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Posted September 22nd

Site Director, Jefferson's Distillery - Kentucky

Lebanon, KY

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Posted September 22nd

Site Director, Jefferson's Distillery - Kentucky

Lebanon, KY






Full Time

Are you ready to join one of the leading teams in creating high quality Kentucky alcohol forJefferson's Bourbon ambition? Come join our new and exciting carbon neutral distillery that offers a distinct experiencewithin thebooming KY bourbon trail.

This is an on-site position in Lebanon, KY.

Overall responsibility for operations includes safety, manufacturing, conversion, performance improvement, production planning, scheduling, logistics, purchasing, warehousing, engineering, business planning, capital management, budgeting, and information and decision support systems for the Pernod Ricard (Jefferson's) Distillery.



  • Required:Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Food Sciences, Finance or Business.
  • Preferred: Complete passion for whiskey and bourbon. 10-15 years' experience in the distilling industry.

  • Experience

  • Required: 10 years' experience in operations management roles
  • Preferred: 5 years management experience in distillation and/or distillery-related roles.

  • Key Responsibilities

  • Optimizing Lebanon operations efficiency, capacity utilization and cost effectiveness.
  • In conjunction with entire management team: evaluating, establishing and achieving appropriate operating and financial business performance measures.
  • Foster an entrepreneurial culture within the Company that constantly generates innovative ideas, products and services to enhance effectiveness and create competitive advantage.
  • Coach and develop the production management team to be an effective, aligned and collaborative team.
  • Develop strategy to achieve Global Sustainability targets of Pernod Ricard Group within the facility.
  • Develop and manage annual operating, overhead budgets, capital projects and execute actions plans that drive efficiencies. Manage resources to ensure objectives are delivered.
  • Provides leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff; may also include technical/business support or production/operation staff. Builds high performance work groups focused on customer service and delivering results. Inspires and motivates employees to achieve performance levels and potential through highly developed coaching skills, communication skills and by ensuring proper development training.
  • Leads the effort to achieve stretch business results by being a champion of Continuous Improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools.
  • Use current and emerging technology to drive automation and production efficiency.
  • Work closely with logistics, planning and raw material divisions to identify efficiency and ensure inventory targets are met without compromising customer service levels.
  • Leads change initiatives to deliver business results while maintaining an engaged workforce and commitment and acceptance to the change.
  • Ensure compliance of OSHA and related safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all of GMP and HACCP needs are met, including future ISO certification.
  • Ensure timely corrective action on all observations and non-conformances.

  • Working for Pernod Ricard USA means creating great company every day. It means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and collaborating with passionate people on successful premium brands in an entrepreneurial way. Our people are at the core of our success. Everyone adds a vital ingredient to our mix, bringing a personal touch and individual qualities that make Pernod Ricard even better. We work together with a shared commitment to our values:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit;
  • Mutual trust;
  • A strong sense of ethics; and
  • A relentless commitment to growth.

  • Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development and growth. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues. We never settle for "good enough" but stretch ourselves and our teams towards improvement and progress in all we do.

    At Pernod Ricard, your safety and well-being are our top priority. As of December 1,2022, Covid vaccinations will not be required of new and existing employees, but we strongly encourage everyone to follow local public health recommendations, including keeping vaccinations up to date.

    The salary range for this role, based in Lebanon, Kentucky is $128,000 to $180,500, range will vary if outside of this location. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate'sexperience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position. Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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    Lebanon, KY