Diageo Head of Media and Digital, South Africa and Africa Regional Markets in Johannesburg, South Africa

External Job TitleHead of Media and Digital, South Africa and Africa Regional Markets

AutoReqId 56539BR

Function Marketing

Type of Job Employee

Country South Africa

Town/City Johannesburg

External Job Description Diageo is a truly global organisation with over 28,000 talented people and a presence in 180 countries. Across our 21 markets, our brand portfolio represents our biggest strength, and our biggest passion. Be it our global giants, local stars or reserve brands we use our vision, creativity and courage to drive the growth of our products worldwide. We invent strong brands for today and for the future; upholding the quality of our products and taking personal accountability for both the history and for the future of our brands

Purpose of Role

  • To create a step change in the effectiveness and efficiency of our media and digital execution

Top accountabilities

Create and execute the key digital and media plans for SA and ARM markets in service of the brand and business goals set out in the annual Game Plan

  • Working with the brand marketing teams to define the appropriate goals, budgets and strategies to deliver the overall brand objectives

  • Work with key agency partners to execute the most efficient and effective plans, to deliver these objectives

  • Manage the agency base to ensure that we have the right agencies and people within the agencies to effectively deliver our business plans

To lead SA and ARM’s thinking over the media and digital landscape, using innovative and creative approaches to drive Top of Mind Awareness ahead of our competitors

  • Working with internal experts, agency and industry specialists to establish new and different ways of working.

  • To challenge standard practice and bring us to a best in class standard in both the digital and media space, amongst comparable consumer goods business

  • To support the launch of critical innovation brands

Coordinate Media Initiatives across the region

  • Provide training and support on digital and media for the whole organisation

  • To develop from base level, three junior Digital and Media managers

  • To educate and develop the 5 marketing directors

  • Work with GBT and Global Innovation team on developing key initiatives in the region

  • Consolidate reporting on key initiatives and performance intervene where required

  • Search and Spin initiatives across the region

  • Rapid development of functional and leadership capabilities.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • 10 years + experience in marketing and media/digital planning.

  • Experience working in both agency and client companies would be a significant advantage.

As part of our journey to being the most trusted and respected organisation, we are committed to being an inclusive organisation by advancing the equity and diversity agenda. We therefore encourage South African equity candidates to apply.