Are you an engaging, capable and motivational senior manager with experience of coaching and leading a large team of across multi-site operations? Are you able to set a strategy and work with the line managers in your own team to help them deliver change across their teams of operators and craft technicians? This opportunity at Diageo in Central Scotland may be just the next career challenge you’re looking for…
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.
Scotland is the home of Diageo’s diverse range of Scotch whiskies. In Scotland, ISC Distillation & Maturation is responsible for producing over 30 million cases of Diageo’s Scotch whiskies such as Johnnie Walker, J&B and Bell’s every year. As well as Scotch, Distillation & Maturation produces 12 million cases of white spirits including Smirnoff vodka, Tanqueray gin and Gordon’s gin and over four million cases of other spirits and ready to drink brands.
Diageo’s current Distillation & Maturation network includes no less than 28 malt distilleries, including the recently opened £40m Roseisle Distillery, the first malt whisky distillery of scale to be built in Scotland in 30 years. There are also eight main warehousing sites, housing our maturing stocks of Scotch whisky, supported by a state of the art cooperage opened in 2011 and coppersmiths.
About the role
The purpose of this particular Operations Manager role at Diageo is to provide exceptional leadership through delivering outstanding results and setting clear strategic direction for Maturation’s Cambus Hub Operations covering the Cooperage, Barrel Park and Traditional Cask Filling Store (TCFS).
You’ll lead and advocate good governance to ensure that all health, safety and environment, quality, cost and reliability standards are met. This includes driving conformance to regulatory and accreditation standards (e.g. ISO/HACCP etc.) and CARM controls in your area to deliver successful GAR audits. (You can read more about how we manage compliance here: https://www.diageo.com/en/in-society/how-we-manage-compliance/)
In this role you’ll also develop budgetary and capital plans, review existing equipment capacity and manpower in order to meet long range planning goals which are aligned to site and company strategy.
Effective, motivational and transformational people leadership is crucial in this role and accordingly you’ll:
We’re looking for people with character: driven, resilient and open-minded. You’ll be commercially astute, target driven and flexible – as our work can change quickly. You'll have the ambition to achieve successful outcomes and high standards through engaging high performing managers and their teams. With a continual focus on safety, efficiency, service and quality, you'll need to be able to multitask and prioritise workload. You’ll also be ready to build strong relationships with stakeholders across the business including with Finance, Governance, HR and external suppliers/agencies.
Are you a natural born leader? We certainly hope so. This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your leadership and functional skills within a varied and demanding live operational setting and can be a springboard into a range of other exciting roles across our Supply Chain business.
In terms of qualifications we expect that you’ll have a degree level qualification or equivalent or be qualified through relevant experience. You’ll also be NEBOSH qualified.
We expect that you’ll demonstrate the following experience:
Feel free to speak to us about what flexible working means to you.