Unit Manager

Zambian Breweries Plc

Company Description

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. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Function

To ensure optimum utilization of plant, raw materials  and people, in a safe manner,  to produce quality product at minimum cost  which meets customer requirements and complies with legislation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Implement and comply with safety, health and environmental legislation and procedures
  • Maintain safety and housekeeping standards
  • Develop employees
  • Ensure a healthy industrial relations climate
  • Manage and apply people policies and practices. Develop employees
  • Facilitate effective team dynamics
  • Implement performance management and OPR processes
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Conduct administration
  • Optimize raw materials usage
  • Support continuous improvement
  • Plan production according to agreed Run Strategies
  • Manages Line/s in accordance with VPO tools and principles
  • Monitor and manage production processes to within budgets
  • Ensure and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Build and foster relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Ensure conformance to specifications and standards
  • Ensure maintenance integrity
  • Optimize process capability
  • Support & Lead Line based projects
  • Facilitate effective team dynamics
  • Support the team leader in self and team development
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Lead The VPO Drive
  • Implement Technical Strategies
  • Ensure that all team members are fully conversant VPO
  • Develop and drive implementation plans to progress maturity in the VPO principles and practices



  • Min – BSc or Engineer (Mech / Elec) ,IBD in Packaging or a Business Qualification


  • Min – Complete Packaging Traineeship or Diploma in Packaging plus 3 months on the job training


  • 2-3 years as Team Leader or Training Specialist
  • Proven Leadership ability
  • In depth knowledge of Asset Care principles and good work practices
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of VPO
  • Good computer literacy, particularly Excel

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality.

  1. Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  2. Kindly attach CV in PDF format
  3. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than 27 August 2021.

Band: VII-A

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