Global I&D Senior Manager, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
27 Apr 2022
27 May 2022
Contract Type

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our purpose – Celebrating life, every day, everywhere – has an important role in our company, for our people, our diversity, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value.


Diageo’s Performance Ambition and 2030 Spirit of Progress inclusion and diversity goals demand that we have highly engaged, diverse talent across the business with a strong performance, learning and inclusive culture.

On Inclusion and Diversity; one of the 6 Must Do performance priorities is to Champion Inclusion and Diversity with an outcome that we “create the most inclusive and diverse culture that ensures all our people thrive; shape market-leading policies and practices”. In addition, the Global People Strategy sets out 5 strategic priority areas – Continuous Learning; Innovative Approach to Talent; Inclusion & Diversity; Fulfilling Employee Experiences; Speed, Focus & Simplicity.  Within Inclusion & Diversity our three-year goals are to ensure:

  • Our progressive culture, policies and practices are a hallmark of our business that differentiates our employee value proposition
  • All employees feel valued for their uniqueness and this fuels their advocacy of Diageo
  • Our diverse consumer cohorts are reflected in our employee workforce

The role

The role partners with senior HR stake holders across multiple markets and geographies, alongside partnering closely with leaders from marketing, CR and supply chain, in defining our current and future strategy and progressive plans to deliver our I&D ambitions.  It is critical that the incumbent can navigate the matrix organisation, can build strong relationships and influence within all levels of the business.

This role reports into the Global Inclusion & Diversity Director and by a key member of the global I&D working group, representing our Spirit of Progress I&D ambitions. 

The role holder is expected to play an active role in the engagement and communications of our I&D progress and plans across the business, including bringing leadership and strategic guidance to our ERGs worldwide, and providing counsel and partnership to our market HRDs.

About you

  • The I&D Senior Manager role requires experience in leading and engaging on global programmes and can influence and align across the business; work across cultures; build strong relationships and influence within the business and with external stakeholders that influence culture, diversity and practice change.
  • Consistent record in shaping global strategies; delivering cultural and systemic interventions to transform culture, talent and organisations. driving culture change and leading inclusion and diversity within teams/organisations.
  • You will have the ability to drive culture change and builds diverse and inclusive strategies – with over 8 years’ experience working in change, communication and talent roles.
  • You'll also have the ability to lead from strategic thinking through to execution, making bold choices that champion change, alongside ability to drive execution through others

Diversity statement

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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