Talent Engagement Specialist

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Diageo Ethiopia

Job Title: Talent Engagement Specialist


Welcome to the Diageo world of exciting possibilities, a world of celebrating life every day, everywhere.

Diageo is a truly global organization with over 28,000 talented people and a presence in 180 countries. Across our 21 markets, our brand portfolio represents our biggest strength, and our biggest passion.  Be it our global giants, local stars or reserve brands we use our vision, creativity and courage to drive the growth of our products worldwide.  We invent strong brands for today and for the future; upholding the quality of our products and taking personal accountability for both the history and for the future of our brands. 

We have more than 6,500 people working with Diageo in Africa: our Africa businesses account for over 20% of Diageo workforce worldwide. In all that we do, we seek to bring out the best of our Diageo values and release the ‘spirit of joy & community’ which is alive across the African continent. In Africa we create wealth both directly through our operations and indirectly through our broader value chains where we support development and growth in partnership with businesses and communities.

Thirteen of our production sites in Africa are in water stressed areas; so much of our focus is on managing water use in our operations effectively and reducing water poverty in surrounding communities through our pan-African Water of Life programme. Since its launch in 2006, we have brought safe drinking water to around 10 million people.

We are committed to our vision of being ‘the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer goods company. To be a part of Diageo is to be a part of history – and to have the unrivalled opportunity to make your own mark in history. 

Purpose of the role

To support high quality talent to Diageo (for both current and future needs) in a cost-effective manner and maintaining a global mindset.

The T&E Specialists is responsible for supporting and executing the end to end resourcing process.  Manages relationship with internal stakeholders and agencies to provide support and advice. Measure success through tracking application and success rates. 

Top accountability

Talent Pools – through effective use of appropriate sourcing channels, assist in building an external talent pipelines for current and future vacancies/talent gaps (social networks, talent mapping, on-line recruitment, career fairs); support external talent information maintenance through tracking best talent moves and communicate with them (via Candidate Relationship Marketing)

Pre-screening – pre-screen external talent to build ‘long list’ of candidates for recruiters to interview, using the Diageo Capabilities as a benchmark

Team Cooperation – work effectively and efficiently with the rest of the resourcing team to deliver high calibre “long lists” of candidates to the external recruitment team for specific roles, to ensure the best talent being appointed into roles at Diageo in the shortest possible time (Time to hire targets)

Resourcing process – Support the application process from beginning to end, including candidate responses and experience. Schedules interviews for candidates and communicates with them on an ongoing basis as well as ensuring time in diaries are set up for all key stakeholders for interviews.

Graduate Recruitment – Support graduate recruitment process and the execution of the event locally with support of regional talent team.  Provide support and clarity on the subject matter and ensure all the appropriate materials are available for attraction and selection.  Identifies and run attraction process within the market.

Managing background checks- police checks, medical checks, reference checks…

Organizing inductions- online and face to face

Qualification and Experience required


    • Business degree level or equivalent qualification.
    • Preferable HR Qualification.
    • Excellent command of spoken and written Amharic and English is a must.


    • Experience in resourcing/Admin activity and processes (in a corporate or multinational setting)
    • Ability to build great relationships/partnerships with the business and HR Business Partners
    • Able to demonstrate superior customer service skills
    • Technologically literate and able to pick up and work with multiple systems
    • Detail orientated

Highly organized and efficient

    • Knowledge and experience with Local Ethiopian employment market.

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