Chivas Brothers

Team Leader

Your Manager: Operations Manager

Team: Production, Malt Distilleries

Location: Speyside.

Be part of something big

We are Pernod Ricard, a leading company in the global wines and spirits industry with over 19,000 employees globally. We own 16 of the world’s top 100 Spirits Brands and hold one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry with 240 premium brands available in over 160 countries, including: Absolut vodka, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater, Malfy and Monkey 47 gins, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate and Campo Viejo wines.

Here in the UK

In the UK, Pernod Ricard is made up of 4 businesses:

  • Chivas Brothers, the largest brand company in the Group, responsible for the production and management of our award-winning Scotch whisky portfolio
  • Pernod Ricard UK, which markets, sells and distributes our products in the UK market
  • Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, the global and EMEA home of the group’s duty free, air travel and cruises business.
  • The Absolut Group, the brand owner of our global white spirits portfolio, whose Gin brand unit and Business Acceleration team sit in London.

We are an organisation of 2,000 employees in the UK, headquartered in London, in a brand-new office designed with sustainability, ‘conviviality’ and collaboration in mind. We also have offices in Scotland and various distilleries and production sites across the UK from Plymouth to London to Speyside.

Your new team

This position sits in our Chivas Brothers business. At Chivas Brothers, our 1,600-strong team across 27 sites is committed to upholding the heritage of Scotch and ensuring its sustainable future, as well as opening it up to new audiences across the globe.

The scope of Operations stretches from Procurement through conversion (distillation and maturation) and manufacturing (or bottling) to all the downstream Supply Chain activities until the final product is delivered. In addition, Operations play a very active role in Innovation, Talent Development and Operational Risk Management.

This position sits within our Malt Distillation Team who are responsible for all production operations at our malt distilleries across Speyside and Orkney. The key pillars to the success of the team are Safety, Environment, Compliance, Efficiency and Production.

Your unique contribution

The Team Leader will assist the Operations Manager in effectively managing distillery operations sites and support the delivery of our long-term strategy by leading the development of people, plant, safety and equipment.

You will have four main areas of responsibility:

People Leadership – to develop and coach people in your team to ensure delivery of business targets. You will take responsibility for self-development and support the development of others within operations. You will also support Distillery Operations Technicians in the general use of distillery systems.

Distillery Operations – to deliver distillery & business objectives aligned to key performance Indicators and to implement and manage various projects within distillery operations with a clear structure, change control and communication with all involved. You will also liaise with Distilleries Craftsmen and Engineering Maintenance department to ensure required plant maintenance and activities are carried out safely and ensure high housekeeping standards are achieved and maintained.

Business Improvements – to assist in the development of business short, medium and long-term strategies and to maintain and report progress on improvement strategies. You will support the development and implementation of a continuous improvement culture and drive operational excellence across all distillery metrics, including Safety & Environment Compliance – to maintain compliance with H.M. Revenue & Customs requirements, Company quality, health, safety, environmental, energy management, time management and food / feed safety standards, as well as with all internal and external regulatory control.

Who you’ll be working with

Internally, you will collaborate with the wider Production team as well as other teams across the organisation, including Health & Safety and HR.

Externally, you will collaborate with contractors, vendors, and suppliers to ensure delivery of services to the highest quality.

Your blend of talent

This position could be right for you if you:

  • Have experience as a Technician or Engineer in a malt distilleries or similar production / manufacturing environment.
  • Have experience in supervising or leading people, with the ability to co-ordinate resources and analyse production data.
  • Can make decisions based on a logical approach to fact gathering.
  • Have a good understanding of continuous improvement and a comprehensive awareness of business compliance requirements.
  • Hold a current UK driving licence.

Our mix of benefits

For your health, we offer private medical insurance, income protection and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Our lifestyle benefits include 25 days’ annual holiday (increasing with length of service up to 27) plus public holidays, your employee pension, share incentive plan, share ownership plan, life assurance and more!

You can access lots of gifts & discounts, including an allowance each year to spend on our brands in our staff shop, our reward & recognition scheme and employee discounts from a range of high street retailers.

We have employee-run networks, a culture of flexibility and trust and a variety of tools and resources to help you focus on your wellbeing and mental fitness.

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