Head Distiller (Gin)

Saturday, 7 May, 2022
West Coast  

Poetic License, a distillery based in Velddrif (Western Cape), currently has a position available for a process-driven individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently to join their small but passionate team as Head Distiller.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not be limited to): *the full production process (distilling, blending, quality management, packaging/bottling) *perform distillation, maceration, and blending trials for new product development *liaison with clients and suppliers *inventory management *ensure health & safety requirements, hygienic cellar practices and SOP's are adhered to *staff training *maintain production logs and ensure accurate reporting of SARS and compliance requirements *manage order fulfilment, as well as ecommerce sites, and distribution/logistic partners *marketing of products and attending promotional events and shows *all other tasks related to the position.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• A relevant tertiary qualification (BSc in Oenology, Food science, IBD Diploma, or equivalent);
• Approximately 5 years' progressive spirits distillation experience, including working knowledge of brewing and distilling equipment and systems with an emphasis on practical brewing/distilling techniques aimed at quality and flavour;
• A tested background of evaluating sensory attributes of spirits;
• Strong computer proficiency (MS Office);
• Valid driver's license, own reliable transport, and willingness to travel;
• The ability to lift and carry heavy items when needed.

Please apply online at www.m3online.co.za before 09:00 on 20 May 2022.

For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If no feedback is received within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.