Quality Control Manager

Australian Whisky Holdings
Hobart, TAS 7000
Australia
03 6231 9088 (Main Phone)
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Job Description

At Australian Whisky Holdings Ltd (AWY) our vision is to grow the Tasmanian single malt whisky industry to accommodate the rapidly growing worldwide demand for premium single malt whisky. AWY is an ASX listed company which owns both the Nant and Lark Distilleries, and includes the Lark Distillery, Overeem Whisky, Nant Distillery, and Forty Spotted Gin brands.

The Group operates to execute AWY's vision, not only in the making of world-class products, but by continuing to lead the Australian craft spirits industry into the future. Due to growth and expansion within the business, we're looking for a new team member to join us on this exciting journey.

This role will be an integral part of our production team and will take the lead in ensuring the ongoing consistency and quality of our finished goods in line with house styles. This role will report directly to the Production Manager and will work across our distillery teams in both Cambridge and Bothwell, Tasmania.
Job Requirements

Your new role:

• Working with our Head Distillers to ensure the quality and style of spirit being produced is consistent with the distillery's house style.
• Lead the distilling teams in the enhancement of processes and procedures to ensure the quality and consistency of finished goods.
• Working with our Forty Spotted Head distiller on the creation and development of recipes for limited releases
• Lead distilling teams in the creation of new products and development of existing products.
• Monitoring and management of whisky stocks maturing
• Oversee and manage the blending of casks to create whisky marriages
• Take a lead role in the planning and release of finished goods.
• Assist in the selection and procurement of raw materials and casks.
• Work with project teams on the design and expansion of distilleries, as well as the procurement of plant and equipment.

What you will need to succeed:

• Highly developed sensory analysis skills.
• Experience working with casks, ideally with an understanding of oak varieties, fortified wine and other spirits.
• Extensive experience in alcohol production, ideally with a high level understanding of whisky and gin production.
• Proven history in alcoholic product development and use of quality assurance processes.
• Strong attention to detail and work ethic.
• Strong planning, leadership and communication skills.
• A passion for the industry and a desire to continually develop your skills and knowledge.
• Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to build key and effective relationships across the group.
• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science-related field and / or bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking is highly regarded.
• Previous project management experience is desirable.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB’ link above.

Employer Contact Information
Australian Whisky Holdings
14 Davey St
Hobart TAS 7000
Australia
At Australian Whisky Holdings Ltd (AWY) our vision is to grow the Tasmanian single malt whisky industry to accommodate the rapidly growing worldwide demand for premium single malt whisky. AWY is an ASX listed company which owns both the Nant and Lark Distilleries, and includes the Lark Distillery, Overeem Whisky, Nant Distillery, and Forty Spotted Gin brands.

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