Team Leader, Packaging - Benin City, Nigeria - Guinness Nigeria

    Guinness Nigeria
    Guinness Nigeria Benin City, Nigeria

    1 month ago

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    Guinness Nigeria Plc, a public limited liability company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was incorporated 29 April 1950 as a trading company importing Guinness Stout from Dublin. The Company has since transformed into a manufacturing operation and its principal activities continue to be brewing, packaging, marketing and selling of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness, Malta Guinness Herbs Lite, Harp Lager, Smirnoff Ice, Satzenbrau Lager, Dubic Malt, Snapp, Master's Choice, Orijin Spirit Mixed Drink, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana, Guinness Africa Special, Orijin Zero, Tappers and Royal Kingdom Lager.

    Following the approval of the Board of Directors (the Board), Guinness Nigeria Plc acquired the rights to import, market, distribute and sell in Nigeria the International Premium Spirit brands of Diageo plc ("Diageo"), its parent company with effect from 1st January 2016. The Company now has exclusive distribution rights to Diageo's iconic brands in Nigeria including Baileys, Smirnoff, Gordon's, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Ciroc and the Johnnie Walker range. Guinness Nigeria Plc installed Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production lines and commenced production and sale of products in PET format in the 2018 financial year. It currently produces Malta Guinness, Orijin Zero and Dubic Malt in PET formats.

    Guinness Nigeria Plc also acquired the right to manufacture locally some of the most successful mainstream spirits brands in Nigeria that are part of Diageo brands including Smirnoff Vodka and Gordon's Gin. Our relationship with Diageo has also enabled us acquire the right to import, market, sell as well as the right to produce locally MrDowell's and Royal Challenge whiskey in Nigeria. This exciting new portfolio of fantastic brands makes Guinness Nigeria Plc the only Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) business in Nigeria with the experience and capacity to cater for the needs of all consumer segments.


    Qualifications and Experience Required Science or Engineering Degree or HND Should hold an IBG/NSE qualification and knowledge of packaging and WCM techniques. Proven expertise in food or drink packaging environment with a track record of delivering sustainable improvements in packaging efficiency and quality, particularly through effective people management and development. Competency in operating any two of the labeller, filler or bottle washer machines in the packaging line Competency in packaging management and prioritization of resources to meet key targets, Knowledge of Guinness policies is an added advantage. Structured problem evaluation & solving skills and ready to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action. High level of energy and commitment to team based achievement and high interpersonal effectiveness to develop & sustain robust relationships.


    The Lagos and Benin Breweries produce 1.5 to 1.6 million hectoliters each of various Guinness products per annum and package these products for the local, national and export markets. The packaging department is accountable for the packaging of all brewing products into returnable and non-returnable containers, ready for distribution. The Team lead runs the line during shift production hours and accounts to the Shift manager in regard to leading their team and the department assets. The role is responsible for meeting shift production volumes on the line at the right quality through the technical operators, while achieving targets in a cost-efficient manner. The role is also responsible for the entrenchment of PPM practices in a safe and healthy working environment.DimensionsFinancial: Supporting the shift manager in effective management of shift variable costs, raw materials, component and utility costs and production, quality, rework and labour cost Responsible for the packaging equipment assets management of their lineMarket Complexity: The Nigerian beer market is very sophisticated with many competitors and a strong quality, cost and delivery focus. Need to constantly reduce production cost, while maintaining high quality and delivery in a highly unionized working environmentLeadership Responsibilities: Build the conditions for people to succeed: Manages line responsibility including direct responsibility for mentoring and supporting team workers and contractors and indirectly supervising maintenance activities. Interact with other Shift Managers, Packaging Manager, brewing dept. (key internal supplier), Engineering and Supply Planning, to ensure that target volumes are achieved cost effectively and on time. Stay focused on delivering great performance- Demonstrate deep personal accountability for great performance. Ensure controls are in place to guarantee Diageo's performance and reputation.Purpose of Role Overall responsibility for the delivery of shift outputs, targets and goals on the line by managing, leading and supporting team to produce to desired quality and yield levels in the most cost effective and efficient manner. To support the shift manager in managing resource allocation, develop team members and optimize individual potential to contribute to overall site performance.Key Decisions: Asset care optimization Raw materials and components allocation.Role Responsibiities Supervise and coordinate all activities of technical operators to ensure that products scheduled for line are produced to target volumes and specifications with best possible efficiencies and optimum Supporting shift manager to Control cost of packaging online by minimizing process waste, improving efficiencies and taking appropriate actions to reduce downtime and improve quality. Develop & deliver improved performance against targets through effective problem solving, decision-making and communication between the team members and aligned, planned activity with Operations Improvement Team, Engineering support and Supply Planning. Lead implementation of the company's health, safety, quality, environment and hygiene standards for the protection of company products, personnel and assets in the packaging environment


    Stock taking and inventory accounting, Logistics planning and management, Logistics information systems, Supply and demand planning, Team leadership, Warehouse management, Packaging and shipping


    Bachelor's degree