Job Recruitment at Guinness Nigeria plc

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Compliance Monitoring Manager

Ref Id: JR1043514
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Worker Type: Regular

About the Role

  • The purpose of the role is to embed a culture of Business Integrity in the business. It serves to liaise with Global Business Integrity team to implement global initiatives in the market including roll out of the annual e-learning and Annual Certificate of Compliance (ACC) as well as the Pathway of Pride (POP) initiative.
  • The holder of this role should continually seek opportunities to further strengthen our Compliance and Ethics (C&E) efforts in the market as well as monitor the effectiveness of these programmes. It should also provide specialist compliance advice.


  • With revenues of over £12 billion, at Diageo, we’re proud to be the leading beverage alcohol company in every region of the world. But our collection of iconic, timeless brands – including Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker – relies on a dynamic and passionate finance team. Working with us is an opportunity to develop your skills, make a positive impact on our performance and protect an entrepreneurial legacy.
  • As an FTSE 100 company with global scope and ambition, there’s a huge range of activity to get involved with – everything from investor relations to accountants, risk analysis, compliance and business development. There’s always a chance to make a real impact on interesting, diverse projects, and what’s more, our global reach creates opportunities to work in a number of countries and in some of the fastest-growing markets.
  • At Diageo, character is everything. So if you share our sense of adventure, you’ll have the chance to learn a huge range of skills and disciplines and build an exceptional career with us.
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Your Accountabilities

  • Ensure the breach management process is working effectively working with key functional stakeholders including the legal, human resources, policy owners/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Global Business Integrity.
  • Proactively identify and manage compliance risks across the organization
  • Design and deliver an effective awareness and communication programme to employees and business partners on all compliance and ethics matters
  • Drive compliance with and embedding of global policies, local market policies, and relevant external regulatory compliance working through process owners and functional/site C&E Champions.
  • Drive the delivery of the annual e-learning and Annual Certificate of Compliance (ACC) declaration, the POP event as well as monthly compliance initiatives at the functions/site.

Experience Required

  • A degree in Economics, Law, Business, or Finance although applicants from other disciplines are also actively encouraged to apply.
  • 7 years post-qualification experience
  • Experience in Data Analysis, Research & Risk management would be an advantage
  • Experience in policy governance & compliance, as well as strong knowledge of internal controls, is an added advantage
  • Interpersonal relationship building skills PC literate but particularly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook
  • Problem solving and analysis.
  • Proven ability to manage projects and facilitate business change.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply



Job Title: Senior Commercial Legal Manager

Ref Id: JR1043700
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Type: Full time
Worker Type: Regular

About the Role

  • The Senior Commercial Legal Manager will have the primary responsibility of managing external legal counsel, proactively manage claims and litigation, intellectual property, competition and antitrust issues, provide legal advisory services to the whole spectrum of the business including procurement, supply, distribution, agency, production, marketing, logistics, finance and commercial; employment matters;
  • S/he will manage the legal aspects of compliance, innovation, product liability, counterfeit products and compliance with the Diageo Marketing Code review of advertising and promotions.
  • The incumbent will have responsibilities for industrial relations management including supporting the management and relationship with employee unions at both local and national levels.
  • The ideal candidate will also have company secretarial management, Board and regulatory liaison and management responsibilities for a publicly quoted company to ensure there are no defaults that can lead to regulatory sanctions and financial penalties as well as significant regulatory and stakeholder management responsibilities.
  • The candidate will supervise functional internal Diageo and external statutory audit to ensure satisfactory ratings and outcomes while supporting the risk management mitigation process.


  • As the leading beverage alcohol company in every region of the world, at Diageo, we’re proud to be custodians  of globally-recognised names such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker. The variety, reach and reputation of our brands, our international presence as a business and the intricacy of the laws that surround our work make Diageo a very rewarding place for talented legal professionals.
  • Our team comprises everything from corporate to corporate security, intellectual property to mergers and acquisitions, compliance to technical. They touch the widest range of subjects, from company assets and our global business agenda to data privacy and anti-corruption initiatives.
  • As a lawyer in Diageo you’ll bring a distinct perspective to the business, assessing and clearly communicating risk, as well as looking for creative ways to tackle the wide variety of ever-evolving challenges that today’s commercial world presents. Innovators, communicators and advisors all thrive here.

Your Role

  • As a commercial lawyer in line with world class in house legal function, will give increased focus on the commercial business and legal support to ensure that the business has good and solid relationships with all external stakeholders including but not limited to customers, suppliers, distributors and agents. This will include negotiation and finalisation of all agreements, providing advice on consumer, competition, labour and all other commercial law.  In addition, there will be a requirement to ensure that strategic implementation is executed with excellence
  • Ensure appropriate contracts are in place for all business relationships in line with the contracts management guidelines and the Statement of Authority and manage the end to end contract management system
  • Act as business partner to the specific Functions assigned and provide primary legal counselling for all processes and operations; and an ability to support the company secretarial responsibilities of a large multinational quoted company with attendant regulatory, compliance and stakeholder management obligations
  • Drive and institute legal, practical and workable solutions to disputes while upholding the company’s legal position and reputation consistent with values and ethical compass.
  • Ensure awareness and support compliance across the business to all company policies including those on Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Data Privacy, Anti-Competition, Records Retention.
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Experience Required

  • Not less than twelve (12) years post-qualification experience as a practicing lawyer in a reputable commercial law firm or in the in-house legal department of a corporate entity (or equivalent)
  • Strong commercial law background especially in the negotiation and documentation of commercial contracts relevant to the company’s business and giving advice in relation to marketing, sales and promotion activities.
  • Confident, relaxed and robust personality with excellent inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound commercial lawyer with exceptional analytical, drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, working well to deadlines and comfortable working on his/her own matters or as part of a larger team on a project.
  • Open and outward looking attitude
  • Ability to work confidently and stand ground with more senior managers
  • Ability to translate strategy into action and manage risks while enabling achievement of business objectives in a compliant manner
  • Proven regulatory and compliance management capability
  • Full all-round capacity and readiness to deputize effectively in the role of head of legal function including management of external legal services providers
  • Company secretarial knowledge with strong organizational and stakeholder management skills
  • Guinness Nigeria/Diageo leadership capabilities – experienced.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

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