Brewery Microbiologist And Food Safety Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Arusha
  • Applications have closed

AB InBev Africa

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?



The Key Purpose of this role is to manage Brewery Food Safety and Hygiene standards and specifications and to define, develop and implement optimal Brewery wide microbiological standards and work practices to ensure compliance to microbiological processes, food safety standards and product specifications.


Key Outputs and Responsibilities:

  • Manage interactions with external suppliers (cleaning contractors) and internal stakeholders (Brewing, Packaging, Engineering, etc.) in relation to food safety standards
  • Apply a holistic understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) practices critical to Brewing and Packaging processes to prevent microbiological infections
  • Apply appropriate reporting to ensure brewery personnel are aware of microbiological and food safety performance in the brewery
  • Revise and develop best operating practice standards and procedures to improve microbiological and food safety standards compliance within brewery.
  • Conduct audits and surveys to identify opportunities for improvement in work practices and support gap closure
  • Conduct training and assessments in the workplace to improve overall compliance to microbiological and food safety standards and work practices.
  • Audit microbiological laboratory to ensure compliance to hub and global microbiological and food safety methodology and standards
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to optimize microbiological and food safety work practices through problem solving
  • Lead the Food Safety Committee comprising of team leaders and department heads to assess and analyse food safety practices and identify alternatives for resolution.
  • Verification of the execution of the procedures to ensure that they comply with the standards
  • Highlight of any deviations to the Brewing manager, Packaging manager and Plant manager for action and stopping of the process when necessary
  • Conduct audits and surveys to identify opportunities for improvement in work practices and support gap closure
  • Maintain and control consumable stock levels and optimize quality control management system
  • Achieve VPO targets and Quality KPI and PI targets for the sit


Key Skills and Competencies:

  • HACCP/BRC standard training
  • Fundamental for Microbiology and Advance Microbiology trainings
  • Understanding of process control within a brewing & packaging process and environment
  • Good understanding of the principles and practices of Good Manufacturing Practices


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Microbiology or Food Science & Technology or equivalent
  • 2-3 Years experience in Laboratory, Brewing or Packaging operation


Additional Information:


ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in line with ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing

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