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Operations Director


Scotland, United Kingdom

About Diageo

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

We are a young company born of an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. The success of Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker®, Tanqueray® and many more brands led to the formation of our company in 1997. And we only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong.

Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.

About the Role

Reporting to the Distillation and Maturation Director, this role is responsible for 17 distilleries, co-product processing and Bio-Energy Plants. The jobholder also supports the delivery of the DVC strategy for 5 of our 12 distillery visitor centres and is accountable for delivering their targeted trading profit.

You’ll be expected to provide leadership and to create the conditions for delivery of outstanding safety, quality, service & cost from the sites within your area of responsibility. The Operations Director will also actively role model ISC’s engagement, performance management and employee relations principles and processes.

Further responsibilities include:

To provide strong leadership across all levels in Distillation and help shape the strategy of the wider D&M division
To safely deliver our customer spirit requirements in full and on time
Deliver great safety, production, environmental, quality, cost and efficiency KPI’s using Manufacturing Excellence principles
Skills & Experience Required

You will ideally be educated to graduate or equivalent level in a relevant scientific or Engineering discipline and be IT literate. A broad knowledge and understanding of all the elements of business risk gained through relevant experience is essential including Quality, Health and Safety and Environment.

Previous leadership experience and a great track record in a world class production/manufacturing arena
Very strong and broad understanding of the malt and malt whisky production processes
A proven champion of manufacturing excellence leadership, management, tools & techniques and continuous improvement.
Can effectively manage relationships, both internal & external to achieve great performance outcomes.


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