Monday, September 26, 2011

National Distribution Manager.

                                                      Serengeti Breweries Tanzania Limited.

Date Listed: 26/09/2011 
Area: Dar Es Salaam
Application Deadline: 21/10/2011

Purpose of the role
The role needs to build alignment across a range of Distributor partners and with a wide range of stakeholders, leading significant change through the distributor networks as well as the wider organisation. The incumbent will need to successfully manage the diversity in sophistication, capability and business structure in a dynamic trade environment, with evolving trade structures.  

Key Accountabilities

Route to Consumer – ensuring Serengeti Breweries
have the optimal route to market appropriate to their strategic commercial goals

Qualifications and Experience Required:
·         A strong and broad, 8 to 10 years track record in Sales and/or General Management at a leadership level. Marketing experience is also very valuable. Particularly important is previous P&L accountability and significant Distributor Management experience.
·         Financially literate, understands and interprets financial data effectively.
·         There is a requirement to be data analytical and have strong knowledge of Customer Marketing, Category Development and management of third party distributors
·         Depth of knowledge and the ability to coach others in the Diageo Way of Selling capabilities and tools. Particular depth is required in Distributor Management, JUBP, Targeted Trade Investment and Customer & Channel Profitability.
·         These roles lead Distribution Managers and indirectly lead cross functional teams and need to be able to work with our distributor partners to inspire their sales force. Therefore previous experience of leading managers and getting results through diverse teams as well as a track record of talent development, capability development and as an expert coach is important.
·         A broad commercial understanding and a track record of developing strong partnerships with distributors is particularly critical. Previous experience of strategy development, change management and complex stakeholder management (both internal and external) is important.
·         These roles lead a broad cross functional agenda with our distributors including sales, marketing, finance, HR, corporate relations and supply chain. Therefore previous experience of working with or within other functions at a leadership level is critical.
·         Determination to make things happen in a complex environment, change management experience and proven ability to create consistency and efficiency across multiple businesses are key, as well as strong results and solutions orientation.
·         Supported by a business orientated professional or academic qualification (not mandatory)
Transforming the Distributor Management capability of our in market teams and improve the capability of our Distributor partners

The incumbent will be instrumental in causing the transformation across our customers, our sales teams, and the wider organisation in the region. Key stakeholders will include:

·         Sales Leadership teams in market
·         Key support functions to enable the change (Finance, Marketing, HR, Comms, etc) Distributors partners


Application Instruction:

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