negotiating new listings, promotional investment plans and, ideally, will have worked on JBPs, price increases and retailer brand launches in your previous roles.
    • Communication is key – you’ll be an excellent communicator who can build and develop stakeholder relationships at all levels and isn’t afraid to have challenging commercial conversations.
    • You’ll love a challenge - you’ll be resilient and embrace opportunities, overcoming objections and resistance to achieve creative solutions.
    • Financial acumen – you’ll be comfortable with the numbers, having had exposure to P&Ls in the past, preferably you’ll have had full P&L responsibility.

     

  • Customer Account Coordinator

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    Birchwood

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    Job Description

    An award-winning international spirits company dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally, Quintessential Brands is the name behind gins such as Bloom, Greenall’s and Opihr and The Dubliner Whiskey. We are now looking for a Customer Account Coordinator to join our Customer Service team, to act as the first point of contact for all of our customer queries and requirements.

     

    A Flavour of the Job

    As a key member of the Customer Service team, you will take ownership for activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation lifecycle, dealing with customer queries including liaising with shipping agents and hauliers, preparing and issuing documentation in accordance with HMRC using in house and HMRC systems and creating the required HMRC certification and stock reconciliation for external production and stock levels.

     

    This is a customer facing role with both internal and external customers and you will need to build relationships and work closely with internal stakeholders, external customers and 3rd party suppliers in both the UK and overseas to ensure our orders are fulfilled and our customers are happy.

     

    This is a busy role in a fast paced, agile environment where customer demand can be very high. You will need to be organised, resilient and comfortable working under pressure, We're undergoing a period of change and our processes and procedures are by no means complete but this means you have plenty of scope to make a real impact through identifying opportunities for improvement.

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

    A bit about you

    • You'll have a strong background in a customer facing role, ideally within the food, drinks or FMCG sectors
    • The customer will be at the heart of everything you do but you'll also have a strong commercial awareness, keeping the needs of the business in mind at all times.
    • You'll be a natural influencer, leading and motivating people to achieve results and bring about change
    • A first class communicator, you'll enjoy building relationships and solving problems through collaboration
    • You'll be familiar with MS Office, especially Powerpoint and Excel

     

    If this sounds like the challenge you're looking for, get in touch today!

  • Customer Account Coordinator

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    An award-winning international spirits company dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally, Quintessential Brands is the name behind gins such as Bloom, Greenall’s and Opihr and The Dubliner Whiskey. We are now looking for a Customer Account Coordinator to join our Customer Service team, to act as the first point of contact for all of our customer queries and requirements.

     

    A Flavour of the Job

    As a key member of the Customer Service team, you will take ownership for activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation lifecycle, dealing with customer queries including liaising with shipping agents and hauliers, preparing and issuing documentation in accordance with HMRC using in house and HMRC systems and creating the required HMRC certification and stock reconciliation for external production and stock levels.

     

    This is a customer facing role with both internal and external customers and you will need to build relationships and work closely with internal stakeholders, external customers and 3rd party suppliers in both the UK and overseas to ensure our orders are fulfilled and our customers are happy.

     

    This is a busy role in a fast paced, agile environment where customer demand can be very high. You will need to be organised, resilient and comfortable working under pressure, We're undergoing a period of change and our processes and procedures are by no means complete but this means you have plenty of scope to make a real impact through identifying opportunities for improvement.

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

    A bit about you

    • You'll have a strong background in a customer facing role, ideally within the food, drinks or FMCG sectors
    • The customer will be at the heart of everything you do but you'll also have a strong commercial awareness, keeping the needs of the business in mind at all times.
    • You'll be a natural influencer, leading and motivating people to achieve results and bring about change
    • A first class communicator, you'll enjoy building relationships and solving problems through collaboration
    • You'll be familiar with MS Office, especially Powerpoint and Excel

     

    If this sounds like the challenge you're looking for, get in touch today!

