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Quality Assurance Manager - Edinburgh

Ref: 22 Date Posted: Wednesday 07 Nov 2018
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Full-time, permanent position, based at the Company's Edinburgh distillery on Wheatfield Road, EH11 2PX.

A Quality Assurance Manager is required to lead the laboratory in Edinburgh, ensuring that the manufacture of Scotch whisky and its co-products meet defined standards.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Lead the Laboratory team and co-ordinate activities to deliver Customer Satisfaction and Excellence through Quality.
  • Lead developments in spirit quality to ensure compliance with customer standards.
  • Lead Co-Product Management to ensure compliance with FSSC2200 and FEMAS.
  • Lead discussions and reviews with suppliers to ensure that raw materials meet standards and quality specifications.
  • Liaise with key customers and suppliers on matters of final product, co-products and raw materials quality.
  • Ensure all manufacturing stages of Scotch grain whisky and its co-products are carried out to the highest standards.


To succeed in this role, the following qualifications, skills and attributes are required:

  • A degree in a chemistry, microbiology or similar discipline
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and reasoning skills.
  • Experience in the Scotch whisky or brewing industry.
  • Experience of leading or managing a laboratory in an industrial environment.


This role will involve a 35-hour working week. It also comes with benefits, such as a competitive salary, access to private healthcare and the opportunity to enrol in our Company pension scheme.

Closing date for applications is Friday 22 November, 2018.

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