Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in St. Croix





Role Mission

The purpose of this role is to manage the laboratory at Cruzan Rum ensuring that all products produced meet specifications while acting as a lead support of the IMS (Integrate Management System) and assisting with maintaining environmental compliance.  Meeting these goals ensures that Cruzan Rum, as well as all products utilizing our bulk rum, maintain the standard of high quality and sustainability that our customers expect.


This is a Great Opportunity because:

This is a great opportunity to be a part of ensuring the success of a growing brand through working closely with operations to achieve quality and efficiency targets, growing the continual improvement culture of the organization through leadership within the ISO systems, and building capabilities of a diverse laboratory testing portfolio to support the needs of the facility as processes change and improve.


Outcomes/Success Criteria

Success for this role is measured by ensuring that product leaving the facility meets specifications, ISO core system requirements are met, the laboratory runs smoothly throughout the year without supply shortages, customer requests are met within desired timeframe, and research projects are executed as designed.


Job Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include daily management of the laboratory including directly managing the lab technician, performing duties of the lab technician as needed, daily review of processed data, ensuring calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment is completed, order all lab supplies, coordinating execution of experiments designed by the Senior Manager, Work Instruction management, quality data reporting, commercial sample support, act as substitute QMR, and act as lead of tasting panel.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Education- Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Biology or Related field
  • Certifications/Licensure- ISO 9001 Auditor preferred
  • Years of experience- Minimum of 3 years in an Analytical lab or quality control environment or strong background college level science laboratory work. 
  • Level of experience- High level of proficiency in laboratory techniques and practices.  Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Industry experience- Minimum of 2 years in a manufacturing environment.
  • Travel - < 5% is required.


Additional qualifications desired:  Strong computer skills.  Demonstrated excellent organoleptic acuity.  Willing and able to taste alcoholic beverages.




Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.