  • Customer Account Coordinator

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    JOB TITLE:

     

    Customer Account Co-Ordinator

     

    REPORTS TO:

    Customer Service Operations Manager

     

    LOCATION:

    Warrington

     

    BUSINESS AREA:

    Operations

     

    BUSNIESS ENTITY:

    G&J Distillers

     

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    As a key member of the C.S. Team ensure optimum performance in line with company procedures.  Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and can work independently and as part of a team.  Main areas include B2B account management, Stock reconciliation & 3rd Party Production collections and stock movements. Job holder must be able to multitask and work under pressure.

     

    DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE:
    (Inc detail re local or group responsibility levels)

    • Head of Customer Service
      • Customer Service Managers x 2
        • Customer Account Managers x 2
        • Customer Account Co-Ordinators x 5
        • 3PL Co-Ordinator x 1
        • Despatch Co-Ordinator

     

    KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    (internal & external)

     

    Internal

    External

     

    Senior Managers

    Customers / Buyers

     

    Finance

    Distributors

     

    Procurement

    Technical & Financial Auditors

     

    Warehouse

    Hauliers

     

    Planning

     

     

     

    NPI

     

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Legal

    Company Insurance

    Operational

    (Day to day tasks inc level of autonomy)

     

    ·         Account manage Key Account -  first point of contact for all your customers’ requirements

    ·         Liaising with shipping agents and hauliers (booking transport), preparing and issuing the required documentation in accordance with HMRC using in house and HMRC systems and creating the required HMRC certification

    ·         Stock reconciliation for external production and stock levels.

    ·         To participate and contribute in department / company process improvements and have a continuous improvement ethos.

    ·         Key Trainer for department on system processes.

    ·         To attend weekly meetings providing KPI data

     

     

    People and Culture

    (Management and leadership responsibilities)

     

    • Develop strongly collaborative relationships with customer supply chain contacts, commercial managers and internal team members.
    • Develop strong Intercompany processes for consistent performance.
    • Develop strong relationships with external co-packers and ensure harmonisation between their processes to QB’s.

     

     

    Driving the top line

    (Financial budget responsibilities, targets and KPI’s)

     

    ·         Ensuring efficiency in Transport for external collections and stock movements.

    ·         Ensure that all costs incurred in relation to customers’ accounts are collated/approved and recharged to the customer in a timely manner.

    ·         Ensuring the timely reconciliation of stock journaling with Finance for accurate inventory reporting.

     

     

    Efficiency

    (Continuous improvement, processes, and systems)

     

    ·         Manage activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation cycle to make sure deadlines are met.

    ·         Maintain Process SOPs and ensuring the team is fully trained.

    ·         Lead action driven internal supply chain team meetings with clear inputs and outputs.

    ·         Support Customer Service Operations Manager in development of cost to serve analysis and reporting, to provide wider business with insight into factors within the supply chain which are driving increased cost/waste.

    ·         Attend Customer meetings .Provide information inputs and outputs to ensure meetings deliver against agreed objectives

    ·         Support logistical reviews to maximise service and efficiencies such as order frequency, lead time, vehicle utilisation and delivery times.

     

     

    KEY CHALLENGES:

     

    ·         Managing volatility in customer demand.

    ·         Switching to collaborative partnerships with key customers

    ·         Fast growth for Emerging large retailers, ongoing innovation – leading to rapidly growing expansion of SKU portfolio.

    ·          Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment that is undergoing significant positive cultural change

    ·         Ability to work with teams across the globe from different cultures with colleagues speaking different languages

    ·         Ability to work within a complex organisation.

     

     

    KEY SKILLS:

     

    ·         Excellent organisational and co-ordination skills with the ability to facilitate change and lead and motivate all parties involved.

    ·         Conscientious and responsible

    ·         Outstanding clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Proficient in MS Office

    ·         Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders

    ·         In depth understanding of Customer & Shipping procedures and relevant compliance standards

    ·         Strong strategic and customer focus with a clear understanding of the wider issues impacting the relevant markets.

     

    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

     

    ·         Pragmatic and Calm approach during issue resolution.

    ·         Challenge the status quo within Supply Chain and other functions.

    ·         Customer focused / customer centric approach

    ·         Capability to engage customers (internal & external).

