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Who We Are

Whyte & Mackay was founded on the docks of Glasgow in 1844 by James Whyte and Charles Mackay, who had a mission to create a truly Scottish blended whisky. This partnership laid the foundations for the company’s continued growth over the next century, with the company now producing and distributing some of the most highly-awarded and respected whisky and spirit brands.

Our multi award winning portfolio of brands include four internationally recognised Single Malt Scotch Whiskies: The Dalmore, Jura, Fettercairn and Tamnavulin as well as the flagship Whyte & Mackay Blended Whisky, The Woodsman, Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Wildcat Gin and Wildcat Vodka to name a few. We also distribute Flor de Caña, Camus and RumChata in the UK.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative Learning & Development Business Partner to join our fast paced HR team on a 6-month FTC. You will report into the L&D Manager and would normally be based in our Glasgow HQ but in line with Government guidance the role will initially be based at home. Working hours are 35 hours per week with flexible start and finishing times with occasional travel to our other sites required. You also get to start your weekend early with a half day on a Friday!

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be responsible for leading a transformational project to develop, plan and deliver a Line Manager Development Programme.  You will take the existing understanding of capability needs of our line managers and existing scope to design, plan, launch and embed the program. You will work across the business, with an initial focus on our Supply Chain team, to build insight into existing levels of line manager capability against future requirements, identifying organisational skills gaps, risks and accounting for a virtual/digital environment.

We’re looking for someone who….is an experienced L&D professional from a manufacturing or supply chain background with previous experience of end to end creation of line managers development programmes. Your inquisitiveness, digital mind set and desire to experiment with new ideas and techniques will be the key drivers to your success. You’ll be a natural collaborator, comfortable engaging at all levels including senior managers and your coaching style will inspire credibility, competence, respect, and authority. Your passion for supporting people to learn and grow will shine through and you won’t be afraid to challenge people’s thinking.

Why Join the Whyte and Mackay Community

When you join our community you’ll receive a competitive salary, a company performance bonus, 35 days holiday and we’ll contribute 10% to your pension. You’ll also get a healthcare cash plan including optical and dental and a great product allowance. Don’t forget the early finish on a Friday!

In addition to working with fantastic brands, receiving a competitive reward package and having the opportunity to collaborate with a range of people across the globe, we offer all colleagues the chance to grow their skills and knowledge to deliver excellence in their roles as well as build and develop their career with us.

Development is a key element of our people strategy ‘Growing Together’ which is based upon our belief that all colleagues have the ability to learn and grow and that enabling them to do so supports our business to grow too.

We consider individual commitment, character and contribution in order to determine and create appropriate platforms for growth for our colleagues.

We encourage honest, connected career development conversations, exploring options such as cross functional moves, secondments, being a learning champion and critical stepping stone opportunities relative to individual career aspirations and business needs.

Next Steps

If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of the Whyte and Mackay community, we look forward to receiving your CV to: careers@whyteandmackay.com by Friday 30th October. If we receive an exceptionally high number of applications we may bring the closing date forward so would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note this is a Direct Search led by Whyte and Mackay. Applications from agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.


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319 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RG
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