Operations Manager, Open to flexible working

Leven, Fife
05 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type

From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people.

To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you’re part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone. Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you’ll be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition. And its people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you

About the role:

Diageo Leven is our largest packaging site dealing with both high volume and SKU complexity. There are three main bottling halls comprising of roughly 8-10 bottling lines each. The role of Packaging Operations Manager has complete operational responsibility for one of these halls and the people structure contained within it. Therefore, this role is crucial in delivering our mission and is a position that accelerates fulfilling careers within Diageo. Many of our senior team have grown to where they are, gaining valuable experience from time spent in this pivotal position.

For the right candidate this role is a rare opportunity to lead and inspire significantly large teams in a fast moving & customer driven environment. This candidate will have the opportunity to engage diverse groups, to stretch themselves and to deliver the mission at Leven which is so core to Diageo’s vision of being the best performing most trusted and respected. Our operations manager is part of our senior team who actively work to shape the future of our site

About You:

The candidate that we need will be building their resilience and will have the appetite to develop transformational plans and to communicate them with clarity. You will derive purpose and meaning through delivering big results in and through our committed & talented team. You will share in our pride in crafting our products, and will understand the integral value that our MAKE sites have in delighting our consumers.

The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience from an FMCG environment where you will have delivered outstanding results against a balanced scorecard. We are looking for someone who can inspire and coach an, already mature, operation to even greater performance in Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost, Delivery and Morale.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.


Character Is Everything