Unit Manager at International Breweries

International Breweries Plc was incorporated in December 1971 by its founder and first Chairman, Dr. Lawrence Omole under the name International Breweries Limited. The Company commenced production of its flagship product Trophy Lager in December 1978 with an installed capacity of 200,000 hectoliters per annum. Following the increasing demand for its products, in December 1982 the Company embarked on an expansion programme to increase its capacity to 500,000 hectoliters annually. The company was listed on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in April 1995.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Experience3 – 5 years
  • Location: Ogun
  • City: Sagama

The key purpose of this position is to manage Packaging shift operations as the Line Business Manager. Accountable for all aspects of line performance – i.e. safety, quality, environmental compliance, finance, production plan, efficiency, losses and waste

Key outputs and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safety of all line employees
  • Manage PPE compliance and has the authority to take action against non compliance
  • Responsible for Machine safe practices, PTW , LOTO and SAM
  • Responsible for quality packaged product delivered to the warehouse
  • Ensure all quality processes are complied to by the shift operations
  • Ensure problem solving for Out of Control processes
  • Responsible for the Line Dream, KPI and strategy and plan to achieve it
  • Responsible for the deployment and sustainability of the applicable VPO Pillars / Blocks in the line
  • Responsible for MCRS execution on his/her line and for Team Leaders (across all shifts) to follow their Management Check Lists and Agendas of the Routine
  • Accountable for sustainable Problem Solving: problem identification and diagnosis, use of and quality of 5W, Abnormality Reports, PDCAs, and other VPO problem solving tools by the Line Teams.
  • Continuous improvement and GOPs execution.
  • Accountable for proper design and utilization of VPO supporting infrastructure (e.g., Line Team room, communication and line performance visualization, operators workstations, etc.) to drive results
  • Responsible for defining/validating line production strategy, changeovers strategy and execution, corrective and preventive maintenance, startup/shutdown and modulation
  • Accountable for the deployment and effectiveness of Autonomous Teams structures across all shifts
  • Maintenance and Reliability: Knowledge of the Maintenance Backlog, validation of priorities with Packaging Reliability and Maintenance owner; review quality of Work Orders execution
  • Accountable for the deployment and effectiveness of Autonomous Teams structures across all shifts
  • Responsible for Line core team training and development, training gap analysis, training strategy
  • Accountable for People Engagement in the line and driving “meaningful jobs” (i.e., removing mundane, low-skill tasks from operators & technicians


  • Min: Relevant Bachelors Degree (Elec, Mech, Industrial, Instrumental)
  • Packaging Technical / Management / Global Management Trainee Experience
  • At least 3-5 years factory production experience and a management level
  • Proven people management
  • A superior performance track record indicating a disciplined work ethic with passion for problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Problem Solving

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