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Sample Team Member

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Samples Team Member to join the Supply Chain Planning Team at our Girvan distillery. This role will be responsible for managing the end to end customer experience in relation to sample and cask regauge requests for internal and external customers. 


This is a full time permanent role

Main Responsibility

The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Effectively manage sampling requests, prioritising and working to On Time In Full (OTIF) targets.
  • Manage sample administration and control, including LIMS and despatch management.
  • Carry out all sampling activities ensuring that safe working practices and quality procedures are strictly followed to ensure compliance with HMRC, environmental legislation, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO14001 requirements to produce safe food and feed products. 
  • Ensure stakeholder relationships are strong across multiple departments.
  • Working within a high performing team culture, and aligning with the Company Purpose and Values, contribute appropriately to team meetings and support the implementation of the spirit supply strategy and continuous improvement projects.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate would preferably have the following:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build excellent working relationships
  • Ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Pragmatic problem solver with the ability to contend and deliver with conflicting priorities
  • Makes prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks
  • Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development
  • Demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions
  • Knowledge and understanding of distribution procedures and documentation requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the relevant areas of H & S legislation, HMR&C compliance and the application of best practice initiatives

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons

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