Diageo Organisational Effectiveness Business Partner in London, United States

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Closing date: 10th April 2019

Organisational Effectiveness Business Partner


The purpose of our HR function is to be an agile, connected and accountable partner to the business, enabling growth and performance. Our Global HR Centre’s of Excellence (CoE) sit right at the heart of driving this growth focusing on four distinctive areas to add real value to the business: Organisation Effectiveness, Talent Strategy & Reward and HR Transformation.

The Organisational Effectiveness (OE) Centre of Excellence sets global organisational standards, leads the annual HR planning process and partners with our market and functional leadership teams to develop their organisational plans. Our aim is to build world-class capability across Diageo that helps deliver bold and sustainable performance.

In doing so, we have a great opportunity for an Organisational Effectiveness Business Partner who will help to ensure that our OE practices deliver organisational agility and that we continuously challenge the business to ensure our organisation, and our ways of working, are fit for purpose in changing business environments.

The role…

As an Organisational Effectiveness Business Partner, you will work directly with our Global OE Director. This position will need to build relationships (virtually and in-person) with our Market HR communities, with the Global HR CoEs and with key contacts across our global functions. Building capabilities is a core component of this role so being able engage at all levels of the organisation to enable learning is essential. Being able to guide and inspire the thinking of leaders across our business is key to success.

Navigating the organisation through both a functional and Market lens is essential for success in this role. It will work with specialist functional teams to shape cross-market initiatives (e.g. leveraging shared services or global centers of excellence) while also bringing the benefits of these initiatives to life for markets and supporting them in the reshaping of their local teams.

These work streams are critical enablers to deliver the best agility so that we can invest behind growth. In joining this team, there is an opportunity to play a key role in ensuring the delivery of enhanced productivity and cost savings. The team develop global guidance on organisational structures, set OE targets (financial and organisational KPIs) and partner with our markets and functions to ensure that their plans are well designed and implemented in a sustainable way.


  • As part of our annual Multi Year Talent Planning process - ensure that we have the highest quality plans by working with our Markets and Functions in the design and development of their ambition.

  • Partner with the organisations in the implementation of their OE plans; ensure that the measures are being realised, advising on corrective action if off track and provide a true advisory capability.

  • Lead analysis and modelling to inform future decisions, targets and KPIs. Drawing on internal and external benchmarks to identify trends and opportunities for performance improvement.

  • Build capability across Diageo - lead the refinement and embedding of frameworks and tools.

What are we looking for?

  • Clear project/process management experience, strong analytical skills (ability to leverage data, draw out insights and model alternative outcomes) and the confidence to engage and challenge senior leaders in conversations about the future of their teams.

  • Strong analytical skills - ability to use data and metrics to inform judgement and decisions that leads to performance outcomes.

  • Strong influencing skills and the capability to build relationships across different cultures virtually. Confidence and experience engaging with senior leaders in a corporate context.

  • Change and project management skills supported by the ability to orchestrate outcomes through others.

  • Demonstrates curiosity and thought leadership to challenge and incorporate best practice.

  • Depth of understanding of business strategy and commercial drivers to shape appropriate organisational interventions.

  • Be a pro-active self-starter that can operate successfully in a complex organisation.

It won’t be easy; you will be challenged, tested and stretched but this is a great opportunity to take your career to the next level within a highly respected and groundbreaking organisation who produce some of the world’s best loved brands!

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Park Royal 7HQ

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As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

We’re proud to be more than 30,000 talented people. While they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them go further than they thought possible. In fact, we’re helping to define their career growth through stretching roles and exciting development opportunities.

Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.