Project Improvement Lead

Zoek Pin Middle Ord, Northumberland, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 12 days ago

Job Description :

Performance Improvement Lead

Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord

Permanent – Full Time

Closing Date – 14/11/2021

About Us

As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver billion litres of 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.

About the Role

As a Performance Improvement Lead in our dedicated team within the Glen Ord group you’ll lead the delivery of improvement projects, in partnership with Operations and Functional teams. Ensure that any improvements implemented are standardised and sustained within operations teams (sharing standard methodology)

You’ll engage with the Daily Operational and Weekly Team meetings to provide experienced analysis of performance improvement opportunities. This will require excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills in order to inspire your team to deliver World-Class performance.

You’ll provide mentorship, advice and support to multidisciplinary teams (BL’s, Operators, ITF, Maintenance Technicians etc. ) on trouble shooting tools and ManEx practices

Continually pushing the boundaries for performance. A leader in driving significant cost efficiency by using FI Hopper and Loss and Waste analysis to drive action and delivery in alignment with the business plans

You’ll spend a lot of the time inspiring others and bringing about change while keeping employees engaged with the strategic changes to improve performance.

Leading partners optimally with a strong ability to work cross functionally across all levels of the organisation to lead and deliver key improvement projects

You’ll own key performance indicators targets across shifts and partner with site Operational Managers to drive performance and ensure safety is the number one priority. In order to do this, you’ll drive for next level performance by ensuring all team members follow standard operating procedures, manage the risk profile and partner with the governance team, run productive team meetings and demonstrate high levels of people management.

You’ll provide Capex Project Support - URS development, Business Paper submission to deliver against CAPEX plan, collaborate with contractors and project engineering on asset and process improvement projects.

Health and safety compliance is key and you’ll be at the forefront of making sure this is supervised alongside other key Performance indicators and targets.

About You

We’re looking for people with character: motivated, resilient and open-minded.  You’ll be commercially astute, target driven and flexible – as our work can change quickly.

You’ll be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able to positively motivate and engage your fellow team members. You’ll be able to push forward your own ideas about improvements to current approaches and appraise new opportunities.

You will be a strong project manager and ideally have experience working in a process environment with evidence to demonstrate ability to develop effective working relationships with partners and cross functional teams to deliver organisational effectiveness and improved business performance.

You’ll be a core part of the Glen Ord group management team and as such will be required to take part in the duty management on call rotational roster.

It’d be great if you had, or be willing to work towards a NEBOSH qualification however this is not crucial.

It’d also be an advantage if you had experience of using Manufacturing Excellence tools.

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.


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