Brand Home Lead Guide

Organisation: Diageo

Location: Ballater

Brand Home Lead Guide

Location: Royal Lochnagar Visitor Centre

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Closing date: 17th September 2023

We have an outstanding opportunity to join our team at our Royal Lochnagar Visitor Center as a Brand Home Lead Guide.

You will be responsible for:

As a Brand Home Lead Guide, you’ll be vital to the day-to-day management of the Brand Home, organising tours and allocating them to your team. You’ll provide vital support to the Management team with all operational activities relating to the experiential, bar and retail offerings.

Our Brand Homes showcase to the public who we are and what we do. You’ll be responsible for driving the performance of the Brand Home and ensure that the team deliver extraordinary standards of customer service and outstanding and memorable visitor experiences.

You’ll provide daily support and supervision of the Brand Home Guides and agency staff, including scheduling, monitoring and recording of working hours, supporting new and ongoing training to the team as well as ensuring ongoing personal development and the reporting of team performance and targets.

Our retail area holds our impressive range of Scotch and you’ll play a key role in supporting the Management team with retail strategy and visual merchandising management. You’ll also help with the planning and the implementation of special events throughout the year. Not only will you support the Assistant Managers in event strategy, but you will be vital in building community engagement and the delivery of the Brand Home sustainability ambition.

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

To be successful in this role:

– be driven, resilient and open-minded

– passionate about customer service and driving excellence within the team

– hold experience leading elite teams whilst ensuring excellent customer service standards are adhered to at all times

– exposure of working in a team and demonstrate the ability to build strong working relationships with customers as well as key partners.

– experienced working towards targets and have the strive to achieve vital targets whilst subsequently leading the team every day to work towards these targets.

– be flexible as the role requires both evening and weekend work throughout the year and this will be planned in advance.

– excellent administration and IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Office) is needed

– driving licence required

Working with Us

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. 

Royal 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. 

Application Deadline: Sunday 17/09/2023