Distillery Manager / Operations Manager, Open to flexible working

24 Apr 2019
22 May 2019
Diageo - Workday Production
Contract Type

Distillery/Operations Manager

About us

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 managers for our sites in Speyside.

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.

Whilst it's not essential that you have experience of running a Distillery or full Malt distilling process we're eager to learn about your transferable skills and experience in operational management and people leadership.

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.