Quality Director


Suntory Global Spirits

Suntory Global Spirits is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.

Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world’s third largest leading premium spirits company where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets – our premium spirits and our people – we’re driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come and Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

The role

This is a critically important, strategic role within the business and will support growth across the organisation by embedding Quality in everything we do. 

Reporting to the General Manager UK & Ireland, this role has responsibility for leading the Quality function in the UK & Ireland.  This will involve you working closely with production, NPD, supply chain and a variety of business unit stakeholders, to develop, align and execute the QA strategy for the business.  You will also play a key role in contributing to Group Quality initiatives which will help shape the future direction of Quality globally for the business. 

The candidate

We are looking for a Senior Quality Leader with experience of driving standards and improvements with regards to overall quality assurance in a high-value production environment. You will bring experience of developing Quality strategy and be able to demonstrate world class execution of this in a relevant business. You will lead our quality assurance program, customer complaint, risk prevention, quality improvement processes and develop strategies that protect and improve our corporate and brand image. 

 You will have a passion for people development and an understanding of how to create and nurture high performing teams in a complex business structure.   

We are looking for candidates with at least 10 years’ experience in related Quality Management disciplines preferably in a multisite environment within, but not limited to, the FMCG industry.    

The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level in a science, engineering or related discipline and have a working knowledge of all relevant ISO systems.  


At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.  

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How to apply?

For more information, or an informal initial discussion, please contact Ailsa Sutherland on 0131 539 7087.

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Quality Director

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