Market Category Specialist, Indirects, Risk, Gov. & Sustainability Job Careers – Diageo


Job Title:    Market Category Specialist,
Indirects, Risk, Gov. & Sustainability (Uganda)

Organization:  Diageo

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Market
Category Manager, Consumer (East Africa)


About US:

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 Market Category Specialist, Indirects,
Risk, Gov. & Sustainability will mainly deliver Procurement outcomes for
Diageo within one or more categories of spend, through effective support to
Specialists and Managers across Procurement CoEs. 


Key Duties and


expertise.  Build, manage and grow
expertise in one or more spend categories, including understanding of supply
markets, suppliers, stakeholders.  Become
a subject-matter expert and share with others in a global community of category
professionals.  Apply expertise and
standards to identify and win new value for Diageo.

management.  Drive development of best in
class market data and knowledge and ensure its availability and active
management/ refresh.  Apply Diageo
standards for category excellence. 
Contribute to improvement of existing and development of new tools &

Category strategy

partnering.  Support category managers
and specialists in developing relationships with stakeholders, partners and
suppliers for deeper insights into needs and capabilities; articulate
requirements and deliver insights for greater value from stakeholder

development.  For one or more spend
categories, support development and evolution of category strategies by (1)
researching and analyzing supply markets and dynamics and providing insights to
specialists and managers; and (2) assessing opportunities and proposing

Best in
class capabilities.  Generate insights
from internal and external benchmarking, develop cost models to consider
scenarios with suppliers and stakeholders and build & evolve analytics
capabilities that allow regular review and improvement of strategies.

execution.  Support end to end execution
of category strategies across geographical and organizational boundaries.  Track and monitor progress against
performance goals, providing detailed, monthly KPI data (including
reconciliation to category team tracking projects, savings, supplier performance,

to Global CoEs.  Support Global CoEs with
strategy development, including for CM4 (global agreements), CM3 (above-region
leverage) and CM2 (above-market leverage) by providing relevant Market-wide and
local market data, analysis and insights.

relationship management

relationship: Apply standards, ways of working and trust relationships with
market suppliers in relevant categories; ensure Diageo best practices are
applied and that there is a good foundation for strong performance, risk
mitigation and rapid resolution of issues.

performance:  Support definition and
drive monitoring of KPIs, improving the value of data generated and applied and
liaise with Supply sites for resolution of escalated issues.  Provide data analysis and input to the SPM to
manage the relationship with suppliers to the performance plan and maximize
value for Diageo.

management.: Maintain all relevant data on systems and offline databases, e.g.,
vendor details, price lists, standard costing, invoice query support.


sourcing: Support sourcing activities for CM2 (above-market leverage) and CM1
(truly market-specific ) spend categories. 
Engage community members as required, apply Diageo best practice

contracting: For relevant sourcing projects, support management of contracts
and contract compliance (Diageo stakeholder compliance and Supplier compliance)
through contract lifecycles.  Track and
monitor compliance in line with Diageo and local market standards.

Risk management

strategic risks: As part of category strategy execution, identify, record and
follow-up risk mitigations in line with category strategies and best practice.

sourcing risks:  Identify corporate,
supply, supplier and other risks associated with sourcing activities, support
execution of mitigations and engagement of relevant stakeholders, partners and
suppliers to ensure the mitigations are successful.

and improve tools & techniques: 
Apply Diageo best practice standards, ensuring the most recent and
relevant approaches are always applied; use formal governance and peer review
to ensure the quality and efficacy of risk management; contribute to
development of standards.

Risk &

and update the contracts tracker and share status monthly

Citizenship With Suppliers (CCS) – Driving the CCS Agenda through the Supplier
SEDEX (Social Ethical Data Exchange) Platform to ensure widespread Ethical
Trading Practices by EABL High Risk Suppliers. Share monthly updates

Be the
CARM champion for Procurement

tender documentation and ensure that the Procurement procedures are applied by
the Procurement team through monthly random sampling by following through all
stages of sourcing to ensure closure and accurate documentation leading to
sourcing decisions made

management – Ensure proper filing of physical contracts and retention of an
updated contracts register tracking movement of contracts; Share document
retention policy annually with team members; File / record communication with
suppliers as appropriate

Run the
monthly Risk and Governance meeting and ensure timely follow up of action

preferred supplier lists, single sourcing approvals,

validity of Business Continuity Plans and Supplier Failure Risk Management

the convergence of EABL Procurement on Risk Matrix formulation, Risk Mitigation
and Management

Support, ensuring that the Global Audit and Risk Function (Diageo’s Internal
Audit Department) engage the Procurement team effectively and in a structured
manner to optimize testing and rating. Governance

Citizenship With Suppliers (CCS) – Driving the CCS Agenda through the Supplier
SEDEX Platform to ensure widespread Ethical Trading Practices by EABL High Risk


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Graduate or equivalent qualification.

At least
3 years Experience in Procurement, Finance, FMCG Commercial or other relevant
role, with exposure to supply markets and spend categories relevant to the role

performance in projects and in cross-market teams.

analytical and financial awareness including a strong understanding of AOP
requirements and financial goals & value drivers relevant to the categories
in scope

record of generating insights to influence decision-making; good commercial

systems knowledge (esp. SAP, PRDM, M/S Office, E-collaborate or similar systems
& tools)

verbal, written and presentation; strong interpersonal skills

track record of consistent performance and delivery

in Supply Chain ‘Source’

track record working within a standard, end to end process, preferably ‘Source’
(generically, Source-to-Pay); proven track record in adherence to Core Process
and Standards.

working within KPI-led performance management structures and rigorous tiered
reporting and performance review structures.

leverages the learning curriculums and materials on Learning Hub and other
sources to continuously grow and develop in role.


Leadership Capabilities

through Execution – Flexible, agile & resilient, adapting plans in the face
of change. Track record of execution in a business undergoing transformation.
Always scanning opportunities to simplify.

through Purpose – Restless in creatively thinking outside of the box and taking
thoughtful risks, always working to bring others with you. Amplifies Diageo’s

the Future – Not afraid to challenge the status quo, challenge complacency,
develop ambitious plans and bring clarity to others. Drives collaboration in
reaching a common understanding of the future. A natural business partner,
enrolling stakeholders in your vision.

in Talent – Eager to stretch yourself and encourage others to do the same.
Pro-actively drives diversity at Diageo in all its forms.


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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