    ·         Problem solving skills

    ·         Ability to improve processes and train the team with a Mentor approach.

    ·         Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels

    ·         Ability to think strategically

     

    EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    ·         Experience of working within a FMCG business

    ·         Experience of working with Shipping and Hauliers.

    ·         Experience of working with and presenting to Management level.

     

     

          

     

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    Date

     

    Name (Line Manager)

     

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  • HR Operations and Payroll Manager

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    Location:

    Warrington

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    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    JOB TITLE:

     

    HR Operations and Payroll Manager

    REPORTS TO:

    HR Director

    LOCATION:

    Warrington

    BUSINESS AREA:

    HR

    BUSNIESS ENTITY:

    G&J

    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

    Take responsibility for the overall delivery of HR Operations and Payroll including Governance, Audit and Service Delivery. Leading a team of 3 (HR and Payroll Advisors) you are responsible to engage the team to deliver exceptional service through continuous improvement. The role has a heavy systems emphasis, along with responsibility for overall end to end delivery and process review and mapping.

     

    Take responsibility for the support side of HR team throughout the lifecycle of the employee, through accurate use of systems from offer stage through the onboarding, performance management & exit of the employee.

     

    Payroll sits within this role and timely management of the outsourced payment systems and coordination of the other payroll functions is critical.

     

    Entry level through to mid-level ER issues will be dealt with through your team and cases will be assigned based on complexity and development needs of the 2 HR advisors that report into you.

     

    Processes such as sickness absence, annual pay awards, bonus payments and all comp and ben responsibilities will sit with this team.

     

    A ninja like ability to use our HR System Kronos would be an advantage!

     

    Above all else a keen eye for detail and accuracy will be essential and an ability to work in a company which does not have clearly defined processes – yet!

     

    DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE:
    (Inc detail re local or group responsibility levels)

    HR Director

    • HRBP x 2
    • Recruitment Manager
    • HR Operations Manager
      • HR Advisor x 3 (1 FTE and 2 PT)
    • Payroll Advisor
    • Office Manager
      • Site Support

    KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    (internal & external)

     

    Internal

    External

    All Colleagues

    Third party HR and Payroll suppliers

    All Managers including the Executive Team

     

    HR Team

     

    Communications Team

     

    IT Team

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Operational

    (Day to day tasks inc level of autonomy)

     

    • To be a key member of the HR Leadership team
    • Relationships are built within the HR function and business to allow you to challenge and change HR processes
    • Develop a high performing team - including performance management, delegation of duties and ensuring the correct resource structure is in place to provide the required services
    • Accountable for ensure the HR system ‘Kronos’ is an accurate master data point where information can be relied upon for decision making
    • Managing the system administration of multiple systems, including Kronos HR/ Payroll,
    • Delivery of new systems or processes within agreed timelines and budgets
    • Implementation and review of effective Processes
    • Support with first line support/advice for all HR/ Payroll/ self-service system users in accordance with SLAs.
    • Create and analyse meaningful people data for the HR function and executive team. Identifying trends to aid continuous improvement within the department e.g. salary information, appraisal data and leavers
    • Oversee creation of the monthly board report for the executive team
    • Ensuring the team owning the internal and external process of people records and customer requirements (SEDEX, Tesco, Sainsburys etc)
    • Participate in and support on HR projects
    • Drive the delivery of the quarterly internal recognition scheme ‘Essence Awards’
    • Support, design and deliver internal ad-hoc internal training sessions
    • Learning Management system, Employee/ Manager Self Service software, liaison with other key departments such as IT, in accordance with legislative and audit requirements. E.g. GDPR regulations

     

    People and Culture

    (Management and leadership responsibilities)

     

    • Role model the company values and behaviours across the organisation in everything you do
    • Become an integral part of the HR Leadership team, building the people strategy for the organization and leading the delivery of it
    • Support line managers in creating a work environment where colleagues are engaged, motivated and thrive
    • Build quality relationships with colleagues and managers alike to become a trusted partner
    • Attend relevant seminars and courses to ensure continual personal and professional development i.e. legislation changes, employment law updates

     

    Driving the top line

    (Financial budget responsibilities, targets and KPI’s)

