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Site Director

About the role

The North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. We manufacture and sell grain spirit – the base for blended whisky – and its by-products.  Significant quantities of North British grain whisky are included in many well-known blended brands.  The production of grain spirit also creates valuable by-products which are sold on to other sectors.

We are looking to appoint an exceptionally talented Site Director at our Edinburgh Distillery who will join our Senior Leadership Team to oversee all aspects of the site.  Working closely with Senior colleagues across the business, you will be responsible for running a busy site, delivering increasing demand for our products to our critical partners.

We are looking for candidates with exceptional leadership and communication skills who can work well in an environment of constant change, and who can support improvements and employee engagement in health & safety and in efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing output.  You will also support the business in its journey to Net Zero.  The Site Director will be responsible for building excellent relationships internally and externally.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Senior Leadership experience in a 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • An ability to understand the full operation of spirit production
  • Recent experience in a high hazard environment is highly attractive
  • Financial and commercial awareness and acumen

We focus on continuous improvement under our ‘True North’ programme, with company-wide core values uniting our workforce. For all employees, safety at work and working together are part of day-to-day life at North British. A culture of support and opportunity enables those who work here to thrive in their chosen field.

We welcome your interest in this role and invite you to download a full candidate brochure here.

To apply, please send your CV to Ailsa Sutherland, Director, FWB Park Brown at or for a confidential discussion, please contact her at our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.