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Diageo Country Lead Project Job

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Job Title: Country Lead Project SME (Customs & Excise Duty)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Term: Fixed term until the 31st of July, 2022

About us

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our purpose – Celebrating life, every day, everywhere – has an important role in our company, for our people, our diversity, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value.


As the leading beverage alcohol company in every region of the world, we’re proud to be the custodians of globally-recognised names such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker. Join us and help secure the future success of some of the world’s most iconic brands. In Global Business Services our teams help each and every Diageo colleague across 180 countries to do their best possible work. Striving to make things easier for the rest of our teams, their roles could involve anything from financial controllership to statutory compliance, general accounting or business intelligence and analytics. There’s a wide range of roles and projects to get involved with, and the chance to be part of a truly global operation – we have 1,600 experts, working out of locations including Budapest, Bogota, Manila and Bengaluru. At Diageo, we’re united by our purpose of celebrating life, every day, everywhere. If you share our passion and want to make a positive impact across our business, there’s a rewarding career here for you.

About the role

Successful delivery of the Customs & Excise Tax Embedment Project to deliver the End2 End C&E process mapping and gap identification project as per the set timelines

This role sits in Global Tax and is responsible for supporting the C&E Tax Embedment project to deliver the e2e C&E process mapping and gap identifications. Failure to deliver the project may lead to compliance failures resulting in financial and reputational exposure for Diageo.

This role sits in Global Tax and is responsible for supporting the C&E Tax Embedment project to deliver the e2e C&E process mapping and gap identifications. Failure to deliver the project may lead to compliance failures resulting in financial and reputational exposure for Diageo.

Diageo operates in over 180 markets around the world, with production sites in Global Supply, international operations (complex entity, market and product-flow structure and foreign exchange) and complex tax and treasury activities. Customs & excise process are complex and impact every country where the group operates.

Collaborating with the functions as required to deliver the successful delivery of the end to end C&E Tax Embedment project

The areas of the business you will support and who you will work with are:

  • Global Trade and Customs Compliance Team and other Regional CoE Teams

  • External Service providers of the embedment project

  • General Managers, Brand Teams, Finance Controllers and Market Finance Directors – align on new structure and ongoing risk management processes

  • GBO


  • Work together with the relevant Functions and the external service providers to map End2End process that have an impact on Customs and Excise duty.

  • Review the process mapping documentations prepared by the external service providers and actively manage the process mapping workshops to capture the AS IS processes, the process gaps, risks and controls, document retention requirements

  • Promptly identify and manage any emerging risk in relation to the project (timeliness or quality) and escalate these in due course to the senior management

  • Ensure that consistent and quality deliverables are produced by the service providers that include all relevant touchpoints between the teams and system flows so every gap is identified. 

  • Ensure that the C&E team and Functions in country are aligned with the gaps and remediation proposal and manage a timely sign off procedure.

Experience required/Skills/Capabilities/Languages

  • Global Trade governance experience

  • Managing risk and dealing with enquiries and audits from customs and excise authorities

  • 5 years of experience within a Global Trade/Supply function in a global multinational company

  • Experience of providing domestic and cross border technical advice

  • Effective project management and implementation skills

  • Good team working and communication skills across diverse cultures

Benefits of working here

  • Unique Family Leave opportunity

  • We work without border – you will work with people from all over the world

  • You will deal with world class brand portfolio

  • Wide variety of thematic events, afterwork activities organized by employee communities

  • Product Allowance to purchase company products from the staff shop

  • We won the Fittest Workplace Award, of course we have a Gym

  • Urban legend is true, we do have a Rooftop Bar

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.

Character Is Everything

Worker Type :

Fixed Term Contract (Fixed Term)

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