Strategy Manager, Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Contract Type

Strategy Manager

Job Description :

We are looking for a Senior Manager with top tier strategy consultancy experience to join the Europe Market of a FTSE 10 business. Working alongside a highly experienced team, you will be helping to shape the future of some of Britain’s most recognisable brands with exposure to the most senior management.

Diageo - recently named Britain’s Most Admired Company by Management Today - operates in 180 countries and with revenues of over £12B, we are the leading premium alcohol company in every region of the world, and a key Beer player through Guinness. But we are also a young company born from an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. Wherever you join us, you’ll find people, brands and projects that are the perfect blend of local and global.

We are driven by strong purpose and values: we are a champion of responsible drinking in society, educating through our DrinkIQ programme; we are globally recognised for our commitment to diversity and gender equality (4th in the global Thomas Reuters D&I index); and driving sustainability within our society is at the heart of our business.

The Role

Diageo Europe, the number 1 premium spirits company in Europe, with net sales revenue of over £2bn is one of the largest markets in Diageo and is led by the President of Europe and Turkey who is a member of the Diageo Plc Executive Committee.

The remit of the role is broad: working across the Commercial strategy agenda you could be involved in topics such as driving strategic planning, country strategies, pressure-testing our strategy against disruptive forces, and driving our point of view and plans on transformation agendas such as Digital. You will be reporting into a highly experienced Europe Finance Director and will be working closely with the European executive team to drive the holistic business agenda.

It is a unique opportunity to get right into the centre of one of Britain’s biggest and most respected companies, within an exciting and growing industry. There is significant opportunity for career growth and progression for strong individuals.

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for someone with experience in a top-tier consultancy. Specifically, you will exhibit:

  • High strategic ability
  • High organisational agility to navigate a complex, networked organisation
  • Strong business acumen with a “commercial first” mindset
  • Ability to embrace change and ambiguity
  • Inclusive, collaborative mindset with global empathy
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills; adept at storytelling and not afraid to stand alone regardless of position and level


Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we are a business defined by the character of the people that work here. And it took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world and, so, create the first truly global drinks brand. Today nothing’s changed.

Our business is still in the hands of people with vision and formidable determination. And while they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them get stronger and go further than they thought possible. We help them define their careers with major, global responsibility. As Arthur Guinness would have agreed, however, complacency is the enemy of progress. And we’re excited about the future. We can make this company even better.

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