Global Specialist, Supplier Performance Management & Collaboration, Open to flexible working

Edinburgh, London, Glasgow
23 Feb 2021
07 Mar 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.

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

About the Role

The focus of the role is to support the market Centre of Excellence through their Supplier Performance Management (SPM) process, assisting the development and implementation of the Supplier and Agency Collaboration programme and Diageo’s new approach to supplier led innovation.

Through effective business partnering and collaboration across Procurement and Innovation teams, you’ll develop and deliver SPM strategy to enable best in class processes and implement new technology solutions to support the global SPM process. You will act as a business lead, supporting rollout of tools and processes. This will involve stakeholder collaboration across Digital, Insights and Technology, sharing functional requirements and aligning on priorities.

You will drive best practice SPM processes and materials, ensuring market consistency, delivering training and providing ongoing market support in order to develop robust SPM plans. In addition, you will support the global roll-out of the new Supplier and Agency Collaboration framework within Diageo.

This role supports in delivering end-to-end supplier enabled business processes and works closely with stakeholders to ensure full visibility of supplier led innovation, tracking and reporting.

About You

We are looking for a dynamic individual with the ability to flex approach and thrive in an agile and fast-paced environment while objectively challenging practices to stimulate alternative thinking. You’ll have experience in a procurement, innovation or other relevant role and demonstrated performance leading projects with an ability to engage and collaborate effectively with various market at different levels of seniority. Experience in SPM and supplier collaboration is desired.

This role requires exceptional influencing skills and an ability to make a personal impact, gaining credibility with stakeholders. Additionally, you will have experience navigating complex business structures, cultures and dynamics. Therefore, business consulting, stakeholder management and strong interpersonal skills are key along with an ability to problem solve.

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.


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