At Lion, we have a rich culture where our people can be the best they can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it. Ours is a culture of going beyond – constantly pushing the boundaries to innovate, enter new markets and do things differently with a relentless focus on our customers, consumers, communities and environment. When you join Lion, you’ll join a team of diverse and talented individuals who are passionate about their craft and working towards a shared purpose: to champion sociability and help people to live well.
Our global team of 5,000+ people work across a variety of beverage categories including beer, wine, spirits, coffee and kombucha and our portfolio includes iconic brands like Tooheys, XXXX, Speights and Wither Hills; craft beer brands like Little Creatures, James Squire and Furphy; and other exciting partners like Four Pillars Gin, Havana Coffee and Remedy Kombucha.
A diverse career path
At Lion, we do everything from “land to hand”, including manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing of our products – making Lion an exciting and complex business with a wide range of career paths. Whether you want to work in one of our breweries, in a sales role partnering our customers or a business support role in one of our offices, we invest heavily in our people’s wellbeing and their development.
Things you need to know…
More than just doing the right thing, it is about an organisational culture and mindset that enables our people to create positive and enduring impact across our business and the communities in which we operate, while pursuing our craft.
We welcome difference, actively seek diversity of thought and stand for fairness. Lion’s leading practices in gender equality, flexible working, family/parental support, mental health and LGBTQIA make everyone feel safe, supported and respected.
Growth and Innovation
Continuously investing in innovative new products and technology and recent acquisitions in the UK and US, Lion has high growth ambitions and is investing in the future.
Women in Supply Chain
Sonya Ryan- Beverage Development Manager
Why this career?
It’s a big playground for someone with a technical background. I get to do both of my passions – science and creating. I was torn at school because I used to do a lot of science but also loved art. I’ve naturally fallen into this career by communicating my passions.
What do you love most about your role?
There’s a massively inclusive environment across Lion. It’s so much more engaging to be working with other departments on a common goal. It’s a good balance, as you have to have the technical side to get recipes out properly and commercialise them, but you’ve also got to turn on your creative side if you want to change the beverage industry. I love it, and I can tell my team love it.
Read about my career pathway
- Got Bachelor of Science Degree
- Joined Lion as a Lab technician fresh out of uni.
- Moved out of the lab into a brewery Team Leader role
- Promoted to Beverage Innovation Development Leader
- Currently the Beverage Development Manager ANZ