Diageo Beverages Company Jobs – Innovation & Commercialization Manager

Organization: Diageo
Duty Station: Kampala,
AutoReqId: 45270BR
About Diageo:
Diageo is the world’s leading
premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol
brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker,
Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff,
Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Job Summary:  The Innovation & Commercialization Manager
will technically support the development and execution of the company’s
strategic innovation program for UBL to drive margin enhancement and brand
growth through the development and successful commercialization of key
innovation projects from concept through test market and launch.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the development and implementation of innovation strategies to achieve
    business goals
  • Develop
    and implement “navigate” type process for all innovations
  • Ensure
    the right commercial, marketing, Route to Market and supply solutions are
    in place to support the successful launch of innovation products
  • Create
    and drive commercial capability programs to deliver world-class
  • Actively
    formulate and ensure implementation of market research programme to assess
    innovations and future opportunities.
  • Work
    closely with Brand teams and Supply develop a strategy for culling
    brands/SKU’s that are uneconomical to the company.
  • Work
    pro-actively and effectively in partnership with the Sales functions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a graduate level degree with senior management
    experience of minimum 2-3 years in sales/marketing/innovation or new
    business development at an FMCG
  • Strong
    functional marketing, innovation and commercial experience.
  • Strong
    RTM development experience.
  • Past
    experience working across multiple stakeholders.
  • Possess
    the ability to assimilate information and make strategic recommendations
    in complex business.
  • Exceptional
    influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent
    project management skills
How to Apply:
If you desire to join the
world’s leading premium drinks business, Diageo, in the aforementioned
capacity, please click web link below.

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