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Guinness Nigeria Global Graduate Program – Sales and Marketing

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry. Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those many talented people that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered, and the communities in which they operated. Today we stand on the shoulders of these giants and act with the same entrepreneurial spirit. We have hundreds of beer and spirits brands – global, local, crafted, authentic, culturally relevant, luxury brands. Products created centuries ago, nurtured and grown with passion and care alongside incredible new products created today, developed by people with the talent and drive to invent the future. We’re a young company born of an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. The success of Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker®, Tanqueray® and many more brands led to the formation of our company in 1997. And we only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong. Our purpose, Celebrating life. Every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life – to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.


Job Title: Global Graduate Program – Sales and Marketing


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Job Description
Who we are and what we offer!
We are Guinness Nigeria, member of Diageo Plc the world’s leading premium drinks business with an unrivalled collection of beverage alcohol & non-alcohol brands across the Spirits, Wine & Beer categories.
We were built by people of extraordinary character like Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and Charles Tanqueray. You will stand on the shoulders of these giants and like them, you’ll have a chance to leave a legacy.
We want you to jump straight in to your new role and from day one you’ll have real responsibilities and an immediate opportunity to be part of our business success. You’ll demonstrate an aspiration to progress as well as willingness to challenge the status quo in pursuit of performance. Best of all, we will give you the freedom to showcase your ideas and initiatives and the room to grow.

How Our Programme Works
Our programme is a three year adventure providing you with two to three rotations during which you’ll find yourself challenged and inspired to reach your full potential. You’ll be introduced to many of our Diageo leaders globally so you can see the differences and similarities in how we operate around the world. You’ll also enjoy the backing and support of a mentor and buddy who will give you an introduction to Diageo’s culture and help you successfully navigate your career.

The Sale/Marketing Graduate Programme
Whether you are in Sales or Marketing, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.
Sales graduates will be immersed in our sales processes, exposed to the real business world, selling and discovering all you need to know about our brands, our competitors, the market and customers. You will benefit from hands-on field sales experience, and will be given the opportunity to sell some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys, adding value and directly impacting our business performance.
Marketing graduates will spend time building relationships with Diageo partners and working with customers to maximize sales or partner with a global brand team, working together to leverage, inspire and support each other to deliver great marketing ideas on how to sell our brands, by adding value to our customers and delivering amazing experiences to our consumers. Because we sell our brands across the globe, our ideas need to work across different countries, so you’ll quickly discover how Diageo markets at an international level
Your application will be considered for opportunities in the sales or marketing department. Whichever path you join us you’ll find we employ the same approach to your development, providing you with two to three rotations within your programme over three years

The Key Ingredients We Want You To Have
We’re looking for graduates who not only have the capability to succeed in our organisation today but also have the potential to be our leaders of tomorrow. Full of energy, enthusiasm and optimism in everything you do. Following your instincts and standing up for what you feel is right.
You’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively while showing your confidence and conviction to challenge people, in pursuit of finding the best and most innovative solutions for Diageo. Your drive and agility will be applied to overcome challenges and to develop yourself as you progress through the programme while building and maintaining strong relationships.

In addition to the behaviours above :

  • A minimum Bachelor 2.1 academic degree or upper credit HND in a business related field
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent numerical & analytical ability
  • Fluency in the relevant language to the market you are applying
  • Right to work in your market of application
  • Full and clean driver’s license where relevant for the role

Please note you may be based in any of our geographic regions and we therefore require you to be mobile and willing to potentially relocate for the role.

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