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Brown-Forman Distilleries Warehouse Manager in Elgin, United Kingdom

What’s It Like To Work Here?

Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years.

Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Brown-Forman is amongst the top 10 global spirits companies in the World.

Meaningful Work From Day One

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.

This role leads and manages the warehousing team and functions at Glendronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh. Managing the cask filling on new make from all 3 distilleries (3.5mLA) as well as scheduling reracks, cask sampling and tanker movements between the sites and the bottling plant at Newbridge.

This is a Distilleries Leadership role with a focus on all warehousing operations. The role has responsibilities across all 3 production sites as well as the MacDuff warehouse. The business continues to invest in ambitious expansion and improvement plans and this role will play a part in the development and implementation of the warehousing aspects.

It includes leading and coaching the current warehouse teams to support the business goals. It is vital this role is able to lead and manage in a manner consistent with company culture that brings to life the Brown-Forman values ensuring the “How” is as important as the “What”.

What You Will Do in This Role

Leadership / Planning / Administration:

  • Lead all warehousing activities across BRDO sites.

  • Lead continuous improvement activities in warehousing in collaboration with site teams.

  • In collaboration with the Distilleries Manager develop and implement a warehousing strategy.

  • In collaboration with the Distilleries Manager, drive warehouse expansion plans.

  • Support the Distilleries Warehouse SAP team to ensure compliant administration of stock.

  • Plan and manage all warehouse movements.

  • Lead and manage warehouse stock checks.

  • Provide leadership and vision to the warehouse team in order to meet short and long-term operating objectives.

  • Manage and allocate resources across the sites to ensure demand is met.

  • Supports accurate and timely government and compliance reporting as well as supporting work with government bodies including site visits.

  • Builds company image by collaborating with employees, customers, government, and community organizations, following, and enforcing ethical business practices.

Production / Safety / Quality / Environmental:

  • Ensuring safety is the primary concern in all we do.

  • Drive safety initiatives. Ensure that safe working conditions exist and that all programs and policies are effectively implemented and practiced.

  • Ensure compliance with BF quality policies, standards, and systems.

  • In collaboration with the Distilleries Manager and Distilleries Production Manager set the standards for reliability and consistency of product quality, governmental compliance, employee safety, and environmental impact.

  • Support the Distilleries Manager in the review and evaluation of operating practices and procedures to improve effectiveness and efficiency of warehousing operations.

  • Lead the plan for warehouse expansion in response to increasing production levels.

HR Management:

  • Lead the way to build an environment that is inclusive of everyone, driving accountability at all levels and valuing the contributions of all employees.

  • Promote a shared understanding of organisational values, operating principles, and company culture to support the achievement of business goals.

  • Implements strategic development for the teams.

  • Drive workforce development to meet business objectives.

  • Provides effective timely communication to all team members.

Financial Management:

  • In collaboration with the Distilleries Manager lead the development of the operating and capital budgets for warehousing.

  • Collaborate with the Distilleries Manager and Finance Controller to develop the annual operating budget.

  • Provide leadership and direction with the warehousing team to meet or exceed the operational budget.

  • Support the Distilleries Manager to develop short and long-term capital plans and major maintenance improvement projects in warehousing.

What You Bring To The Table

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business, or related field with experience in warehouse/distillery leadership roles, leading and developing people and teams.

  • Equivalent education and experience combinations will be considered.

  • IOSH Managing Safely.

  • 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.

Preferred Experience:


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

  • Working user knowledge of SAP-ERP applications in a manufacturing environment.

Nothing Better in the Market

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​.


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

City: Elgin


Country: GBR

Req ID: JR-00006283