Group Strategy Manager

09 Jan 2019
06 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Manager with top tier strategy consultancy experience to join the Global Strategy Team of a FTSE 10 business. Working alongside a highly experienced Strategy Leadership team, you will be helping to shape the future of some of Britain’s most recognizable brands with exposure to the most senior management.

Diageo - recently been named Britain’s Most Admired Company by Management Today - operates in 180 countries and with revenues of over £12B, we are the leading premium alcohol company in every region of the world, and a key Beer player through Guinness. But we are also a young company born from an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. Wherever you join us, you’ll find people, brands and projects that are the perfect blend of local and global.

We are driven by strong purpose and values: we are a champion of responsible drinking in society, educating through our DrinkIQ programme; we are globally recognized for our commitment to diversity and gender equality (4th in the global Thomas Reuters D&I index); and driving sustainability within our society is at the heart of our business.

The Role

The remit of the role is huge: working across Corporate and Market strategy agendas you could be involved in topics such as driving strategic planning, global market strategies, pressure-testing our strategy against disruptive forces, and driving our point of view and plans on transformation agendas such as Digital. You will be reporting into a highly experienced Strategy Leadership team and will be working closely with the global executive team to drive the holistic business agenda.

It is a unique opportunity to get right into the center of one of Britain’s biggest and most respected companies, within an exciting and growing industry. There is significant opportunity for career growth and progression for strong individuals

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone with experience in a top-tier consultancy. You will have experience in consumer, retail or digital. Specifically, you will exhibit:

  • High strategic ability with a passion for consumer, shopper, customer, competitor and marketplace insight
  • High organisational agility to navigate a complex, networked organization
  • Strong business acumen with a “commercial first” mindset
  • Ability to embrace change and ambiguity
  • Inclusive, collaborative mindset with global empathy
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills; adept at storytelling and
    not afraid to stand alone regardless of position and level

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we are a business defined by the character of the people that work here. And 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 and, so, create the first truly global drinks brand. Today nothing’s changed.

Our business is still in the hands of people with vision and formidable determination. And while they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them get stronger and go further than they thought possible. We help them define their careers with major, global responsibility. As Arthur Guinness would have agreed, however, complacency is the enemy of progress. And we’re excited about the future. We can make this company even better.

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