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Vacancy: Kingsbarns Production Operator Position<br>Company: Kingsbarns Distillery<br>Location: Fife, Scotland<br>Closing date: 15th October 2014

Vacancy: Kingsbarns Production Operator Position
Company: Kingsbarns Distillery
Location: Fife, Scotland
Closing date: 15th October 2014

Location- Kingsbarns Distillery, East Newhall Farm Steading, Cambo, Kingsbarns, Fife, KY16 8QD
Planned Start Date- 17th November 2014
Closing Date for applications-15/10/14
Hours of work- 40
Reporting to: Distillery Manager
Salary: Based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate

An exciting opportunity to be part of a new Distillery in Fife. We are currently seeking to appoint an assistant distiller to support a range of activities on site including the following:

Job Description

- Assisting the Distillery Manager in his duties, including all aspects of production and CIP
- Data collection and analysis of distillery operations from malt intake to cask filling
- Ensure efficient and consistent production of spirit with particular emphasis on optimising spirit yield and quality
- Work in partnership with the visitor centre team, ensuring the site is a centre of excellence for visitor experience
- Accurately draw samples for customs and excise, lab analysis etc
- Interpretation of risk assessments, company policies, work instructions and acting in accordance with them
- General housekeeping
- Cask handling (a level of physical fitness)
- Promote a positive H&S culture

Skilled not only in the capacity to assist in the production of a light, lowland style spirit, this role requires the chosen candidate to adhere to all H&S, C&E and internal quality standards thus ensuring a safe plant and process. An enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn is essential. Experience of plant/process operations in distilling/ brewing is desirable as is any educational background in the drinks industry such as BSc in Brewing and Distilling or General Certificate in Distilling.

To apply for this role please email Peter@kingsbarnsdistillery.com


Vacancy: Maltings Manager<br>Company: Muntons Cedars Maltings<br>Location: Stowmarket, England<br>Closing date: Friday 26th September 2014

Vacancy: Maltings Manager
Company: Muntons Cedars Maltings
Location: Stowmarket, England
Closing date: Friday 26th September 2014

The role of Maltings Manager in Cedars provides an opportunity to make a real difference to Muntons

Principle Responsibilities:
- This position encompasses the following key areas of operation
o To manage the manufacturing operations of Cedars Maltings to drive continuous improvement in efficiency and reduce overhead costs
o To engender a culture of continuous positive change
o To develop a technically competent team suitable for rapid and continuous change and operational excellence
o Recommend an appropriate capital expenditure plan
o Pro-active management of health, safety, environment and food quality and other necessary compliance standards
o Liaise with Site Engineering Manager to ensure a high standard of planned and reactive maintenance and project management is effectively used to maximise production output

The Ideal Candidate will have the following attributes and experience:
- Minimum of 5 years relevant malting, brewing and/or food manufacturing experience, ideally with a minimum of degree level qualification in a relevant subject area.
- Proven track record of implementation and administration of process performance indicators and management reporting tools in a manufacturing environment
- A confident pro-active communicator with excellent interpersonal communication skills and proven leadership ability over a variety of disciplines
- The ability and confidence to discuss and present to staff and executives both inside and outside Muntons

Remuneration and Benefits:
We will offer a package relevant to your qualifications and experience which will comprise a competitive annual salary, medical care and other benefits. There is a company bonus scheme which is available when certain performance parameters are achieved for the entire group.

Closing Date:
Friday 26th September 2014

To Apply: Visit our website www.muntons.com/careers


Vacancy: Hops and Botanicals Specialist
Company: SAB Miller
Loction: Woking, England
Closing date: 5th October 2014

