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Managing Director

About the role

Founded in 1885 The North British Distillery Company Ltd (the Company/NBD) is jointly owned, via Lothian Distillers Limited by The Edrington Group and Diageo – two of the worlds most successful and respected drinks companies.  The Company provides a secure and reliable source of grain whisky to both companies together with a range of other well-known whisky producers and as such it is a critical part of the industry supply chain.  The grain spirit NBD produces is found in many of the most recognisable brand names, such as The Famous Grouse, Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal, and J&B.  NBD also provide maturation warehousing services and has strong commitment to green energy generation and the environment.  The Company combines the very best of heritage and traditional values with a modern and innovative approach.

This appointment arises due to the retiral of the current Managing Director later this year.  Suitable candidates will have experience of leading a manufacturing organisation and be able to demonstrate a track record of continual achievement and business improvement.  Previous experience of leading a multi-disciplined team to achieve stretching personal and business objectives is important.  The Managing Director will be significantly  involved in negotiating key commercial arrangements with suppliers and customers and must have the ability to represent the company both within and outwith the industry.