Finance Graduate

Diageo - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Finance Graduate

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Diageo Business Context:

Welcome to the Diageo world of exciting possibilities, a world of celebrating life every day, everywhere.

With over 28,000 talented people and a presence in 180 countries, Diageo is a truly global organisation. 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.

We have more than 6,500 people working with Diageo in Africa: our Africa businesses account for over 20% of Diageo workforce worldwide. In all that we do, we seek to bring out the best of our Diageo values and release the ‘spirit of joy & community’ which is alive across the African continent. In Africa we create wealth both directly through our operations and indirectly through our broader value chains where we support development and growth in partnership with businesses and communities. We source over 60% of agricultural and packaging materials locally, and we work with more than 45,000 local farmers for our agricultural inputs. Thirteen of our production sites in Africa are in water stressed areas; so much of our focus is on managing water use in our operations effectively and reducing water poverty in surrounding communities through our pan-African Water of Life programme. Since its launch in 2006, we have brought safe drinking water to around 10 million people.

Where there is less water stress we have implemented our global programme ‘Learning for Life’ which provides life skills and opportunity for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to take a first step into formal employment.

We are committed to our vision of being ‘the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company in South Africa”. The newly-created Diageo organisation in South Africa is built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of the drinks industry. To be a part of Diageo is to be a part of history – and to have the unrivalled opportunity to make your own mark in history.

Are you ready to join us on our journey to create history in South Africa and beyond?

Market Complexity

Diageo SA operates in a complex, ever changing and extremely exciting market environment. Diageo SA has emerged as the leading spirits business in South Africa facing competition from long established competitors such as Distell and aggressive emerging players such as Pernod Ricard SA and The Really Great Brands Company (RGBC).

The liquor market in South Africa operates through multiple customer channels and routes to market. This is in order to effectively service consumers across an extremely diverse range of socio-economic circumstances, cultural affiliations and geographical ranges.

Purpose of Role

Diageo SA is looking for a Graduate to participate in an exciting 2 year Graduate Program in the Finance Department! During this time, you will be exposed to FMCG while developing functional and leadership skills

You will also be taken through a Leadership Development Program through GIBS

Successful candidates through the Graduate Program will be shortlisted to be permanent employees

Our Graduate Program is to help all advance at an accelerated pace and be exposed to the real business world and start building a career at Diageo instantaneously.

Functions in: Finance

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Studying towards/Completed a Finance degree

  • Up to 2 years prior work experience in a Finance role

  • Organisational skills

  • Project and time management

  • Excellent Written/verbal communication

  • Resilience and drive

  • Innovative

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Min education
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