Regulatory Affairs Manager Vacancy, Guinness Nigeria

Posted by | June 11, 2015 | Guinness Nigeria, Management Jobs

Guinness Nigeria is current in search of qualified applicants to fill this role:

Diageo is the name behind many of the World’s best loved drinks including Guinness, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Malta Guinness, J&B, Gordons Gin and Tanqueray.

Africa Regional Markets (ARM) is a Diageo business made up of over 40 markets across the breadth of Africa. The business models range from fully integrated demand and supply businesses in Ghana and Cameroun, newly integrated businesses in Ethiopia and Mozambique to Partnerships in a number of West, Central and Southern African countries and Angola.

The Job : Regulatory Affairs Manager, Guinness Nigeria

Job Status: Full Time Job, Graduate/Experience

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
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Job Description

Background
The role of the Regulatory Affairs Manager is to bring focus to those issues that can have a positive or negative influence on business, depending on how they are managed.

Working within the CR function, this role will support and advise the business on all aspects of regulation, legislative change and political issues. Working closely with the Innovation and brand teams, the Quality department and other teams, the role will assist in positioning the business to influence legislative and regulatory changes. In addition it will assist the business in understanding and interpreting various laws and policies and to maintain a consistent approach to external stakeholder and regulatory management. The aim is to ensure that regulatory management is aligned to the strategic plans of the business.

The role requires a deep understanding of the business and the political and regulatory environment. It also requires an understanding of regional trade policies, governments and political processes and a track record of dealing with government officials and regulatory authorities.

This role will be looking to make a significant contribution to the business

Top 3-5 Accountabilities

Lead and manage Guinness Nigeria’s corporate interests in the area of regulatory affairs within the market.
Collaborate with industry bodies and other stakeholders to ensure Guinness Nigeria’s representation and integration on policy and external relations activities.
Provide advice and support to industry bodies that play a leadership role in regulatory relations
Coordinate and monitor the development and implementation of regulatory policies, for example, Nigeria Standards with SON, NAFDAC, and CODEX ensuring a consistent approach across Nigeria.

Leadership Responsibilities

To support Guinness Nigeria on all aspects of regulatory relations.
To facilitate relationship development with relevant external stakeholders and regulators in order to support Guinness Nigeria’s business strategies and objectives.

Job Qualifications

First degree
Minimum of 5 years regulatory experience
High level computer literacy
Outstanding interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
Excellent relationship management – ability to achieve results through others
Capability to develop/capture and shape research and data (academic and statistical) and concepts around policy development.
Relationships with regulators across Nigeria will be an added advantage.
Barriers to Success in Role

Lack of appropriate relationships / advocacy experience
Inability to think/act strategically, creatively and proactively
Inability to see the bigger picture and understand business goals
Requirement for extensive direction
Poor judgment and relationship building skills

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