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Diageo Hiring Africa Logistics Transformation Manager

Job Description :

Join our Supply Team

As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce, and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly advanced systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run smoothly.

To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you’re part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone.

Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you’ll be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition. And it’s people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career.


To deliver the ambition of becoming the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in the world, Diageo embarked on an initiative aimed at improving its processes, including how it manages its logistics operations.


Lead the Continuous Improvement and Transformation Programme across the Africa Plan & Logistics function, in particular driving key strategic projects with wider team and with markets.

  • $30m Waste Force Pipeline
  • Carbon Reduction 10% YOY
  • Cost to Serve transformation
  • #1 AGS TBA South Africa
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Purpose of Role

The role holder owns and drives the key strategic projects across the Africa Plan and Logistics Function in conjunction with other members of leadership team and Markets.

Scope = From End of Production line to last mile delivery, using data and translating this into further improvement opportunities (Transform and improve projects).

Provides detailed monthly project updates to drive cost reduction and value enhancement initiatives within the African markets.

Top Accountabilities

  • Work with market teams and suppliers to deliver The Annual Operating Plan (AOP) drive continuous improvement agenda.
  • Collect market stakeholder and performance needs (technology, process, or people) for consideration during strategy development.
  • Drive Customer Delight agenda in Africa in conjunction with Sales President and commercial teams in region  to achieve #1 AGS supplier status Lead Carbon sustainability agenda across region in partnership with markets and global Logistics team.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Extensive experience in Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement at Management level, preferably in an FMCG environment.
  • Extensive exposure to cross-functional coordination/ planning & customer service necessary.
  • Ability to lead in environments where influence is more important than formal authority.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written combined with the ability to engage effectively at all levels in the organisation.
  • Numerate and ability to apply KPI’s to drive performance management.

Working with Us

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our people work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

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We believe the most diverse and inclusive culture makes for a better business and a better world.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base.

Around the world we have a number of inclusive Business and Employee Resource Groups known as BRGs and ERGs. These influential groups, made up of our people, represent various viewpoints, experiences and communities who generate thought-provoking work to enhance our business and workplace, creating a sense of belonging and opportunities for all. 

Join us and you can also expect a highly competitive and flexible rewards and benefits package including:

  • Contemporary work life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Contributary pension scheme
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Annual bonus
  • Share options

Our purpose is to celebrate life, every day, everywhere. And creating an inclusive culture, where everyone feels valued and listened to, is a crucial part of this. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a better world. We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realise its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base.

Join us, and you’ll be part of an organisation that embraces diversity in the broadest possible sense. This means that you’ll be welcomed and celebrated for who you are just by being you. You’ll be part of — and help build — an inclusive culture that celebrates people of different gender, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, social class, educational backgrounds, experiences, approaches, and more. And you’ll help us champion inclusion and diversity across our entire business: with our employees, our suppliers, across our brands, and within the communities in which we operate.

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Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you!


Worker Type :Regular

Primary Location:1HQ

Additional Locations :Nairobi HQ

Job Posting Start Date : 2024-06-28


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