Company Overview:
Founded in South Africa in 1895, SABMiller has grown to become one of the world's largest & most respected brewing companies with operations in over 60 countries across 6 continents. Every minute of every day throughout the world an average of over 46,000 pints of SABMiller beer is consumed. SABMiller manufactures and markets over 200 beer brands across 127 breweries and has a total volume of 216 million hectolitres of lager sold.
Our brands include premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Castle Lager, as well as an exceptional range of market-leading local brands such as Aguila (Columbia), Miller Lite (N. America), Snow (China) and Tyskie (Poland). Six of our brands are in the world's top 50 beer brands. We are also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world.
The SABMiller organisation is passionate about brewing. From local beers steeped in tradition to brands that are recognised around the world, the company's ambition is always to offer an outstanding product. Its quality is backed by some of the most efficient brewing and distribution operations in the industry - not to mention its long and successful record of market research and brand development in all corners of the world. Its success also lies in the way it conducts its business - with a respect for partners and employees combined with a desire to support & invest in the local community.
SABMiller's history is one of exceptional growth and returns to shareholders. With its global footprint of close to 70,000 employees, strong portfolio of brands and spread of operations in both mature and developing markets, SABMiller is well placed for continued market growth with a current focus to grow the business organically.
http://www.sabmiller.com

Key Purpose Statement:
The role of the Hops and Botanicals Specialist is to provide technical expertise in the area of hops and other botanicals. The specialist will drive differentiation, innovation and technical advancements in the area of hops and other botanicals.

Hops are a key ingredient for the brewing of beer. The role holder will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a Technical Hops Strategy for the Group. In addition the role holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of a Technical Strategy for non-hop botanicals for the Group.
The role requires technical expertise or a demonstrable understanding of science relevant to hops and botanicals (including but not limited to plant sciences, flavour chemistry, biological sciences allied to brewing). Candidates will be expected to have a track record in brewing and / or brewing science. He/she should be familiar with hop varieties and hop products or have experience of botanicals in beverages.

Outputs and Accountabilities
- Provide expert technical guidance on hops, hop products and botanicals Build relationships and networks i.e. develop and maintain contacts both within and external to SABMiller.
- Implement the hop technical strategy across the business
- Develop a botanicals technical strategy
- Provide support to the Research and Innovation teams in the areas of hops and botanicals
- Advise regions on hop variety and product choices
- Build hops and botanicals expertise within SABMiller through technical seminars and functional working groups
- Develop educational tools for the business on hops and botanicals
- Co-ordinate shared learning's and cross functional projects delivery within in the SABMiller
- Provide the hops and botanicals interface into the Procurement organisation
- Develop global policies, procedures, templates and processes in the area of hops and botanicals

Competence Requirements
Knowledge and Experience Required
- Hold a BSc (honours) science degree (in a biological or chemical discipline)
- Hold an MSc or PhD in Biological or Chemical Sciences
- Possess or be willing to complete a recognised brewing qualification
- Demonstrable knowledge of the hop supply chain, varieties and products
- Practical experience in the brewing industry
- Previous experience in innovation, hop research or new product development would be an advantage

Roles, skills and attributes required
- Ability to manage and influence people across all levels in the organisation
- Ability to work in unstructured environments and deliver business results
- Self- starter with strong execution bias
- Good motivator
- Ability to translate complex issues in a simple way
- Ability to work in a number of environments and cultures
- Demonstrable initiative and creativity
- Ensure work programs create maximum business benefit
- Ability to develop and maintain a network both inside and outside of SABMiller.
- Verbal and written communication skills

If you wish to apply for this role, please contact send CV's to kelly.elliott@sabmiller.com


Vacancy: Whisky Stocks Planner
Company: John Dewar & Sons Ltd: Bacardi
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date: Friday 19th September 2014

John Dewar & Sons is part of Bacardi, a family-owned company full of passionate employees and iconic brands. This role will be based within UK Operations and the successful candidate will becone part of the Labs and Blending Team.

