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Engineering Director

About the role

About Beam Suntory

With two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory is a world leader in premium spirits. As a global business, we bring together the best of our diverse heritage. We value both agility and long-term thinking, we share a collective commitment to excellence and a dedication to craftsmanship, and across borders and roles, we collaborate to delight our consumers responsibly, and contribute to a more sustainable society for all our stakeholders.

Our shared Purpose is to ‘Inspire the Brilliance of Life' and our mission is to be the world's most admired premium spirits company. We're a business that runs on responsibility, integrity, ambition and drive, and we celebrate exceptional performance. We welcome our people to dream big and pursue ambitious goals – we call it our Yatte Minahare Spirit.

But perhaps most importantly – we value difference, and we appreciate what each of us can contribute. We inspire each other, and challenge ourselves to innovate, improve, advance new ideas and try new things. We create endless opportunities to Unleash Your Spirit every day in a culture that is charged, creative, challenging and fun.

Our distilleries, warehouses and bottling operations across Scotland produce and export a range of iconic premium spirits from Beam Suntory's portfolio, including Laphroaig®, Bowmore®, Auchentoshan®, Teacher's, Ardmore®, and Glen Garioch® Scotch whiskies and Sipsmith gin.

About the Role

The Engineering Director will be accountable for leading the Scotland Engineering function including Operations Maintenance, Asset care program, Capital projects, Site Services and the Health & Safety function.

The role reports to the General Manager for UK & Ireland and liaises closely with central Engineering, Central H&S, Operations, Distilling, Quality, Finance, and NPD. We are looking for an exceptionally talented and driven individual who will be accountable for the Scottish engineering estate which contains five distilleries, a bottling and spirit processing site and maturation warehouses. You will help to drive Engineering Excellence across the sites to achieve global recognition as a world-class operation.

Candidates should have:

  • At least 10 years' experience in a multi-site engineering role preferably within the global FMCG sector.
  • An inclusive and collaborative style – able to multi-task, connecting people and adopting best practice.
  • Experience of driving a high level of discipline and exceptional collaboration and influencing skills.
  • Experience of vendor management; relationship forming, managing performance and capital asset purchase negotiations.
  • A strategic mindset and experience of forming and implementing a 5yr Engineering strategy.

You will also be a resilient and collaborative leader who can work with and influence across a broad stakeholder group both internally and externally.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business that is in a period of progressive growth and where you will have the opportunity to positively influence the Engineering culture and philosophy for our Scottish operation.

To apply, please send your CV to Ailsa Sutherland, Director at FWB Park Brown at or for an initial discussion, please call us on 0131 539 7087.