As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly advanced systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run smoothly.
To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you’re part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone.
Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you’ll be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition and it’s people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career.
Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.
About the Role
The Senior Site Manager will oversee 4 different sites and this truly is the dream role for someone who is an inspirational leader to drive world-class performance by strategically building and running operations to achieve future business objectives. You will ensure site operations comply with all statutory requirements and Diageo standards, eg Customs and Excise, Health and Safety, environmental issues, etc. This will involve designing site business processes and ensure they are followed in order to ensure product quality, plant cleanliness and maintenance standards are met or exceeded and that the quality of externally purchased materials conforms to Diageo specifications.
Innovation is key in this role as you will be proactive in identifying opportunities to continually improve all site production processes and champion the change process. This will involve strong communication skills with a number of internal and external stakeholders in order to provide clear team leadership in achieving agreed site targets as well as challenge established practices to maximize profit and improve on budget, volume, cost and efficiency targets. You will frequently liaise with the Site Operations Manager, Performance Improvement Leads, Site Management Coordinators and Operations Director to review operational and performance issues. Some distilleries have Visitor Brand Home facilities and you will work in conjunction with them to maximize their brand and support effectiveness where appropriate.
You will actively support, motivate and coach all employees in achieving personal development aims and support all agreed training and development programs. The role will involve coaching of team members and you will develop an inclusive workplace environment that will enhance all employees, both as individuals and as teams, understanding of and contribution to business and marketing objectives.
You will be a true leader and role model with a background in production management in a high-quality process industry with demanding production, efficiency and financial targets. You will ensure our teams are inspired and have everything they need to focus on World Class practices and support them through this. You will have a thorough technical understanding of the malt and malt whisky manufacturing processes, including industry-wide issues in order to implement best practice.
This is the dream job for someone with strong project management experience as the role will require strategically planning and building continuous improvement plans and taking the site and teams through change management in order to achieve each of the sites production targets and deliver the agreed financial budget for all sites.
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.