Head of Agribusiness
- Location Lagos
AutoReq ID: 55835BR
Reports To: Supply Chain Director
Level: Senior Management
- Guinness Nigeria (GN) has embarked on a high-value, high profile project (Project King). The project seeks to unlock end-to-end value in sourcing local raw materials to be used in current and innovation brands of GN.
- There is an urgent need is to deliver on Project King, and to build a resilient raw material supply chain, which is well insulated from macro and micro shocks. GN LRM (Local Raw Material) supply chains should consistently deliver over 80k tons material at globally competitive prices.
- LRM has a pivotal role in innovations as well: given Nigeria’s vast Agricultural potential, LRM should actively couple with other GN functions to explore land innovation opportunities in both beer and spirits, across the spectrum of product portfolios. GN has a solid reputation, and LRM can play a role to build this even further.
Purpose of the Role
- To lead development and execution of GN LRM sourcing strategy, working collaboratively with a complex set of internal and external partners.
- To lead Project King from inception to implementation, working closely with Guinness & Diageo Leadership, all external stakeholders including private and non-profit partners.
- The role is part of the governance structure for GN LRM strategy and executions, accountable for delivery of key LRM business goals in GN.
The following are the market and role complexities:
- Liaises with, consults and advises the GN Managing Director, Supply Director, CR Director, Heads of Procurement, and Finance Director and links closely with the Africa Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sourcing, to ensure application of lessons from other markets in Africa and globally.
- Works across functions and with the leadership team to ensure the development and implementation of GN LRM strategy that can guarantee cost-effective and sustainable local supply chains for core materials
- Working with the Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sourcing and across markets to identify and implement partnerships and breakthrough business models that deliver value across all markets.
- The role will be focused on leading the development and execution of best-in-class LRM strategies for GN. It would work closely with GN Exec and functional teams to ensure that LRM strategies are fit-for-market, and are pursued with rigor and pace.
- The role would also interface with Senior State and Federal Govt. officials, as well as Senior Management of partner organizations both in the private and non-profit sectors.
- Lead development and delivery of Project King
- Lead development and execution of GN 5 year LRM strategy, and as priority implement a sustainable sourcing model for sorghum
- Ensure supply chain stability and growth of LRM working closely with internal and external partners
Qualifications and Experience
- Experience in exceptional development and execution of local sourcing strategies, involving multiple and diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
- Strong, persuasive leadership, communication and influencing skills will be essential
- An astute commercial sensibility, with proven experience in delivering on clear financial outcomes
- Degree or equivalent in any Technical discipline
- Good knowledge of Agriculture Supply Chains will be a strong advantage
- Awareness of Diageo quality, risk management, environmental and safety standards.
- An established network of government and business contacts in the field of agri-business development will be of advantage.
Interested? Visit Guinness Nigeria website to apply