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Environment and Safety Controller - Okahandja, Namibia

Published on 20.07.2021


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Food-processing industry
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Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, commonly known as AB InBev, is a multinational drink and brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium. AB InBev has a... read more

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Position : Environment and Safety Controller - Okahandja, Namibia

Company Description

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. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

Opportunities exist for highly skilled and result driven Environment & Safety  Controller in International Breweries Welwitschia Brewery, reporting to the Environment & Safety Manager. The successful incumbent will manage, provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of plans to provide the plant with a comprehensive and professional Occupational Health and Safety System, ensuring compliance to Safety systems, standards and work practices to achieve targets set for the VPO Safety & Environment Pillar, and Safety & Environment KPI’s. Will also lead related site Environment & Safety initiatives, ensuring Corporate Governance and integrity, and adherence to all the relevant Environmental and Safety Standards and Legislation.​

 Key roles and responsibilities​

  • Ensuring compliance to the applicable Occupational Health & Safety Act and Environment Act​
  • Responsible for the management and implementation of the Safety & Environment VPO Pillar in the plant and associated wet depot / warehouse​
  • Monitor and analyse leading Safety & Environment KPI’s and implement interventions to improve​
  • Create awareness of occupational safety and the VPO Safety and Environment programme​
  • Conduct audits and reviews of the site related to the VPO Safety and Environment Pillar and legal compliance​
  • Maintain documentation such as SOP’s, as well as maintenance of manuals, policies and procedures as related to safety and Environment ​
  • Identify safety and Environment legal training needs, arrange and co-ordinate​
  • Ensure induction of both employees and contractors take place in accordance with standards​
  • Manage Safety and Environment related Capex portfolio and ZBB of the Safety and Environment team​
  • Ensure the application of Safety and Environmental standards to Capex projects and their safe execution ​
  • Drive closure of investigations of safety and environmental gaps and legal compliance in the plant​
  • Monitor and investigate selected insurance claims in liaison with the Corporate Risk Team​
  • Ensure the site is adequately secured and manage the contracted security provider​
  • Maintain a safe, healthy and risk free working environment​
  • Provide leadership in the application of quality principles and techniques across the environmental chain​
  • Support and coach team members, assess team members on SKAP ​
  • Develop and manage the plant Stakeholders including dealing with Local Authorities​
  • Conduct audits, interpret results and disseminate information to ensure operational efficiency​
Required profile for job ad : Environment and Safety Controller - Okahandja, Namibia


  • A tertiary degree is essential - BSc or BTech in a related field​
  • Over 2 years experience in a FMCG environment with exposure to WCM, Safety and Engineering fields essential​

Key competencies

  • Ideal candidate would have experience in managing NOSA integrated system​
  • Thorough understanding of ABInBev Safety, Health & Environmental Management Systems (VPO) - (SAMTRAC or NEBOSH) would be an advantage​
  • Excellent knowledge of industrial safety and environmental rules and regulations​
  • Strong technical skills in identifying safety and operational non-compliances​
  • Experience in conducting investigations in safety incidents, identifying root causes and developing preventative and corrective actions (Incident Investigator)​
  • Excellent presentation, report drafting, and problem-solving skills​
  • Experience in coaching, training and guiding teams​
  • Strong interpersonal skills with track record of managing people and relationships to obtain desired results
  • Reports to (Solid Line):​ Environment and Safety Manager

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made inline with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

  • Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  • Kindly attach CV in PDF format
  • Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

Job criteria for job ad : Environment and Safety Controller - Okahandja, Namibia
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Food-processing industry
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
City : Okahandja
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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