William Grant & Sons

To project manage, through leadership of cross-functional teams, the end to end delivery of New Product introductions ensuring the final product is developed in accordance with the defined Global Gate Process and delivered to the correct standards of quality, on- time and within budget.


  • Lead cross functional project teams through the Global Gate Process to ensure successful delivery of development projects to the agreed shipping dates, specified Brand Quality Standards and financial targets (Project budget & Cost of Goods).
  • Develop technical readiness test plans to ensure all packaging components meet required substrate, structure, and functionality standards, concluding in the creation of accurate material/component specifications.
  • Develop aligned trialling and qualification plans to ensure all new products are qualified within manufacturing capabilities and are fit for handover to operations.
  • Lead the core team through identification and resolution of overall project risks to ensure successful project execution, ensuring the risk status is clearly communicated to all key stakeholders via the Global Gate Process.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external supply partners to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Lead new packaging structural developments that involve new line or consumer transformations, delivering the identification of new test methods and execution of proof of principle tests (including new decorations, component structural changes, complex material changes & significant capital projects).
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key peers and stakeholders, setting clear expectation of NPD requirements and supporting initiatives through to successful completion.
  • Follow and comply with all WGW processes, standards, and guidelines in the performance of your role, reporting any non-conformances in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with peers and colleagues and apply learnings from identified training and development activities required to perform in role.


Our ideal candidate will be a seasoned project leader with a proven track record of guiding cross-functional teams to ensure on-time delivery of development projects while meeting quality standards and financial targets. They will possess strong technical expertise in developing test plans and specifications for packaging components, as well as in trialling and qualifying new products within manufacturing capabilities. The ideal candidate will excel in identifying and mitigating project risks, maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and supply partners, and driving structural developments for packaging transformations. A collaborative mindset and a proactive approach to continuous learning and development are essential traits for success in this role.


  • 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.

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