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Site Operations Manager


Scotland, United Kingdom

Role: Site Operations Manager

Experienced Managers with Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma / Manufacturing Excellence experience required in Speyside

Soft, light, mellow, grassy, smoky, peaty and fruity are not likely to appear on many job adverts, but then, Diageo is not a typical company to work for!

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company and the name behind many of the world's best-loved premium drinks brands, including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan and Tanqueray.


Whisky is currently a fast paced, cutting edge and exciting industry to work in and our business has seen unprecedented change and demand over recent years. As part of our growth strategy and the continued change in demand on production, we need Operations Managers to help lead key production sites across Scotland.

In Scotland we employ 4500+ staff across almost 50 sites, with our brands accounting for over 20% of Scotland’s food and drink exports. Spanning across 46 sites throughout Scotland we make whisky brands including Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Talisker and Johnnie Walker. In addition, 12 of our Scottish distilleries are also visitor centre’s attracting whisky lovers from across the globe.


Your key responsibility will be the leadership and management of a cross-functional production team covering quality, risk, process support and laboratory services. You will 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.


Do you have the desire to live, work and enjoy the beauty and charm of Scotland, in particular the Highlands and Islands? This location complements the role, as you’ll be right in the heart of where the best-loved whisky is created. With approximately half of Scotland’s whiskies produced in the Speyside region, this means it is highly likely you will be based here, however, this role allows you the freedom to rotate across various distilleries and you may find yourself setting sail for the Scottish Isles to manage distilleries producing our more peaty and smoky whiskies such as Talisker, Lagavulin, Islay and many more.

We are 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 are also looking for people with the experience of delivering in a world class environment using Lean / six sigma / MANEX principles to drive performance.


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