Distilling Supervisor

Distilling Supervisor


roomTonbridge, Kent


businessAtom Brands

Who We Are

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Our philosophy here at Atom Brands is simple. We make and select liquids that are the best they can possibly be, and package them in a way that is awesome. We don’t compromise, we don’t cut corners and we don’t strive to fill niches or build back from arbitrarily-defined price-points. We build the very best liquids that we can. Day-in, day-out.


Our brands include Ableforth’s (Bathtub Gin, Rumbullion!), That Boutique-y Whisky Co, That Boutique-y Gin Co, Drinks by the Dram, Character of Islay and Darkness!


In the last 5 years, we've won dozens of global awards (World’s Best - Blended Whisky, Blended Malt, Grain Whisky, Liqueur, Gin, Spiced Rum & Pre-mixed Cocktail - many on multiple occasions) regularly triumphing in blind tastings against some of the world’s largest and longest-established products from businesses three orders of magnitude larger than ours. Our NPD team is constantly on the look-out for emerging trends and creates convention-defying, disruptive drinks brands. We don’t sit still, and there’s a lot more to come.


The role

We're looking for an experienced Distilling Supervisor to join our award winning team. You'll be responsible for the on-site production of our bulk liquids, which include gin, rum and whiskey, as well as new product lines that we have in the pipeline. Managing a team of Distillery Assistants, essentials of this role include:

  • Lead distilling on vacuum and pot stills.
  • Maintain QC levels of Atom liquids, complying with all Health and Safety requirements.
  • Monitor and respond to demand, delivering liquid ‘just in time’ to the bottling and finishing line.
  • Active role in NPD, particularly in recipe development and production techniques.
  • Create and maintain an effective, accessible record keeping system, completing due diligence and all records, including those for bond compliance, in a timely manner.
  • All aspects of team management - including resourcing and shift planning, training & development, performance reviews and recruitment & on-boarding.


Experience, skills and qualifications

  • 3+ years' operational experience in a beverage alcohol production environment.
  • Educated to degree level, ideally with a BSc in Brewing and Distilling, although degrees in Engineering, Chemistry or Biology would be considered.
  • Some previous experience of people management would be an advantage.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing multiple priorities and projects.


About you

  • Strong interest in spirits.
  • Great team player with a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude.
  • Driven and looking for a challenge.
  • Excellent attention to detail.


Why work for us?

Other than the standard benefits you expect to see from a business (think pension, cycle-2-work scheme, free eye care vouchers) we also offer…


  • Flexible working We’re focused on productivity and will work with you to make sure you’re happy with how you work.
  • Free food A hungry worker is not a happy worker. We stock our kitchens with what you need to get you through the day.
  • Free fancy coffee George Clooney endorsed, no less...
  • Free parking at our site in Tonbridge.
  • A relaxed working environment There are no suits and ties here (unless you insist).
  • A challenge The opportunity to make a difference to the future of the business. It is our people who put us in the 2017 Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
  • Personal Days Seven completely flexible personal days on top of your annual leave, because we all need a duvet day from time to time.
  • A healthy staff discount on our world-class range. Just in case that makes a difference.
  • (Un)healthy irreverence National pizza/doughnut/pie/lemonade/etc day? We got it covered.