[Vacancy] Manufacturing System Manager at International Breweries Plc – Anheuser-Busch InBev

International Breweries Plc – Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients.

Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manufacturing System Manager

Location: Ilesa, Osun

Job Type: Full Time

Key Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to ensure resource availability to execute projects in brewery, provides C&A operational support at brewery level to ensure maximized productivity, efficiency and availability. and ensure integrity of the control layer including MES integration.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Continuity and Risk Accountable for system BCP and DRP plans for the brewery.
  • In partnership with Solutions, develops and implements approaches to hardware and software obsolescence.
  • Accountable for manufacturing system security.
  • Contribute to the sharing of best practice between breweries
  • Ensure adherence to antivirus and support patch requirements.
  • Vendor Management with support from ZBS/Solutions to enhance the effectiveness of C&A vendors.
  • Validation of system integrator effectiveness and quality. Necessary service level agreements to be in place with vendors.
  • Partnering provide single point of contact between brewery and Solutions.
  • People Management facilitate team problemsolving and decisionmaking
  • Lead the- manufacturing systems team in a manner that engenders ownership, empowerment and teaminteraction
  • Lead the development of systems’ teamgoalsand ensure these are communicated and understood by teammembers
  • Comply with and administer Zone people cycle
  • Ensure training need analyses are conducted and trainingplans developed for team members
  • Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure cross skilling occurs within the systems team.

Provide process control engineering expertise to the line teams:

  • Ensure safe plant operations
  • Ensure effective process control
  • Optimize and improve plant processes.

Implementation and execution of the Control and Automation block of the maintenance pillar:

  • Well Managed C&C function.

Management of the Control and Automation function:

  • Well managed and properly maintained C&A environment
  • Systems available at all times to support production requirements
  • Ability to adapt to new production requirements
  • Visibility and reporting of plant processes.

Alignment to the Tech Supply strategy and Global Technical Standards (GTS) for automation:

  • Alignment to global supply systems
  • Ensure standardization is adhered to in order to leverage skills and scale.

Facilitate problem solving and decision making:

  • Ensure proper root causes established to eliminate problems
  • Identify potential C&A solutions to resolve business problems.

Manage small site projects:

  • Comply with safety, health and environmental procedures.
  • Maintain safety and housekeeping standards.

Maintain a healthy and safe working environment:

  • Manage ZBB Automation and CAPEX budgeting process
  • Control departmental costs.


  • Diploma in Engineer Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics
  • Proactive with high energy levels
  • Ability to anticipate situations and take charge
  • Curiosity and desire to learn
  • Ability to optimise to improve or automate routine tasks
  • Takes accountability for performance improvements within production
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with Control and Automation
  • Networks and servers
  • Microsoft server software
  • Manufacturing Execution systems (MES).
  • PLC systems
  • Manufacturing processes
  • S88 batch control standard
  • Field instrumentation and networks
  • SCADA systems.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


  • AbInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in- line with AbInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.
  • We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

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