Brewing Manager At ABInBev.

Brewing Manager.

Job description

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 global brewing quality standards
  • Translate and implement brewing strategies within the framework of the manufacturing and business strategies
  • Ensure disciplined execution of standard work practices at the regional brewery level
  • 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
  • Champion ongoing improvements in brewing using and entrenching VPO tools, routines, and practices
  • Adherence to the brewing and IBMS technical and business audit schedule
  • Facilitate team problem solving and decision making
  • Manage people in alignment with AB InBev Leadership practices
  • Lead the brewing team in a manner that engenders ownership, empowerment, and team interaction
  • Lead the development of brewing team goals and ensure these are communicated and understood by team members
  • Conduct regular brewing team goal review sessions, and conduct regular one-on-one and performance reviews
  • 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 engineering team
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to brewing levels 1, 2, 3
  • Brewing managers are responsible for managing technical trainees, providing guidance, supervising development, and actively participating in trainee checkouts
  • Ongoing optimization of brewing quality and production processes
  • Analyse 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 and forms part of regular goal review sessions
  • Manage financial performance (prepare and manage budgets) and monthly financial Short Interval Control


  • A bachelor’s degree in food production, chemistry, biology, business, engineering
  • A formal brewing qualification (IBD diploma or equivalent)
  • A management qualification or the equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of OSHA and Safety standards
  • Knowledge of government regulatory programs and HACCP


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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.

  • Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  • Kindly attach CV in PDF format
  • 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 (05 September 2021).
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