From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve. 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.
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About the role
You will be responsible for leading and driving a collaborative and efficient monthly Integrated Business Planning (IBP)/ OnePlan and Sales and Operations Execution (S&OE) process for all markets in Diageo globally. The Global S&OP Excellence Manager is responsible for embedding the end to end cross-functional business planning process to ensure that commercial and operational strategies are aligned to support successful execution of Diageo’s business objectives. It is also accountable with the markets/regions for the forecast accuracy and bias performance to achieve agreed upon targets.
You will embed Global S&OP /OnePlan process across Diageo in collaboration with the Commercial OnePlan team.
You’ll establish roadmap to achieve maturity objectives, including process, application support tools, policies, and control mechanisms.
Leading the improvement roadmap, you will ensure advanced process maturity including capability and systems development.
You will manage the monthly governance process that tracks progress to plan and identifies corrective actions when necessary by working closely with key stakeholders.
You’ll implement consistent, codified RASCII across IBP and Demand Planning functions to unlock optimal performance.
Define and align global demand planning process to roll out across all markets, segmented by data maturity.
Partner with Group Finance you will develop valuable insights from the market IBP processes to elevate to group level.
Working closely with global teams you will be responsible for embedding codified building blocks (activity forecasting) through commercial planning process.
You will have a critical role within Global Planning, Customer Service and Logistics function and you will be instrumental in delivering on Diageo’s efficient growth ambition. You will be required to build effective relationships across our end to end Supply Chain, finance, commercial and the key market leadership teams to deliver performance. You will transform the way we embed and mature Integrated Business Planning in Diageo.
To be successful in role you should have hands-on and leadership experience working within progressive positions in Planning with greater focus on Supply, Demand Planning, S&OP and Financial Business Planning management with relevant experience across CPG, F&B industry.
You’ll demonstrate strong personal drive and ability to foster effective working relationships with stakeholders, peers, leaders and bringing leadership and influencing skills to force.
It is essential that you have a proven track record in designing, shaping, and implementing Demand Planning and Integrated Business Planning processes at scale and complexity, and delivering on the outcomes expected.
You will have demonstrable good experiential knowledge of end to end supply chain management with significant emphasis on strong analytical mindset, being results oriented.
It would be great if you have previous experience of leading a S&OP organisation/process or equivalent for significant scale and complexity of global MNC businesses.
You will understand end-to-end financial implications of demand plans resulting in service to Diageo Customers and inventory performance. Role should understand importance and impact of innovation on NSV, Working Capital, Profit, and customer relationships.
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.
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.