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  • Posted on: 29 August, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Guiness Nigeria Plc - We are Guinness Nigeria, member of Diageo Plc the world's leading premium drinks business with an unrivalled collection of beverage alcohol & non-alcohol brands across the Spirits, Wine & Beer categories.

    Guinness Nigeria operates a Total Beverage Business (TBB). A key contributor to the success of the GNPLC strategic plan is an effective & flexible field sales force demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building activity. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do, and through this, will deliver sustained, mutual growth for our brands, categories, customers and partners. Will you partner with us on this journey?

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Reward Analyst


    AutoReqId: 42998BR
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Reports To: Reward Manager

    Guinness Nigeria Plc’s (GNPLC) stretch business agenda/strategic priorities focus our Company on achieving strong growth (volume and market share targets) through Consumer understanding, customer motivation and production of premium brands. Inspiring exceptional performance in our people is core to our success.

    Purpose of Role
    Support the Reward Manager in Driving GNPlc’s Performance and Reward agenda by developing, implementing and managing Reward and Recognition frameworks and processes to align with the Organisation and People strategy and values, attract, retain and motivate talent to deliver outstanding performance that leverages business performance.


    •     Financial
    •     The role reports to the Reward Manager. Role impacts Management and non-Management workforce.

    Market Complexity
    Working closely with the following on Reward & Performance Management to inspire exceptional performance in our people:

    Reward Manager

    •     Members of the GNPlc HR Team.
    •     Reward Manager, Key Markets.

    External Reward Consultants.

    •     Association of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) – surveys/Reward issues.
    •     Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) on Surveys/Reward issues.
    •     Networks with Compensation & Benefits professionals in other Companies/ Compensation groups.
    •     Senior Managers and HoD’s across the Business.
    •     Team Member- HR Projects/HR Rep in cross-functional Project teams

    Functional Capabilities

    •     Ability to understand and assimilate broad conceptual principles to reward application.
    •     Good understanding of reward tools/techniques; understands what works within the business and the implications for individuals
    •     Uses experience and skills to identify and exploit key drivers of Organisational Performance.

    Top 3 Accountabilities

    •     Support the Reward Manager in managing core reward processes – salary review, bonus, savings plans, benefit administration, communication, job evaluation in GNPlc
    •     Provide high quality analysis of position against talent market to support reward process and decision-making.
    •     Ensure access to high quality management information to support reward decision making


    •     University degree
    •     M.B.A. or Post-graduate training in HR and/or Compensation and Benefits or other relevant discipline.

    Skills and Knowledge

    •     Analytical Skills
    •     Knowledge of operational / Industry HR practice and Labour Laws in the operating environment.
    •     Knowledge of Current labour and tax legislation.
    •     Strong Team and Interpersonal skills.
    •     Effective Communication, presentation and persuasive skills.
    •     Strong MS Excel skills.
    •     MS Access skills desirable.


    • Minimum of 2-3 years broad based HR experience in a multinational Company, preferably FMCG environment

    Barriers to Success in Role

    •     Inadequate knowledge of operational / Industry HR practice and Labour Laws in the operating environment.
    •     Insufficient knowledge of current labour and tax legislations.
    •     Weak persuasive/influencing skills.

    Flexible Working options
    Based in Lagos with local travel to GN sites

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    Brand Manager


    AutoReqId: 43000BR
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Reports To: Head – Media & Marketing Communications


    •     Develop the long term strategy and annual implementation plan for Guinness Nigeria & Diageo Brands Nigeria Ltd. Responsible for managing & supervising content development for search engines (SEO) & social media (SMO); whilst ensuring that our digital footprint performs exceptionally well in search engines.
    •     Develop the long term strategy and annual implementation plan for GN & DBN brands. Responsible for managing & supervising content development for search engines (SEO) & social media (SMO).


    •     Guinness Nigeria plc is a strategically important market for Diageo and for the Guinness brand globally being the #2 Market globally by volume. We are also leading the Digital Marketing space for Diageo Brands in Africa.
    •     The emergence of mobile phone technology as the primary medium of communications within Nigeria (102mn users) has led to a dramatic shift in emphasis from conventional to emerging media.


