Finance Manager Job Nairobi – Innovations

January 17, 2024

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Job Description

Job Title: Finance Manager – Innovations

Type of Role: Permanent, Senior Mid-Level Management

Reports To: Head of Commercial Finance


EABL, the premier Drinks Company in Eastern Africa, boasts a diverse product portfolio encompassing beer, spirits, barley, malt, and non-alcoholic beverages. As a publicly listed company across East African Stock exchanges, EABL operates extensively in East Africa.

Purpose of Role

  • Conduct financial simulations for innovation projects to optimize scenarios.
  • Ensure timely completion of gate financials.
  • Be responsible for end-to-end finance support for innovation, including COGS computation, project costing, trade pricing proposals, and profitability analysis.
  • Lead Innovations AOP process, incorporating project valuations and timelines.
  • Lead pricing and 5-year financials for imported finished goods projects.
  • Implement NRM pillars on innovations, focusing on Pricing, Trade terms, and Park and format architecture.
  • Prepare CAPEX financials as needed.
  • Provide reporting for innovations, covering Africa and Local Business Performance Management, as well as Opportunity and Risk assessments.
  • Conduct financial evaluations on launched projects for timely decision-making.
  • Support and drive controls agenda around pricing and innovation governance.
  • Represent Finance Team in all innovation Gate and Global Innovation meetings.


a) Financial:

  • Drive revenue growth exceeding Kes 70B.

b) Complexity:

  • Responsible for robust financial evaluation of all innovation, renovation, and Net Revenue Management projects.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams across the business for end-to-end project support.
  • Engage in global and Africa-specific innovation and finance teams.
  • Work closely with Senior stakeholders for decision-making.

c) Leadership Responsibilities and Decision-Making Rights:

  • Provide information for informed decision-making in collaboration with Managers and Senior Managers.
  • Proactively drive business decisions and engage in the preparation of innovation financials and business cases.
  • Influence the viability of projects based on financial analysis aligned with business strategy.
  • Assess pricing control in line with Controls/Audit requirements.

Main Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement financial processes for excellence in pricing and controls.
  • Supervise the execution of business strategy outlined in GAME plan, Innovation gates, and recent projects.
  • Conduct robust financial analysis for innovation and research projects.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Proven track record in persuading, influencing, and building credibility cross-functionally.
  • Ability to work autonomously with a strong background in analytic or finance roles.
  • Excellent commercial skills, analytical, and logical thinking.
  • Project leadership experience with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Adaptability to a changing environment and willingness to challenge conventional thinking.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Financial Modelling.
  • Graduate accountant or graduate pursuing a professional qualification with a minimum of 5 years of practical experience.

Our ambition is to create the best performing, most trusted and respected Consumer Products Company in the world. To achieve these, we need the world’s very best people. 

We’re looking for people with creativity, boldness and a sense of purpose to take Diageo and our timeless, pioneering brands to the next level.                          

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you. 

Worker Type :Regular

Primary Location:Nairobi HQ

Additional Locations :

Job Posting Start Date : 2024-01-12