Assistant Experience and Events Manager

Organisation: Diageo

Location: Ballater

Assistant Experience and Events Manager

Location: Lochnagar Visitor Centre, Ballater

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Closing date: 26th Feb 2023

The Assistant Experience and Events Manager is an integral role responsible for crafting and implementing our experience and events strategy in collaboration with the Regional Brand Home Manager and central Marketing team. You will lead and be responsible for the delivery of the Brand Home experience programme, on and off-site events, and festivals. This will involve having your finger on the pulse on industry trends to ensure we are providing leading experiences and events.

You will be responsible for:

– delivering outstanding and memorable experiences for customers

– providing attentive and quality service to visitors and the team

– leading the day-to-day management of the full Brand Home operations which include; experience, retail, F&B and ensuring compliance

– running overall operations, leading by example, and prioritizing time on the shop floor in order to encourage the team to deliver premier service.

– ensuring the visitor experience operation is ran with excellence

– providing strong and inspirational leadership while crafting an inclusive environment for your team to achieve set goals to ensure we are operating at an elite level

– setting the tone for customer engagement, encouraging people to discover Scotch whisky, and promoting responsible drinking.

– rostering large teams, leading various front of house sectors and have a strategic approach to help develop

– building all Experience operating procedures to ensure our guests leave with an unforgettable experience

– smoothly running operations, including but not limited to staffing, inventory management, behind the scenes operations, product knowledge, experience marketing execution, and event management.

This role will require weekend and evening work, with opening and closing responsibilities. The successful candidate will be based on site only.

To be successful in this role:

This is the perfect position for someone with strong management experience within a high-end visitor experience/hospitality business/events operation where world class service is a minimum expectation. You’ll be an inspirational leader and empower others to work collaboratively with a positive and enthusiastic approach and the ability to develop, support, train and encourage the team to strive for the best and ensure that you are all set up for success.

You will have a proven track record of working at pace, responding to sales performance, handling multiple priorities and you are results driven with an attention to detail. You will be able to monitor and manage financial KPI’s and be able to implement and execute processes and procedures. Along with this you will be able to harness your expert knowledge within operations, leading large front of house teams and your strong stakeholder management skills as you will be collaboratively working with the Operations, Supply, Retail, Compliance, Finance, and Leadership teams.

This role will have operational complexity and will require advocacy skills, with the ability to think analytically, independently, and strategically. Ideally you will have proven ability to develop strategy and fluently translate this into commercial and operational success.  You will be required to work multiple technology systems for rostering/planning/ticketing etc.

Full training will be provided for you, we just look for individuals who are either hardworking or have a desire to become true brand ambassadors for our whisky portfolio.

Working with Us

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.

Join us and you can also expect a highly competitive and flexible rewards and benefits package including:

Contemporary work life balance policies and wellbeing activities
Contributory pension scheme
Competitive annual bonus (dependent on performance)
Generous holiday allowance
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.

About Us

This is a chance to be involved in an ambitious and truly one-of-a-kind team where our aim is to create remarkable and unforgettable experiences across each and every one of our venues across Scotland. Our Malt Brand Homes will take visitors on an immersive, multi-sensory journey through the flavours of Scotland, sharing our love for Scotch with a new generation of whisky drinkers. Visitors will lose themselves in the journey whisky-making in our experiences and make purchases from our fantastic retail offerings. We want our guests to embrace every minute with us and feel the same way we do about our heritage. Being part of Diageo means being a torchbearer for our brands and making them even better for the next generation. It’s a career-defining responsibility. If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and our products, help us continue the story and build a great career in the process. 

Lochnagar is an iconic visitor centre that provides extraordinary visitor experiences to all our visitors from around the globe.  We captivate and educate our guests whilst leading them throughout our full-sensory interactive tour and tasting experiences. Our people are making history every day and act as true ambassadors for this inspiring brand.  

Feel inspired? Then we may have the opportunity for you.