Diageo Nigeria Career Opportunities, January 2016

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, Tanqueray and many more.

Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 25,000 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.

Job Title:  Procurement Director

Role and Accountabilities

  • To develop and deliver the ongoing procurement strategy for the group.
  • Partner effectively with leadership teams to meet the requirements of the business and creating financial benefits (deliver ongoing savings on total spend net of inflation).
  • To maintain and improve current quality and service levels to all stakeholders within the group and providing expert knowledge on any procurement issues that may arise.
  • Manage, develop and coach all reports to build a high performing team in service of driving continuous improvement, optimizing profit margins and supplier engagement.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Management and leadership of procurement teams responsible for three (3) production sites and all areas of spend.
  • Embedding world class procurement best practice and processes
  • Influencing stakeholders, the Leadership Teams and Suppliers to enable implementation of new processes and practice.
  • High performance coaching, building the local team and development of the procurement function.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree in marketing / business or other related discipline.
  • Should have a recognized professional procurement accreditation
  • Sound commercial awareness and the ability to contribute to the wider business process outside immediate functional responsibilities
  • Exceptional leadership skills to build and maintain a high performing team in a culturally sensitive environment and across multiple sites
  • Proven track record of delivery in challenging business environments
  • Ability to engage and influence a wide range of senior stakeholders
  • Minimum 10 years procurement experience in a blue chip FMCG environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of world class procurement systems, processes and practices
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with significant evidence of savings and value delivery.

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders and build excellent relationships.
  • Lack of general commercial awareness
  • Inability to coach and develop effective teams across multiple sites

Job Title:  Senior Brand Manager Orijin – RTD & Bitters

Role and Accountabilities

  • Leads team to deliver powerful brand plans across the brand, effectively balancing short and long term performance delivery. Exceptional at identifying critical issues, and balances intuition and data to reach breakthrough solutions and action plans. Engages the entire organization behind one vision.
  • Ruthless focus on brilliant execution. Drives self and teams to demand world class outputs, and will never settle for second best.  Identifies executional problems quickly and implements solutions including those relating to route to market challenges i.e. pricing/value chain, cost of goods.
  • Support & inspire the rest of the RTD Brand Team and act as a role model for leading through other cross functional teams
  • Accountable for delivery of the F16 annual operating plan. Effective business partner with commercial teams, and develops innovative brand activity that meets the needs of both the brand and key customers/partners that is executed brilliantly.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Find solutions/ Sees possibilities – You think in the future, anticipating trends and opportunities but have pace in your ability to translate ideas into scalable, actionable plans that drive change.
  • Performance and execution driven- You are committed to drive positive change in business performance. You are results driven and stop at nothing to ensure you deliver high quality results consistently.
  • Grow yourself  – committed to the development of self and others

Functional Capability

  • Strategic penetration – Develops and leads effective brand plans and strategy development across the business cycle. Effectively consults stakeholders to gain alignment and input. Searches for new ways to connect with the consumer through deep understanding of their motivations and challenges.  Drives brand delivery against these insights
  • Marketing judgement– Able to recognize and build powerful creative ideas that inspire consumers and unleash rapid brand growth.
  • Commerciality – Is an effective business partner with commercial teams, and develops innovative brand activity that meets the needs of both the brand and key customers/partners.
  • Brilliant Execution – Demonstrates multiple project management excellence, delegating appropriately and ruthlessly drives efficiency.
  • Motivating cross functional teams and agencies – Quickly build group empathy and effectively challenge the group but take a collective approach.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree in marketing / business or other related discipline.
  • Proven and strong Brand and Trade marketing experience (6  years+)
  • Experienced at managing key stakeholders nationally & internationally.
  • Extensive experience of BTL & Experiential strategy development and implementation working with 3rd party agencies.
  • Budget & cost control management
  • Excellent Commercial judgement & acumen.
  • Experience of working on Status brands & understanding of Execution standards required for the aspirational and demanding consumer.

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders and build excellent relationships.
  • Not having a positive outlook, not focusing your energy on finding opportunities and solutions that will transform the trajectory of RTD portfolio in Nigeria.

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should  Click Here to Apply
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  1. amidu kola says:

    I’m honetly interested

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