Regional Logistics Manager (East) at Guinness Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria operates a Total Beverage Business (TBB). A key contributor to the success of the GNPLC strategic plan is an effective & flexible field sales force demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building activity. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do, and through this, will deliver sustained, mutual growth for our brands, categories, customers and partners. Will you partner with us on this journey?


Job Title: Regional Logistics Manager (East)

Level: L5A

Reports To: Head of Customer Services



This role manages Benin Brewery distribution, as well as five external warehouses (depots) in the East and North Eastern Nigeria (Onitsha, Aba, Enugu, Uyo and Makurdi), to ensure the delivery of Guinness Nigeria (GN) business goals and objectives as well as create competitive advantage.


This role is responsible for seven managers and eighteen staff and ensures that packaging operations in Benin brewery are adequately supported by ensuring zero downtime, owing to warehouse space or empties outage in order to deliver strategic plan volumes to meet sales demand and surpass customers’ expectations.


Purpose of Role

To deliver and embed best in class processes in all warehouse and customer service operations in Guinness Nigeria (Eastern and Northern Eastern Nigeria operations) through the development of a high performance team that is able to deliver significant value and competitive advantage to our business.





This role maintains and manages inventory (fulls and empties) in six locations across Eastern and North Eastern Nigeria.


Market Complexity:

Works in six distribution centres across Eastern and North Eastern Nigeria through own and 3rd party logistics service providers; using business specific KPIs to create step changes in customer service delivery to both internal and external customers to support Guinness Nigeria business objectives.


Leadership Responsibilities:

The role holder will work closely with packaging, sales, brewery logistics and 3rd party service providers to deliver GN strategic goals and meet / exceed customer expectations.


Top 3-5 Accountabilities

Formulate and implement warehousing best practices in line with Diageo supply chain capability framework in all brewery distribution and depots to deliver competitive service.

Manage empties and finished inventory in six distribution centres to support GN supply chain in meeting customer/consumer satisfaction and to ensure accountability.

Play a lead role in the achievement of sales targets and competitive advantage through physical distribution and order fulfilment.

Ensure the achievement of all KPIs in line with GN business objective in order to drive superior performance.

Formulate and implement strategic initiatives as well as suitable logistics operations improvement in all distribution centres to enhance GN supply chain efficiency and effectiveness.

Qualifications and Experience Required

Degree level qualification; Masters degree would be an advantage

5 to 10 years working in an FMCG or a similar industry

Business experience particularly in physical distribution activities; with a depth of capability in logistics and customer management/process design and development.

Change management experience.

Ability to take commercial insights and translate into performance to grow the business, demonstrates a track record for performance.

Proven ability to persuade, influence and build credibility with all levels and all functions.

Analytical, interpretative and decision-making skills within a highly dynamic process environment.

Barriers to Success in Role

Inability to influence broadly across all own teams (GN customers, own teams, service providers and key stakeholders) to achieve customer service objectives

Flexible Working options

Benin Brewery based, with frequent local travel between distribution centres (approximately 40%)


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