Heineken Beverages is recruiting Trainee Packaging Shift Manager [x2 posts]

Heineken Beverages is recruiting Trainee Packaging Shift Manager [x2 posts]

Heineken Beverages is recruiting Trainee Packaging Shift Manager [x2 posts]

Trainee Packaging Shift Manager [x2 posts] is available at Heineken Beverages, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Heineken Beverages is recruiting Trainee Packaging Shift Manager [x2 posts]

The location is Johannesburg, GT, ZA

Managing packaging line operations to assure high efficiency, low costs, good quality and acceptable safety standards, in line with business goals and objectives.

In order to implement the manufacturing processes, systems, and procedures of the company

The following are the key performance areas


  • Ensure all safety PPE audits, safety alerts, Tool box talks are done on time and in full according to safety Heineken Safety standards.

  • Act as a role model for safety behavior and lead by example

  • Address unsafe behavior and situation and act immediately in case of unsafe behavior and conditions and explain the reason to the people involved

  • Ensure awareness to raising safety tags on shift and there is output in terms of tags raised and tags closed on shift

  • Ensure visibility of tags raised in your the team, closure rate and feedback to the respective team members

  • Liaise with safety department to timeously close out all investigations and gaps identified through incidents, accidents and near misses on your shift

  • Ensure adherence to stipulate 5s and housekeeping standards by doing daily Audits on Machines

  • Ensure that a reliable safety reporting for DCS and safety pyramid

  • Carry out risk assessment and safety audit in your line(s)

Packaging Quality Management & Control

  • Ensure product quality in packaging

  • Make sure that ISO/HACCP/Legal/Heineken Procedures and requirements are followed

  • Monitor and communicate the packaging quality parameters within his/her team on daily basis in DCS

  • Restore basic conditions where there are deviations

  • Ensure all specified quality standards are adhered to on shift and adequate audits happen to ensure adherence

  • Ensure all tools needed for quality control on shift are available through liaising with all available support

  • Take prompt necessary corrective actions for OOC’s and liaise with all stakeholders to fix any rework on shift and ensure loop closures

  • Identify key areas of improvement in quality related to reduce rework

  • Carry out daily CILT audits on machines to ensure adherence to standards

  • Explain the impact of quality issues on business performance ( i.e. Cost, customer service) to the team on regular basis

Cost Management

  • Execute basic deployment of department an line cost according to TPM principle

  • Use correct financial language when communicating decisions

  • Identify and manage areas of loss on the line through process area monitoring on shift and report and action OO’c

  • Form focus groups for all high loss areas identified on shift and plans to get back into control

  • Ensure all counts are done after every brand change and raw materials are returned after each and every brand change

  • Ensure adequate explanation to all losses on shift through use of process area monitoring

  • Ensure all consumptions are done on time and in full daily

  • Manage overtime closely by measure cost per hectoliter

  • Identify focused improvement projects for team members in specific areas

  • Measure losses per process area hourly and have action plans for OO’C

Management of Packaging process and Execution

  • Clearly communicate daily activities to the staff and correct when necessary

  • Monitor, manage and control daily packaging activities to make output requirements

  • Organise and mobilise resources to overcome problems in day to day operations in order to deliver the agreed process output

  • Translate process deviations into corrective and preventative actions and communicate in a timely way to the team

  • Execute TPM improvement activities

  • Plan resources (people, materials, machines) adequately against production plan to ensure desired output by:

    • Shift cover is adequate according to standards, raw materials are ordered to the right standard

    • All people on training, leave or extended planned leave have planned cover for that period

Change over planning

  • Change over plan is completed and communicated with team before changeover

  • Pre and post checklist are completed as per standards and all faults rectified before changeover

  • Changeover times are adhered to at every machine as per stipulated Heineken standards

  • Progress for every machine tracked with start up with consideration to filler start up

  • Changeover reports completed and handed over

  • Action plans updated and actions completed fully on time

  • SMED list are consistently used for every machine during changeover

  • Necessary changes to SMED are communicated to the relevant people to update shared documents

  • Changeover times are recorded accurately as per standard on MES

Maintenance Management 

  • Ensure effective use of CILT time

  • Regularly checks and coaches team on completion of CILT

  • Identify CILT anomalies and take remedial actions

  • Encourage tagging and de-tagging activities

  • Participate in AM audits

  • Ensure all down time activities is properly recorded

  • Ensure 5 WHY is completed on shift for all DT within stipulated standards

  • Ensure prompt adherence of team members to standard escalation procedures

  • Operational resources are planned adequately to maintenance activities

  • Team leader identifies work to be planned for maintenance on shift and request work from IC

  • Monitor and report machine daily and weekly performance and availability with improvement plans

  • Manage Planned Maintenance activities, especially shutdowns and star-ups in conjunction with central MTCE team and IC Support Exceptional Maintenance Activities

  • Identify opportunities on the shift and the line to drive KPI improvement

  • Ensure effective communication between production and Maintenance department

People Management 

  • Spend 80% of time on the floor and 20% on administrative tasks

  • Hold daily consistent handover meetings with team Members

  • Ensure continuous handover across shifts and within the team members

  • Coach direct reports on gaps identified

  • Manage attendance and manpower requirements

  • Motivate shift teams to achieve production targets through focused meeting agendas

  • Identify opportunities on the shift and the line to drive KPI improvement

  • Apply Performance Management Practices consistently with direct reports

  • Manage and apply industrial relations, including disciplinary practices

  • Implement training and development initiatives for employees


  • Relevant National Diploma/ Degree in Engineering field or studying towards NQF level 6 qualification

  • Knowledge of SAP is added advantage


  • 5 – 8 years relevant experience in packaging environment

  • Should have managed a team before

  • At least two years at supervisory level

  • FMCG experience is a must Packaging

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