Human Resources Director, E-Commerce and Reserve

Employment Type:
Full Time
Central London
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Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks company, a business built on the legacy and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.

At Diageo, there are two core assets that drive growth across our business: our brands and our people and our HR Function sits at the heart of this.

As part of the HR team, our role is to ensure we have the right conditions in place to develop and release the potential of our talent; our leaders and their teams. We are there to help strategically shape the future organisation to deliver the biggest possible performance outcomes


Diageo's ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in the world. The Diageo Performance Ambition clearly outlines the business strategy - the role of HR is to ensure that the right structure, leadership, culture and the right talent is in place with the required skills and capabilities to brilliantly execute the strategy.

This HRD's focus is on the Europe Commercial Market, driving initiatives and change programmes with its HRD counterparts across Europe.

At a country/cluster level the purpose of the HRD role is to partner effectively with its businesses. The majority of this role is working alongside the Leadership of the GB Commercial organisation, driving short and long term growth agenda while ultimately delivering on sustainable commercial success of the market. In addition to GB it partners the Europe Reserve leadership, the Europe Digital Commerce leadership and the Justerini and Brookes Wines leadership.

In line with our global agenda, the instrumental role must ultimately be an outstanding performance partner for the business, agile, connected and accountable for delivery. It leads on our people plans, organisational effectiveness, performance enablement, leadership as well as operations and compliance.

Skills and Experience

* Passionate about shaping the future and bringing bets practice to develop actionable and bold strategies
* Excellent experience which is demonstrable within multinational companies leading all areas of the HR function
* Proven ability to persuade, influence and build credibility with all levels and all functions
* Expert in leading and winning through execution - ensuring that the end to end HR model delivers brilliantly for the business; with spikes in Talent Management, Organisational Effectiveness, leadership and culture
* Entrepreneurial mid-set; courageous, capable and with a keen eye for analytics and insight

A diverse workforce is essential to our success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business. Our aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment.

By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, we can allow our people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.

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