Technical Brewer, Brasseur technique, Douala, Guinness Cameroun

Technical Brewer, Brasseur technique, Douala, Guinness Cameroun

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Job Title:               Technical Brewer (Douala)

Department:          Supply

Reporting to:         Brewing Manager

Category:              10 (Level 5)

No of positions:     01

Contract:                Permanent


Guinness Cameroon S.A (GCSA) is an integrated Supply and Demand business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Diageo. It sits within Diageo Africa (AEM) as the second biggest GUINNESS market. Packaging hall operating with 3 high speed automated packaging lines operating at 1.7 million hectoliters.

Spirit blending and packaging line with a capacity of 22kbph.Highly competitive market where asset care management have a huge impact on Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) and company profitability.

Site undertaking 4x8hr shift, with the three lines operating simultaneously.

Guinness Cameroon operates across a portfolio of products including Spirits, Stout, Lager, Ready to Drink and non-alcoholic products, and sells roughly 1 300 000hl per annum.

There is a growing expectation from our consumers and customers in Cameroon for high quality products, service and innovation


Working with the Leadership Teams to deliver on initiatives to transform and improve performance covering CAPEX and Revenue projects as well as significant ways of working enhancements.

Brilliant execution of projects, CAPEX and Revenue and ways of working changes, to transform and improve business performance

Strong influencing skills required to lead and drive change projects deploying Brilliant Execution principles

Stand in the future to create possibilities for today. Ability to identify opportunities to improve asset performance

Champion leveraging Manufacturing Excellence techniques and best practice on Management of Change

Manage Stakeholders with a strong ability to work cross functionally across all levels of the organization to lead and deliver performance ambition.

Ability to Search and Spin ideas from within Diageo and from outside

Consistently deliver great performance and role model a winning mind-set to the rest of the Operational Team and with key stakeholders.



Degree is food science, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or equivalent is a pre-requisite for the role

Brewing qualifications (IBD, VLB, TUM etc…) is a pre-requisite for the role – if you don’t already have it you need to be willing to achieve this qualification

Experience or relevant qualifications relating to Lean Manufacturing Manufacturing / Six Sigma / Manufacturing Excellence is desirable

The Nebosh Health and Safety qualification is a pre-requisite for the role – if you don’t already have it you need to be willing to achieve this qualification


Natural leaders with a proven track record in identifying opportunities, developing these through to business case and then successfully delivering and embedding change using effective Project Management techniques

Experience in developing effective working relationships with stakeholders and working in partnership with other teams to deliver organisational effectiveness and improved business performance.

At least 3 years’ experience in production management.  Ideally in a shift based FMCG manufacturing environment.

Proactive structured problem evaluation & solving skills learnt through exposure to Lean, Six Sigma, TPM or Manufacturing excellence.

Experience of working in a challenging quality & customer focused FMCG environment.

Basic financial awareness, understanding of business drivers, budgeting processes.

Standard business (MS Office) and Diageo packages


As Technical Brewer:

Upholding standards through practices

Using Manex Principles, to Develop solutions to drive business unit performance and deliver the business unit strategy

Lead – DMAIC improvement projects

Continuously drive for the next level of performance. Be bold on action planning and delivery

Line performance focus

Loss & waste leader

Coach others on DMAIC improvement principles

Problem solving for performance

Ensure proper application of RCPS through role modelling and leadership. Raise 5 why’s as defined by agreed trigger points and lead situational problem solving on shift.

React immediately to issues as they are exposed. Own Accident reports and non-conforming product

Managing Change for continuous improvement

A leader in driving significant cost efficiency by optimizing performance and reducing costs

Influence support functions to support their improvement initiatives

Create a “high performing team”- Lead the team through Brilliant execution of projects, taking people on the journey with you.

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