Unit Manager x2

Full Time 26000 ZMW / Month Closes: January 27, 2023

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world’s most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.
The key purpose of this role is to ensure optimum utilisation 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.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Maintain a Safe and Healthy Working Environment

Implement and comply with safety, health and environmental legislation and procedures.
Maintain safety and housekeeping standards.

Manage Human Resources

Develop employees.
Ensure a healthy industrial relations climate.
Manage and apply people policies and practices.

Optimise Plant and Equipment Availability

Facilitate effective team dynamics.
Implement performance management and OPR processes
Communicate effectively in the workplace.

Manage Plant and Process Performance

Conduct administration
Optimise 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

Coach Shift Teams

Facilitate effective team dynamics
Support the team leader in self and team development
Communicate effectively in the workplace

Translate and Implement Packaging, Manufacturing and Business Strategies

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

Key Attributes and Competencies

Proven Leadership ability
In depth knowledge of Asset Care principles and good work practices
Strong analytical problem solving skills
Attention to Detail
Good interpersonal skills
Understanding of the principles and practices of VPO
Good computer literacy, particularly Excel.


Min – BSc or Engineer (Mech / Elec) with Diploma in
Completed and checked out Packaging Traineeship
Packaging (IBD)
Training Min – Complete Packaging Traineeship or Diploma in Packaging plus 3 months on the job training


2-3 years as Team Leader or Training Specialist

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Additional information:
Please note there are two vacancies for this role.
Band: VII
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. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. 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 the 27th of January 2023.

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