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About the Company

DIAGEO, a leading beverage alcohol company, is currently seeking qualified professionals for the position of Manager – Research and Development (Blend Specialist). Headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, DIAGEO is known for its diverse portfolio of world-renowned brands.

Position Name: Manager – Research and Development (Blend Specialist)


Bachelors/ Master degree in Alcohol Technology/Analytical Chemistry/Bio Chemistry/Food Technology. Additional certifications including Masters or PhD a plus. Engineering or Applied Science Degree or recognized technical equivalent


  • Minimum 5 to 10 years in Distillery/blending/Quality/Product Development
  • Experienced in leading project teams; proven record of managing technical projects through to execution

Purpose of the Role:

This role delivers technical output that carries a financial impact that consistently delivers on the innovation business KPIs/needs. The individual is expected to manage multiple complex projects, initiatives, and work streams with minimal guidance from the manager and L4 technical mentors.

Leveraging commercial and consumer insight, the individual will act as a source of technical and creative expertise on their cross-functional project teams. The individual will recommend, design, and influence the business to implement new product/technical solutions for application in the market. The individual will be expected to consistently

broaden their experience via project work in different disciplines, research programs, and/or beverage categories.

Areas of Responsibility

Functional Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of processes – Distillation, Maturation, and raw material for alcoholic beverages
  • Understanding of wood and cask and the maturation chemistry of whisky and other spirits
  • Good sensory skill to understand the various sensory parameters and make decisions on the quality of spirit independently
  • Able to translate creative ideas into tangible business opportunities
  • Visit producing units for audit, sampling, sensory assessment & advising mixing of the spirits to deliver consistent quality
  • Import Oak Wood Casks with receipt, usage, filling, maintenance, rejuvenation, transfers, and scrapping
  • Manage Vats of maturation of Grape Spirit & Rum Spirits, maintenance, filling, rejuvenation, usage & scrapping
  • Work on maturation & quality improvement of Special Spirits related projects and implementation at units
  • Work with external collaborators by generating required data, providing samples & joint process activities at the unit
  • Prepare and collaboratively work on technical training module with the process owners
  • Co-ordinate with PNC, Sourcing, make and supply team seamlessly and build inventory as per the R&D requirements
  • IT and technology understanding, Mathematical and analytical skills

Opportunities for Growth

  • Expand skills through experience in various categories/platforms/initiatives
  • Broaden skills and network through cross-functional assignments and/or stretching business deliverables
  • Bring new technology and technical solutions into the business and into the market
  • Grow strong capabilities in cross-functional stakeholder management
  • Develop as a master blender for the future

Organizational Impact and Influence

  • Has a proven track record in managing complex technical projects (internally or externally)
  • Can effectively manage self and prioritize objectives to achieve the best business results
  • Takes the lead within their area/function expertise; shaping their own destiny in terms of project delivery
  • Independently designs and executes experiments to accomplish research/project objectives within budget
  • Applies knowledge of industry trends and internal/external developments to improve individual and group performance
  • Strives to build alliances and relationships within and across functions
  • Understands the appropriate legal and regulatory requirements of the region and seeks creative opportunities within regulations
  • Demonstrates deep accountability for the creation of new technologies, methods, and/or products
  • Crafts technologies so a meaningful consumer application can be derived

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