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[Type]: Job Opportunity
[Open to]: Nigerians graduates
[Deadline]: Not specified

Guineas Nigeria PLC, a branch of the biggest global beer brand in the world, is currently hiring. Below are the details:

Job Title: Sales and Distributor Manager – Mainstream Spirits

AutoReqId: 55399BR
Location: Lagos
Function: Sales
Reports To: Mainstream Spirits & Key Account Director

GNPLC is a major market for Diageo and has historically been involved in the sale and manufacture of beer, Lager, RTDs and Malt drinks.

The Nigerian drinks market is relatively unsophisticated, but highly dynamic. In that regard, Nigeria represents the greatest spirits growth opportunity available on the continent.
Guinness Nigeria is therefore expanding its operations and portfolio of brands by venturing into the marketing and sales of Diageo’s already existing rich Spirit brands as well as mainstream spirits.

Purpose of the Role

To lead, motivate and develop the regional Mainstream Spirits sales structure to deliver the annual operating plan in line with the long term strategy.
Complexity of the Role
The Nigerian Liquor landscape is complex with major challenges. High import tariffs on spirits and an immature retail market.
The development of the route to market will be key to unlocking the potential of the Diageo spirits portfolio.
There is a developed formal On trade channel in the major urban areas whilst opportunities for spirits within the broader Total Beverage Alcohol business are as yet unrealised. Cracking this will transform the Nigerian liquor landscape.
Managing 2- 3 Area Managers, and average of ten (10) third party Key distributor sales executives reporting to the Area Managers

Top 3- 5 Accountabilities
Lead trade & customer strategy to develop customized annual plan to deliver financial and volume targets for priority brands.
Develop and activate annual customer account plans (Joined Up Business Plans) to support the delivery of business goals.
Drive executional excellence through the implementation of business plans, trade term compliance, cycle activation and category management
Develop and grow a strong & motivated team and build succession.

Qualifications and Experience Required
Minimum 5 years commercial experience and Brand Knowledge
Must be a graduate.
Master’s Degree may be an advantage
Great People Skills
Ability to negotiate at a senior level with customers and distributors.

To apply, go here.

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