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Brown-Forman Distilleries Production Manager in Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

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Quote from Hiring Manager

A varied and exciting role that incorporates all aspects of distilling production. A diverse role where you can develop both yourself and the process at a time where all sites are undergoing focused improvements and expansion.

Meaningful Work From Day One

You will lead and manage distillery production operations at Benriach, Glendronach, and Glenglassaugh distilleries including raw material management, distilling, and by-products. This role is 100% based onsite.

What You Can Expect

  • Provide leadership and vision to the distillery production organization to meet short and long-term operating objectives. Accomplish plant objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and result measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.

  • In partnership with Distilleries Manager develops production schedules to meet annual volume and collaborates on grain, fuels and other raw materials procurement.

  • Ensures reliability and consistency of production, product quality, governmental compliance, employee safety, and environmental impact.

  • Provide coaching to direct reports for personal development and growth. Resolve performance issues through coaching and/or coordination with HR for training and development. Lead the performance management process.

  • Collaborate with Distilleries Manager and Finance Manager to develop the annual operating budget. Provide leadership, direction, and accountability to meet or exceed the operational budget.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business or related field with experience in distillery leadership roles, leading and developing people and teams. Equivalent education and experience combinations will be considered.

  • Demonstrated understanding of distillery operations and equipment, continuous improvement methodologies, as well as quality, safety and environmental practices.

  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership and excellent communication skills. Ability to build and sustain excellent business relationships internally and externally.

  • Strong business, financial, and analytical acumen.

  • Ability to diagnose manufacturing issues and problem solve solutions to increase operational efficiencies and cost control.

What Makes You Unique

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration with leadership experience in the distilling industry.

Who We Are

Our culture at the BenRiach Distillery Company is to foster personal growth, collaboration, teamwork, self-initiative and problem-solving in a respectful and safe environment where every employee has a high degree of self-awareness, accountability, credibility, confidentiality, integrity, and professional ethics. Our team is approximately 150 in size, working over 4 sites. We operate our Bottling facility and Head Office out of Newbridge, Edinburgh and produce our award-winning whisky at the Glendronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh distilleries in the North East of Scotland. Our business is set to grow in the near future, and we would like you to join us on this exciting journey.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Please find below some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Family Dental Insurance

  • Company pension scheme

  • Product allowance

  • Along with global career opportunities



Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Supply Chain

Function: Prod

City: Aberdeenshire


Country: GBR

Req ID: JR-00007501