NAFASI YA KAZI Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL)

Packaging Team Lead

Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply and demand for beer and spirits) It is a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), the largest business unit in Diageo Africa and the largest listed Company on the NSE in Kenya. SBL operates exclusively in Tanzania and is the second largest beer company with a market share of around 25%.
SBL was incorporated in 1988 as Associated Breweries Limited and changed its name to Serengeti Breweries Limited in 2002, and commenced commercial operations in 1996 with one brewery in Dar es Salaam. The company was acquired by EABL in October 2010 and has three breweries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi.

SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager. Other brand portfolios include Tusker Lager, Tusker Lite, Kibo Gold, The Kick, Uhuru Peak, and Senator. Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Richot®, Bond 7 Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®. 

Support SBL to achieve its packaging set targets 

Market Complexity:
SBL operates in a competitive environment and in a vast geography. The main player in the beer industry is Tanzania Breweries Ltd. (TBL), a subsidiary of SABMiller. Inflation rates remain high in Tanzania and average income per capita is less than 1 USD per day. The GDP growth is estimated at 7% and is expected to grow to 7.5% as investment, gold production, trade and tourism pick up. There is growing consumer affluence and consumerism, giving rise to greater opportunities in our product categories 

Leadership Responsibilities:
This role will have a team of technical operators reporting into it. It also has to work closely with the rest of the supply team in order to ensure smooth running of the packaging line.

Purpose of Role:
To implement packaging activities including maintenance so as to deliver target packaged volumes to match sales forecast and ensure packaging quality is maintained at all times 

Top 3-5

  • Co-ordinate all packaging activities, products, materials, sundry items, components and services efficiently as well as manage packaging empties and fulls warehouses in such a manner as to avoid waste and pilferage.
  • Deliver performance in Safety systems within packaging department and ensure safety of the environment in packaging department.
  • Implement overhaul and maintenance programmes with the Packaging Engineers ensuring that quality and engineering standards are met

Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Certification in relevant field
· Diploma in Brewing and/or AME Diploma from IGB highly preferable
· Atleast Ten (10) years experience with 5 (five) years management experience in a Brewing or Packaging Industry.
· Experience in food or drink manufacturing environment, management of people performance and development and Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety in the food or drink manufacturing industry
Barriers to Success in Role (Optional):

  • Lack of people management skills
  • Lack of communication skills
  • Lack of packaging knowledge

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