Job Opportunity at Diageo / SBL - Material Scheduler

Job Opportunity at Diageo / SBL - Material Scheduler

About Us

Job Description :

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.

Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply and demand for beer and spirits) It is a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), the largest business unit in Diageo Africa and the largest listed Company on the NSE in Kenya. SBL operates exclusively in Tanzania and is the second largest beer company in the country.

SBL was incorporated in 1988 as Associated Breweries Limited and changed its name to Serengeti Breweries Limited in 2002 and commenced commercial operations in 1996 with one brewery in Dar es Salaam. The company was acquired by EABL in October 2010 and has three breweries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi.

SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager. Other brand portfolios include Serengeti Lite, Guinness FES, Guinness Smooth, Pilsner Lager and Bongo Don. Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Black & White® and Gilbeys Gin®.

Supply Chain

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 join a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone. Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you will work in 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 lot of opportunities for you to explore, to craft and progress your career.

Join us in Supply Chain and, if you are driven, resilient and share our groundbreaking spirit, there’s a world of opportunity here for you.

About The Role

The Material scheduler in the Plan CENTER OF EXCELLENCE will take charge of scheduling the materials supply in to the local operations. It is locally based reporting to the Scheduling Team lead. The job holder works closely with the long term material planners, suppliers, procurement and site operations the role sustains and strengthens effective communication between the Center of Excellence and key partners in the markets, including Supply Chain Directors, Production and Materials Scheduling, as well as with Suppliers and 3rd Parties.

This job holder must be capable of performing root cause and trend analysis for critical case volume and inventory valuation data.

Your RoleGeneralManage the local Materials Scheduling process

  • Ensure continuous replenishment of raw materials for the brewing and packaging process at supply locations in scope.
  • Manage the local purchase order/scheduling agreement process to ensure MRP signal is accurate and purchase orders are in place to facilitate material receipt and supplier payment.
  • Ensure efficient communication between Material planning team in CENTER OF EXCELLENCE , local Production Scheduling, local operations, and Procurement teams
  • Communicate to appropriate collaborators any risks to short- and medium-term schedule material for in scope production locations.
  • Support process improvement through interpretation of performance analytics.
  • Ensure an ongoing tracking of relevant materials supply chain metrics.
  • Do a deep dive on issues relating to material supply and supplier performance.

Drive standardization and automation of systems and processes:

  • Ensure local Material scheduling systems in place are aligned to global supply planning codification strategy and standards.
  • Ensure effective ways of working with Data, Center of Excellence and local production/technical teams to ensure Bill of Materials (BOM)accuracy.
  • Ensure that all master data pertaining to MRP (e.g., BOMs, recipes, lead-times, batch sizes etc.) is maintained in the appropriate information systems (e.g. SAP, ECC6, APO).
  • Contribute to process improvements across the wider Center of Excellence .

Specific requirements

  • Knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning(MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning methodology (DRP)
  • Experience in distribution / warehousing / scheduling
  • Understanding and experience in plant operations.
  • Experience within supply chain optimisation platforms (ERP / master data, time-phased replenishment planning systems).
  • Detailed understanding of end-to-end supply chain operational processes within Diageo e.g., DRP, Master Production Scheduling, inventory, conversion, logistics and customer service.
  • Influencing and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Good communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
  • Customer centric mind set.
  • High degree of quantitative and analytical skills, with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS applications e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook

Material Scheduler Job Vacancy at Diageo / SBL

Experience Required

  • +5 years in Material planning and/or procurement experience in FMCG (Materials Management, Materials Planning)
  • Additionally, some wider cross functional experience and beverage materials categories preferable. E.g. procurement, packaging, raw materials.
  • Significant line management experience required.
  • Experience with advanced planning software with Supply Planning (SAP APO would be an advantage).
  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate supply chain, engineering, or business degree.
  • APICS CPIM / CSCP or equivalent desirable

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is in itself 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 outstanding contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different 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

Worker Type

Regular

Primary Location:

Dar es Salaam

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