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Senior Manager - Diageo India Venture

Diageo Plc
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

The Diageo India Ventures & Business Development team ("BD") is responsible for driving Diageo's inorganic growth ambition and creating shareholder value by: (a) identifying, pursuing, and executing investment and JV opportunities against our core hunting grounds; monitoring, assessing and executing on group wide, large-scale investment and JV opportunities and partnerships; (b) assessing and executing other tactical investment and JV opportunities, and (c) actively managing the portfolio of Diageo brands and companies.

Diageo India ventures is organized as a central team mostly based in Bangalore, with the ability to facilitate an effective partnership with local business teams. In addition, there are a number of team members across Europe, NAM and APAC, all working collaboratively as needed.

The Ventures team needs to work flexibly driven by the strategic priorities and, at times, tight deadlines set by both Diageo India Executive team, market Executive teams, and external factors.

Key Accountabilities:

Business Development Manager:
  • Support execution of Ventures pipeline including negotiation of key contractual parameters and protections progressively working to executing independently
  • Support the building and interrogation of a business plan, identifying value drivers of a business and identify and run appropriate sensitivities.
  • Support the structuring of transactions with input from tax, legal and treasury and manage the approval process
  • Support in the strategic, governance, and financial priorities and day-to-day operations of Ventures
  • Support development of regional BD priorities with regional presidents, finance directors and market GMs, including researching and analysing potential investment and JV targets

To be successful in the role requires:

Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to build valuation models from a blank sheet - including DCF, comparables and multiples, sensitivities etc;
  • Ability to identify key value drivers of any business;
  • Ability to analyse business plans and commercial/financial performance and generate insights and learnings;
  • Basic accounting knowledge, including ability to perform EP, EPS accretion/dilution analyses;
  • Ability to structure transactions with input from tax, legal and treasury, and support managing the approval process.

Leadership and project management responsibilities
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to create and leverage relationships both within and outside their teams/organisations.
  • Develop and promote effective and efficient processes and ways of working liaising with regional management teams.
  • Display cross-functional acumen and founder management.
  • Share knowledge, and leverage and apply best practices, including insights and experiences within the team and in wider business context.
  • Must be able to work independently, supported by Ventures head and other Senior Managers.
  • Must be credible and persuasive with in-market exec teams, senior leadership and other Diageo executives.

Qualifications and experience required
  • Founder of a start up with end-to-end knowledge of running a business.
  • Bachelor's Degree level with strong academic record
  • MBA or ACA / CFA desirable
  • Desirable to have Business Development (M&A/Ventures) experience within industry, banking or consultancy environment; alternatively, strategy or commercial finance experience
  • Desirable (but not essential) to have experience in venturing, with a focus on tech, digital and ESG
  • Experience in project management, in particular bringing together internal multi-disciplinary teams
  • Self starter, highly committed, and able to deliver against goals with minimal supervision.
  • Clear and succinct communicator both culturally aware and adaptable

Diversity statement

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo's purpose of "celebrating life every day everywhere". This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills, and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

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