Guinness Nigeria Plc - We are Guinness Nigeria, member of Diageo Plc the world's leading premium drinks business with an unrivalled collection of beverage alcohol & non-alcohol brands across the Spirits, Wine & Beer categories.Guinness Nigeria operates a Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) business and currently operates on 3 sites within Nigeria with a portfolio of products including Stout, Malta, Lager, Spirits and Ready to drink brands. Nigeria is the 2nd largest market for the Guinness Stout brand globally. It is quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a significant player in the national economy.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Consumer Planner, Spirits & RTDAutoReqId: 53760BRLocation: LagosFunction: MarketingType of Job: EmployeeReports To: Consumer Connections ManagerContext/ScopeGuinness Nigeria is a focused business unit that delivers significant volume and profit to Diageo (parent company). Consumer planning has a critical role and responsibility of leading the business to make the right strategic and commercially savvy evidence- based decisions, within the ever-changing context of our consumers and customers lives. Over the last three years the Consumer Connections Planning team has been transformed within the Diageo business. This has seen the team move away from research orientation and towards planning, focused on:Pro-activityUsing research to drive growthFocused on consumer understanding and insights that is actionable & drives growthFocused on implications not informationSimplifying & providing clear directionFinancial:Management and Accountability for implementation of Consumer Planning and Research Budget.Complexity:Work across all Nigeria to drive insights that will unlock growth, drive profitability and to deliver market share for Guinness Nigeria Spirits & Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Brands.Purpose of RoleTo champion & drive world class understanding of consumer attitudes, motivations and trends that can be leveraged to grow our brandsTop 3- 5 AccountabilitiesProactively defines & communicates opportunities for growth for the market, categories and brands and articulates what it will take to realize these opportunitiesExternally attentive -to culture, trends and market place dynamics, to detect the factors that could positively or negatively impact growth.Support development & implementation of brand strategy and communication through facilitating a deep understanding of the consumers.Seeks out deep consumer / shopper / category insight and implications that will drive penetration growthTransform research outputs into simple, actionable implicationsFuels the business with consumer/ shopper led provocations and understanding to instigate changeSynthesizes data and understanding from multiple sources -quantitative and qualitative and joins the dots in a meaningful, actionable wayEnsure that consumer knowledge is clearly reported and interpreted within the framework of brand related issues (Brand Tracking Study)Lead regular brand activity reviews (QBRs), keeping the brand teams informed and updatedCustodian of brand building thinking (DWBB/NGM)Ensures learning from measurement & evaluation are applied to increase productivity of our A&P spendRuthlessly prioritizes and focuses on tasks that add maximum value to Diageo, stops or delegates everything else.