Regional Distributor Manager at Guinness Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria Plc is a huge market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria functions in the unique and fast-developing alcohol sector of more than 15mhl beer potential. It is the only establishment that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It is an on-trade controlled market but with a fast-developing off-trade channel. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Regional Distributor Manager, MSS – West & North

Location: Ibadan MDS Depot
Worker Type: Independent Contractor (2 Years)

Purpose of Role

  • To lead, motivate and develop the regional MSS sales structure to deliver the annual operating plan in line with the long-term strategy.


  • The Nigerian Liquor landscape is complex with major challenges, high import tariffs on spirits and an immature retail market. The development of the route to market will be key to unlocking the potential of the Guinness Nigeria spirits portfolio.
  • The customer is at the heart of our plans and investments. There are developed formal on and off trade channels in the major urban areas whilst opportunities for spirits within the broader total beverage alcohol (TBA) business are yet unrealised

Leadership Responsibilities

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  • This role is responsible for the regional distributor management – MSS within the Guinness Nigeria business therefore, leadership and sales functional capabilities are expected to be at a level commensurate with the role.
  • The role will lead, implement and execute commercial & marketing strategic plans in field at the regional level and be accountable for the execution of priority sales drivers.
  • He/She will also be responsible for the relationship between Guinness Nigeria and our key distributors within the mainstream spirits (MSS) category:
    • Key member of the MSS sales leadership team.
    • Recruitment, development and management of the MSS Distributor Managers.
    • Distributor and Customer management.
    • Ownership of the performance outcomes the Regional MSS field sales needs to deliver.
    • Drive the highest standards of executional excellence.
    • Managing a team of 4 – 5 Distributor Managers.

Top Accountabilities
Deliver Annual Operating Plan:

  • Lead trade & customer strategy at the Region to develop customised annual plan to deliver financial and volume targets for priority brands.
  • Develop and activate annual customer account plans to support the delivery of business goals.
  • Excellent execution in the implementation of business plans, trade term compliance, cycle activation and category management.
  • Deliver against Sales driver imperatives.
  • Deliver amazing promotional activation experiences in line with Game Plans.
  • Lead and develop the route to market (RTM) strategy for optimum coverage.

Attract, Develop and Retain Great Talent:

  • Build Distributor Managers functional and leadership capability via agreed training programmes, both classroom and In Field.
  • Ensure all team members have a clear understanding of their performance objectives and that processes are in place for development.
  • Build people management capability by engaging in personal growth and development of Distributor Managers.


  • Delivery of gross/net sales value and Volume plan targets.
  • Deliver marketing plans via Market share data and Brand health scores.
  • Growth of partnerships via joint up business plans (JUBP).
  • Development and growth of the team through performance feedback and internal surveys.
  • Controls, compliance and governance via audit reviews

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate with 7 – 10 years minimum commercial expertise gained across Sales/ Consumer Marketing or Sales Management.
  • Prior experience in the mainstream spirit category is an added advantage.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Good track record in sales.
  • Ability to negotiate with customers and distributors.
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply for Regional Distributor Manager at Guinness Nigeria

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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