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Corporate Affairs Manager – Onitsha Plant at International Breweries Plc

International Breweries Plc – Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients.

Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Corporate Affairs Manager – Onitsha Plant

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job purpose

  • Opportunity exists for a highly skilled and result driven Corporate Affairs Manager in International Breweries Plc. Nigeria, Onitsha Plant, reporting to the Legal & Corporate Affairs Director. The main purpose of the job is to manage and implement the corporate Affairs initiatives of the company which include managing stakeholders & regulators, supporting communication/image/reputation programs and implementing the 2025 Sustainability Goals of International Breweries Plc, amongst others

Duties and Responsibilities
The key accountabilities and delegated responsibilities of the position will be the following:

  • Ensure that a relationship is built and maintained with all relevant stakeholders in the communities around the brewery, Government Ministries, Department, Agencies and regulators
  • Ensure that the government relations program effectively manages regulatory risks
  • Ensure that the company is represented on key trade and industry organizations/bodies (including task forces and special groups) where the company should be represented, and that the most appropriate company representatives participate
  • Ensure that the views, positions and agenda of the company are effectively represented and supported by other members of key trade and industry bodies
  • Implement company initiatives, projects and partnerships around alcohol responsibility and sustainability issues and demonstrably build reputation for the company among key stakeholders
  • Ensure that these reputation building activities are effectively leveraged among government officials, policy makers and with NGOs
  • Ensure that key NGOs impacting the business are monitored and that dialogue is established with them wherever possible and/or appropriate
  • Provide monthly report on regulatory obligations and status of existing applications
  • Drive complete accuracy and Integrity of records by maintaining depository of all licenses and permits
  • Plan, undertake and oversee regulatory inspections and activities on the site
  • Proactively liaise with other departments to understand their regulatory needs and take steps to action those requests
  • Implement robust evaluation methodologies that have been designed to measure the impact of activities, initiatives and programs and that these insights are used to determine how programs and plans can be improved
  • Monitor and track progress of ALL product registration, permits and licenses with regulatory authorities
  • Ensure that a company’s products comply with the regulations of the regions where they want to distribute them
  • Train employees, where required, on regulatory changes and activities that could impact our operations/objectives
  • Develop materials to support new product licenses and license renewals process
  • Prepare submissions of license variations and renewals to strict deadlines
  • Monitor set timelines for License variations and renewal approvals
  • Support the Licence to Trade (LTT) agenda of the Brewery
  • Draw up a stakeholder mapping exercise for Sustainable Development and Enterprise Development stakeholders

Qualifications
The occupant of this position should possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Communications or related field
  • Five plus years’ experience in Communications, community relations and/or governmental relations; legislative, regulatory and/or executive branch public policy work

Key Competencies and Attributes 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with state, local and community groups, preferably as a representative of a large public institution
  • Preference for candidates who have worked in similar multinational/international environment

Deadline: 6th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality.
  • Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  • CV should be in PDF fomat
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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