Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world's very best people. We're looking for people with creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level!
Then this may be the opportunity for you!
This is a crucial role in the DIAGEO Global Business Development & Ventures Team reporting into the Business Development Director. The role is responsible for helping drive DIAGEO's Business Development agenda, with focus on M&A opportunities.
The Global Business Development & Ventures team ("BD") is responsible for driving Diageo's inorganic growth ambition and creating shareholder value by: (a) identifying, pursuing, and implementing M&A opportunities against our core hunting grounds; monitoring, assessing and completing Group-wide large-scale M&A opportunities and partnerships; (b) assessing and implementing other tactical M&A opportunities, including responsibility for Diageo's industry-leading venturing arm, Distill Ventures; and (c) actively handling the portfolio of Diageo brands and companies.
BD is organized as a central team mostly based in London, with the ability to facilitate an effective partnership with local business teams. In addition, there are a number of team members across NAM and APAC, all working collaboratively with the London team and other regions as needed.
The BD team needs to work flexibly driven by the strategic priorities and, at times, tight deadlines set by both Diageo Executive team, market Executive teams, and external factors.
Business Development Senior Manager
This role will be focused on BD agenda, which may include supporting multi-market initiatives, and potential collaboration with initiatives in different regions, yet all with varying level of complexity in terms commercial and regulatory environments.
To be successful the role requires:
Strong relationship building and network: consistent track record of building relationships internally and externally with tangible examples of working alongside others and influencing senior partners.
Financial Skills, Commercial Acumen and Expertise: The desired candidate will be highly commercial in addition to having basic financial skills which include:
Operational navigator: proven ability to drive traction and embed new thinking (and programs) within DIAGEO - can demonstrate understanding of how to leverage a network and work within the DIAGEO system, driving momentum behind your vision
Comfortable working in the unknown and ambiguous: groundbreaking new thinking and avenues for DIAGEO without feeling intimidated or lost. Clarity of thought and ability to navigate ambiguity.
Passion for driving value-creating opportunities, entrepreneurship and working autonomously: The desired candidate will be a self-starter who feels empowered by space and freedom.
Qualifications and Experience Required
Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don't let anything stop you from applying.
Join us and you can also expect a highly competitive and flexible rewards and benefits package.
Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo's purpose of "celebrating life every day everywhere". This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.
We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.