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Opportunity Details

First Line Manager Technical Services, Samlesbury

Posted: 2017-09-14
United Kingdom, Samlesbury
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come
between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Key Tasks: Responsibilities
  • The job requires balancing the constant search for new improved ways of working, together with the sustained implementation of agreed ways of working
  • The consistent adoption of structured target setting and performance management processes
  • Constantly drive to ensure responsibility and accountability within the day to day operations of the team.
  • Ensure full flexibility within the team to meet existing and future business needs.  Including shifting schedule to ensure outage work is managed, prioritized and executed effectively
  • Develop all individuals on team through personal development plans, one to one evaluations, and effective open and honest feedback.
  • Strong communication skills:  Effectively communicate out across all shifts and departments the maintenance priorities and resolution to key issues.
  • Ensure effective communication and co-ordination across a wide geographical department
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot existing systems, identify operational problems as well as design problems and effect correct remedial actions.  Use of system trending to analyze data is a must.
  • Candidate must be a self starter and be able to see and set long term goals for the brewing department, define steps needed to reach those goals, and execute the plan.
  • Candidate must be familiar with maintenance practices, and understanding pumping operations.  Knowledge of brewing process and maintenance is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to prioritize customer department maintenance requests and make effective use of planning resources to deliver a strong maintenance plan for daily operations while simultaneously building a sustainable long term maintenance plan around critical equipment.
  • Action and accomplish work through direct reports (focused day team) and indirect reports (shift teams) in order to achieve a common goal.
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Volume throughput per day/week/month: tbc
  • Product mix: No of SKUs, etc
  • Departmental Financial  targets
  • Quality targets and achievement of optimum internal and external department SLA’s
Key Tasks: Accountabilities
  • Manages, maintains and monitors maintenance delivery to the site
  • Provides guidance for troubleshooting and emergency response activities
  • Manages work orders for emergency work carried out
  • Responsible for resource utilization and planning for major overhauls, all aspects of planning and scheduling of vendors and craftsmen
  • Assists brewing and packaging maintenance managers in development of long range maintenance plan
  • Manages technicians working hours
  • Recommends and advises on Preventive Maintenance inspections
  • Recommends and advises the ordering of required parts
  • Supports continuous improvement and root cause analysis processes
  • Manages housekeeping within his area
  • Participates in Maintenance budgeting and financial tracking
  • Interfaces with external suppliers as required
  • Assists with capital projects as required
  • Ensures area maintenance shops and surrounding areas are maintained
  • Manages EHS for area according to EHS guidelines
  • Contributes to the identification of improvement plans as reviewed during the daily, weekly and monthly meetings processes
  • Report all relevant team KPIs as defined through the MCRS process (eg maintenance plan attainment, PM ratio, backlog, etc..)
  • Motivates the team to achieve departmental KPIs as required
  • Training plans regularly reviewed for all staff – appropriate records maintained accordingly
  • Walk the floor – lead by example, positively challenge under-performance, reinforce good behaviours
  • Celebrate success – work collaboratively to develop appropriate recognition policies for the site
  • Actively seek feedback and monitor progress against plans
  • Ensure staff are motivated to achieve high standards of performance within department
  • Ensures cost optimization across all areas of the department
  • Follows up on innovation activities from the team
  • Executes tasks as identified in the role’s checklist
  • Performance Management & compliance with site procedures
  • Drives accountability for actions down into team
About the candidate:
Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:
  • Preferred University engineering degree in mechanical/electrical/industrial engineering
  • SAP Knowledge
  • Prior planning experience
  • Experience managing teams to targets, KPIs
  • Experience working within maintenance dept (or comparable technical services dept) in a management or supervisory role
  • Experience managing significant change issues
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing principles, tools and techniques
  • Good record of delivering process improvement
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Sound knowledge of the maintenance process;
  • Strong organization skills; adheres to deadlines;
  • Demonstrates negotiation skills;
  • Basic business sense
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be proficient in Computer skills (Excel data manipulation & graphing, Powerpoint, MS Project etc);
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Good listener, with the ability to quickly gain rapport and trust across all levels
  • Strong influencer, able to challenge management and staff where appropriate
  • Charismatic and dynamic, someone who will walk the floor and talk openly to staff, able to motivate and inspire
  • Highly results focused, and with a strong attention to detail
  • Highly structured and systematic approach to delivering business solutions
  • Excellent team player, able to develop strong relationships with colleagues and peers
  • Leads by example, and lives the company’s values
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively
About the Company
We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.

Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.