Technical Specialist - Packaging & Engineering

East African Breweries Limited (EABL)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Bring your technical leadership and complex problem-solving skills to Diageo and help your team find new ways to attack difficult problems!

The technical function in Diageo is responsible for assuring brand equity and developing innovative supply solutions. It is a customer focused technical resource, combining technical expertise with business and consumer know-how to support brand services, engineering & process development, risk management, brand quality and science & technology. Types of roles in this function include risk managers, project scientists, brand services managers, quality managers and advisers, technicians, technical analysts, development technologists, and engineers.

Some of your Responsibilities will be;

To identify the optimum supply solution for all packaging innovation projects in KBL, managing the pipeline, serving as a single point of contact for Supply while managing relationships and ways of working with KBL Supply Centers, Technical Centers, Brand Teams, Suppliers and Manufacturers.

Lead packaging and engineering concepts, commissioning to commercialization and launch, taking full accountability for the Technical Project Deliverables, working in partnership with Diageo Supply, EABL Supply Centers and CAPEX scoping engineers. Roll out such projects to supply.

Carry out projects and co-ordinate plant trials on new processes / components with a view of cost cutting and or quality improvements to give the business a competitive advantage in the market.

Develop packaging components and engineering solutions in liaison with marketing innovations for renovations / new products to capture market share in line with marketing objectives.

Drive collaborations with Suppliers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver innovations/renovations.

To be a success you must have;

  • A degree in a scientific discipline, e.g. Applied Science or Engineering.
  • Post Graduate IBD/VLB Qualification.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in Engineering Function
  • Good understanding of total end-to-end supply chain, Planning & Manufacturing environment.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing best practices e.g. DMAIC, Lean Manufacturing etc.
  • In depth knowledge of at least one of the process streams and general knowledge of the other streams.

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