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Graduate Job Graduate Finance Analyst - Dry Goods Intern - 6 month FTC

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Diageo
Reference: Diageo02
Salary: £19,000 per annum, pro rata  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Ref code - 35012              
Closing Date - 14th January 2013
Location – Glasgow
Salary - £19,000 per annum, pro rata

Job summary

Diageo have an interesting role for a Finance Graduate to analyse the Dry Goods processes with a view to driving value for the business through better processes, reporting and clarity around the accounts. This 6 month placement, based in Glasgow, will give the graduate valuable finance experience in a real business environment to support their development as a finance professional.

Job Description

Project Description

Diageo Europe Supply currently produces 50 million cases per annum of both white and brown spirit. Diageo is investing 1 billion in the next 5 years in the Scotch market.

There are currently 52 sites in Scotland employing c.3,500 people. Many of the sites operate on a 24 hour, 7 day, 4-shift pattern, working with in distilling, packaging, warehousing, technical and offices, servicing many of our global markets with some of our premium key brands including Smirnoff, Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Morgans, Ciroc and Smirnoff Ice.

The dry goods project will be site based and orientated, and will involve reporting and liaison mainly with site Commercial Finance Managers. The Europe Supply finance team is made up of site Commercial Finance Managers, and Central Finance support positions. These management will act as the entry knowledge into what is required of the project, and the key stakeholders to utilise to help in the achievement of it.

Role Description

We are currently looking for a recent graduate with strong analytical skills to join our Europe Supply business as a Finance Analyst. The role will be based at one of our sites in Glasgow and is responsible for process analysis and improvement within the dry goods area of the business.

This role will drive value for the business through better processes, which will ultimately give more confidence and clarity around the accounts, as well as improving a very important site operational process (which will also allow for most efficient management of costs).

The purpose of this role is to provide a Finance graduate with rich and valuable finance experience in a real business environment to support their development as a finance professional.

Key areas:

a) Financial

•                    Updates on progress

•                    Measurement and advice on methods of dry goods valuation and physical count

•                    Reporting to Commercial Finance on values of dry goods stock held each month

b) Market Complexity

•                    Sites geographically spread with varying people complexities

c) Leadership Responsibilities

•                    Interfaces with site management and key stakeholders (including site directors and finance)

•                    Lead a defined process from start to desired outcome

•                    Lead conversation and meetings of a knowledgeable forum – made up of a spread of departmental personnel

Top 3-5 accountabilities:

•                    Understand the dry goods process, and the effect it has both operationally and financially

•                    Lead the organisation and management of forums to improve the process going forward. Key stakeholders with knowledge and expertise will support this forum, and the objective is to gain all members engagement to come up with a workable solution to present

•                    On completion, write up a ‘process map’ that will be used as the ‘best practice tool’ for the dry goods process. This will be communicated across all Europe Supply packaging sites as the process to adhere to regarding dry goods.

Skills / Experience

If you are an eager and self-driven person who likes to take initiative and you have a degree in finance, economics or business administration and would like to start your career in finance with one of the world’s fastest growing organisations, then apply now!

Essential

•                    Motivated by new challenges - a desire to learn and grow

•                    Ability to take initiative and work towards achieving goals within set timelines

•                    Excellent communication skills - Ability to build great relationships with a range of stakeholders

•                    Strong analytical and problem solving skills - Ability to search out, manipulate and analyse data/information and interpret into viable business solutions

•                    Ability to bring a fresh insight and challenge the status quo

•                    Sound working knowledge of MS office, particularly Excel

•                    Good team working skills - Ability to engage different partners to achieve a defined goal

•                    Applies high standards to all aspects of work

•                    Demonstrates high level of integrity and discretion.

Ideal

•                    Passionate about Diageo, our business and brands

•                    Some experience in a finance environment a benefit.

Qualifications

Recent graduate in one of the following disciplines (finance, economics, business administration) with an interest to pursue a career in finance.

Benefits

Standard Diageo fixed term contract benefits. Full, on-the-job training will be provided.

For the period of your internship you will be included in the Diageo performance management process, where you will set specific objectives and growth plans for your internship. You will be assessed against this at the end of your internship to ensure you and Diageo gain value from your experience as per all Diageo employees.

As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and will have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Additional Info

Location: This role will be based at our Shieldhall site in Glasgow
Duration: This is a 6 month placement opportunity with potential to develop your career in Diageo.
Preferred Placement Start Date: February 2013

CELEBRATING LIFE - EVERYDAY, EVERYWHERE.

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer. Our global priority brand portfolio consists of Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, José Cuervo, Tanqueray and many more.

Diageo trades in approximately 180 markets and employs over 20,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean.

Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why 'celebrating life every day, everywhere' is at the core of what we do.

Location: Scotland

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