UK: Diageo confirms UK job cuts as review goes on

By | 21 March 2013

Diageos job cuts will affect staff in Scotland, with 80 positions set to go

Diageo's job cuts will affect staff in Scotland, with 80 positions set to go

Diageo will cut around 80 jobs in its UK operations following the completion of its global supply and procurement review in the country.

The firm, which launched the review earlier this month, is looking to make savings of around GBP60m per year as a result of the global programme. Earlier today (21 March), Diageo confirmed that 80 jobs will go across its 50 sites in Scotland.

This month's review, which sees Diageo cutting back its regional structures and transferring its local operations to its 21 "key" global regions, will result in Scotland joining a newly-created International Supply Centre (ISC) that will bring together management of Diageo’s beer, wine and spirits production operations in Europe under one management structure.

“The ISC will replace the current Diageo Europe Supply organisation and will continue to be headquartered in Edinburgh,” the firm said. “It will build on the existing Scottish operational strength in manufactured exports.”

The cuts, which will affect management roles spread across a number of sites, will be implemented over Diageo's fiscal year until June 2014. When contacted by just-drinks, a spokesperson said that the review will continue across Diageo's other markets.

Scotland was hit by an earlier wave of job cuts by the spirits giant in 2009, when over 10% of Diageo's Scottish workforce was laid off.

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