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BEVERAGE INNOVATION & PROCESS EXPERT

Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better.

 

JOB CHARACTERISTICS 

The place of work can be any of the AEI operating markets.

 

Beverage Innovation&Process Expert supports the AEI (Asahi Europe and International) Innovation agenda by co-owning and co-creating the Regional innovation pipeline, whist also providing brewing support and expertise to improve quality, operational excellence and value to the brewing teams across AEI.

 

JOB SPECIFICS

  1. Harmonize innovation, quality with commercial operations. This entails proactively developing compelling ideas, converting them to commercial products and developing a path of commercial success for the product.
  2. Support the Country brewing/innovation teams on product development and optimization of recipe and processes to align with AEI goals
  3. Align all product development with company policies, standards and strategies to ensure technical feasibility of any new products and support innovation teams in developing project budgets and charter.
  4. Active team member of AEI Brewing Communities of Practice to help deliver on their objectives
  5. Work closely with AEI and AGH innovations and/or research teams in their pilot plants and micro-breweries to develop prototypes
  6. Active team member in any new technology and/or process innovation testing and implementation
  7. Work with Third Parties as required when local production facilities are not suitable and ensure compliance with AEI Standards.
  8. Lead the design, build and operation or extension of any current/future planned AEI regional innovation brewery/pilot facility
  9. Support brewing teams across supply chain and production to improve quality, cost optimization and improve utilization materials and capital assets.
  10. Work with brewing and QA teams to improve brewing Standards and audit compliance.

 

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS

  • 10+ years hands on brewing experience – ideally a mix of large brewery operations and R&D/Innovation experience
  • Preferred experience/knowledge of manufacturing operations and quality standards
  • Requirement to have experience with development of flavoured and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Demonstrated success in the delivery of brewing KPI around production, quality, process and cost improvement.
  • Recognised Master Brewer Qualification

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Company car  (in case the candidate is located outside of the Czech republic, we follow individual benefit´s policy in each country)  
  • Annual bonus and salary review every year
  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days off a year
  • Home office upon agreement with manager
  • Annual flexible benefits budget
  • Contribution to Pension plan
  • Budget for company products
  • Environment of growing company
  • Opportunity to work for top brands within FMCG
  • Exposure to senior leadership  from all over the globe
  • A culture of continuous learning including a leadership framework (according to career stage) and career development

.. and more!

 

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