Spirit of Progress Manager – West & Central at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Guinness Nigeria PLC is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry of over 15mhl beer potential. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Spirit of Progress Manager – West & Central

Job Requisition ID: JR1094371
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Grade Level: L5
Worker Type: Regular
Reports to: Corporate Relations Director: Southern, West and Central Africa

Purpose of Role
The Sustainability Manager is a member of the Corporate Relations Leadership Team and his/her leadership responsibilities would include:

  • Being an inspiring leader within the Corporate Relations Leadership Team and in the entire business;
  • Become an effective advisor on sustainability issues with the Corporate Relations Director and the Executive;
  • Own performance outcomes in terms of driving high-quality sustainability programmes across Diageo;
  • Drive alcohol in society issues and lead in the development and implementation of sustainable solutions;
  • Build, inspire, coach and develop direct report and the sustainability cross-functional team with clear purpose, accountabilities, performance goals and trust;
  • Proactively identify, drive and lead business improvement across Diageo;
  • Support Diageo in being the top performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company;
  • Implement, audit and manage the stakeholder maps

Top Accountabilities
The Sustainability Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of Diageo’s ESG ambition, Society 2030: Spirit of Progress. He/she will:

  • Lead the development and execution of a strategy and campaigns to promote Diageo sustainability agenda – a) Positive Drinking; b) Inclusion and Diversity; as well as c) Pioneer Grain to Glass Sustainability
  • Manage, coordinate and facilitate partnerships with relevant governmental entities, regulators, civil society and business partners in scaling up interventions against harmful effect of alcohol
  • Initiate and execute internal campaign to promote Diageo alcohol policy and responsible drinking amongst Diageo employees and third party partners
  • Ensure that Society 2030 strategy enhances Diageo’s ambition to be the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company in South Africa

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Public Relations, Sustainability, Communications or related field of study


  • Minimum of 4 – 5 years’ experience in managing social campaigns, sustainability programmes or in corporate relations;
  • Understanding and experience in driving local transformation initiatives to build business sustainability
  • Impeccable project management skills and ability to manage a big budget – highly organised;
  • Ability to mobilise people and teams and exposure to influencing at senior management level;
  • Interpersonal relationship building skills and exposure to stakeholder management, e.g., customer, Government, media, and or employee engagement;
  • Good industry and commercial understanding – be able to translate regulatory threats into commercial opportunities;
  • Good written and verbal skills;
  • Experience in working at a strategic level, developing and implementing community programmes either in the corporate or voluntary (NGO) sector;
  • Work independently remotely from direct supervision;

Key Skills:

  • Have passion for community and be drive to make a difference;
  • Ability to work confidently, persuasively and to stand ground, in order to earn the respect of both internal/external stakeholders.
  • Awareness of multicultural differences and sensitivities;
  • Ability to impact and influence upwards;

We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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