International Breweries Plc Recruitment For Brewing Area Manager


International Breweries Plc – Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients.

Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Brewing Area Manager

Job ID: 30035214
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The key purpose of this role as a Brewing expert, is to lead and manage area teams to deliver sound operational and technical practices in the brewing department underpinned by prescribed VPO practices.
  • The Brewing Area Manager is required to meet the required production plan, adhering to the principles of all VPO pillars. the role is required to maintain a high level of control against the budgeted KPI’s as well as the variable and fixed costs controllable within the team.

Key Outputs and Responsibilities

  • Promote beer brewing quality excellence in the value chain
  • Provide Brewing process expertise (Technical depth) and Lead problem-solving processes
  • Facilitate team problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ensure that brand and brewing process standards are met
  • Ensure that brewing technical and brand audits are conducted as per the QA audit schedule – and deviations
  • Identified and managed through the non-conformance management process
  • Ensure training need analyses are conducted and training plans developed for team members
  • Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure cross skilling occurs within the brewing shift team
  • Analyses plant performance data to identify opportunities for improvement to plant performance and initiates
  • Opportunity evaluation
  • Analyses plant failure modes and investigate causes for repeat failures to correct root causes
  • Ensures that continuous improvement is built into brewing team goals.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to brewing levels 1, 2, 3
  • Manage Health, Safety & Risk, Manage Productivity, Manage the brewing process, Management of People
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Risk Ensure that Brewery quality and taste targets are met
  • Ensure overall reliability of production Process optimization and asset management and plant availability
  • Adherence to AB InBev and global brewing quality standards
  • Brewing Strategy implementation and support
  • Ongoing optimization of brewing quality and production processes
  • Drive implementation of process and product optimization including CAPin and VA projects and trials

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • IBD Papers 1,2&3 completed and passed
  • Completed brewing traineeship
  • At least 2 years production experience, of which 1 years’ operating at a management level within Brewing.

Traits & Competences Required:

  • Demonstrate experience in driving commercial decisions in a brewery (financial, operational, people) and brewing technical expertise
  • A good performance track record indicating a disciplined work ethic with passion at maintaining quality
  • Excellent understanding of VPO
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Must be a Change agent (Influential power).
  • Self-starter and energetic.
  • Provide operational support to autonomous shift-based teams on process problem-solving, supplying expert advice and guidance.
  • Willingness to challenge the “status quo” and uphold process a quality standard within the operational environment
  • Coaching and mentoring: with deviations addressed through the non-conformance management procedure and cabin process
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Self-managed and assertiveness.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business
  • Creative and broad-minded thinker.
  • Dynamic personality.

Reporting structure:

Direct reports (solid line):

  • None

Dotted line reports:

  • None

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  1st March, 2023.

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