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South Africa Assistant Project Manager - Technical Innovations

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Johannesburg
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

This role is the link between Marketing Innovation and Supply/Production functions and would provide assistance in the piloting of new products in this regard. To provide functional support in the delivery of projects.

  • Assist in Delivering a variety of programs at any one time with varying degrees of complexity on time, in full, on budget and achieving the KPI’s which connect directly to COGS.
  • Sitting within the Technical organization, this role provides support as a business partner to the rest of Supply, Innovation (Technical and Marketing), Commercial and Brand Marketing.
  • Assist Technical Innovations Specialists by providing collated Supply input during project development phases
  • Manage small scale projects end-to-end with support from Technical Innovations Manager
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and networks internally and across suppliers and third-party service providers
  • Ensure new products comply with the requirements of the Liquor Products Act and other legislative and internal regulations and standards
  • Develop packaging for innovation and brand change and translate a prototype concept into a fully commercialised package for small scale projects, working closely with suppliers to agreed cost, quality and time commitments.
  • Keep up to date with new innovations and technology and be proactive in bringing potential opportunities to the attention of the business.
  • Deliver all work to agreed standard on time and within budget whilst complying with Health and Safety requirements and Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • Application of required project planning, budgeting, tracking, reporting and stakeholder communications processes


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in technical field.
  • Minimum of 1-year practical experience in a relevant Technical role. 

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As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world.

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

We’re proud to be more than 27,775 talented people. While they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them go further than they thought possible. Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Sound people co-ordination and management ability.
  • Commercial awareness and financially literate.
  • Strong project management skills with sound knowledge of a wide range of packaging materials and processes including:
  • Risk Management practices and techniques
  • Excellent organisation, report preparation, and presentation skills
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