Voyager Plant Optimization Manager

Company Details

AB InBev is the world's leading brewer. We produce over 500 beers, including world-famous brands such as Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona. Local Africa brands such as Carling Black Label, Hero, Kilimanjaro, 2M, Eagle and we want like-minded, hard-working and passionate people to join our teams in Africa. We are employing to fill the job post of:

Employment Title: Voyager Plant Optimization Manager

Area: Ilesa, Osun
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description
Lead sustainability of the VPO (Voyager Plant Optimization) pillars within the brewery as measured by global auditing criteria (coordination of sustainability phase from self-assessments to follow up of action plans) Demonstrated understanding of VPO principles:

  • Ensures that Africa / Global standards have been implemented in the Plant
  • Manage the VPO program via a structured VPO Steerco
  • Ensure VPO Pillar Owner compliance
  • Develop annual VPO plan and set short term plans to achieve these targets
  • Monitor VPO progress across all pillars and provide feedback

Serve as the brewery VPO subject matter expert and provide guidance to brewery Senior Management:

  • Primary VPO resource for the plant
  • Facilitate the Plant 1-year and 3-year planning process
  • Manage MCRS
  • Evaluate plant meetings and provide feedback to managers on meeting effectiveness and identify opportunities to improve structure and tool usage
  • Actively participate and critique plant daily, weekly and monthly meetings and ensure VPO standards are fully implemented and sustained
  • Assist Department Management teams in developing sustainability plans to identify and close gaps

Lead and coach Managers on the correct use of the Management pillar tools and methodologies:

  • Conduct monthly Management Pillar department reviews and provide constructive feedback to departments on the current status with recommendations to drive continuous improvement
  • Coaches and guides all levels on the VPO Management Pillar in practice
  • Ensure implementation of VPO and the adherence to VPO principles across all pillars


  • Ensure that where training implementation is undertaken, it is done following AB InBev policies and procedures.
  • Interact with management teams to determine training needs.
  • Where necessary, develop training material to address the specific needs of shift-based and engineering teams.

Lead, facilitate and coach Problem Solving (5-Why, Ab-reports, PDCA, Gapa, ITF, Belts):

  • Conduct problem-solving training
    Facilitate problem-solving teams
    Review progress and report on the effectiveness of problem-solving

Support brewery achievement of Supply KPI targets and results:

  • Verify KPI results tracking for ZEP/WEP programs
  • Support KPI training/education at all levels
  • Ensure the accurate and timely submission of monthly VPO reporting info.


  • Minimum of a B.Sc. / HND in Engineering, Science or related discipline.
  • Diploma in Packaging / Brewing (IBD)
  • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment including 3 years experience in implementing supply chain, production or process improvement related initiatives.


  • Prior experience in applying varied industrial engineering related improvement techniques
  • Project management capabilities to ensure delivery of initiatives from start-up through implementation to entrenchment, using appropriate communication milestones
  • Ability to initiate improvement activities within a subsystem which would optimize the larger system in which it resides
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills at all levels (shop-floor to exec teams)
  • A good understanding of Change Management Processes Excellent skills and tools transfer capabilities (Train and coach others)
  • Astute at reading interplays and subtleties between stakeholder groupings and individuals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Clear capability and credibility to influence at all level
  • Ability to exert influence on technical teams
  • Ability to mobilize teams during periods of varied operational stability.
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