Distillery Manager - open to flexible working

Moray, Scotland
11 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Contract Type

Distillery Manager | Speyside

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.

A diverse workforce is essential to our success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business. Our aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment. By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, we can allow our people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.

About the role

You could join the Diageo team as a manager for our distilleries, maltings sites or dark grain plants - internally we collectively refer these positions as "Site Operations Managers". Your key responsibility will be the leadership and management of a cross-functional production team covering quality, risk, process support and laboratory services. You'll have accountability for ensuring site production satisfies or improves on budget, volume, cost and efficiency targets.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Leading, motivating and inspiring your team ensuring that you create a positive and performance driven team environment that results in excellence.

  • Continuously promoting a positive working environment, which provides opportunities for the development of strong working relationships.

  • Setting objective standards to ensure that the sites achieve the quality assurance required by the business.

  • Ensuring effective liaison with relevant agencies relating to quality, risk and environment to ensure compliance with external and internal Diageo standards.

About you

We're looking for natural leaders with a proven track record in people management with experience in developing and working in a partnership / service orientated environment. We're also looking for people with the experience of delivering in a world class environment using Lean / Six Sigma / Manufacturing Excellence (ManEx) principles to drive performance.

It's essential that you have experience of running a Distillery and full Malt distilling process as well as having gained a Six Sigma certification or similar and have experience working in a manufacturing excellence production environment.

You'll have great leadership & coaching capabilities / behaviours to drive individual and team performance across the business. And you'll use these skills to help sustain a positive working environment and deliver key people initiatives such as employee engagement and capability development.