Assistant Retail Manager

Organisation: Diageo

Location: Skye

Assistant Retail Manager

Talisker Visitor Centre

Permanent – Full Time

Closing date – 7th November 2021

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. 

Talisker 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. 

About the Role

This truly is the dream job for someone looking to join an inspirational team to harness their passion for delivering extraordinary and memorable experiences for customers. Part of the Management team comes with the responsibility of providing attentive and quality service to visitors and the team. You will lead the day-to-day management of the full Brand Home operations which include; experience, retail, F&B and ensuring compliance. You will be encouraged to run overall operations, leading by example, and prioritizing time on the shop floor in order to encourage the team to deliver premier service.

As the Assistant Retail Manager, you will be passionate about ensuring that store operations are running smoothly, efficiently and to a world-class standard. You will be a motivating presence, creating a collaborative work environment and leading the team in terms of operational excellence, ensuring scheduling, deliveries, inventory, communications and compliance are maintained for the store.

You will assist the Regional Brand Home Manager with all on-site retail functions, including oversight of retail operations, staff scheduling, inventory and stock control, opening and closing, pivotal initiatives, systems guide, and overall support the Brand Home operation.

You will ensure 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. Ultimately, you will set the tone for customer engagement, encourage people to discover Scotch whisky, and promote responsible drinking. As a line manager you will be responsible for coaching, mentoring, and encouraging the Brand Home team and crafting focused development plans for your direct reports.

This role will require weekend and evening work, with opening and closing responsibilities.

About You

This is the perfect position for a dedicated individual with experience in fast paced retail environments and facilitating extraordinary customer experience through operational excellence. With shown retail operations management experience within a retail or hospitality brand, you will have a consistent record of customer service, delivery of targets and leading engaged and passionate teams. Interested in technology and retail innovation, you will have the ability to solve sophisticated problems in order to create unforgettable customer experiences.

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 front of house teams and your strong stakeholder management skills as you will be collaboratively working with the Operations, Supply, 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 passionate or have a desire to become true brand ambassadors for our whisky portfolio.

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. 


Application Deadline: Sunday 07/11/2021