Anheuser-Busch Inbev

Job Title: UK Brewing Specialist - field based

Job Industry: Beer, Brewing
Starting date: 28/Jan/2016
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Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a real passion for brewing. You will be responsible for offering expert guidance and support to our two Breweries – Magor in South Wales and Samlesbury near Preston, Manchester.  Working in a European team of Brewing Specialists supporting our 22 Breweries in 6 countries, your expertise will also be called upon by your colleagues.

The brewing Specialist will support the UK breweries in brewing performance linked topics (from raw materials to liquid product in bright beer tanks),  as well in specific projects, improvement programs and troubleshooting processes, in order to guarantee sustainability in performance and usage of best technology, procedures and standardization, and this based on existing working methods and procedures, the AB-Inbev culture and  tools.

The field based specialist is dedicated to UK breweries but can also be linked to projects and topics applicable to all EU breweries.

The role

  • Support and or lead specific quality or technical projects in order to improve and performance in the UK, this will include Capex projects
  • Troubleshoot and identify best practice
  • Support or initiate the implementation of specific brewing projects to improve Sensory, Quality, Extract Loss or Capacity
  • Support the contract brewing and packaging manager in the various UK co-brewing activities and sites
  • Using our KPI’s, support the analysis and implementation of corrective actions using Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Validate the standard operating procedures; confirm the implementation and the compliance throughout the breweries
  • Give and support training within the breweries
  • Live our daily ABI culture by personal example, discipline and strive for continuous improvement whilst using our World Class Manufacturing techniques

Your profile

  • You will work 50/50% at the Magor & Samlesbury site as well as sporadically within the EU zone.
  • You will be analytical and have a critical approach with a sense for initiative and continuous improvement.  You can work alone, but will also be a good team player.  You will be structured and ready for change and a challenge
  • Technical University degree, Food Industry, with a Brew master or Biochemist qualification or equivalent by experience
  • Operational experience in production required, at least 1 to 2 years in a key position in malting and/or  brewing areas preferred
  • Experienced to work in different environments and cultures would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience in quality and/or process development would also be beneficial
  • You will need strong communication and negotiation skills in order to deliver projects and trials to a wide range and level of stakeholders
Company description:

The Magor brewery was built in 1979 and is the largest AB InBev brewery in the UK, occupying 50 acres in the county of Monmouthshire, Wales.

The brewery currently employs 290 people across 6 departments (ES, Quality Compliance, Brewing, Packaging, Engineering & Logistics) and operates 24/7, 362 days a year.

At Magor we produce two of AB InBev’s global brands, Budweiser and Stella Artois, as well as other leading local brands.

In a single day, Magor brewery can produce 2 million bottles, 1.8 million cans and 13 thousand kegs and our annual production capacity is circa 4.7 million hectolitres; this is the equivalent of about 792 million pints.

The Samlesbury brewery was built in 1972 and is the second largest AB InBev brewery in the UK, occupying 80 acres of the Lancashire countryside.

The brewery operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 363 days a year, employing approximately 260 people who work in the variety of departments including Brewing, Packaging, Technical Services, Logistics and Administration.

Brands brewed at Samlesbury include Budweiser, Stella Artois, Brahma, Bass and Boddingtons which are packed into kegs, cans and bottles across four packaging lines.

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. This is equivalent to more than 440 million pints.

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.