Diageo Africa operates in over 40 markets across Africa through
various business models including publicly quoted companies, joint
ventures & licensed brewing entities.
We produce &
distribute premium drinks from right across the Diageo portfolio such as
Guinness, Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff. We are also home to growing
local brands which include our Malt beverages such as Malta Guinness
& Alvaro and exciting new innovations like as Foundry cider.
over 4500 employees working across Supply & Demand we put a
significant investment behind our people agenda to ensure that Africa is
truly Best Place to Be. We are also proud of the contributions we make
in the communities in which we operate both economically and socially,
for example our commitment to provide safe access to drinking water to
1million people each year.
Job Title: Graduate Marketing
Reporting Location: Nigeria
Business Unit: Guinness Nigeria
the Pan Africa Graduate programme our ‘real job’ philosophy ensures you
will benefit from authentic experiences designed to accelerate your
career development. You will build your expertise and knowledge by
completing three 12-month rotations within your chosen discipline and
there will be opportunities to spend one of these rotations in a
different African market.
Diageo believes that marketing means
being passionate about our customers – understanding them is the only
way to promote our brands effectively. So during the first year of your
development programme you will be immersed in Diageo’s sales process.
You’ll spend time in a field sales role, building relationships with our
partners and working with customers to maximize sales. Your challenge
will be to help make sure our brands are successfully promoted, readily
available and well presented to anyone who wants to buy them. The work
is challenging, diverse and exciting. At the end of your first year, you
will have an opportunity to review your performance and aspirations so
you can decide whether you want to take on a bigger sales role or move
into brand marketing
Support and Development
three-year programme includes both functional training and leadership
development. Functional training helps you gain the skills, knowledge
and experience that will form the foundation of your career with Diageo.
Meanwhile, we help you build your leadership expertise so you can
encourage thinking, stimulate people and drive change.
will be opportunities for you to explore other avenues for development
at regular reviews with your line manager. In addition, there are
‘connect and development’ events each year, which will help you raise
your profile in the company and learn from some of our most experienced
Essential qualifications and qualities
We are looking for graduates with:
of Second Class (Upper Division) or Equivalent, with an excellent
academic record. Although your degree discipline is not significant,
you will need to have a real interest in sales and marketing and being
genuinely excited about the opportunity to work in these fields.
- No more than two (2) years post NYSC experience
- Talented , ambitious , enthusiastic people who are striving to be the best
- Great energy, drive and can-do attitude
- Great interpersonal skills and team player
- Strong communication skills – verbal and written
- Diageo focus – understands our values and is passionate for what we stand for
- Forward thinking, solution focused and great appetite for learning
- Commercial acumen
- Leadership qualities – ability to influence
must be excited about joining a dynamic, fast paced world leading
business and delivering great results right from the start.
- You should also be mobile and open to opportunities to work across Africa or other Diageo markets.