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DIGLIS Consulting are proud to be partnering with one of the whisky industry’s most innovative and forward-thinking brands to help them identify their new Director of Operations.

Our client has built a loyal fanbase of whisky lovers looking for something different, something altogether more approachable and real within the category. This has resulted in the business starting strongly since its launch in 2021. Recent significant investment from a highly respected organisation will allow the business to increase inventory, build the team, and invest in brand-building activities.

Reporting to the Director of Whisky with over 15 years of experience and an exceptional nose for whisky, this role offers the right balance of support and leadership, with true autonomy and responsibility for production, dry goods management, sourcing, process and project management, and shipping and logistics. It’s a hands-on role, where you’ll switch between being a strategist one minute and a Bottling Manager the next. Therefore, we are seeking someone who thrives on variety and challenge.

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following skills, character, and attributes:

  • Experience in operations roles within the alcoholic drinks industry, ideally whisky
  • Strong experience in managing production, bottling, and logistics, including 3rd party selection and management
  • Evidence of improving business processes or establishing ways of working in a high-growth environment
  • Advanced production planning skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Adept at thinking about the big picture but not afraid to get your hands dirty
  • Interested in working in a highly creative, challenger environment where every opinion counts
  • Capable of working at pace in a no-nonsense environment without politics or ego

This is a role for someone looking to be part of a business with a great reputation and a progressive approach. If you are interested in being a key component in the next chapter of success for this business, please apply, and we will be in touch if your profile matches the brief.

This position will pay between £85,000-£100,000 plus a 15% bonus and is a hybrid position. However, you will need to be based within the Central Belt of Scotland for a sensible commute to the office 2-3 days per week and have the full legal right to work in the UK. There is also the potential to earn equity in the business which will grow as it scales towards acquisition in the future.

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