VPO Manager Ndola at AB InBev Africa

Ndola, Full Time

AB InBev Africa
Location: Zambia
State: Ndola
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the worlds 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 lead sustainability of the VPO (Voyager Plant Optimization) pillars within the brewery as measured by global auditing criteria (coordination of sustainability phase from self-assessments to follow up of action plans) Demonstrated understanding of VPO principles.Key outputs and responsibilities:

Ensures that Africa / Global standards have been implemented in the Plant
Manage the VPO program via a structured VPO Steerco
Ensure VPO Pillar Owner compliance
Develop annual VPO plan and set short term plans to achieve these targets
Monitor VPO progress across all pillars and provide feedback

Serve as the brewery VPO subject matter expert and provide guidance to brewery Senior Management

Primary VPO resource for the plant
Facilitate the Plant 1-year and 3-year planning process
Manage MCRS
Evaluate plant meetings and provide feedback to managers on meeting effectiveness and identify opportunities to improve structure and tool usage
Actively participate and critique plant daily, weekly and monthly meetings and ensure VPO standards are fully implemented and sustained
Assist Department Management teams in developing sustainability plans to identify and close gaps

Lead and coach Managers on the correct use of the Management pillar tools and methodologies

Conduct monthly Management Pillar department reviews and provide constructive feedback to departments on current status with recommendations to drive continuous improvement
Coaches and guides all levels on the VPO Management Pillar in practice
Ensure implementation of VPO and the adherence to VPO principles across all pillars


Ensure that where training implementation is undertaken, it is done following AB Inbev policies and procedures
Interact with management teams to determine training needs
Where necessary, develop training material to address specific needs of shift based and engineering teams

Lead, facilitate and coach Problem Solving (5-Why, Ab-reports, PDCA, Gapa, ITF, Belts)

Conduct problem solving training
Facilitate problem solving teams
Review progress and report on effectiveness of problem solving

Support brewery achievement of Supply KPI targets and results

Verify KPI results tracking
Support KPI training / education at all levels
Ensure the accurate and timely submission of monthly VPO reporting info

Key attributes and competencies:

Prior experience in applying varied industrial engineering related improvement techniques
Project management capabilities to ensure delivery of initiatives from start-up through implementation to entrenchment, using appropriate communication milestones
Ability to initiate improvement activities within a subsystem which would optimize the larger system in which it resides
Ability to apply problem solving skills at all levels (shop-floor to exec teams)
A good understanding of Change Management Processes Excellent skills and tools transfer capabilities (Train and coach others)
Astute at reading interplays and subtleties between stakeholder groupings and individuals
Excellent interpersonal skills -Clear capability and credibility to influence at all level
Ability to exert influence on technical teams
Ability to mobilize teams during periods of varied operational stability


Min. of B.Sc. / relevant degree in Engineering, Science or related discipline
Diploma in Packaging/Brewing (IBD)


5 years experience in manufacturing environment including 3 years experience in implementing supply chain, production or process improvement related initiatives

Reporting structure:]Direct reports (solid line):Non eDotted line reports:NoneAdditional information:Band: VII- AAB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be