Diageo Jobs in South Africa : Technical Innovations Specialist

By | October 20, 2021

Diageo Jobs in South Africa: Technical Innovations Specialist

Company: Diageo

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

State: Gauteng Jobs

Job type: Full-Time

Job category: Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Technical Innovations Specialist



Reporting Location

South Africa


Type of Job

External Job Description
Market Context

Welcome to the Diageo world of exciting possibilities, a world of celebrating life every day, everywhere. Diageo is a truly global organization with over 28,000 talented people and a presence in 180 countries.Across our 21 markets, our brand portfolio represents our biggest strength, and our biggest passion. Be it our global giantslocal starsor reserve brandswe use our vision, creativity and courage to drive the growth of our products worldwide. We invent strong brands for today and for the future; upholding the quality of our products and taking personal accountability for both the history and for the future of our brands.

We have more than 6,500 people working with Diageo in Africa: our Africa businesses account for over 20% of Diageo workforce worldwide. In all that we do, we seek to bring out the best of our Diageo values and release the ‘spirit of joy & community’ which is alive across the African continent. In Africa we create wealth both directly through our operations and indirectly through our broader value chains where we support development and growth in partnership with businesses and communities

Market Complexity

Diageo SA operates in a complex, ever changing and extremely exciting market environment. Diageo SA has emerged as the leading spirits business in South Africa facing competition from long established competitors such as Distell and aggressive emerging players such as Pernod Ricard SA and The Really Great Brands Company (RGBC).

Purpose of Role

  • Responsible and accountable for Supply Chain brand change activities.
  • To lead the Liquid Commercialization for Innovations projects within Supply Chain in Diageo South Africa.
  • Collaborate and partner with the supply sources, 3rd party, co-packers and materials suppliers in driving the innovations agenda.

Top Accountabilities

  • Delivery Commercialization solutions to agreed cost, quality and time commitments.
  • Drive commercialization process and translate a prototype concept into a fully commercialized liquid, working closely with R&D.
  • Application of required project planning, budgeting, tracking, reporting and stakeholder communications processes to demonstrate required rigour of project management.
  • Application of necessary process development skills to ensure “Design for Quality” liquid stability which performs well at all stages in the Supply Chain

Qualification & Experience

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • 4 years Technical innovations experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, being capable of developing sound working relationships.
  • Strong project management skills with sound knowledge of a wide range of packaging materials and processes including:
  • Process Development and management
  • Materials manufacturing and due diligence
  • Materials handling, transportation and transit robustness
  • Risk Management practices and techniques
  • Ability to develop sound understanding of GBTC and Brand Change processes and Ways of Working.
  • Ability to develop sound understanding of Planview process.
  • Commercial awareness and financially literate.
  • Excellent organization, report preparation, and presentation skills.

External Job Title
Technical Innovations Specialist


How to Apply

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