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Finance Director

About the role

As one of the forefathers of the Craft Beer movement in the UK Harviestoun are best known for their lager “Schiehallion” and the award Winning golden ale “Bitter and Twisted”. Having successfully bridged the gap between the modern and the traditional they continue to gain plaudits and win awards all over the world, gaining respect from the modern brewers in the States alongside the more traditional minds in CAMRA.

From humble beginnings back in 1983, through corporate ownership and back to independence, Harviestoun remains amongst the true elite in the craft brewing world. The mouse on the label is the brewery mascot, and was said to be the only inhabitant of the 200 year old barn when it was converted into a brewery, and is affectionately known as Harvie.

The owners have significant ambitions for the business and its brands and have appointed Bruno Baudry as CEO to maximise this potential. Bruno has a wealth of international FMCG experience, including senior positions with Castel Group, Codorniu and until his relocation from Japan to join Harviestoun he was the CEO of ASC Fine Wines and Senior Advisor to Suntory Wine International.

A Finance Director will also be an especially crucial hire for the business, as not only will this person be responsible for Finance, Administration, HR and IT, but will also be the main Site Director at its Brewery and HQ, based in Alva, near Stirling.

We are therefore looking to speak with highly motivated and ambitious finance professionals who have a strong operations and commercial background and who are looking for a challenging leadership role in an exciting growing business.

Key attributes will also include a track record of building high performing teams, leading process improvement and continuing to drive more financially and commercially aware cultures in the businesses they have been in.

We are open to the sector this individual comes from (although Consumer, FMCG or Manufacturing would be advantageous) and expect the successful candidate to be a qualified accountant with a strong track record of having already operated at Senior Management level.

A more detailed company information and role responsibilities briefing pack is available on request.

For further information and confidential conversation please contact Michael Dickson via or by phone 0131 539 7087.