SABMiller

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SABMiller – Why Work For Us?

SABMiller is a global leader in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks, and we do business in a way that improves livlihoods and builds communities.

We are passionate about brewing and have a long tradition of craftsmanship in making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients.  We are local beer experts, producing more than 200 local beers most of which are freshly brewed from locally-grown ingredients and only sold locally by our emerging and developed market businesses.  We also brew internationally famous beers such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch.  We produce our own soft drinks as well as beer and are one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola drinks.

SABMiller plc is in the top 20 companies listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges and we are present in more than 80 countries with around 70,000 employees.  SABMiller is the world's second largest brewing company and the leading or number two brewer in more than 90% of our markets.  Every minute of every day, close to 140,000 bottles of SABMiller beer are sold and we have more beer brands in the world's top 50 than any other brewer.

We've become a global leader by excelling locally - nurturing strong, local brands and building brand portfolios that meet the specific needs of consumers in each of our markets.  We have a deep respect for local cultures and values, and strive to be a positive influence on the lives of our consumers, customers and the communities in which we operate.

"Improving the speed and quality of executive decisions is the main objective of the digital project I am leading. We are developing a business intelligence and analytics solution that will provide our executives with the accurate and timely information they need to make better decisions."

Gordon Downes,  Executive Assistant to the President, Digital Projects Manager, LatAm Hub

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“Being surrounded by people with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for our beers results in a constructive working environment and an inclusive team work ethic where efforts are recognised and your contribution feels like more than a small cog in a big machine.”


Richard Farnsworth, Business Media Relations Manager, Group


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“The customer marketing team plays an important role in helping to bring the voice of the shopper, & the needs of our customers, into our business plans. We are champions of working collaboratively to grow the category & deliver ‘Win-Win-Win’ solutions that meet with needs of CUB, the customer, & our consumers/shoppers.”

Kylie Egbers, National Manager Customer Marketing Off Premise, Carlton & United   Breweries, Australia

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We’ll provide the opportunity if you’re willing to put in the effort…

Whether you are interested in working in one of our markets or prefer to join one of our global teams, you’ll be working in one of our functions, markets or global teams. 

BREWING: 

“What has impressed me most about SABMiller is their professionalism and expert technical knowledge but also their absolute clarity of purpose, integrity and confidence on their chosen path to brew the best quality beers using world class systems and processes.  My first impressions of SAB Miller have not turned out to be wrong and I am proud to be working for most admired company in the brewing industry.”

    Grahame Money, Brewing Manager CUB Yatala, Australia



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CORPORATE AFFAIRS:


“I was looking for a company where people can really make difference. SABMiller has strong brands, great market presence and a clear vision how to make a world better. It is highly motivating to work in an industry with such a product as beer - which has a long history and I believe a bright future ahead.”


Miroslava Remenarova, Corporate Affairs Manager, Slovakia


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FINANCE: 

“We add value by maintaining profitable revenue growth.   Finance has been at the forefront in leading the strategy through quantifying opportunity assessments as well as risk. We do this via real time financial insights in actual portfolio performance reconciliation to plan based on  strategic marketing objectives as well as value chain optimisation.”

Peter Hamilton Kgomotso, Finance Manager, Botswana

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HUMAN RESOURCES: 


“At SABMiller, HR is engrained in the business and acts as a true business partner. We love our brands, but our most important asset is our people. Whether it is manufacturing world-class beer, selling or delivering quality, there are people involved and HR ensures we do all with excellence.”


Luis e. Cardenas, Senior Human Resources Manager, Sales and Distribution Services, Miller Coors, USA

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GLOBAL INFORMATION SERVICES:

“At SABMiller you have the opportunity to work across many cultures and locations, which brings excitement and diversity to your day to day working life. People working here are passionate about the company, the products and the people in the organisation. I have never worked for a company with the level of intellect, pride and dedication as I have seen here. “

Nicole Schloegl, Global Services Management Tools and Processes Manager, Global IS, UK

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MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING: 

“What makes it special to work for SABM is to have huge technical fraternity behind you and if you have a question or problem you can be sure one of your colleagues around the globe can help you.  The company empowers you as individual to influence various processes or big projects with your ideas. It’s you as an individual who counts.”

Franz Schepping, Technical Director, Zambia

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MARKETING: 


“I especially love the challenge of the pseudo dark marketing environment that Botswana exists in currently .It has stretched me in ways I didn’t imagine I would and could be stretched.  With so many “cannots” based on legislation and self-governance it was very exciting to be given the latitude to create “why nots?”


Amakura Erbynn, Marketing Manager, Botswana


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SALES: 

“The Sales Capability role has given me the opportunity to pull together different departments within the sales team and further develop individual’s knowledge, skills and behaviours. Collaborating with various people in sales, marketing and category insights also allows the Capability Team to deal with all different facets of the business.”

Leigh Forsey, Sales Capability Manager, Carlton and United Breweries, Australia

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PROCUREMENT: 

"The factor which influenced my decision to join SABMiller was the level of emotional engagement demonstrated by the individuals I met through the selection process. People from across the organisation, who cared passionately about the business and were proud to say they worked for SABMiller." 

Natasha Lee, VP Procurement, Professional Business Services, Switzerland

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Great beer, great company, great people…

One of our long-term competitive advantages is the calibre of our people; natural talent and enthusiasm is encouraged so that all of us working here have the opportunity to develop our full potential.

And when we say ‘full potential’, we mean it. We aim to recruit people locally who can think globally. We hire talented people whose efforts at a local business level contribute to the worldwide growth of our company

Our Total Employment Offering

Our total employment offering combines the opportunity for exciting development within a globally admired business with the opportunity to work with great brands, strong leadership and bright, motivated colleagues.

