Guinness Nigeria Plc is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry of over 15mhl beer potential. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1) Job Title: Records/Para-Legal Manager
Ref Id: JR1028413
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Worker Type: Regular


  • The records team within the Corporate Legal Team, is responsible for implementing effective policies and programs for managing the company’s recorded information in accordance with legal and business requirements and best practices. The role will also have responsibilities for the administration of various para-legal functions within the Legal Team.


  • Assist Guinness Nigeria control and reduce its records management related costs (off-site storage, digitization of storage and retrieval processes) as well as manage contracts with third-party off-site storage provider. Responsible for managing various para-legal functions including administration of the Company Secretarial, Brand Protection and Corporate Security database in addition to administration of the Data Privacy regulations and compliance obligations.

Market Complexity:

  • Help ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and audit requirements relating to data privacy, records and Information Asset Inventory management for Guinness Nigeria.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • High levels of independent work, able to influence and build effective relationships with business partners – must be able to undertake projects while also maintaining momentum and quality within on-going activities. Supervises any individual assigned to assist with records management projects.

Purpose of Role

  • Provide records management expertise, advice and assistance to all Guinness Nigeria business units.
  • Manage the storage, cataloguing, retention, disposal and access to records, paper and electronic, in accordance with company policies, procedures and professional practice.
  • Manage and support requirements for maintenance of compliance with local and global data privacy regulations as well as administrative back end support for brand protection and corporate security operations.

Top Accountabilities

  • Develop and periodically revise records retention policy, procedures and schedules for all Guinness Nigeria business units and functions.
  • Implement records retention schedules regularly and consistently to ensure the correct retention and confidential, authorised disposal of time-expired records in consultation with records’ owners and the Legal, Tax and Archive functions as appropriate.
  • Implement efficient and cost-effective storage and retrieval solutions for semi-current records for Guinness Nigeria sites, including the use of on-site and off-site storage facilities and media conversion as appropriate.
  • Assist Facilities in managing contract/Service Level Agreement (SLA) with third-party off-site storage provider and be main contact in Guinness Nigeria for the provider.
  • Develop effective inventory applications to facilitate accurate, comprehensive identification of records.
  • Assist with the annual legal, regulatory and audit records retention assessments.
  • Deliver employee education and publicity initiatives, using a variety of means, to enhance awareness and compliance with records management requirements.
  • Provide support to individuals assigned responsibility for managing on-site records – regularly engage with them to ensure procedures are working and give specialist knowledge and practical assistance as required.
  • Manage and support requirements for maintenance of compliance with global and local data privacy regulations.
  • Manage administrative back-end support for Brand Protection and Corporate Security Operations.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree level qualification in Records Management/Inventory or relevant field.
  • Professional qualification in Records & Information Management with appropriate experience with a complex, commercial context is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience.
  • Able to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal, influencing and communication skills – adapting style to circumstances.
  • Good, practical IT skills, including the use of database inventories plus knowledge of specialist document and records management applications.
  • Committed to confidentiality and security of company records with an appreciation and understanding of relevant legal issues.
  • Commitment to high quality solutions, support and customer service.
  • Careful and methodical approach to detailed work.
  • Experience or knowledge of para-legal role or responsibilities.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2) Job Title: Compliance Audit Manager

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Worker Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • The role, which is based in Guinness Nigeria Plc, Lagos, provides a company-wide business audit service to the business functions.
  • The primary focus of this role is to support Guinness Nigeria executive management in providing assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures across the business, highlighting and resolving any particular risk areas.  

Specifically, this will include:

  • Manage and deliver a range of assurance and risk management activities, as agreed with business unit or functional management.
  • Use a thorough understanding of the business processes, expected controls and risks, to undertake activities, which maintain shareholder value and mitigate against risk.
  • Driving the development of risk identification and evaluation strategies that deliver long-lasting benefits to the organisation and support its continued drive for success.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of Guinness Nigeria and the application of sound commercial judgement in all activities undertaken.
  • Passionate commitment to engaging in the creation and maintenance of sustainable, mutually beneficial internal and external relationship.
  • The ability to provide effective business audit and drive through the creation of a risk and performance management culture.

Top Accountabilities

  • Deliver risk and performance effectiveness audits that provide assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control procedures.
  • Undertake business audit or develop design reviews with management to help improve management’s response to a particular risk or risk area.
  • Contribute to other sources of assurance such as facilitating project teams through risk footprints and mitigation activities; following up on part audits or design reviews or supporting Diageo’s response to the Sarbanes Oxley requirements through the CARM programme

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Minimum 7 years experience including in a multinational corporate environment.  Qualified Accountant and/or MBA, or professional qualification or equivalent experience in one or more of the below:
    • FMCG industry and related business issues such as brand management or brand financial management, production, logistics
    • Risk management techniques
    • Internal / external audit experience
    • Business consulting
    • Information systems
  • Experience in multicultural / multilingual environments

The role holder will be expected to work in a variety of team situations as well as be able to deliver work on his/her own.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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