     

    ·         Oversee the authorisation process for colleague changes in line with functional budgets

    ·         Continuous focus on ‘value for money’ with suppliers

    ·         Ensure the HR budget is tracked and adhered to

    ·         Delivery of objectives on time and in full

    ·         Lead the management of absence and attrition KPI’s

    ·         Ensure team administer changes within 72 hours

    ·         Ensure team respond to queries within 24 hours

     

     

    Efficiency

    (Continuous improvement, processes, and systems)

     

    ·         Look for continuous opportunities to improve systems and process in the interaction of HR with functions

    ·         Become the lead superuser of our HR systems including ADP and Kronos to enable the utilisation of the system to its full capacity

    ·         Oversee all HR administration trackers i.e. ER tracker, training tracker etc to ensure delivery of SLAs

     

    KEY CHALLENGES:

    Leading a small HR team with short combined tenure with the business. Processes and procedures are not perfected, and policies may not yet exist so a positive, can-do, driven mindset is key in this role.

    It is not unusual to unearth historical issues or find a can of worms lurking in the background! It is critical that stumbling upon these wont phase you and are prepared to take on the challenge of finding a solution.

    A fantastic HR system but little knowledge within the team on how it works. Although can be challenging at times there is a great opportunity for this to revolutionise the way we do business.  

    Very fast paced and complex business with multiple terms and conditions across the different sites which we are working towards standardising.

    Teams based in different locations across the world so will need to build rapport quickly with colleagues key stakeholders from different cultures.

    KEY SKILLS:

    • Microsoft Excel – working knowledge of Excel essential including the ability to manipulate data through the use of pivot tables, data sorting, formulae creation for reporting purposes
    • Ability to work at pace
    • HR Systems – experience of working with a HR system such as Kronos
    • Legal knowledge – ability to understand and interrupt legislation applicable to the workplace and employment rights
    • Exceptional organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to work on more than one task at a time

    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

    • Clear and concise communication skills with the ability to adapt your style to suit the situation/individual
    • Resilience – ability to accept constructive feedback and stand up for doing the right things
    • Flexibility to travel internationally
    • Approachable and customer focused with a service delivery mindset
    • Being the face of the HR

    EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:

    Minimum CIPD Level 5 or can show desire of working towards

    Degree qualified in relevant field i.e. Business and Management, HR Business and Management, Law

    Experience of working with Kronos / ADP preferred

    Experience within an FMCG business

        

     

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  • Innovation Manager

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    We are growing! Although we are an award-winning company with internationally recognised brands like BLOOM, Opihr and Greenalls gins and an enviable portfolio or retailer and own label brands, we strive to be constantly innovating and evolving to offer products that push the boundaries and excite our customers. In order to continue to drive our growth we are new recruiting an Innovation Manager to join our NPI team.

     

    A flavour of the job

    A new role to QB that brings focus to the front end of our Innovation process, the Innovation Manager will be the engine that drives ideation, using traditional and new insight avenues, helping to bring to life compelling new consumer focused products and brands. You will identify and establish new processes and ways of working to fill the Innovation Hopper, build Gate 0 propositions for Exec review and test and validate concepts to Gate 1 approval at monthly Innovation Board Reviews.

     

    Partnering with the Insight and Brand Teams you will employ a consumer first mindset to help define the future product vision, innovation strategy and roadmap, to enable the ambitious growth targets across categories (existing and new).  An understanding of the brand strategy is central to ensuring all activities are planned to coincide with their objectives.  Equally, you will work closely with Commercial teams to develop a clear understanding of customer needs and the requirements to build compelling innovation plans.

     

    At the heart of this role is the gathering of valuable insights from many sources, and then translating them into emerging and future macro and micro trends, new technologies, processes etc. to fill the Innovation Hopper with credible ideas for validation. You will champion the building of an innovation mindset in the business and help create a culture for innovation.

     

    Working closely with Innovation and Commercialisation Project Managers, Supply Chain and Operations, you will foster a spirt of collaboration and comprise to achieve goals. When faced by barriers blocking your speed, you will manage individuals to overcome these barriers with quick and smart ways ensuring unhindered progress.

