Distillery / Site Operations Manager (Part-Time)

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

Distillery / Operations Manager

Permanent Job Share Opportunity

(2 - 3 days per week + flexibility to be on-call some weekends)

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.

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

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 use these skills to help sustain a positive working environment and deliver key people initiatives such as employee engagement and capability development.