Job Description :
Diageo Digital & Technology (D&T) is a multi-functional,
digital delivery function established to liberate and equip markets
to deliver Diageo's Strategic Priorities. This is achieved
- Putting our customers at the heart of delivery
- World class end to end process execution
- Generating performance enhancing insights from data
- Providing CPG leading digital capabilities and solutions
- Responding to and embracing change
D&T plays a critical role in enabling Diageo's digital
agenda through delivering strategic priorities in many areas,
including E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Demand Sensing and
This Project Manager role sits within D&T, Global Supply
which is embarking on an exciting journey of digitisation to
deliver a massive agenda for Diageo. The projects in scope for F21
and beyond cover Supply Chain, Procurement, Production and Quality
while delivering a broad range of technologies, many of which are
leading edge. Projects can sit within one of the Supply Product
areas which include; Plan, Make, Move, Source, Technology and
Sustainability. These projects will test and challenge the project
manager in all the right ways allowing them to grow and develop
over the coming years.
Purpose of role
We are looking for an exceptional project leader with an Agile
mindset to join our Supply Product Line as a project manager. The
project manager in this role will deliver some of the strategic
priorities mentioned above.
They will have overall responsibility for successful project
delivery including initiation, planning, design, execution,
monitoring, controlling and closure. Key skills such as stakeholder
management, influencing and communication will be essential to
success in this role. This role will lead the delivery of medium
and high complexity projects within the Supply area.
Examples of projects you would be delivering include; Physical
robotics, Virtual robotics, Software-As-A-Solution, SAP
deployments, Graphic Visualisations, Transport Management,
Planning, Production automation, Efficiencies in markets,
Distillation improvements, Proof of concept, New offices,
Laboratory efficiencies, Procurement services to Global suppliers,
Manufacturing Cyber Operational Controls, Advanced analytics,
Artwork improvements, Planning for a range of movements including
manufacturing / distillation/ finished stock/ bulk.
To be successful in this role it would be helpful to have
experience in SAP and one or more of the following: SAAS, Supply
Applications, Cyber Security, End User Impacting Technologies,
Networks, Production automation, Procurement processes/systems.
D&T delivers products to all Diageo markets and functions.
The location of your role will enable you to work on local projects
along with many opportunities to work on global projects with a
complex multi geography/functional/process/system footprint. Risk
to business operations, change impact, and compliance/controls is
in the mid to high range.
Leadership Responsibilities & capabilities
- Lead the project team through great planning, organisation and
- Create collaboration across team members and stakeholders, hold
project team members to account.
- Anticipate project risks and issues working with your team and
stakeholders. Solve problems as they arise, escalating risks and
issues that cannot be managed at project level.
- Own end to end project delivery, lead the team to deliver
against the plan and timelines. Delivery methodology could be
through the AGILE or Waterfall (Traditional).
- Accountable for a project with rigorous governance. Establish a
clear & robust governance model, use project governance to drive
decisions & outcomes.
- Confirm and deliver the business outcomes, working
collaboratively with your team and stakeholders.
- Work with stakeholders to manage change ensuring project
benefits are delivered.
The Project Manager will typically lead a project of
1-3mGBPandis accountable for managing this budget, flagging risks &
opportunities as appropriate.
1.Plan, Organise & Communicate: Develop and manage project
timeline and schedule. Proactively anticipate impacts of the
current and future project phases. Translate project plansinto
business speak ensuring clear communication with stakeholders.
2.Risk,Issue& Dependency Management: Anticipate risks and
issues, use problem solving and collaboration skills to mitigate
risks and resolve issues. Work with stakeholder groups to identify
dependencies bringing risks issues into your project. Communicate
risks and issues clearly to stakeholders at all levels (where
3.Financial Management: Project manager is accountable for end
to end project financial planning and management. Quarterly spend
must be confirmed against business outcomes. Monthly financial
management processes must be followed.
4.Own end to end project delivery: Inspire and lead the team to
deliver against the plan and timelines. Create collaboration across
diverse team members with different individual styles and
backgrounds. Hold project team and stakeholders to account, having
difficult and constructive conversations where they are required.
Influence where needed to move the project forward.
5.Accountable for a project with rigorous governance: Establish
at the outset a clear & robust project governance model. Use the
project governance to drive decisions, outcomes, engagement and
management of stakeholders .Follow the Diageo PACE methodology and
work with Delivery Partners including data privacy, IM&S, EA &
COEs to ensure project compliance in these high-risk areas.
6.Deliverbusiness outcomes: Ensure stakeholders are engaged
behind the project outcome. The team and stakeholders understand
the agenda and are clear on what they need to do to deliver against
it. Be resilient and resourceful, solve problems as they arise.
7.Manage Change: Understand the wider impact of project and
change implementation. Gain buy in and sponsorship at the correct
level to support product implementation. Collaborate with
stakeholders to ensure there is an awareness of the need for
change, desire to support the change, knowledge and ability to
adopt the change and deliver the project benefits.
8.Vendor Management: Work with one or more vendors to develop
and deliver project solutions, ensure adherence to Diageo
9.Resource Management: You will have a team to manage and
direct. You will need to be capable and driven to plan, monitor and
direct the team. These will range from Technical resources,
Business resources, Vendor Resources, Internal Diageo groups and
Qualifications and Experience Required
- 2+ years in project delivery experience
- Experience in one or more of the following technologies :SAP,
SAAS, Applications, Cyber Security, End User Impacting
Technologies, Networks, Production automation, Visualizations.
- Supply experience Knowledge of supply chains, procurement,
processes and systems, a demonstrable interest and exposure to
- Skills in: Stakeholder Management, Influencing, Communication,
Negotiation, Financial Management, Risk & Issue Management,
Planning, Critical Thinking, Coaching and Leadership, Vendor
Management, Conflict Management, Resource Management. Exposure to
project delivery methodologies such as Agile or Waterfall.
- Key Competencies: Communication, Problem Solving, Coaching,
Delivery Focus, Customer Focus, Influencing, Collaboration,
Critical Thinking& Analysis, Stakeholder management, Continuous
Improvement, Team management and control
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