    •     Annual A&P spend of approximately 74 Billion Naira (GBP£32mn).
    •     Management and Accountability for implementation of some portion of the A&P spend

    Leadership and Functional Responsibilities

    •     Total programme management of the Guinness VIP Digital RM programme. (Guinness VIP SEO,, PR releases, offline assets), GN & DBN Social Media platforms and other web & mobile platforms of the company.
    •     Developing both SEO/SMO strategies and content optimisation guidelines and providing concrete instructions for day to day activities for digital and offline channels.

    The successful candidate will have a proven record of the following:

    •     Digital Marketing: will be a proven functional expert in this field in addition to regular FMCG Brand Marketing experience. Extensive content briefing, creation, optimization and content strategy experience in order to be able to drive content optimization for GN&DBN digital community.
    •     Consumer Insights & Data Analytics Experience: Analytics and fact-based decision making leveraging consumer insights. Passionate about numbers and actions impacting them. Experience with Google Analytics, &/Or Radian6 Analytics tool.
    •     Commerciality: Uses performance measurement & sound financial managementt
    •     Excellence in Execution: Delivers high quality results consistently.

    Top 3 Accountabilities

    •     Assist and support the Head, Media & IMC to deliver the AOP growth aspirations in F14 and beyond.
    •     Develop and execute ambitious recruitment plans for core brands and other Digital initiatives to be the market leader in Nigeria of Digital Communications.
    •     Support & inspire the rest of the Brand Teams as well as collaboratively support the GN plc Customer Marketing team, GN DMC custodian and global DMC custodians ensuring full adherence to DMC and Digital Code of Practice.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    •     University degree in marketing / business or other related discipline preferred though not essential.
    •     Postgraduate Qualifications an advantage.
    •     Proven experience of Digital marketing strategy development and implementation (min 2-3 years).
    •     Proven and strong Brand and Trade marketing experience (4-6 years)

    Key Experience

    •     Experienced level capability on all Marketing Functional capabilities
    •     Can demonstrate excellent Commercial judgement & acumen.
    •     Experience of working on Digital Activation platforms & understanding of Execution standards required for the demanding consumer.
    •     Is experienced at managing key stakeholders nationally & internationally.

    Barriers to Success in Role

    •     Insufficient experience in the Digital marketing space.
    •     Inability to manage and influence a cross functional team
    •     Lack of focus on executional rigour & detail.

    Flexible Working options
    Lagos based with some travels within/ outside Nigeria

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    Nursing Manager


    AutoReqId: 43005BR
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Reports To: Corporate Nursing Manager


    •     Lagos Brewery Clinic operates 24hours coverage with a Medical Adviser who visits three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and spends two (2) hours on each day.
    •     Working environments can be hazardous; illness and accidents may occur any time in the course of work, therefore, Occupational Health Service offers strict supervision and enforcement of safe working practices to minimise occurrence of accidents at the workplace.
    •     It involves the application of professional principles in developing and carrying out nursing service, tailored to the changing environment as well as worker's needs.

    Undertake purchase and routine drug issue with accompanying systemic records update

    Market Complexity
    Covering Lagos Brewery for effective management and reduction in health related concerns in order to produce a sound and viable workforce to meet the set goals and international standards prescribed by Diageo to project world class corporate image

    Leadership Capabilities:

    •     Sound organisational / co-ordinating skills.
    •     Highly professional approach to responsibilities.

    Functional Capabilities:
    Medical Services-

    •     Ensures the maintenance of standard practice in Lagos Brewery clinic. Effective manpower deployment planning to provide for 24-hour coverage.
    •     Undertake routine/periodic medical examination and health screening for patients.

    Clinic Administration-

    •     Oversee the Lagos Brewery Clinic.
    •     Collate data for various interval reports.
    •     Maintain appropriate inventory of medical supplies to ensure availability at all times.

    Management Support-

    •     Ensure proper functionality of all medical equipment.
    •     Facilitate validation and renewal of nurses practice licence.

    Purpose of Role
    To ensure and maintain healthcare service that produces a workforce that is physically, mentally and socially fit to optimise work performance and increase profitability.

