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Team Leader, Packaging, Benin-1


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Function: Supply

Job Title: Team Leader, Packaging

Level: 6

Reports To: Shift Manager

Location: Benin

About us

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our purpose – Celebrating life, every day, everywhere – has an important role in our company, for our people, our diversity, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value.

About the Team

As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly sophisticated systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run efficiently.

To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you are part of a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone. Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you will be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition. And it’s people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a world of opportunities for you to explore, to shape and progress your career.

About the role

The Lagos and Benin Breweries produce 1.5 to 1.6 million hectoliters each of various Guinness products per annum and package these products for the local, national and export markets.

The packaging department is accountable for the packaging of all brewing products into returnable and non-returnable containers, ready for distribution.

The Team lead runs the line during shift production hours and accounts to the Shift manager in regard to leading their team and the department assets.

The role is responsible for meeting shift production volumes on the line at the right quality through the technical operators, while achieving targets in a cost-efficient manner. The role is also responsible for the entrenchment of PPM practices in a safe and healthy working environment.



Supporting the shift manager in effective management of shift variable costs, raw materials, component and utility costs and production, quality, rework and labour cost

Responsible for the packaging equipment assets management of their line

b) Market Complexity

The Nigerian beer market is very sophisticated with many competitors and a strong quality, cost and delivery focus.

Need to constantly reduce production cost, while maintaining high quality and delivery in a highly unionized working environment

c) Leadership Responsibilities

Build the conditions for people to succeed: Manages line responsibility including direct responsibility for mentoring and supporting team workers and contractors and indirectly supervising maintenance activities.

Interact with other Shift Managers, Packaging Manager, brewing dept. (key internal supplier), Engineering and Supply Planning, to ensure that target volumes are achieved cost effectively and on time.

Stay focused on delivering great performance- Demonstrate deep personal accountability for great performance.

Ensure controls are in place to guarantee Diageo’s performance and reputation.

Purpose of Role

Overall responsibility for the delivery of shift outputs, targets and goals on the line by managing, leading and supporting team to produce to desired quality and yield levels in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

To support the shift manager in managing resource allocation, develop team members and optimize individual potential to contribute to overall site performance

Key Decisions

Asset care optimization

Raw materials and components allocation

Role Responsibiities

Supervise and coordinate all activities of technical operators to ensure that products scheduled for line are produced to target volumes and specifications with best possible efficiencies and optimum

Supporting shift manager to Control cost of packaging online by minimizing process waste, improving efficiencies and taking appropriate actions to reduce downtime and improve quality.

Develop & deliver improved performance against targets through effective problem solving, decision-making and communication between the team members and aligned, planned activity with Operations Improvement Team, Engineering support and Supply Planning.

Lead implementation of the company’s health, safety, quality, environment and hygiene standards for the protection of company products, personnel and assets in the packaging environment

Qualifications and Experience Required

Science or Engineering Degree or HND

Should hold an IBG/NSE qualification and knowledge of packaging and WCM techniques.

Proven expertise in food or drink packaging environment with a track record of delivering sustainable improvements in packaging efficiency and quality, particularly through effective people management and development.

Competency in operating any two of the labeller, filler or bottle washer machines in the packaging line

Competency in packaging management and prioritization of resources to meet key targets,

Knowledge of Guinness policies is an added advantage.

Structured problem evaluation & solving skills and ready to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action.

High level of energy and commitment to team based achievement and high interpersonal effectiveness to develop & sustain robust relationships.

Celebrating our inclusive and different ways is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity.

We know that for us to succeed and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Character Is Everything

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