Inver House Distillers, Group Distilleries Manager opportunity

Inver House Distillers, Group Distilleries Manager opportunity

Maria McCulloch

22/06/2021

The End Of An Era... The New Beginning Awaits!

Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing are proudly partnering with Inver House Distillers in finding them a new Group Distilleries Manager. 

Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing are a collection of specialist technical recruiters with expert knowledge in their chosen sectors, unrivalled networks and an ethos of working in partnership with our clients.

Inver House Distillers is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings Ltd, producing its Scotch whiskies and gin at five distilleries around Scotland: Pulteney, Speyburn, Knockdhu, Balblair and Balmenach. Inver House is also highly active in the maturation and blending of Scotch whisky, with warehousing for more than 600,000 casks and extensive facilities for cask filling/dumping and spirit blending and bottling at its headquarters in Airdrie. The business has won many prestigious accolades over the years, including the Icons of Whisky Distiller of the Year Award for Scotland (2017).

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the Scotch Malt Whisky & Gin distilling activities of Inver House Distillers. Their Brands include Old Pulteney, Speyburn, AnCnoc, Balblair and Caorunn Gin and the role involves the management of five individual distillery sites across the north of Scotland.

The challenge in the role is to combine traditional production methods for an iconic Scottish product with a business strategy that is focused on growth and long-term sustainability. Challenging targets for reduction in carbon emissions must be achieved while maintaining high quality spirit and this will require energy efficiency improvement, a continued transition to renewable fuels and the use of co-products in a sustainable manner.

The successful candidate will be required to lead and motivate their skilled and experienced distillery teams, and will play an important role in the broader Leadership team contributing fully to the long term aspirations of the business.

The successful individual must have relevant technical and commercial experience and be motivated by continuous improvement. Compliance with relevant regulatory requirements will be integral to the role, including a strong focus on a safety culture.

Inver House Distillers is owned by International Beverage Holdings Ltd which is one of the drinks industry's most dynamic global businesses. Established in 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of ThaiBev, the company operates as its international business arm, specialising in the development of premium local spirits for the global market. Its success is built on a strong understanding of local cultures and markets within a worldwide business network. Based in Hong Kong with regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the USA and UK, the company is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium brands in over 85 markets. These brands are built on character, craftsmanship and quality, led by a range of award-winning Scotch whiskies and an array of vibrant beers and spirits.

These include:

  • Single malt Scotch whiskies Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc and Speyburn
  • Blended Scotch Hankey Bannister
  • Caorunn, Scotland's leading super premium gin
  • Mekhong, 'The Spirit of Thailand' since 1941
  • Chang Beer, Thailand's iconic beer brand
  • Phraya, Thailand's super premium rum

Iconic roles like this do not come along very often. The current incumbent has been in with the company for 25 years and as one chapter closes, another opens...

Are you a leader in the distillery industry who is ready to head up a sustainability strategy? Passionate about innovation in the industry? A leader of people who can lead teams through change?

Contact Caroline Strachan for a confidential discussion.

E: Cstrachan@weareninetwenty.com

T: 0141 231 1250