Posted on :
19 Feb, 2020
19 Feb, 2020
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Guinness, Harp, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan and Malta Guinness.
Africa represents Diageo’s largest group of emerging markets in terms of net sales and employs over 5,300 people (one in four of Diageo’s total workforce worldwide) in its businesses in Africa and much more indirectly through the production, distribution and promotion of its brands. Today, while Guinness remains at the heart of our business, being brewed in over 20 countries and exported to many others, our range of brands and geographic reach has expanded and our supply presence has grown to support it.
Diageo Global Procurement is accountable for the Procurement of Supply, Marketing and Indirect goods and services with a total global spend of circa £5bn. Our aim is to be renowned as an exceptionally agile, value-driven function which works as fully integrated business partners regularly beating our own high expectations and those of our stakeholders. Procurement will boldly drive improved operating margin and competitive advantage by leading cost-consciousness and best-in-class procurement through a high performing organization. We will enable brand growth and the best use of our A&P resources by leveraging supplier capabilities and external innovation. We are committed to Assure, Protect and Create Value for Diageo.
Diageo Global Procurement has implemented a new global model, operating as One Procurement Community (OPC), with a series of defined Global and Market decision rights. The Market Procurement teams will focus on brilliant execution of the Global led strategies developed by the Global Procurement teams, as well as leading the sourcing for categories defined as local sourced.
Job Title: Operations Manager, Procurement
Responsible for all Procurement controlled spend within Guinness Ghana. Annual procurement spend is approximately a hundred million Great British Pounds (£100m) across all categories of spend in the Demand, Indirects and Supply areas (including Capex).
This role holder is expected to deliver significant profit growth and added value to the business through improved procurement practices, strategic sourcing and development of the current supply base, and new suppliers while maintaining existing service and quality parameters.
The Ghana Procurement team manages approx. £143m of external spend with approx. 338 active suppliers across Supply, Demand and Indirects categories of spend and is a significant contributor of value to Africa business performance, targeted to deliver year on year cost savings of between 3-5% of total spend.
However, there are a number of challenges including:
Diageo Global Procurement is a truly global team. The role holder will be required to work closely with colleagues from countries all around the world and with stakeholders at all levels within the markets. The ability to build strong relationships and influence remotely and interculturally is key to success in this role.
Management of 9 direct reports
Management and leadership of Procurement teams responsible for two (2) production sites and all areas of spend.
Embedding world-class procurement best practices and processes.
Influencing key stakeholders, leadership teams and suppliers, across all markets, to enable implementation of best-in-class procurement processes and practices that deliver sustainable value for our business.
High-performance coaching, building local teams and development of the Procurement function to world-class standards.
Live the Diageo Leadership Standards detailed below:
Win through Execution – Lead bold execution in a fast-moving world
Shape the Future – Create focus and ownership for shaping Diageo’s future ambition
Inspire through Purpose – Amplify our purpose internally and externally
Invest in Talent – Harness the full extent of Diageo’s talent and diversity
Purpose of Role
To own and develop the Procurement strategies for all the categories in Guinness Ghana taking into account the specific market dynamics and business requirements.
To deliver maximum benefit and significant profit growth for Guinness Ghana within Supply, Demand and Indirects categories of spend (minimum 3% year-on-year cost savings), through leadership, design, and implementation of innovative and forward-thinking category strategies, whilst maintaining rigorous standards of risk management, ethics and compliance to all key Diageo policies at all times.