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Graduate Job Supply Chain Analyst – Graduate Placement 12 Month FTC

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Diageo
Reference: Diageo06
Salary: £19,000 per annum pro rata  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Closing Date - 14th January 2013
Location - Forth Valley
Salary - £19,000 per annum pro rata

Job summary

Diageo are looking for a recent graduate with strong analytical and Business skills to help anaylse supply chain processes. This 12 month placement, based in Glasgow, will give the graduate valuable experience in a real business environment to support their development as a business professional.

Job Description

Project Description

There are currently 52 sites in Scotland employing c.3,500 people servicing many of our global markets with some of our premium key brands including JW, J&B, Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Morgans, Ciroc and Smirnoff Ice.

The Supply Chain team have primary responsibility for the movement, storage and distribution of cased goods stock to 180+ markets worldwide. The team also has a number of key projects in place to drive efficiencies and cost opportunities. A key area within SC is the Scotland Inventory of approximately 3M cases which is held at the production sites, 3rd party warehousing and a number of 3rd party reworkers.

Role Description

The purpose of the role will be to provide project support to a number of initiatives.

There is a health check currently underway on the Scotland Inventory which is reviewing slow moving & obsolete stock. As part of this process we are working with Markets, the Planning teams in Amsterdam and the production sites

Investigations into stock held at 3rd parties to establish what is not fit for sale. This will involve working with the 3rd party organisations as well as the Primary Warehousing and Despatch team at Linwood

A project has been commenced into Glass storage and a health check will be required as part of this process.

Main responsibilities will include:

•        Working in conjunction with the inventory and warehousing teams to meet the FY13 targets on slow moving and obsolete stocks

•        Delivery of the goals on the Inventory health-check within specific 3rd party warehousing or re-worker organisations. After completion of investigations, there will be a requirement to create a disgorge programme linking in with the appropriate disgorge locations

•        Creation and lead on the Glass storage health-check process.

Skills / Experience

If you are an eager and self-driven person who likes to take initiative and you are a recent graduate, who would like to start your career with one of the world’s fastest growing organisations, then apply now!

We are looking for:


•        Motivated by new challenges - a desire to learn and grow

•        Ability to take initiative and work towards achieving goals within set timelines

•        Excellent communication skills - Ability to build great relationships with a range of stakeholders

•        Strong analytical and problem solving skills - Ability to search out, manipulate and analyse data/information and interpret into viable business solutions

•        Ability to bring a fresh insight and challenge the status quo

•        Sound working knowledge of MS office, particularly Excel

•        Good team working skills - Ability to engage different partners to achieve a defined goal

•        Applies high standards to all aspects of work

•        Demonstrates high level of integrity and discretion.


•        Passionate about Diageo, our business and brands.


•        Minimum BSc degree qualified in relevant discipline, e.g. Business.


For the period of your internship you will be included in the Diageo performance management process, where you will set specific objectives and growth plans for your internship. You will be assessed against this at the end of your internship to ensure you and Diageo gain value from your experience.

Standard Diageo fixed term contract benefits. Full, on-the job training will be provided.

As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and will be eligible for 3 days external, residential Leadership and Business skills training course. You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Additional Info

Location: Forth Valley

Duration: 12 months with the potential to build your career in Diageo

Start Date: February 2013.


Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, José Cuervo, Tanqueray and many more.

Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 20,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.

Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why 'celebrating life every day, everywhere' is at the core of what we do.

Location: Scotland

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