About the role:
Supporting the Master Blender and the Assistant Blender/Inventory Planner, the main work activity will be centred around picking and scheduling casks for blends and single malts, ensuring that casks from external warehouses arrive on time and in full. Additional elements will include scenario modelling activities.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
- Plan and pick casks for blends and single malts to ensure adherence with the short,
- medium and long term bottling plans.
- Scheduling of sampling with Bulk Planner for single cask bottlings,
- Scheduling re-casking activities to support single cask finishing projects.
- Scheduling marrying activities, as per forecast/demand.
- Generate monthly reports for Blend Variance and Inventory Surplus and shortage and the
- inventory position against the forecast and 12 year plan.
- Assist in providing scenario models of our inventory as required.
- Assist in the compilation of data for the 12 year plan.
- Participate in projects to continuously improve JDSL blending processes.
- Participate in the maintenance and development of inventory and stock modelling systems.
- Analyse blend variance data and report to Master Blender.
- On a monthly basis collaborate with the Master Blender to review the blend formulas.
- Any other tasks key to the smooth operation and development of blending.
- Train to become a key noser.

Whisky Stock Planning Activities:
- Weekly - meet with Planning and Materials Team, to receive information on new volumes
- and confirm existing volumes.
- Weekly - attend the Planning Meeting.
- Attending monthly blend variance meetings.
- Pick casks for selected high volume blends long term in conjunction with the Warehouse
- T.L. and Inventory Planner, liaising with Master Blender where shortages are identified.
- Ensure that sufficient notice is given to both internal and external warehousing sites to
- allow blending to proceed as scheduled.

Application details:
Please send a copy of your current CV, containing details of your current remuneration package, to Lisa Lawson: HR Business Partner at llawson@bacardi.com by Friday 19th September 2014.


Vacancy: Head of Distilling<br>Company: William Grant & Sons>br>Location: Dufftown,Speyside, Scotland<br>Closing Date: 1st October 2014

Vacancy: Head of Distilling
Company: William Grant & Sons>br>Location: Dufftown,Speyside, Scotland
Closing Date: 1st October 2014

A high-profile, mission-critical role with William Grant & Sons, worldwide leader in premium spirits brands.
Permanent & Full time.
Highly competitive plus benefits
Leading the planning, control and manufacture of all our Dufftown distillery operations at Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie is the key to this Head of Distilling role which reports to our Site Leader. With four direct and 33 indirect reports, the Head of Distilling will also be responsible for the long-term technical and commercial development of the distillery operations, whilst ensuring compliance with Health & Safety, environmental and HMRC legislation, in addition to licences and regulatory obligations. Key accountabilities include:

- operational budgets
- maximising efficiencies and cost-of-make
- improvement in the process area to drive competitiveness, customer service, quality and efficiency
- working in partnership with all regulators to maintain constructive relationships.

Educated to degree level in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a Science discipline, the Head of Distilling will have a proven track record with evidence of extensive technical competence in the distilling, brewing, petrochemical or pharmaceutical sectors. An acknowledged leader who can set objectives, performance-manage a team and develop individuals to achieve their potential, you also have the strategic vision to challenge the status quo and the passion to strive for innovation. Ideally with experience of managing either a fossil or renewable energy generation operation, the Head of Distilling will preferably be familiar with the management of customer and commercial elements of the operation. Additionally you're:

- a resilient leader able to operate across different cultures
- self-reliant, with the interpersonal skills to interact at all levels of the business
- a clear, confident decision-maker.

Established in 1887, family-owned William Grant & Sons is a growing premium spirits company with a high-profile portfolio enjoyed worldwide. We distil some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich, the world's favourite single malt, The Balvenie and Grant's, in addition to one of Ireland's finest whiskeys, Tullamore Dew. We also lead the way in spirits innovation, with a range of other award-winning drinks.

A comprehensive relocation package is available to this beautiful part of Speyside.

Job Reference:OX7185

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Vacancy: Brewer<br>Company: Little Creatures<br>Location: Australia<br>Closing date: 30th September 2014

Vacancy: Brewer
Company: Little Creatures
Location: Australia
Closing date: 30th September 2014

Little Creatures in Australia are looking for experienced Brewers
Do you want to be part of a team of like-minded people working together in one of Australia's greatest and fastest growing Craft Breweries?
Little Creatures Breweries are looking to expand their teams of passionate Brewers.
Our Brewers work on shift; these hands on production roles covers all areas of Brewing, Cellars and Packaging. As part of your career development there is an expectation are that you will rotate through all production areas.

