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Group Operations Finance Director

About the role

William Grant & Sons is the biggest independent family-owned drinks business in Scotland, best known for the world renowned single malt whisky, Glenfiddich.

Although whisky is at the heart of its operations through its Glenfiddich and Balvenie brands and the Family Reserve blends, Grant’s has diversified significantly over the years and its portfolio includes the hugely successful Hendrick’s Gin, Gibson’s Finest Canadian, Reyka Vodka and Sailor Jerry rum. It also owns the New York State-based craft distiller Tuthilltown Spirits and the no.2 Irish Whiskey brand Tullamore Dew.

The business has the scale, fire power, influence and international structure of a FTSE 100 company. It clearly also has fantastic brands and products as well as an ability to attract top class talent, both Executive and Non Executive. It does not however have some of the pressures which comes with being a PLC and this allows it to be very entrepreneurial, flexible and fleet of foot.

This is a very senior, visible and influential position within the business. The Global Operations function is hugely significant and the FD is tasked with leading a team which will optimise efficiencies and maximise returns on capital investments. It reports to the Executive Board and has an array of key relationships around the business. The role also offers an excellent platform for continued development within the business.

We are therefore seeking a talented and ambitious person who can lead, persuade, influence, strategise, deliver results and meet customer expectations. The business has long since fostered a forward thinking and pioneering culture that recognises the need for innovative thinking and continuous improvement. The appointee should fit comfortably into this mould.

For further information and detailed conversation please contact Willie Finlayson via or by phone 0131 539 7087.

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