Corporate Relations Director – UBL Job Placement – Diageo

Relations Director – UBL

Organization: Diageo

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Managing
Director, UBL

About US:

Diageo is the
world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of
beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include
Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills
whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan,
Tanqueray and Guinness.

About UBL:

Uganda Breweries
Limited (UBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply
and demand for beer and spirits) It is a subsidiary of East African Breweries
Limited (EABL); the largest business unit in Diageo Africa . UBL is responsible
for the manufacturing and distribution of beer brands and mainstream spirits.
Beer brands within the portfolios include Bell, Guinness, Tusker Lager, Tusker
Lite and a range of mainstream spirit brands. UBL is also the distributor of
several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie
Walker®, Ciroc®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream®, Richot®, Bond 7
Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®. The scope of this market also covers export countries
such as Rwanda, Burundi and Congo contributing circa 3% of business revenue.

Job Summary:  The role is also responsible for leading the
development and delivery of enriched communities’ strategy with a focus on
securing an equitable tax regime, promoting positive drinking and adopting
projects that show UBL as being in community and for community. The purpose of
this role is to protect and promote UBL’s reputation with its principal
government, media and community stakeholders through the delivery of a robust
Corporate Relations strategy in order to enable the delivery of the business’
strategic imperatives. The Corporate Relations Director’s role is a critical
one, especially given the challenges in the regulatory and policy landscape
which includes on-going dialogue in relation to (for example) alcohol
regulation, environmental compliance, plastics waste and tax issues in Uganda.
Complexity is further enhanced though the blend of cultural/tribal/traditional
leadership structures as well as political. In addition, UBL in party of a very
competitive and dynamic beverage market across all sectors requiring diligent
stakeholder and issue management through complex industry and regulatory

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

key stakeholder engagement to create and sustain the right environment for the
business to thrive.

policy and regulation to mitigate adverse impact to the business.

reputation and business risk.

Lead and
maintain best practice standards in Corporate Relations/ Affairs consistent
with UBL’s strategy and values.

and create an effective and capable Corporate Relations Team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a University degree

minimum of ten years work of experience, at least 5 of which must have been at
a Senior level in Corporate Relations/ Affairs, Public Policy or a related

Relations experience in an FMCG or a highly regulated industry is an advantage.

ability to work across markets and cultures is highly preferred and experience
of working in an Africa context would be an advantage

experience in managing public policy risks and stakeholder engagement is
essential and (informal) leadership of industry bodies is desirable

of developing focused strategies and implementation with limited resources and
of working with and engaging management to deliver CR strategy

in hands-on, live crisis management (incl. Media relations)

relationship management and influencing skills

and resourceful self-starter, with “can do, can learn, will find a solution

communication skills (employees, media, policy analysis and argumentation)

listener and open mindset, yet confident, driven and focused professional

in verbal and written English is essential

How to Apply:

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join the world’s leading premium drinks business, Diageo, in the aforementioned
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