The successful candidates must have Technical Brewing qualifications coupled with some practical experience in a working Brewery.
Above all, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their passion for Craft beer.

This is a fantastic opportunity for talented and passionate individuals to further their brewing careers.

To be successful in this role you will have:
- Internationally recognised brewing qualifications
- Practical Brewery experience
- Well-developed communication and team work skills
- Proven problem solving and analytical capabilities
- Demonstrate your passion for beer and craft and a commitment to excellence

To apply please email: resourcing@lionco.com

 


Vacancy: Shift Brewer<br>Company: Shephard Neame <br>Location: Faversham, Kent, England<br>Closing date: 12th September 2014

Vacancy: Shift Brewer
Company: Shephard Neame
Location: Faversham, Kent, England
Closing date: 12th September 2014

121-50000159

Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, is an independent family brewery and pub operator based in the market town of Faversham in Kent. Beer quality is paramount, and we have won more than 40 international awards for our beer in the last five years. Our popular range of ales and lagers, available on draught and in bottle, include Spitfire, Bishops Finger, Master Brew and the new Whitstable Bay Collection. We also brew speciality beers such as Asahi and Samuel Adams Boston Lager under license.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Brewer to join our award-winning team. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who shares our passion for brewing great beer. You will have an IBD Diploma or Brewing School qualifications, be familiar with ISO and BRC certification requirements and have experience in a supervisory or management role. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with strong problem solving skills and a proactive 'can do' attitude.

The successful applicant will be responsible for first line management of the brewery and large pack operations. They will also play an active part in new product development involving the pilot brewery. They will be happy to work flexible hours, as the role involves an alternating two-shift system, including some weekends. In return, we will offer a competitive salary depending on experience, along with associated company benefits. We think Shepherd Neame is a great place to work, and as more than half of our employees have been with us for over 10 years, it's clear they agree. If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply in writing enclosing your CV to; hr@shepherd-neame.co.uk

Please state the reference of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for applications: 29th August 2014


Process Team Leader - Spirits Distillation<br>Company: Williams Grant<br>Location: Dufftown, Scotland

Process Team Leader - Spirits Distillation
Company: Williams Grant
Location: Dufftown, Scotland

Apply your combination of technical excellence, leadership skills and appetite for continuous improvement to some of the great Global Drinks Brands.

Established in 1887, family-owned William Grant & Sons is a growing premium spirits company with a high-profile portfolio enjoyed worldwide. We distil some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, the world's favourite single malt, The Balvenie® and Grant's®, one of the world's most loved blended Scotches, in addition to one of Ireland's finest whiskeys, Tullamore Dew®. We also lead the way in spirits innovation, with a range of other award-winning drinks, including gin, rum, tequila and vodka.

Reporting to our Process Area Leader, as Process Team Leader you'll be responsible for leading, controlling and developing all aspects of production and manpower for two of our major distilleries. Ensuring all operations adhere to both our production strategy and legislative requirements, you'll play a central role in the development and execution of site plans in addition to ad hoc improvement projects. So maximising cost-efficiencies whist liaising closely with a wide range of stakeholders will be a key element, together with accountability for Health & Safety. The role will also involve:
- aligning business objectives to help drive behavioural and process change
- overseeing operational maintenance
- acting as on-call Team Leader when appropriate.

Educated to degree level in either Chemistry, Brewing, Chemical Engineering or another Science discipline, you have a significant technical leadership track record in the drinks, pharmaceutical or petrochemical sector. A proven, resilient leader, able to set objectives and both develop and performance-manage your team and get to grips with differing cultures, you're strong on planning and implementation, with a real eye for detail. In addition to robust self-reliance, you'll also bring:
- excellent all-round communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to operate at all levels within the organisation
- great problem-solving skills, with the ability to deliver under conflicting restraints
- a clear drive for continuous improvement and personal excellence.

Job Reference: OM7665

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