Distillery Manager - Worcester

Friday, 8 October, 2021

Distell Ltd, a leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and flavoured alcoholic beverages of high quality, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following position:

Reference number: 601

The position is based at our Worcester Distillery. The successful candidate will report to the General Manager: SA Distilleries.

Key performance areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Setting goals for Worcester Distillery within the overall divisional key performance areas
  • Managing assets and financial resources to achieve short-, medium- and long-term goals
  • Compiling and effectively managing the budget
  • Interfacing with other supply chain operational divisions as well as customers and suppliers (i.e.,internal and external)
  • Effectively leading subordinates to ensure a competent and motivated workforce
  • Responsible for safety, health and risk control at the Worcester site
  • Responsible for adherence to all relevant environmental management policies
  • Driving continuous improvement through innovation, effective problem-solving and implementation of best practice at the site
  • Responsible for the quality of all products produced at Worcester
  • Responsible for the raw material intake for the site
  • Responsible for the production and maturation of brandy
  • Member of the sensory evaluation (tasting) panel
  • Custodian of the quality management system
  • Legally appointed person for Worcester Distillery in terms of the OHSAct (i.e.,item 16.2). 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience/skills/attributes:

  • A relevant B degree, preferably in Engineering Sciences
  • At least five (5) years’ relevant experience within the FMCG industry (especially alcoholic beverages production) at a senior level will be highly advantageous
  • Excellent people management and development skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed analytical and strategic thinking ability
  • Excellent problem-solving and planning ability
  • Demonstrable knowledge of WCM practices will be highly advantageous
  • SAP and excise knowledge will be highly advantageous
  • Sound human resource and industrial relations knowledge.

If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell Career Portal by logging onto https://careers.distell.co.za/ and following Home > Careers, and search for the relevant reference number.

Closing Date: 11 October 2021

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates in line with Distell’s National Employment EquityPlan.