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Diageo is the world′s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and many more.

Our iconic companies across Africa; Guinness Nigeria Plc, Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd, Guinness Cameroon SA, East African Breweries Ltd, Meta Abo Brewery SC and Brandhouse Pty Ltd (Diageo’s joint venture with Heineken and Namibia Breweries in South Africa) are all part of Diageo, which delights consumers with its outstanding brands in 180 markets around the world. 

Diageo employs over 6,500 people in Africa and benefits many more indirectly through the production, distribution and promotion of our brands. Our people are critical to our success; we foster an inclusive and enabling environment where all employees are valued and supported in reaching their full potential. We know the growth of our business is fuelled by attracting and growing amazing people and we are passionate about developing great African leaders to grow our businesses today and tomorrow.

Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why ′celebrating life every day, everywhere′ is at the core of what we do.
 

What attributes do you look for when recruiting graduates?

As a potential future leader of the business, you’ll need to demonstrate a wide range of qualities and characteristics, including:

- An excellent academic record

- You will have a minimum of an upper second-class degree (2:1) from a recognised university

- Energy and drive

– Show a passion for life, and our brands

- Ambition – Be motivated by a huge desire to succeed

- A forward-thinking attitude

– Be excited to trying new things and seeing them as opportunities

- A proactive and organised approach

– The ability to plan tasks, prioritise and find solutions

- Thrive under pressure - When other people might panic, you’re strong, resilient and calm

- Team player

- A proven ability to build strong relationships and influence others
 

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Early Career Talent-Supply

Location:
(ETHIOPIA) and Addis Ababa
Job Reference:
10189
Functional Area/Experience:
FMCG / Fresh Graduate
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Job Description & Qualifications

Our products are at the heart of what we do at Diageo, and manufacturing and packaging them are some of the most important elements of our business. We want individuals who are focused on continuous improvement and have a desire to help shape our future as a Company. This means you could be looking at ways to drive sustainability in all we do, involved in developing more cost effective bottling techniques or creating innovative new packaging methods.

We operate in a world full of heritage and innovation where age old craftsmanship meets cutting edge science and latest engineering technology, and over the three year programme with us you’ll grow your expertise in manufacturing (distillation and maturation, brewing, packaging and engineering), Supply Chain and Procurement.

The key ingredients we want you to have:

We’re looking for graduates who not only have the capability to succeed in our organisation today but also have the potential to be our leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for someone who is committed to the role and Diageo from day one. Full of energy, enthusiasm and optimism in everything you do. Following your instincts and standing up for what you feel is right.

You’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively while showing your confidence and conviction to challenge people, in pursuit of finding the best and most innovative solutions for Diageo. Your drive and agility will be applied to overcome challenges and to develop yourself as you progress through the programme.

You’re able to build strong relationships in order to learn and grow together, as well as to influence and inspire others to always do better.  Many of these relationships will be core to your success now and in the future as you progress through the organisation.

In addition to the behaviours above you’ll need:

  • Obtained or expecting to obtain a minimum Bachelor, academic degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Studying one of the following subjects: Chemical Engineering/ Economics, Mathematics, Statistics/ Business Management or International Business Studies/ Supply Chain/ Risk and Governance
  • Fluency in English
  • Must be mobile and prepared to relocate geographically during the 3 year programme

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING

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Early Career Talent-Sales

Location:
(ETHIOPIA) and Addis Ababa
Job Reference:
10188
Functional Area/Experience:
FMCG / Fresh Graduate
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Our customers are at the heart of everything we do in Commercial and working in our Commercial team’s means you’ll be immersed in our sales processes. Being part of the Commercial team means working directly with customers, and it’s a team where your efforts directly impact our business performance. 
 
You’ll spend time building relationships with Diageo partners and working with customers to maximise sales. You’ll be responsible for ensuring some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys are successfully promoted, readily available and well presented to anyone who wants to buy them. It’s challenging, it’s diverse and it’s exciting. 
  
Over the programme, you’ll have an opportunity to excel in exciting areas across our different Commercial departments – experiencing everything from Field Sales, Account Management, Customer Marketing, Innovation and Reserve. You’ll be exposed to the real business world, selling and discovering all you need to know about our brands, our competitors, the market and customers. 
  
You’ll need: 

·        Obtained or expecting to obtain a minimum Bachelor, academic degree or equivalent in any subject;

·        Minimum of 2.8 GPA

·        Fluency in English

·        Excellent numerical & analytical ability 

·        Mobile and prepared to relocate geographically during the programme 

·        Graduating in 2019 or within the last 2 years

·        Demonstrates a high level of curiosity 

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING

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Early Career Talent-Human Resources

Location:
(ETHIOPIA) and Addis Ababa
Job Reference:
10187
Functional Area/Experience:
FMCG / Fresh Graduate
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With more than 30,000 talented people working across the globe for Diageo, our people remain our biggest asset. Our job in HR is to create an environment that inspires our employees to do the best work of their lives. And because we are an extraordinary company we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the potential we see in them (including yours of course) is realised.   

At Diageo HR acts as performance partner to the business, playing an important role in the professional lives of our employees. You’ll use your skills to keep them inspired, engaged, driven and full of energy to fulfil their roles. During the programme, in addition to leadership development, you’ll gain broad experience within your functional discipline, and you will be given the chance to realise your potential in a specialist area such as Learning and Development, Performance and Reward, Talent Management and Development, Organisation Effectiveness and Business Partnering. 

You’ll need: 

·        Obtained or expecting to obtain a minimum Bachelor, academic degree or equivalent in any subject;

·        Minimum of 2.8 GPA

·        Fluency in English

·        Excellent numerical & analytical ability 

·        Mobile and prepared to relocate geographically during the programme 

·        Graduating in 2019 or within the last 2 years

·        Demonstrates a high level of curiosity 

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING