Anheuscher-Busch Inbev

Job Title: Technical Services Manager m/f

Job Industry: Beverages, Brewing, Food & Beverages
Starting date: 01/Dec/2015
Location indication:
Job description:
This role provides a fantastic opportunity to join the Samlesbury Brewery Senior Management team. Your strategic guidance and leadership skills will be critical in this role & requires an exceptional individual to motivate, coach & develop management and operational teams in technical services to ensure sustainability to VPO processes. Your experience will enable you deliver the business plan and department KPI‘s whilst aligning the IUK technical services function to the InBev vision and Supply Operations Strategy.

The Technical Services Manager will lead a team of 52 (7 direct reports and 45 indirect.)

Package: 60-65K GBP, 30% bonus, car or car allowance, pension, medical benefits.

Key tasks:

  • A safe working environment with accountability for maintaining and developing procedures within the function
  • Leading, developing and motivating direct and indirect reports to maximise each individuals potential, enhancing the function and the individuals performance
  • Introducing clear roles & responsibilities for each member of the operational team – focused delivery of ‘One way in Organising, Managing & Working Together ’
  • Delivering of the business plan through leadership and maintenance excellence
  • Monitoring standards and compliance to internal and external legislative audits to ensure delivery of the functions KPI’s.

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure maximum availability of the assets for production by deploying predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance routines and strategies.
  • Provide utilities and services to the brewery.
  • Deliver minor Capex projects and provide major Capex implementation support

Requirements for the role:

You will preferably have a degree or HNC in an appropriate engineering subject or be a chartered engineer.

Key competencies:

  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplined technical services function
  • Experience of site production in a management role & project management.
  • Strong understanding of the principals of service plant, including refrigeration, gas recovery, boilers, air compression, energy reduction, fluids etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing principles, tools and techniques
  • Strong record of delivering process improvement
  • Experience managing complex large departments
  • Experience managing changes initiatives
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Good listener, with the ability to quickly gain rapport and trust across all
  • Strong influencer, with the ability to challenge where appropriate
  • Charismatic and dynamic, someone who will walk the floor and talk openly to staff, able to motivate and communicate effectively
  • Highly results focused, and with a strong attention to detail
  • Commercially aware with the ability to understand budgets
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly structured and systematic approach to delivering business solutions
  • Excellent team player, able to develop strong relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively
  • Green or black belt is an advantage.


Company description:
The Site:

Our Samlesbury brewery, located near Preston is less than 5 minute’s drive from junction 31 of the M6. In a single day, Samlesbury brewery can produce 3.5 million bottles, 1.7 million cans and 17 thousand kegs which means the site’s annual production capacity is approximately 2.5 million hectolitres per year.

About the Company

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. A truly consumer-centric, sales driven organization, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market positions across 19 countries.

Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 155,000 employees based in 25 countries worldwide. In 2014, AB InBev realised 47.1 billion USD in revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. AB InBev works through six operational Zones; North America, Latin America North, Latin America South, Mexico, Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing our consumers around the world to enjoy our beer.