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

    A bit about you

    Our new Innovation Manager will be creative and curious with a passion for turning concepts and ideas in to reality. Your inquisitive mindset will be complemented by a love of data and insight, a strong commercial awareness and the ability to drive ideas in to the Innovation Hopper and build our future innovation strategy.

     

    Technically, you’ll have product design or development experience - ideally working in front end innovation stages of the development cycle with a proven track record in managing multiple, concurrent innovation projects and a background in brand and/or front end innovation. A knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced in the drinks industry or FMCG would also be an advantage.

    So if this sounds like you and you want to join a fast paced business with ambitions to grow, apply today!

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  • NPD Commercialisation Project Manager

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    An award-winning international spirits company dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally, Quintessential Brands is the name behind gins such as Bloom, Greenall’s and Opihr and The Dubliner Whiskey. Producing new drinks for consumers to enjoy is at the forefront of what we do and we're now looking for a Commercialisation Project Manager to join our NPD team and help to bring those new ideas to the supermarket shelves.

     

    A Flavour of the Job

    Working in the NPI team based at G&J distillers but covering group sites, the purpose of the role is the delivery of elements the NPD funnel. This will include Innovation and renovation projects across all our customer base from Gate 1 to post launch. Responsible for leading the New Product Development pipeline for the relevant business sector, the successful Commercialisation Project Manager will manage multiple high-profile projects simultaneously as well as managing a team of Project Co-ordinators to ensure the successful commercialisation of all NPD projects.

     

    This is a customer facing role with both internal and external customers and will need to be able to influence peers as well as upwards. You will need to build relationships and work closely with 3rd party suppliers in both the UK and overseas to ensure project are delivered in a timely manner.

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

    A bit about you

    You will be an experienced Project Manager with a background in a manufacturing or FMCG environment, drinks industry knowledge would be a real plus. Organisation is key to this role and you will be used to managing multiple projects across a number of locations in a fast paced, changing environment.

     

    If this sounds like the challenge you're looking for, get in touch today!

  • Packaging Technologist

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    We are growing! As an award-winning company with internationally recognised brands like BLOOM, Opihr and Greenalls gins and an enviable portfolio or retailer and own label brands, the way our products look and feel is really important. To support our evolution, we are now looking for a Packaging Technologist to join our NPI team in Warrington to work on new packaging developments and innovation.

     

    A flavour for the job

    Working with the Packaging Development Lead, our new Packaging Technologist will take ownership for briefing new materials, evaluating specs, and working with the wider team to progress new developments. With a technical background, you will have the ability to troubleshoot any packaging issues, working with suppliers to come up with solutions to complex queries and problems and advising on capabilities and costs.

     

    The Packaging Technologist will also be expected to ensure that pack development is delivered to agreed timescales and as the technical/materials expert in the team, you will be pivotal to bringing efficiencies to our packaging operation, supporting operational process with quality loss reduction when needed.

     

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

     

    A bit about you

    Our new Packaging Technologist will be passionate about finding solutions to complex and challenging problems, making suggestions and playing a key role in our packaging solutions development. You’ll be organised and happy to work independently, managing your own projects and workload. From a technical point of view you will have extensive experience of working in the FMCG industry and will ideally have a degree or equivalent in packaging or materials.

     

    So if this sounds like you and you want to join a fast paced business with ambitions to grow, apply today!

  • Planning & Production Coordinator

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION

     

    JOB TITLE:
    Planning and Production Co-ordinator
    REPORTS TO:John Park
    LOCATION:Dublin
    BUSINESS AREA:Irish Whiskey
    BUSNIESS ENTITY:LWC / DLWC
    MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

     

    Movements of whiskey products in/out of maturation, managing aging journals and liaising with our third-party warehousing

     

    Issuing PO for bulk sales

     

    Manage product movements through Navision system using Business Central.
    DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE:
    Working with

    (internal & external)

     

    KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
    InternalExternal
    OperationsWarehousing
    Brand / NPD DevelopmentShipping
    PlanningBulk Sales
    FIS Packaging 
      
