Procurement & Commodities Finance Analyst (Process Improvement) with Diageo

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business, with iconic brands including Guinness, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and Johnnie Walker. Celebrating life every day, everywhere, is their guiding purpose - from creating new products to developing people to be the best they can be.

Location: Edinburgh Park
£19,000k per annum. Full-time
Immediate start until September 2015
Finance experience not essential

With over 28,000 talented people working globally, Diageo consider their people as their biggest asset. They create an environment with the right values, ethics and opportunity for growth at every stage of its employees’ careers. Being a truly global company, with operations in over 180 countries, they offer employees the opportunity to broaden their horizons in building their careers.

The Commodity Price Risk Management (CPRM) Team manages Diageo's global commodity exposure and the Global Procurement Team manage the packaging, raw materials and logistics spend, both supported by the Global Supply & Procurement Finance team. Finance are currently undertaking work on streamlining global Business Performance Management (BPM) processes and CPRM Performance Reporting for the next fiscal year.

As the Procurement & Commodities Finance Analyst, you will be using process automation to conduct financial modelling. This work will involve a considerable amount of work using Excel spreadsheets – so familiarity with using MS Excel is essential. The timeline for this project is short, and the successful intern will be able to produce results quickly and effectively.

Within this role your main responsibilities would be:

Drive best practice and ensure high quality financial reporting and analysis through creation of templates for next fiscal year BPM and Performance Reporting,
Streamline global reporting through standardised Market BPM templates and align ways of working with Diageo’s 21 Markets,
Automate rolling 12 month commodity reporting to support performance reporting and risk management

At the heart of everything Diageo do are their company values:

Passionate about customers and consumers 
Freedom to succeed 
Proud of what we do 
Be the best
Valuing each other


The ideal candidate will be a current student or graduate with a background in a Business-related discipline. Having a Finance/Accountancy background is NOT essential! (Although applicants with this background are encouraged to apply!)
You will have experience of using analytical tools and techniques, and have knowledge of setting and monitoring performance standards. You will have strong excel modelling skills, although VBA skills are not required.
You will be self-motivated and tenacious and be able to demonstrate excellent written and spoken communication skills.


Closing date for applications is 5 July 2015, 5pm.
Interviews will be held on either 8 or 9 July 2015.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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