Material Improvement Technician

  • Full Time
  • Leven
  • Material Improvement Technician
  • Leven, Scotland
  • Permanent Contract – Full time

About us

From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people.

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

About the Role

This role supports the delivery of the site scorecard through the improvement of material quality performance.

As a material improvement technician, you will lead Material Continuous Improvement projects across site, as well as meetings and Root Cause Problem Solving activities.

You will be responsible for the analysis of OEE losses, in depth line studies and report on findings and you will develop long term, technically robust mitigations/solutions to prevent repeat occurrences of issues in direct collaboration with materials suppliers.

About you

We are looking for someone who is, first and foremost, passionate and engaged about the role. Someone who can demonstrate great communication and collaboration skills and who is at ease with challenging conversations with a wide variety of internal and external partners.

This role involves the engagement of multifunctional departments to find the best, most robust solutions, so you will be able to articulate your vision clearly to others, and rely on your resilience and your proactive, structured problem-solving skills (DMAIC, Six Sigma / Manufacturing excellence). Someone who enjoys working autonomously and with sense of ownership, a true Completer – Finisher.

We’re looking for someone with a solid understanding of packaging materials and equipment, as well as technical experience and the ability to understand and measure product (from vernier to digital scanners). Experience with SAP, Harford is helpful.

Ideally, you will come from an operations or technical role, but manufacturing experience will also be considered.

The recruitment process

At Diageo, we value good communication, speed, and simplicity – and we try to reflect this in our recruitment process.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your application HERE.

Please make sure to submit a CV/Resume in PDF or Word format.

Normally, you can expect to be contacted with feedback within 7 days after the closing date – sometimes it might take longer due to a high volume of applications, but rest assured you will hear from us!

If you are progressed to next stage, for this role you will be invited for a Zoom call interview with the Hiring Manager and someone else from the company (it might be a peer, a Line Manager or HR. We value diverse points of view and opinions and try to inject these whenever possible in our decisions). In some cases, there might be a second interview.

And that’s it!

Once all interviews are completed, you will then be notified of the results of your application.

If you’re successful, you will receive your offer and once you have accepted, you will be asked to help us complete your backchecks, this to ensure everyone’s safety on our sites. All you’ll have to do is to provide some documents and brief information. Don’t worry, you will always have someone from our Talent Engagement Team ready to support you during the entire process!

If this time you have been unsuccessful, while it can be disappointing, please know that often we must make difficult decisions and are able to only choose one among many high caliber candidates. Feel free to request feedback and get in touch with your Talent Engagement Specialist to discuss career opportunities at Diageo.

If you have questions about this role or you would like to discuss opportunities in Manufacturing and Supply at Leven, please feel free to get in touch with Alice:

What’s important to us

We know that our employees are, first and foremost, People – we want to support each one of them in reaching their goals, both in their personal and work life.

This is why at Diageo, expecting parents get 6 months, fully paid family leave and, while some of our roles might be shift based and location dependent, where possible many among 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.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is 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.

Character Is Everything