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    (Day to day tasks inc level of autonomy)

     

    Operational

    Ensuring stocks are update to date with the correct age profile

    Issuing of PO for bulk customer sales

    Executing packaging plans and arrange transportation of stocks from warehouse to packaging facilities

    Liase with central planning and NPD to ensure availability of supply

     

    Update of the MS Business Central (Navision) system data managing weekly stock in/out
     

    (Management and leadership responsibilities)

     

    People and Culture

    Excellent communication skills

    Ability to work with other

     

     

     

     
     

    (Financial budget responsibilities, targets and KPI’s)

     

    Driving the top line

    Attention to detail to ensure accuracy in reporting for stock evaluations.

     

     

     

     

     
     

    (Continuous improvement, processes, and systems)

     

    Efficiency

     

     

     

     

    With Distillery Manger to develop and improve systems and way of working and highlight any issues with supply chain
     
    KEY CHALLENGES:

    Long time frames can make planning complex with multiple movements to ensure

    Still some development work though system is established.
    KEY SKILLS:
    Excel, Office 365, Business Central (Navision) or similar ERP system
    BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:
    Attention to detail, accuracy, reporting
    EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:

     

     

     

     

    Experienced in general administration, use of ERP systems

  • Quality Assurance Technician

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    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

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  • Quality Technician

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    Location:

    Birchwood

    Department:

    Job Description

    Quality Assurance Technician
    Quality Laboratory Manager
    Laboratory & Production - Warrington

    ·    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:

    ·    To perform additional tasks as requested by the Quality Laboratory Manager

    ·    To constantly challenge and improve standards

    ·   

    ·    Responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of other people in the working area

    ·    Participate in training as required

    ·    Report any dangerous activity or situation immediately to enable speedy rectification

    ·    Operate and move within the company premises in a safe manner so as not to risk injury to others

    ·    To maintain a high degree of both product and personal safety in accordance with HSE, EHO & HMRC requirements, ensuring adherence to all legislative requirements

    ·   

    ·     To organise own work load

    ·     To complete tasks in a timely manner

    ·    

    ·    Responsible for the correct filing of information and samples, so that documents and samples are fully traceable

    ·    Responsible for ensuring that the correct product quality is achieved at all times

    ·    Responsible for ensuring the correct product information is available at all times

    ·    Responsible for ensuring that legal paperwork is completed correctly and to the appropriate standard by production

    ·    Responsible for ensuring the volume checks meet HMRC requirements

    ·    Responsible for the input of accurate data into the various databases

    ·    Responsible for recording and checking information and liaison with internal departments

    ·    Responsible for expensive, delicate laboratory equipment.  Expected to know how to operate all equipment within the area

    ·    Use of equipment in a safe manner and in accordance with all instructions and training

    ·   

    ·    Fully informed Quality Laboratory Manager / Systems and Process Manager / QA Manager

    ·   

    ·    The job holder would be expected to recognize potential problems which could result in production downtime and act accordingly

    ·    The job holder would be expected to react swiftly to any production schedule change, due to breakdowns or packaging shortages in order to minimize lost production

    ·    When necessary make sound and informed decisions without prior reference to the Quality Laboratory Manager

    ·    The job holder has a degree of autonomy when making decisions

    ·   
    QA Manager / Systems and Process Manager / Quality Laboratory ManagerVarious raw material suppliers
    QA ColleaguesVarious Customers
    Production Staff (all levels)Auditors
    Office staff 

    ·    To ensure product is bottled to the highest possible quality standards and complies with all HMRC and Trading Standards requirements and meets the needs of the customers specification

    ·    To carry out water analysis (cooling towers and showers) at the defined frequency (daily and weekly)

    ·    Conduct internal audits of quality management systems as requested

    ·    To carry out glass register checks at the defined frequency (weekly, monthly, 6 monthly)

    ·    To carry out line hygiene audits on a daily basis

    ·    To carry out calibration checks at the defined frequency (daily & weekly)

    ·    To carry out rinser spirit checks at the defined frequency (monthly)

