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Senior Site Manager


Carbost, United Kingdom

External Job Description
We currently have an opportunity within Distillation and Maturation to join the Malt Distilling Leadership Group as the Senior Site Manager for Talisker Distillery & Visitor Centre. This would be based primarily in Skye but travel is required to deliver objectives for the wider distilling agenda.

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

As part of the Malt Distilling Leadership Group this role is responsible for leading the Talisker site which also has Visitor Centre facilities:
•D&M Performance Targets
•Leadership & effective communications
•Global compliance framework
•Manufacturing Excellence framework
•Visitor Site

Purpose of Role
•To provide leadership and create the conditions for delivery of outstanding safety, quality, service & cost. This includes distilling and visitor centre facilities
•To actively role model ISC’s engagement, performance management and employee relations principles and processes.
•Support the growth of the Talisker brand by participating in brand support activities

Top 3-5 Accountabilities
•To safely deliver our customer spirit requirements
•Deliver great production quality, efficiency and quality KPI’s by using Manufacturing Excellence principles
•To provide outstanding leadership across all levels in Distillation
•To engage key stakeholders across the business
•Lead key business improvement workstreams across the Distillation and Maturation business

Qualifications & Experience
•Experience and working knowledge of distillation is desirable
•At least 5 years leadership experience and a great track record in a world class production/ manufacturing arena
•Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable, ideally in related subject
•Will be a proven champion of manufacturing excellence leadership, management, tools & techniques and continuous improvement.
Effectively manages relationships, both internal & external to achieve great performance outcomes.


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