    Top 3 Accountabilities

    •     Overall supervision/Management of Lagos Brewery Clinic in line with accepted Diageo/International standards.
    •     Inculcate in colleagues and associates the need to aim for the highest level of professionalism – i.e. best practice principle.
    •     Seek to develop synergy with other key client units of GNPLC as a proactive step in health care management.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

    •     Internationally recognised professional certification in Nursing.
    •     Registration with Nursing Council of Nigeria
    •     Valid and current practising licence.

    Experience -

    •     10-12 years of post-qualification experience in nursing practice and at least 5years experience working in an industrial setting.
    •     Proactive in decision-making especially in confidential matters.
    •     Swift to impart knowledge / information on relevant issues as relates to the job.
    •     Computer literacy is mandatory.

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    Demand Planning Manager


    Job Title: Demand Planning Manager
    AutoReqId: 43020BR
    Location: Lagos, Nigeria
    Reports To: Sales & Operations Planning (S & OP) Manager


    • The Demand Planning position is responsible for all forecasting activities for Guinness Nigeria and Diageo Brands Nigeria associated with customers and products.
    • The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for Guinness Nigeria and Diageo Brands Nigeria customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, sales operation, and other sources (i.e.: Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data).
    • The Demand Planner is the integration point into the sales and marketing organizations. Basic forecast modeling is the responsibility of this position. This position leads the dialogue each month for their respective customers and products with key counterparts in Sales, Customer Marketing and Marketing.

    a) Financial
    This role manages the demand planning process to guarantee delivering of overall business performance

    b) Market Complexity
    The Alcoholic beverage industry is highly competitive with 3 key players and constantly expanding with low end entrants. Spirits consumption is expected to fuel more growth within the industry.

    c) Leadership /Functional Capabilities
    i. Ability to work with and gain alignment from relevant decision makers (Demand Community), embrace change and take ownership.
    ii. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skill to build amazing relationship
    iii. Demonstrate strong analytical skill and logical approach to decision making
    iv. Communicate clearly & use information to influence decision making.
    v. Demonstrate good presentation skill with excellent skill in Microsoft offices (especially in excel and PowerPoint)

    Purpose of Role

    • To ensure that the best possible short, medium and long term forecast of demand for all Guinness Nigeria Plc & Diageo Brands Nigeria products are available at all times
    • Work with customer marketing, marketing and sales team by providing and maintaining very robust informed and statistically based forecast of forward demand for Guinness Nigeria Plc & Diageo Brands Nigeria
    • Manage monthly demand planning process with proper documentation of assumptions, identified risk and business opportunities for Guinness Nigeria Plc & Diageo Brands Nigeria

    Key Accountabilities

    • Developing baseline statistical forecast using demand planning system
    • Supporting the Sales & Operations Planning (S & OP) Manager to embed Sales and operations planning in the market.
    • Maintain demand planning system and software(-Enter & modify data and ensure correctness of product hierarchy,-Monitor trends in forecast error)
    • Providing detailed analysis of forecast trend and accuracy to guide the gap management process
    • Conducting root cause analysis and corrective action planning to understand sales forecast accuracy &Bias
    • Ensure effective Marketing & Evaluation (M&E) analysis of the assumption and input used to develop activity forecast

    Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required
    Graduate calibre in the Sciences, Social Sciences or other relevant field.

    • A Master’s degree in business is an added advantage
    • 5 years Supply Chain planning experience with a proven track record including demand, minimum 2 years Supply Chain experience in an FMCG
    • Previous experience of Advanced Planner & Optimiser (APO) & SAP Enterprise Central Components (ECC’s) is preferred
    • Prior experience in similar planning roles preferred (Demand Planning, Production planning, Commercial/Sales Planning etc.)
    • Strong understanding of core Demand Management process and understanding of forecasting heuristics
    • Good knowledge of the end to end supply chain and the impacts of the demand signal

    Barriers to Success in Role

    • Inability to employ analytical skills to contemporary problems.
    • Inability to influence broadly across all internal (across levels) and external stakeholders to achieve expected objectives

    Working options
    Lagos Based with some local travel between distribution centres

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job title to apply online.


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