    ·    To carry out inclusion checks at the defined frequency (weekly)

    ·    Audit the works order paperwork to ensure it has all been collected and completed accurately

    ·    Correctly file paperwork generated from the lines for ease of reference  

    ·    Collection of samples for customer and shelf life purposes

    ·    Dispatch of samples to customers for positive release purposes (weekly)

    ·    Correct filing of finished goods samples and essences, tanker samples etc to allow for ease of reference if required

    ·    Scanning of all WO’s on a daily basis and correct naming / filing on the computer (M drive) to allow for ease of reference

    ·    To provide cover for any absence / holidays within the laboratory team

    ·    Monitor the legality of volume filling on all lines

    ·    Validation of bottles for fill heights as requested by Quality Laboratory Manager

    ·    To be fully trained in the use of all laboratory equipment

    ·    To liaise closely with all departments to ensure the correct quality standards are achieved

    ·    To ensure all documentation and records used within QA, production and Stillhouse are the most upto date versions

    ·    Complete paperwork packs for upcoming jobs to ensure efficient start-up of jobs on line

    ·    Assist in the training of on-line staff to ensure quality standards are fully understood for all products produced

    ·    To maintain hygiene / housekeeping standards in accordance with the requirements of a food manufacturing environment

    ·    To hold non-conforming finished products on the system in accordance with the documented procedure

    ·    To record any non-conforming packaging on the NCR database and ensure full details have been logged and pictures taken and sent to the Quality Laboratory Manager

    ·    Statistical inspections of NCR materials against defined defects lists

    ·    To recommend initiatives to improve standards / procedures / processes in QA and the factory

    ·   

    ·    Testing botanicals and “view to purchase” samples

    ·    Set out co-packer samples for tasting

    ·    Be an active member of the taste panel, including set up, approval on NAV, removal and UKAS refreshers

    ·    To accurately complete laboratory databases to ensure that all products are easily and fully traceable at all times

    ·    Make up NPD samples on request – as long as this does not interfere with current job role

    ·    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

     

    ·   

  • UK Category Analyst

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    Location:

    London

    Department:

    Job Description

    Quintessential Brands Group is the name behind BLOOM, Opihr and Greenall’s gins, Dubliner Whiskey and Feeney’s Irish Cream as well as an extensive portfolio of retailer and own brand spirits. As a leading spirits producer, insight in to our market is key to our business growth and we are now looking for a Category Insights Analyst to support in building a consumer driven category vision of Gin, Irish Whisky and RTDs.

     

    A Flavour for the Job

    Reporting to the Senior Consumer Insights Manager, the Category Analyst will play an instrumental role in driving our UK strategy to become the indispensable spirits partner for our customers, helping to transform relationships with customers and aid in the delivery of incremental growth for the business. You will manage relationships with customers, delivering category recommendations based on key insights and will run data analysis to enable the business to make important and quick decisions.

     

    Along with providing important insights day to day, the Category Analyst will also support on ad-hoc research projects focused on development of the Brands, Commercial Brands and new business initiatives. You'll work with Marketing and Commercial teams and help them to understand the role of sub-sectors and brands within each category and how this will change over time.

     

    A Taste of the Business

    We are a unique blend, a 9 year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. We’re not perfect, we still have processes and systems to implement and improve and as a company we operate in a lean and agile way, but we are getting there. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?

     

    A bit about you

    The successful UK Category Analyst will be someone who is driven by data, interrogating the numbers and making sense of complex information that might otherwise be missed. You'll love to research and analyse information, whether it's in an industry report or wading through company metrics in Excel, and will be comfortable presenting information and explaining your findings in a clear and informative way.

     

    Along with a head for the facts and figures, you'll also be commercially focused, understanding the impact your role can have on business performance. You'll be comfortable managing key stakeholders both externally and internally to make sure insights are at the heart of everything we do.

     

    The Essence of QB (The Benefits)

    • A competitive salary
    • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
    • Company pension
    • Life Assurance
    • Quarterly employee recognition scheme
    • Access to BUPA healthcare scheme
    • Measures in place to protect our colleagues during COVID including PPE when on site



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