The Glasgow Distillery Company is re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition and bringing Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky back to life! Would you like to join our growing and vibrant team?
The Glasgow Distillery is a contemporary urban distillery producing a portfolio of premium spirits in the single malt whisky, blended malt whisky, gin, vodka and rum categories. As a modern distillery our vision is focused on entering high growth markets with focussed and innovative growth strategies.
Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall foster an innovative and supportive environment, allowing individuals to grow quickly in their roles and contribute to the larger business objectives. It is an exciting and empowering place to work where ambition is set by the vision of the founders, each of whom are involved in the day-to-day running of the distillery.
We're hiring a Production Manager
Mike Hayward, Co-Founder of The Glasgow Distillery
Denholm is excited to be working in partnership with The Glasgow Distillery Company as they continue their growth following new investment within the business. This newly created role within their structure demonstrates their confidence as the business looks to grow and scale. The Production Manager will take responsibility for managing all distillery production & logistics operations, through a small and dedicated team.
The role reports to the Distillery & Brands Director, and as with any small and growing business, it will require someone who will relish a role that has a real breadth of responsibilities. This will include responsibility for managing a small and dedicated team across Operations, Production and Supply Chain including management of stock and raw materials, as well as Quality Management in areas of sourcing, quality control, traceability and testing. You will implement the production strategy in conjunction with the Distillery & Brands Director and ensure compliance with Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations to ensure a safe working environment for all staff and visitors. In addition you will manage the following key areas :
• Full HMRC compliance across production and stock movement processes
• Maintenance program for the safe operation of distillery production equipment
• Achievement of industry accreditation and adherence to distributor and customer quality compliance standards and audit processes
• Develop cost efficiencies across production, operation and logistics
• Manage supply chain process from production, maturation to bottling of finished product and stock, including waste management
• Manage and motivate the Production & Operations team to ensure maximum employee engagement, training and development
• Manage and implement production workloads and shift scheduling with the Distillery Supervisor
We are looking for an individual who can bring experience in operational leadership roles, managing and developing people and teams within either the food or drinks manufacturing sector. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to operate in a broad management role that covers operations and logistics, continuous improvement methodologies, as well as quality, safety and environmental practices. With strong communication skills you will build and sustain excellent business relationships internally and externally. You will look to utilise strong business, financial, and analytical acumen and as a problem solver, you will be able to diagnose operational and logistical issues and deliver solutions that increase operational efficiencies and cost control. As with any small but growing business, you will relish the opportunity to be flexible, adaptable and calm when working under pressure.
This is an excellent opportunity for an someone with strong operational experience across the drinks/spirits sector, or from the fast moving environment of food manufacturing at this exciting time of growth.