Livingston James retained by Bruichladdich to appoint new Finance & IT Director

Known for being progressive, innovative and convention challenging, Bruichladdich Distillery is located on the remote Scottish Hebridean Island of Islay. A Victorian distillery reimagined for the future, it was built in 1881 and changed hands many times before it was bought by a group of private investors in 2001.

Pioneering the principles of terroir – exploring the land, weather and natural factors which enhance the whisky itself – the distillery set out with a vision to create the purest expression of high provenance, fully traceable, flavour first, natural single malt. Bruichladdich Distillery make three single malts; Bruichladdich, unpeated single malt; Port Charlotte, heavily peated single malt; and Octomore, super-heavily peated single malt. The distillery also makes The Botanist; the first Islay Dry Gin created using 22 locally foraged botanicals.

In their continued quest to always do the right thing for the island and planet, Bruichladdich received B Corp certification in 2020 – the first Scotch distillery to be certified for using business as a force for good. Sustainability is inherent to every facet of the business, and the team are working to source greener energy solutions, improve their agricultural impact, support biodiversity and reduce packaging and waste.

Benefiting from a global parent company in Remy Cointreau, Bruichladdich Distillery is the largest private employer on Islay with over 80 employees.  There are a further 35 based in their Glasgow office on Blythswood Square.

Bruichladdich is very much a purpose led and values driven organisation, with an unwavering commitment to putting their culture, people and the planet before profit.

 

Bruichladdich is now looking to appoint a new Finance & IT Director. Reporting to the CEO, the Finance & IT Director will be responsible for the running, strategic planning and coordination of the Finance and IT functions for the BDCL business. This includes the following key areas; Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Information Technology. They would also have a dotted line to the Remy Cointreau Controller and the Remy Cointreau CFO.

Main duties & responsibilities are detailed in the profile attached below.

The role requires an experienced Finance Director who has a proven track record of success in similar roles and the ability to add real value to the senior leadership team and commercial growth of the business.

Having strong strategic and commercial thinking will be crucial, as will building the trust of key stakeholders both within and outside the business. The role requires an engaging individual, capable of inspiring direct reports and engendering confidence from the Board, key Group stakeholders and wider commercial partners.

The successful candidate will be a highly effective and inspirational finance leader, delivering significant shareholder value and operating as the ‘right hand’ to the CEO.

 

A highly attractive financial package including bonus and strong benefits is available to the successful individual and will be commensurate with the background and experience required for the role.

For more information please contact Mark Lewis at [email protected].

 

Position Profile – Bruichladdich – Finance IT Director Online

 

Bruichladdich is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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