Thursday, 17 November 2016

Influence and Advocacy Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Guinness Nigeria Plc - 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. Influence and Advocacy Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc
Guinness Nigeria operates a Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) business and currently operates on 3 sites within Nigeria with a portfolio of products including Stout, Malta, Lager, Spirits and Ready to drink brands. Nigeria is the 2nd largest market for the Guinness Stout brand globally. It is quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a significant player in the national economy.

Guinness Nigeria Plc is recruiting to fill the job positions below:

Job Title: Influence and Advocacy Manager
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Consumer Connections Manager


At Guinness Nigeria, we believe in a growth model which focuses on recruitment, driving brand fame, spending on media, doing activities at scale and ensuring a strong physical availability. In order to build brand fame we need our brands to be talked about, engaged with and shared: be stories in action.
We must ensure that our business has an ‘editorial mind-set’, predict consumer conversation and root our brands within these conversations and culture. We need our brands to maximize the value of ongoing relationships with influencer who can add credibility, build advocacy and deliver incremental reach.

Role Purpose 
  • The Influence and Advocacy Manager is responsible for ensuring our brands think in a way which leverages influence and advocacy effectively and that our plans are executed to maximize this.
Top Accountabilities
Ensuring our brands get talked about and drive brand fame: 
  • Holding the business to account to ensure Diageo’s brands get into consumers conversation and that our brand’s stories are  newsworthy, interesting to influencers and drive consumer engagement, sharability & talkability
  • Accountable for understanding local culture/conversations / tensions and ensuring our brands have a credible place within these through stories, content and campaign executions
Leading our brands to be present within cultural Interest areas: 
  • Acutely culturally aware; the role has a heavy external focus is well connected and knows people or is great at building powerful relationships to drive innovative, credible relationships and opportunities for our brands to make coverage, ideas and partnerships happen.
High performing team internally & externally: 
  • Driving a business shift to be agile, respond quickly to opportunities and express our purpose in a culturally relevant ways through content and stories
  • Building direct influence relationships with key people and supporting team in their influence footprint; increasing Diageo’s reputation and delivering award winning work. Being a visible and vocal voice of Diageo brands in the market
  • Responsible for building capability in Influence & Advocacy across the Marketing team and partners
Qualifications and Experience Required 
  • University degree in Marketing / Business or other related discipline. Postgraduate Qualification is an advantage
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role with a strong foundation in a consumer engagement environment
  • Be a strong and visible leader internally and externally who constantly pushes the business in this direction & lead the team to deliver great work across all brands, interest areas and countries
  • Ability to drive the Marketing Leadership Team’s (MLT) thinking forward and leverage the MLT team to deliver against fame outcomes
  • Track record of bringing successful new thinking into a business, leading business change and experience of experimentation and failure
  • Have a deep knowledge of what it takes to get into consumer conversation and confidently drive the MLT and business to follow this.
  • Possess real passion for Influence & Advocacy, and a drive to always push and apply new approaches/thinking from plans through to execution within PR, Social & Content. Be a confident, outgoing and experienced  networker

How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated


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