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.
With 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.
Post Date: 2012-07-23
Desired Course(s): Not Specified
Application Deadline: August 31, 2012
Job Title: Graduate Procurement
Reporting Location Nigeria
Business Unit Guinness Nigeria
On 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 may be opportunities to spend one of these rotations in a different African market or other Diageo markets.
In Procurement your three rotations will give you a chance to gain hands-on experience of how Diageo buys materials, services and equipment. We’re proud that our Procurement function makes a vital contribution to our business, from creating brands to making sure our customers can buy the finest Diageo products whenever they want, wherever they are.
Support and Development
The 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.
You’ll also spend time with our sales force, out in the field as part of your induction programme, to increase your commercial awareness – it’s vital that every graduate understands our brands, our customers and the way we sell.
There 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 leaders.
Essential qualifications and qualities
We are looking for graduates with:
- Minimum of a 2nd Class upper or equivalent in Mechanical and Civil Engineering or a related field
- Not more than 2 years post NYSC experience
- High mobility level
- Passion, energy and finely tuned commercial awareness
- Analytical abilities and strong problem-solving skills
- The ability to build strong relationships, influence others and work well under pressure
- You 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
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