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Production Supervisor Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, Whitchurch

Job Name

Production Supervisor Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, Whitchurch


United Kingdom


Whitchurch, Hampshire


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Master Distiller

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Kelly Scarfe

About the role

To deliver quality accurate data acquistion on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and manage the daily supply chain requirements.


  • Assist in achieving distillery annual output targets working as one team to produce consistent spirit quality within budget and in a safe working environment.
  • Take ownership of production planning and forecasting
  • Place orders for all raw materials and consumables, monitoring and reporting expenditure monthly against budget.
  • Manage all associated administrative work and support the Distillery Manager when needed.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationship with raw material suppliers and transport companies.
  • Work closely with bulk planning team at Westthorn to ensure spirit supply.
  • Participating in the “on call” roster.
  • Assist in the management of all financial & operational documentation for the distillery.
  • Participate in Bacardi communication briefings/meetings and help with development issues and other initiatives where appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of distillery operators and operations/activities by considering current work practices and suggesting alternatives where appropriate.
  • To communicate clearly with the Master Distiller, Distillery Manager and operators on an hourly/daily basis.
  • Take action upon any Environmental, Health and Safety matter brought to their notice, and report to the relevant Manager immediately on any matter which they are unable to rectify.

Skills and Experience

  • Good team facilitator with ability to work with other functions.
  • Excellent numeric and literacy skills
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy and resilient
  • Basic understanding of mechanical equipment
  • Basic understanding of control systems
  • Strong computer skills (email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work on own initiative
  • At least a basic knowledge of distilling operations and equipment

  • Achieving Results: Demonstrates commitment, determination, energy and accountability
  • Team Working: Facilitates team working, supports and encourages others. Able to work with all
    functions in the business.
  • Communications Skills: Communicates clearly both orally and in writing
  • Continuous Improvement: Able to suggest new ideas to improve performance
  • Attitude: At home with UK Operations culture & motivated to do a good job
Functional Excellence
  • The ability to communicate at all levels
  • ERP systems knowledge, preferably SAP
  • Process Improvement focused

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.