Controls and Governance Lead at Diageo November, 2023

About us

 

From Arthur Guinness to Johnnie Walker, our business was founded on people of great character, and in 250 years, nothing’s changed. We’re the world’s leading premium alcohol company. Our brands are industry icons. And our success is thanks to the strength of our people, in every role. It’s why we trust them with our legacy. And it’s why we reward them with the career-defining opportunities that they deserve. Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people. Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.

SBL was incorporated in 1988 as Associated Breweries Limited and changed its name to Serengeti Breweries Limited in 2002 and commenced commercial operations in 1996 with one brewery in Dar es Salaam. The company was acquired by EABL in October 2010 and has three breweries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi.

SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager. Other brand portfolios include Guinness and Plisner.  Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Richot®, Bond 7 Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®.

 

Purpose of role

 

The controls and governance lead will be the primary contact for the business, responsible for supporting and driving the full range of Business Integrity activities.

 

Key accountabilities

 

Strategic leadership

 

Acting as a champion for the control’s agenda in business, providing specialist advice and continuously seeking opportunities to strengthen controls and our compliance culture. Quality assurance of functional controls frameworks, controls days and oversight of the CARM process in their business area Ensuring that actions are agreed and follow-up though in relation to gaps identified through the control’s days, CARM and audit processes

 

Collaboration

 

Cross-cutting activities such as CoBC inductions, Pathway of Pride, Risk Management and Breach management. Actively contributing to the development and evolution of the SBL Business Integrity strategy and leading its implementation in their area.  This includes identifying and pursuing opportunities to engage with individuals at all levels to understand how controls and compliance are perceived on the ground and the ethical challenges facing our teams and proposing opportunities to influence and support them in delivering results in a manner consistent with our legal, regulatory and ethical expectations. Ensuring that each function in demand and supply has made a controls commitment through a functional controls’ framework which: sets out the controls for which the function is responsible, covers both the risks identified in the CARM framework and locally identified risk; and accurately reflects how the controls are operated in SBL.

 

Supporting

 

Supporting their Heads of Department to have in place a continuous assurance process (e.g. monthly control days) to ensure that the controls in their area are functioning effectively, including coaching and mentoring functional Business Integrity Champions to assist in the process Leading reviews of specific high risk, high impact areas Aligning with heads of department on the control and compliance gaps to be addressed and ensuring that their teams are held accountable for delivering agreed actions. Acting as a specialist adviser to the business across all areas of controls and compliance; identifying and supporting new and innovative ways to continually strengthen the controls and compliance environment in SBL.

 

Facilitation and compliance training

 

Facilitating the CARM certification process by acting as a liaison point between the testing team and the business and ensuring that CARM reporting is completed to the Diageo standard within the set timelines. Ensuring that there is sufficient and appropriate focus on compliance in their business area including: ensuring that line managers are aware of their responsibilities relating to controls and compliance and that they are given appropriate weight in team meetings and performance discussions. agreeing and tracking the delivery of key compliance trainings (Ensuring adherence to the annual compliance training calendar) ensuring that appropriate consideration is given to compliance requirements for third parties.

 

Qualifications and experience required

 

  • Bachelors degree
  • 7 years’ experience in risk based internal auditing or compliance
  • Strong knowledge of compliance and policies
  • Interpersonal relationship building skills and ability to engage at an executive level
  • PC literate; particularly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook
  • Ability to prioritize when faced with conflicting demands
  • Proven ability to manage projects and facilitate business change
  • Experience in supply chain/manufacturing environment will be an advantage
  • Professional qualification in audit or accounting is an added advantage

 

 

Application deadline: November 16

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