Brand Diageo Communication and Sustainability Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Brand Diageo Communication and Sustainability Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Communications, PR and Journalism
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Senior Level (5+ years experience) Employment Type:
  • Full time

    Job Description


  • Key member of the Diageo/Meta Corporate
  • Relations team that is inspiring and strives for success
  • Leads on the use of effective analytical techniques whilst constantly looking for improvement
  • Regularly contributes to successful problem solving; mobilizes masses around new ideas
  • Develops clear, concise plans that are managed through to completion
  • Key role in managing the internal communications channel through integration of Diageo and Meta, working closely with CR and HR leads, along with other functional heads.
  • Support the commercial evolution of Diageo and Meta, making it become the leading consumer industries business in Ethiopia through first class communications and the development of thought leadership platforms
  • Help to protect and create value by identifying opportunities and risks in the external environment that could impact on CR agenda and the business strategy.
  • Develop and manage key elements of Diageo Sustainability programme including communications, events and relationships

    Top Account-abilities:


  • Develop and implement Meta’s communications strategy
  • Working closely with HRD and CRD to develop employee engagement plan
  • Undertake the necessary monitoring and evaluation activities in order to determine the success or otherwise of communications strategies.
  • Contribute expertise in the areas of media, online engagement, publication development, and public outreach to Meta’s overall strategic planning.
  • Liaise with regional teams and coordinate Meta’s communication strategy is in line with regional ambitions
  • Develop close working relationship across all functions to ensure communication needs are met and included in the overall communications strategy
  • To support to the CRD and business on the development, implementation, and delivery of RD and CSR programmes and positively contribute to corporate reputation Employee & Public education
  • Raise public awareness and positively influence public opinion around key issues: alcohol in society, responsible drinking, private sector development
  • Develop new and creative communication streams, online options, videos, blogs, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, other educational content for both internal and external use
  • Develop reporting schemes on quarterly, yearly basis for internal and external use
  • Ensure employees are updated on business news and performance of Meta and overall Diageo.
  • Ensure that all Meta output, including articles, notices, announcement, magazines briefing materials and key correspondence is to Diageo communication standards and quality
  • Coordinate and manage public outreach on company initiatives such as the graduate program, community outreach programs and innovation launches, workshops amongst others; inclusive of event planning
  • Assist in updating and developing Meta Abo Brewery SC’s presence on social media networks.
  • Conduct training on policies related to corporate relations such as external communications, DrinkIQ , political activity, community and charitable activity and others
  • Develop a systematic, strategic
    approach, to deliver Meta’s Water of Life agenda; manage WOL partners and track progress.
  • Identify community related projects that are in line with business goals
  • Responsible for the development, preparation, design and evaluation of Meta’s enriched community initiatives in the areas of: water of life, health, education, skills for life and Environment.
  • Work with the various business locations to ensure minimal disruption to the business due to community related actions.
  • Identify and track KPIs as it related to CR
  • Build relationships and contacts with relevant print, broadcast and online journalists in Ethiopia and throughout Africa.
  • Review Meta’s work and research regularly in order to identify possible stories, then undertake proactive media engagement, including writing press releases and pitching feature articles.
  • Effectively utilize Diageo internal communications means such as Diageo One Africa News, Mosaic and other global announcement tools
  • Respond to all media enquiries in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Brief journalists as required and draft reactive and holding statements and letters to editors as necessary
  • Organize press conferences as required.
  • Produce media briefings for press conferences and events as required.

    Job Requirements

    Qualification and Experience:

  • Business Degree and a post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in one or more than the following: Marketing, Consulting, Communication, Public Affairs, Issues Management
  • A minimum of 8 year experience in high profile, fast paced media, communication or marketing discipline requiring the provision of strategic advice at senior levels.
  • Interpersonal relationship building skills and exposure to stakeholder management, e.g., customer, government, media, and employee.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and strong networking skills
  • Proven track record in the development and implementation of communications strategies.
  • Successful track record of developing and delivering engaging content and compelling campaigns internationally within both digital and traditional media.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of digital communications, narrative and content development, the media and editorial judgment in today’s connected world.
  • Ability to establish relationships quickly and engender trust.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders with skill at all levels inside and outside the organisation.
  • Must be able to write engaging narrative content with a variety of tone and style.
  • An international perspective gained from working in a complex, multinational, matrixed organisation and therefore used to dealing skillful with a diverse range of cultures and personalities.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office application is essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills must have initiative, strong personality and be self-motivated.
  • Must be both a leader and a team player.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 2nd March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Brand Diageo Communication and Sustainability Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
  • Please contact us through 0116670161 if you're facing any difficulty.
  • Please note that only applications submitted through our career page will be considered for the role.

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