William Grant & Sons
Do you want to become part of one the UKs most prestigious family legacies? Here at Arete, Cumbernauld, Luxury is a state of mind, but it’s not for everyone. We have a truly unique opportunity for a Luxury Operations Leader who can harness their manufacturing and production experience to empower and motivate a highly skilled team, who are already setting the standard for their product category.Working across 4 packing lines and Wet/Dry Goods Warehousing, you will be the champion of continuous improvement: focusing on right-first-time product quality, zero safety incidents and full compliance to all required standards and regulations. This will be a key role in the Arete team; responsibilities will include:Develop and lead the Luxury Operations teams, to achieve optimum levels of production performance and engagement, driving the attainment of all required key performance indicators and providing motivation and direction while empowering supportive attitudes between teams/functions in line with company values.Ensure all areas of responsibility are compliant with all Health & Safety, BRC, Environmental & Customs Legislation and lead teams to be proactive in addressing safety observations / risks. Assist with the development and implementation of the packaging and distribution strategy in line with the Company, Operations and Business Unit objectives.Develop comprehensive improvement plans that support our drive for improved operating costs and efficiencies, ensuring successful implementation and execution of these plans. Responsible for ensuring overall product quality meets defined standards, ensuring all processes, equipment, documentation and training are appropriate, compliant and safe.Provide necessary support and training to staff in order to achieve personal objectives and realise company benefit, creating and implementing appropriate training and development programmes to promote a culture of employee development and continuous improvement and address any identified gaps in a proactive and timely manner. Develop & maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of shared objectives. Manage the area of responsibility budget including variable and fixed costs for maximum functional benefit. Own & report on the daily, weekly and monthly deliverables (KPI’s), monitoring and leading action when required to ensure commitments against deliverables are met.Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at WG&S where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy.If you have experience of high end, bespoke production processes, together with a passion for driving a strong luxury culture through team engagement, we’d love to hear from you.