Diageo Decision Support Manager Beer in St James Gate, Ireland




Reporting Location:

St James Gate





Type of Job:


External Job Description:

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

We are a young company born of an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. The success of Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker®, Tanqueray® and many more brands led to the formation of our company in 1997. And we only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong.

As Decision Support Manager for Beer you will report into the Head of Marketing Finance Europe and member of the European Strategy Team

Key Outcomes as Decision Support Manager

Strategy & Planning

Key players in 3-5 year category / brand strategic planning and evaluation of initiatives

Lead A&P planning process from Annual Strategy Planning to GAME to AOP to ensure monies are aligned behind strategic priorities:

Ensure each trademark has a clear brand pricing strategy in line with brand equity and is delivered in country

A&P Spend Efficiency and Business Partnering:

Drive timely completion of and rigor in M&E to maximise A&P efficiency & effectiveness in order to drive better investment decisions delivering higher returns:

Support and challenge the Marketing and Consumer Planning teams to ensure all spend pre and post activity is thoroughly evaluated, valid outcomes are concluded and learnings applied to future brand strategy – drive the process executed by the consumer marketing teams.

Performance Management

Execute a fit-for-purpose process, analysing and interpreting financial and non-financial measures including share and equity performance to drive decision making.

Provide comparison and insightful analysis of European Beer performance against our key competitors in beer industry.

Own Consumer A&P budget and O&R management:

Build financial capability within the consumer marketing team

Provide finance support on Innovation Gate papers on simple variant innovation off core product, e.g. new flavour variants in an existing range including completion of and provide finance support on Innovation Gate 6 reviews.

Own and understand the performance of our key external beer partners to ensure contractual financial adherence and performance insight

Top functional capabilities for this

Commercial Acumen and Decision Making

•Ability to drive value through commercial knowledge / insight and understanding of the impact of decisions on the business.

•Ability to understand and interpret market share and equity measures and make decisions based on data and analysis.

Financial Analysis/ Forecasting and Budgeting

•Ability to prepare and present financial analysis in a simple and coherent form.

Top leadership capabilities for this role

Find Solutions

•Think in the future, anticipate trends and opportunities

•Be imaginative in finding solutions to issues and pursuing opportunities for the business

•Develop and apply a great understand of the business to your work

Manage People for Success

•Take ownership for the performance outcomes your team needs to deliver; ensure you have people with the required capabilities, working in the right structure to achieve this

Essential Qualifications / knowledge / experience required / languages

•Qualified Accountant or MBA with a strong academic record and 5 years PQE

•Highly numerate with strong analytical skills

External Job Title:

Decision Support Manager Beer