Apply to this job

Back to search

Posted September 25th

Head Distiller / Distillery Production Manager

Hilton Head Island, SC


Hilton Head Distillery


Production and Manufacturing

View Full Profile

Posted September 25th

Head Distiller / Distillery Production Manager

Hilton Head Island, SC






Full Time

About The Position
Growing craft spirits distillery seeking a Head Distiller / Distillery Production Manager to lead, manage, and oversee all aspects of spirits production!
Hilton Head Distillery is actively looking for a Head Distiller. Working closely with the Director of Operations & President you will be at the helm of our distillation and production activities and responsible for developing and producing remarkably delicious whiskeys, rums, vodkas, and other distilled spirits specialties. It's a dream job for anyone seeking growth in the distilled spirits industry!

***Employer relocation provided to candidates.

What You’ll Do

Be the Face of the Brand:
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for the company
  • Attend inside and outside events
  • Participate in social media and PR initiatives
  • Support outside sales efforts in on and off-premise accounts
Product Development 
  • Champion and develop new and innovative distilled spirits concepts 
  • Formulate and standardize recipes
  • Participate in market research and focus group activities
Production Management 
  • Oversee all aspects of the distillation and production process
  • Deliver products based on sales demand
  • Select and coordinate material suppliers
  • Analyze, optimize, and control production costs
  • Clean and maintain the production facility & equipment
  • Adhere to regulatory requirements including TTB reporting and COLAs
  • Adhere to and propose GMP’s (good manufacturing practices)
  • Propose and participate in distillery expansion projects
Team Building & Culture
  • Hire, train and supervise the production team
  • Attend and conduct team meetings and outings
  • Conduct performance reviews and propose incentives

What You’ll Gain 

  • Experience leading, managing and overseeing an island distillery
  • Membership in a growing craft spirits family

What You’ll Need To Be Successful

  • Love for all craft spirits 
  • Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of process systems
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and solve problems
  • Whiskey Systems experience preferred
  • Self-motivation and confidence
  • Strong communication, organization, and teamwork skills
  • Socially outgoing with a fun, positive attitude

What You Must Have

  • 3+ years of distillery operations experience
  • High-school diploma (BA/BS or higher preferred)
  • 21 years of age or older

What You’ll Get

  • Competitive compensation (based on experience)
  • Paid Time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • Fitness membership reimbursement
  • Product discounts
  • Account support stipend
  • Complimentary tastings and tours
  • Industry education reimbursement
Hilton Head Island, SC
More Location Info
  • Employer-sponsored relocation
Function Details
  • Reports To President
  • Direct Reports 1-2