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Distillery Manager

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Job Listing Date
31 Jan 2020
Location
Riverland & Murray Mallee
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Management

Distillery Manager

ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

The Bickford's Group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries. The team at Bickford's are proud to offer the highest quality beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickford's Group of companies strives to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and accountability.

The recently restored Twenty Third Street distillery, built on the existing foundations of the original Renmark Growers Cooperative site dating back to 1914, is a balance of both old and new. So too, are the brands which are home to the site with the Twenty Third Street brand offering new adaptations on spirits, right through to the more traditional brandy styles from the House of Black Bottle offering the successful incumbent plenty of creative licence! Based in Renmark, the distillery is ideally located in the Riverland, just a peaceful three hour drive from Adelaide. 

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

 

A rare opportunity exists for a passionate and qualified Distillery Manager to join our boutique team as we continue our growth to become Australia's largest privately owned beverage company. Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, this key leadership position is responsible for driving the end to end operations of production at the distillery to support the production and supply of gin and other alcohols, ensuring efficient, and cost effective operations. To be successful you will be a hands-on operator and have an interest in craft beverage production.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to all team members including managing, developing and maximising the team's performance
  • Management of the distillation and packaging operations including: productivity and efficiency, scheduling, purchasing, warehousing, budgeting, blending, spirits and transfers
  • Manage safety and environmental controls, including customs commodity control to required standards
  • Champion the site continuous improvement program, identifying and implementing efficient ways of working
  • Ensure routine preventative maintenance schedules for the facility are developed and implemented
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on technical analysis and maturation of spirits including assisting the team with research and development associated with the production and blending of spirit
  • Establish and maintain systems to ensure all relevant information and reporting regarding meet statutory requirements

To succeed in this position you will possess the following:

  • Qualifications in a science, wine making, distilling, brewing or manufacturing discipline
  • Five (5) + years distilling experience
  • Site and operations management experience in distilling 
  • Indepth knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement programs
  • Troubleshooting skills with the ability to think laterally on solving issues
  • Experience with HACCP, GMP, SQF and ISO systems
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Able to bring cross functional teams together
  • Strong ability to lead, develop and motivate an effective team of people
  • Superior analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Possess outstanding organisational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in writing policies and procedures and completing compliance paperwork

 

TO APPLY AND OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION

 

For further information on the Company, please visit our websites www.23rdstreetdistillery.com.au and www.bickfordsgroup.com. To apply, please submit your resume and covering letter before Sunday 16 February 2020.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Work within an Australian owned, innovative organisation
  • Directly influence the production of gin and other alcohols
  • Staff pricing on our fantastic product range

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

The Bickford's Group is an independently owned collection of companies based in Adelaide, South Australia. From humble beginnings back in 1839, we now have a footprint in over 39 countries. The team at Bickford's are proud to offer the highest quality beverage products to consumers, bringing them both tradition and cutting edge innovations. Everyone at the Bickford's Group of companies strives to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, empowerment, collaboration, pride and accountability.

The recently restored Twenty Third Street distillery, built on the existing foundations of the original Renmark Growers Cooperative site dating back to 1914, is a balance of both old and new. So too, are the brands which are home to the site with the Twenty Third Street brand offering new adaptations on spirits, right through to the more traditional brandy styles from the House of Black Bottle offering the successful incumbent plenty of creative licence! Based in Renmark, the distillery is ideally located in the Riverland, just a peaceful three hour drive from Adelaide. 

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

 

A rare opportunity exists for a passionate and qualified Distillery Manager to join our boutique team as we continue our growth to become Australia's largest privately owned beverage company. Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, this key leadership position is responsible for driving the end to end operations of production at the distillery to support the production and supply of gin and other alcohols, ensuring efficient, and cost effective operations. To be successful you will be a hands-on operator and have an interest in craft beverage production.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to all team members including managing, developing and maximising the team's performance
  • Management of the distillation and packaging operations including: productivity and efficiency, scheduling, purchasing, warehousing, budgeting, blending, spirits and transfers
  • Manage safety and environmental controls, including customs commodity control to required standards
  • Champion the site continuous improvement program, identifying and implementing efficient ways of working
  • Ensure routine preventative maintenance schedules for the facility are developed and implemented
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on technical analysis and maturation of spirits including assisting the team with research and development associated with the production and blending of spirit
  • Establish and maintain systems to ensure all relevant information and reporting regarding meet statutory requirements

To succeed in this position you will possess the following:

  • Qualifications in a science, wine making, distilling, brewing or manufacturing discipline
  • Five (5) + years distilling experience
  • Site and operations management experience in distilling 
  • Indepth knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement programs
  • Troubleshooting skills with the ability to think laterally on solving issues
  • Experience with HACCP, GMP, SQF and ISO systems
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Able to bring cross functional teams together
  • Strong ability to lead, develop and motivate an effective team of people
  • Superior analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Possess outstanding organisational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in writing policies and procedures and completing compliance paperwork

 

TO APPLY AND OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION

 

For further information on the Company, please visit our websites www.23rdstreetdistillery.com.au and www.bickfordsgroup.com. To apply, please submit your resume and covering letter before Sunday 16 February 2020.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • Work within an Australian owned, innovative organisation
  • Directly influence the production of gin and other alcohols
  • Staff pricing on our fantastic product range

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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