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Gin Distillery Operator - Fixed Term Contract

Job Name

Gin Distillery Operator - Fixed Term Contract


United Kingdom


Whitchurch, Hampshire


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Master Distiller

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

Your Opportunity

The role  is accountable for the delivery of operational excellence across the distillery manufacturing processes  to assure that the standards of Gin are delivered to Brand standards. The role will have accountability to site management in terms of  statutory compliance, and deployment of EHS.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

Operations Management
  • Accountable for the development and delivery of the operations plan to ensure that spirit supply is in line with customer demand
  • Logistics management of inbound and outbound materials in line with the operations plan.
  • Ensure that the distilling operation and the site meets Bacardi EHS standards and local regulatory requirements
  • To accurately draw samples for Customs & Excise, internal and external laboratories and update, maintain all required records
  • Maintain complete flexibility of operations across the distillery
  • Identify maintenance requirements and potential plant failures
Technical Leadership
  • Ensures the that quality system is maintained to deliver finished gin standards in addition to compliance of GQM and ISO Standards
Process Excellence and Continuous Improvement
  • Champion continuous improvements, optimizing Global BOS and lean manufacturing process tools.
  • Develop and deliver continuous improvement plans that will deliver best practice performance across our processes, equipment and systems.
  • Build HSE and Continuous improvement environment aligned to Bacardi standards across the site
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of distillery operations/activities by considering current work practices and suggesting alternatives where appropriate.
  • Work as one team to produce consistent spirit quality within budget and in a safe working environment. 
  • Ensure that all relevant samples are taken and dispatched to customers, company laboratory, and external laboratories.
  • Reinforce and strengthen the HSE culture at every opportunity in operations and projects
  • Promote correct HSE behaviors through personal example
Take action upon any health, safety and environmental matter brought to their notice, and report to their Manager on any matter which they are unable to rectify.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Ideally experience of a comparable position in the spirit industry
  • Experience in manufacturing ideally from an International / Global company with a matrix organization 
Functional Excellence:
  • Knowledge of distilling process  
  • Basic engineering experience/chemical engineering
  • Operational process knowledge and skills with the ability to develop and deliver operational excellence across multiple processes
  • Effective communicator and good interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to manage their own time effectively
Educational Requirements:
  • Basic numeracy is essential 
  • Distilling qualification would be beneficial but not essential
  • Chemical Engineering qualification would be beneficial but not essential
Language Skills:
  • Language: English – F
Level of proficiency: (M = mother tongue; F = fluent; I = intermediate;  B = basic).

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.