Senior Distillery Site Manager
Clynelish & Brora, Scotland
Permanent - Full Time
Please note that although posted in several locations, this role is site based in Brora so candidates should live in or be willing to relocate to the area. Accommodation is provided for this opportunity.
Join our Supply Manufacturing Team
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.
About this role
The Senior Site Manager will be responsible for Clynelish and Brora Distilleries and this truly is an amazing opportunity for someone who is an inspirational leader to drive outstanding performance by strategically building and running operations to achieve future business objectives.
You will ensure site operations align with all statutory requirements and Diageo standards, eg Customs and Excise, Health and Safety, environmental issues, etc. This will involve crafting 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 seeing opportunities to continually improve all site production processes and cultivate the change process. This will involve strong communication skills with a number of internal and external partners in order to provide clear team leadership in achieving agreed site targets as well as challenge established practices to enhance profit and improve on budget, volume, cost and efficiency targets. You will frequently collaborate closely with the Site Operations Managers, Performance Improvement Leads, Site Management Coordinator 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 improve their brand and support efficiency where appropriate.
You will actively support, empower and mentor all employees in achieving personal development seeks 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 improve 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 the teams are encouraged and have everything they need to focus on standard methodologies 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 role is 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 organisational change in order to achieve each of the sites production targets and deliver the agreed financial budget for all sites.
Working with Us
Join us and you can also expect a highly competitive and flexible rewards and benefits package including annual bonus, car allowance, product allowance, 6 months paid family leave, private medical insurance, share options, contributary pension scheme.
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.
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 people.
We're looking for people with creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level.
Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.