William Grant & Sons

You’ll lead, control and develop the Bottling/Packaging Area to ensure delivery of key results, in line with overall site strategy, and in compliance with all relevant legislation.


• Manage the bottling operations to the highest possible standards, ensuring continuity of management, a sound control environment, and sharing of best practice.

• Work collaboratively with key stakeholders and teams to harness strong cross functional relationships that ensure strategic alignment and manufacturing capability to support the commercial and marketing needs of the business.

• Ensure the smooth functioning of the dry goods warehouses, including e.g. material receipt, efficient handling, accurate stock control, minimal damage, or waste, and provide timely supply to bottling lines.

• Ensure the efficient functioning of the vat hall, including e.g., spirit intake, tanker unloading, regular stock audits, accurate chill filtering, and timely supply to bottling lines.

• Ensure the efficient functioning of the bottling operations, crewing appropriately with skilled employees across shifts, optimising labour utilisation, promoting teamwork, ensuring employee welfare, and executing efficient changeovers to produce cased goods to quality standards and production schedule.

• Control the trials and validation processes for NPD projects to ensure on time and on cost product launches.

• Ensure the efficient function of the cased goods warehouses, control the receipt and inspection of product, drive handling efficiencies, perform accurate audits, minimise damage or decay, provide correct shipping documentation, and accurately pick orders in line with dispatch schedules.

• Optimise energy/utility usage across the site bottling operations, minimise all wastage and continuously improve environmental performance.

• Manage quality control across the department to ensure full compliance to quality specifications, identifying corrective and preventative actions and following through to timely completion.

• Deliver comprehensive support to maintenance programmes, working closely to ensure stock availability of critical spares and to identify and implement improvement areas.

• Ensure equipment is maintained in proper condition across all Packaging operations, including regular machine cleaning and tidy housekeeping.




  • Experience of leading teams manufacturing/packaging within FMCG (food, drinks etc)
  • Can manage multiple & complex priorities
  • Is managing large and diverse teams
  • Able to work at pace within a complex environment, with many product changeovers.
  • Has a real focus on CI and OEE.


  • Degree level qualified
  • Bottling experience
  • HMRC exposure



  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues.
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.



William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

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