Customs & Excise Manager at Guinness

  • Company: Guinness
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya


Provide proactive, high quality specialist global trade & excise governance leadership to ensure the effective management of Diageo’s global trade affairs locally within East Africa (EABL – Kenya) . Apply and execute Global CoE (Centre of Expertise) strategies and policies to manage and mitigate key risks.


  • Participate in developing and executing strategies, policies, standards, guidelines for global trade management and drive adoption of, and adherence to, policies and standard
  • Provide specialist support on regional global trade issues and support the business by reviewing the implications of business initiated projects to Kenya’s operational structure and value chain
  • Participate in global trade projects to deliver shareholder value/manage potential exposures
  • Proactively support the delivery of the Global Trade CoE objectives aiming to standardize and simplify processes and procedures
  • Keep up to date with customs and excise regulatory changes and best practice; identify risks and opportunities and recommend actions

Key interactions – Internal

  • Regional Supply business partners and business unit leaders – develop and maintain a strong working relationship and keep up to date with business priorities and developments
  • Global Trade Governance Centre of Expertise Team, Specialist global functions – Legal, Corporate Relations and Group Tax.  Collaborating with these functions as required to deliver end to end Supply chain efficiency
  • Regional DEO (Diageo Eneterprise Operations) – maintain a good working relationship with the DEO customs and excise team
  • Supply Governance & Change – provide specialist global trade support to the delivery of change programmes

Key interactions – External

  • Customs & Excise authorities – proactive management of the relationship with customs and excise – including
    • Managing site audits and resultant inquiries
    • Providing documentation where requested
    • Dealing with technical inquiries
  • 3PL production, warehousing, logistics providers and customs agents   –
    • Agreed delivery metrics supported by KPI’s.
    • Perform annual full audit on the 3PL
    • Operate regular Service Review Calls
    • First point of contact for the 3PL
  • Ensure that the correct customs & excise guarantees, licences and approvals are held for operations
    • Ensure there are the correct licences, approvals in place for any operational changes
  • Trade bodies – contribute on specialist areas and share knowledge and intelligence with other large corporates and/or MNCs

Critical Capabilities

  • Global Trade governance
  • Managing risk
  • Internal control
  • Embedding compliance and ethics

Qualifications / experience

  • Experience of leadership within a Global Trade/Supply function in a global multinational
  • Experience of providing domestic and cross border technical advice
  • Effective project management and implementation skills
  • Good team working and communication skills across diverse cultures
  • At least 5 – 8 years experience in trade and customs & excise environment globally or at a local scale

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