Diageo – Supply Project Manager Mainstream Spirits.

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Job Description :

Supply Project Manager for Mainstream Spirits

Flexible Location

Closing Date: 2nd April 2021


From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve.


Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people.

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.


About the Role


You will work as part of the Brand Change & Innovation team within Diageo’s Global Technical function who provide brand change leadership for Global Spirits, Mainstream Spirits, Beer and Non-alcoholic Beverages. The team brings together a wide range of complementary expertise and skills across the globe and are the centre of excellence for brand change, leading project delivery from concept to commercialisation across brewing and distillation, driving efficiencies and process agility.

The main function of this role is in a project management capacity to drive innovation projects so that they have a smooth transition from kick-off, through the gate stages, commercialisation activities and to a successful launch in terms of cost, quality and time. Underpinning this role, will be the requirement to behave as an ambassador for global brand change and innovation standards and governance principles. This role will work alongside in-market brand change managers and the Head of Mainstream Spirits Supply Manager to ensure perfect project delivery for global strategic brands and local gem brands, within the Mainstream spirit and Ready-to-drink categories across Africa. The scale of these categories are such, that they typically deliver £15-20m NSV of Innovation project annually. On certain strategic projects, there may be a requirement to take on the Supply Project Management role and coordinate all the supply activities related to that project.

 A secondary function of the role is working with Global Procurement to identify target low cost neutral spirit suppliers locally and support the technical qualification of these suppliers with the relevant technical centre, incorporating supplier evaluation, brand evaluation, technical specifications, evaluation methodology and ongoing governance.

It is critical that the incumbent can navigate the matrix organisation, lead through others, build strong relationships and influence within all levels of the business. The position will work closely with local market brand change teams, the Africa innovation team, global procurement team and local market supply teams across the African markets.


About you

We’re looking for an individual with a drive to be the best: a clear thinker and communicator with good analytical and planning skills, agility to their approach to work and the ability to work with cross functional teams to deliver projects.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate stakeholder engagement capability to build credible relationships and the ability to develop sound understanding of Navigate process would be a real advantage.

You will have an Applied Science or Engineering degree and project management experience in a manufacturing environment. Your previous experience will show a wide range of brand change experience with a working knowledge of Supply cost structure.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.



Worker Type :


Primary Location:

St James Gate

Additional Locations :

Achimota Brewery, Bulim, Cape Town, Edinburgh Park, Ikeja Brewery, International Supply Technical Centre – Menstrie, KBL, Miami Office, Nangor Road


Closing Date: 2nd April 2021





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