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Graduate Consumer Planning And Research Analyst At Diageo

Date Posted: 08/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

CELEBRATING LIFE - EVERY DAY, EVERYWHERE. Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and many more. Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 25,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean. 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


Consumer Planning and Research Analyst

Job description

Level: L6
Reports To: Head of Consumer Planning and Research

The Nigerian market is a rapidly changing & sometimes challenging market with a population of 150 million people, 70 million of which are under the age of 24, over 250 different ethnic groups and multiple local languages.
Critical to success in this environment is the opportunity to study and apply business critical breakthrough strategic thinking on the following:

1. The role of Cause-Related Marketing in Brand Building
2. The role of detailed Competitive & business analysis in future planning.
3. The importance of Controls, Compliance & Ethics (CCE) in business

PurposeThis is an entry level Marketing Role ideally suited to a current or recent Graduate with some experience.
Working closely with the Consumer Planning manager, Head of Consumer Planning and Research and the Marketing Director, the successful candidate will lead & develop the primary & secondary insight on business performance.
Will work closely with the Marketing team to ensure adequate and timely reporting, performance dashboard & scorecards are maintained versus brand activities and business targets
Will support the Finance function as required in ensuring CCE Policies are fully maintained.
The position will work closely with other functional teams and external agencies e.g. consultants, research agencies etc.

Manage and coordinate the Consumer Planning and Research Budget and keep track of the status.
Leadership and Functional Responsibilities:

  • Good analytical skills, able to integrate learning from multiple sources and generate insights from external and internal data
  • Skilled project manager: able to manage research agencies and projects.
  • experienced in dealing with strategic and tactical brand issues, able to effectively implement consumer& trade learning from a variety of tools

In addition the successful candidate will also have a proven track record of the following Marketing Functional Capabilities:
· Strategic Penetration- uses analytical skills to generate innovative strategies and breakthrough thinking.
· Consumer Insight- Identifies key consumer issues & ensures insights are applied to drive growth.
· Marketing Judgement - Understands the true consumer impact of our brand building “output” by using logical criteria with practical instinct to judge.
· Commerciality – Uses performance measurement & sound financial mgt.
Excellence in Execution –Delivers high quality results seen through to world-class completion.

Top 3 Accountabilities

  • Delivery of reliable, relevant and timely information. Establish more effective methods of data collection, storage and dissemination to support the business with timely and accurate information about consumer, customer and competitor understanding both routinely and in response to specific requests.
  • Strategic Planning - support the development of the annual brand plan using data sourced internally and externally and track business performance periodically
  • Competitive Intelligence/ Planning - Drive competitors’ awareness in Guinness Nigeria. Ensure external and internal factors are balanced in decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • University degree in marketing, statistics or social sciences
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative / pro-activity
  • Some Brand and consulting experience (1-2 years) essential.
  • Is an open & enthusiastic learner

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to work in and influence a cross functional team
  • Inability to work under own initiative / poor numerate skills
  • Does not possess an insatiable appetite for learning & application.
  • Inability to learn fast, adaptation to a new, flexible role and manage relationships with varied stakeholders

Flexible Working OptionsLagos based with some travels within Nigeria

Method of Application

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