Head of Operations, Jobs, 8219

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

Head of Operations - Ayrshire

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 8219 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Dec 2021
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Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing are proud to be partnering with our client Crucial Drinks in their need for a new Head of Operations to join their team.

Crucial Drinks: “A small team of high performing experienced drinks industry professionals dedicated to their vision of Reimagining Spirits. We create and build award winning luxury, scalable Whisky and Rum brands to sell globally.

Established almost a decade ago the business has generated £10M turnover and is currently enjoying very strong growth which requires a world class, Head of Operations to take the helm and help the business reach its full potential over the next decade through operational excellence and innovation. 

The Core Brand, The Lost Distillery Company, exists to protect and regenerate Scotland’s Lost Whisky Heritage, whilst helping regenerate the community in and from our brand home in Ayrshire.

As Head of Operations, you will be an integral part of this small but global, family run business and part of a community that brings real benefit to the area. The unique headquarters and Brand home for The Lost Distillery Company are located at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, and within easy commute of the Central Belt. The 2000 care estate itself is a prime example of heritage led regeneration.

The Role:

The role is part of a company who are autonomous, tenacious and results driven, and you must be able to operate within this extremely varied environment to support the company Founder & Directors. Head of Operations will encompass a variety of responsibilities including NPD, Purchasing, Procurement, Planning, Stock Control & Production and thus. You will be an all-rounder, bringing tenacity, energy, enthusiasm and comfortable with the autonomy to take ownership of your role and the operational function.  You will create a gear change to help the business and you succeed whilst being proud of your achievements. You will have the opportunity to make this role your own, whilst growing & building a team. This really is a job for life that can be carved to the right individual that truly want to control their own future.

Responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Supplier relationship building & management
  • Responsible for creating and managing master data on bulk, dry and finished goods to the highest standard
  • Responsible for the production and reporting of all direct material purchase orders
  • Organise and optimise production runs with bottlers with a hands-on approach where necessary
  • Organise procurement of all materials to technical specifications and within industry guidelines
  • Develop and deliver appropriate new materials as necessary to optimal price / delivery / quality as required
  • Management of full stock systems in real time, including assemblies, movements, transfers & reconciliations.

Skills required:

  • A strong technical knowledge of Production & Procurement processes
  • Have the autonomy and adaptability to work within an ever-changing environment whilst taking full ownership of your role with minimum supervision and control of many processes
  • Strong communication & organisational skills are a must
  • A good understanding of business principles and practices
  • Energy & enthusiasm to embrace all challenges
  • Knowledge of the whisky industry is an advantage

Please apply direct or contact Caroline Strachan:

E: cstrachan@weareninetwenty.com

T: 07825 450 978