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Focused improvement & Innovation Manager-Brewing

Date:  Jul 22, 2021

Burton On Trent, GB

Company:  MolsonCoors_UK

Requisition ID: 17032 

Why You Should Join Us

For over two centuries Molson Coors Beverage Company has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. We produce some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, we offer a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. 

Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling - the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale - Doom Bar.


Your Purpose

In this role your will be responsible for performance in the brewing area by deploying WCSC 2.0 methodology focusing on Focused Improvement Pillar tools. In addition, individual will provide to breweries a clear direction and support in order to deliver sustainability KPIs and CAPEX projects/initiatives related to brewing performance. The individual will benchmark the breweries on best practices in their field of activities and organize the roll-out in other breweries. The FI  manager will maintain and develop the “Good Operating Practices” file with the WCSC team. The position is expected to be at Level 4 AM capability and act as a coach based on business needs and priorities. The individual will be the regional owner of at least one DMS.To define and validate the Capex project in the field of competencies. On case to case manage the project, support plant in tendering process of project and commissioning

Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and standards in the relevant area.

Supporting Brewing Department in achieving Quality&FS requirements and targets.


The individual will work closely with the breweries to build the capability of departmental leaders in achieving and understanding the Sustainability targets.


The role will require up to 50% of travel in order to support all the breweries in Molson Coors Europe supply chain.


Key Responsibilities :

Support the breweries in achieving financial results in the field of Brewing (KPIs, cost management metrics). Deliver training and coaching for using and understanding the GAP Analysis tool. 

Own implementation of FI pillar / tools and deliver coaching to the plants as needed.

Ensure the full achievement of innovation projects in alignment with R&D in Brewing, e.g. new liquid hand-over, new raw material, cross-brewing.

Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and standard in the relevant area.

Support at request Capex projects till commissioning    

Benchmark the KPIs between breweries, implement the roll-out of identified best practices.

Act as lead in the field of competencies and advise leadership regarding trends, opportunities and propose new policies for validation. Support in achieving our sustainability Glidepath.

Lead the “idea generation stream” for value engineering opportunities in Sustainability for MCE.   Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and standards in the relevant area.



About you

Ideally, you will have a brewing degree

Strong knowledge in Brewing process and equipment,  strong knowledge of lean manufacturing processes, industrial automation, SAP. Knowledge in brewing process. Knowledge of current practice and legislative framework in relevant areas of technology.

Managerial competencies: strong analytical skills, good communicator skills, team spirit, innovative approach and sense of urgency. Able to take decisions in full autonomy in a lean organization.


About Us

• We’re one of the UK’s Most Attractive Employers winning the Top Employer award for the last 8 years.

• Flexible work programmes to ensure a work life balance is maintained such as our market leading Moments That Matter for significant moments in your life.

• Commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people. We are proud to have been awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards. 

• We’re committed to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment which is reflected in Our Imprint and our 2025 sustainability targets.


Molson Coors: Building Careers 

Molson Coors Beverage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we seek diversity. We want to continue to create an environment where our people are truly able to be themselves at work, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. We want people to be able to bring their own creativity and style to work, so that we get diversity in our thinking across our organisation, as we believe that we are a better business for it.

This makes our talent strategy simple – we want the best talent in all our roles, regardless of their background. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew and our people are our greatest asset