Bullards - Head Distiller

Bullards - Head Distiller


room24 Cattle Market Street Crystal House Norwich NR1 3DY

£Competitive salary and incentives, negotiable dependent on experience.

businessBullards Spirits

Who We Are

business Bullards Spirits

email recruitment@bullardsspirits.co.uk


The Head Distiller will oversee all aspects of production and will be responsible for the day-to day management of the distillery, gin production and will have a key role in promoting our brand and ethos.

In time, other spirits will also be developed with the head distiller central to all plans for future innovation.

About Us: 

The Bullard name is synonymous with the history of Norwich. Beginning at the Anchor Brewery in 1837, the Bullard family supplied a range of beers, wines, spirits and minerals to the East of England.

Since 2015 Bullards has focussed on handcrafted production of gin. Our purpose built distillery is the only distillery in Norwich and the first for over 150 years.

To meet ever increasing demand we have installed a second still at our Bullards “Anchor Distillery” in the historic Crystal House which was built in 1862.

In late 2018 we launched our packaging with the “Tipsy Anchor” taking centre stage. The bespoke shape of the bottle is inspired by the Bullard’s chimney stack that towered over the city for over 100 years and our new design builds on the heritage of an iconic brand.

“The Spirit of Norwich” is our trademark, which shows the pride and passion we have for the history and association with our fine city, something we want to share with everyone.

Demand for Bullards Gin is growing rapidly, and a dynamic brand ambassador working alongside our Sales and Marketing Team, that shares our passion and values is central to our continued success.


  • Production Planning ensuring availability of required quality stock levels, and maintaining a strong relationship with suppliers
  • Implement processes and deploy quality standards to optimise product quality to achieve and maintain a global recognition for quality
  • Proactively drive improvement in quality of the distillery’s spirits and to promote a strong positive quality culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintain integrity and adhere to all regulations and legislations
  • Support compliance with all global food safety and mandatory legislative requirements thus maintaining key contracts with new and existing customers
  • Undertake research and development of new recipes and products and to enhance quality and consistency of existing products
  • Benchmark our quality systems with comparable organisations to ensure that best practice is adopted and maintained within the company.
  • Collect and manage operational data for inventory control, budgeting and accounting, taxation and regulatory compliance.
  • Engage with front of house operations including presenting and educating trade and consumers about distilling and our promote our products
  • Attend local and international events, trade shows to further promote our brand and products

About You:

As a leader, you will share and promote our ethos and reputation for quality possessing:

  • strong leadership and management skills with a record of accomplishment in leading teams
  • a sound knowledge of distillery safety requirements
  • excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • ability to think on your feet, multitask and adapt with flexibility
  • professional, calm and decisive under pressure
  • confident and engaging in communication, presenting and public speaking

Preferred requirements You will have strong technical skills reflecting our ambition to be a premium craft distillery:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or related Science field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Distillation process or related industry
  • Strong analytical and systems acumen pertaining to the operation of a distillery
  • Ability to detect and describe aroma and flavour fluidly and effectively communicate and articulate sensory experience.
  • Wider hospitality industry experience


 Competitive salary and incentives, negotiable dependent on experience.

Please send a updated C.V and cover letter to  recruitment@bullardsspirits.co.uk