Celebrating Diversity

SABMiller strives to treat all employees and candidates with the same dignity and respect – regardless of their gender, age, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. We embrace and take full advantage of our diversity. We value individuality and create an inclusive culture where variety is positively encouraged and all employees are genuinely appreciated for what makes them different.

One of our long-term competitive advantages is the calibre of our people; natural talent and enthusiasm is encouraged so that all of us working here have the opportunity to develop our full potential.

 "The people that work at SAB are first class, they are clever, they are pushing boundaries and they are making a difference to the business, the people around them, the bottom line of the business and their country.  SAB people are fun to work with and have a bias for action and getting the job done.  Sinking a cold Castle Lite at the end of the day is the ultimate reward of your efforts …."


Jean-Paul Renouprez, Logistics Operations Manager – Central Planning, S. Africa

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"I have been profoundly impacted in a very short period of time by the management style and absolute desire to do the right thing for the business and our people. There is enough direction and leadership to ensure you are supported but balanced with the autonomy to deliver our outcomes."

Richard Nettleship, Europe Head of Application Management, Global IS

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"SABMiller is a truly dynamic organisation that is high energy, fast paced and challenging.   Our people are among the best in the industry and the talent here is pretty exceptional.  The culture is not for the faint hearted though; to succeed in SAB you must have a real passion for the product, a will to make things happen and a ‘can do’ attitude."

Kadisha Lewis-Roberts, Regional Head of L&D, Europe Hub

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High performance and high engagement

Our culture is characterised by highly capable, intellecturally rigorous people who take personal accountability for what they do.  We are restless in the pursuit of continuous improvement and succeed in a demanding performance culture.  Across our organisation we are united by a pride in our beer and a passion for winning.  We embrace diversity, commit for the long term and put integrity at the heart of everything we do.

SABMiller is a place where...

  • people are motivated to set challenging goals and have the drive to exceed them.  We expect people to go the extra mile and to be dissatisfied with the concept of average;

  • there is a healthy discontent with the status quo.  Our culture is marked by a restless desire to challenge the norm and by an enterprising, pioneering spirit which underpins everything we do;

  • people take accountability for their actions and share a sense of commitment, enthusiam and enjoyment for what they do;

  • great people work together to generate new ideas and new ways of working, where innovation is driven by our passion to constantly raise the bar;

  • we succeed by cutting out unnecessary bureaucracy and by focusing on adding real value;

  • people are recognised for good performance and rewarded accordingly; and

  • we work hard and toast our achievements...with (what else?) a cold beer at our onsite bar!

If our culture sounds good to you, view and apply for our roles across the globe by visiting:  SABMiller's Careers Website

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“SABMiller has a strong culture, firmly grounded in a meaningful purpose and goals.  The company offers real chances to grow professionally and provides opportunities to work with people you can learn from.  The challenges offered will enrich your personal and intellectual pursuits whilst stretching your potential.

Lurys del Carmen Garcia Vargas, Brand Manager, Panamá, Cervecería Nacional

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"If you like to work independently, in a high performance culture with personal engagement and passion SABMiller is the right employer for you. You will find an open, fair and respectful environment within SABMiller what makes every working day to a “good” and “exciting” day. "

Martina Bädorf, Manager Human Resources, SABMiller Brands Europe


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“It is great to be part of a big company, allowing yourself to meet the diversity of people and cultures, to be part of many projects, initiatives, changes. But most of all, I enjoy  working in an open-culture organization, having the opportunities to express, develop, drive and implement my ideas into clear plans and results.”

 Ilie Gageatu, Fragmented Trade Sales Director, Romania

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 We'll help you to own your own career

SABMiller provides you with the opportunity to fully realise your own potential - and the freedom to take ownership of your own career development.

We'll provide the tools, training and career opportunities combined with positive encouragement to take full advantage of your own talents and capabilities.

Your development is important to us.  We place significant value on providing an environment where people are positively encouraged to take accountability for their own growth.

Learn and develop

We are committed to offering the development opportunities that are right for you.

This may take the form of structured learning programmes, delivered through the latest digital technologies or in partnership with the world's leading educational institutions.  However, we place particular value in learning 'on the job' and applying new skills in practice.  We believe in giving employees stretching and challenging work that provides a constant opportunity to learn and grow.

Each employee is responsible for developing and owning a development plan which charts her or his short - and long-term development journeys.  Each manager is accountable for facilitating the development of his or her team and will provide the professional guidance and coaching support required to make you as effective and successful as you can be.



“Career Development Discussions were a real eye opener for me. The career path within the organisation was broad and elaborate. One could see how you can grow within the company. It was clear from the onset that one can achieve their personal goals without having to leave the company.”

-Tshepo Modise, Production Manager, Botswana

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“SABMiller is a well-organized, structured, and dynamic business with great training opportunities. I’ve found the vision, mission and values to be clear and easy to understand.   Team work and business progress is well communicated and transparent.”


- Ana Cristina Ataide Loureiro, Brewing Manager, Mozambique



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Over the years, SABMiller remained competitive and still continued to be a growing & a learning organisation as it entered new markets. SABMiller plays to its strengths, specifically, with its strong brands and sustainable practices in the supply chain.  I admire the fact that the company truly mastered the art of ‘Thinking globally and acting locally’.

       Angela Rametsi, Project Northstar, PMO, SABM Procurement GmbH

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Our values underpin everything we do

No matter who you are or where you work within SABMiller, your job will be to use your talent and energy to help us make great beer. 

The secret of our success is that we recruit the right people and ensure that everything that we do is guided by a set of simple but vital values: 

  • Our people are our enduring advantage

  • Accountability is clear and personal

  • We work and win in teams

  • We understand and respect our customers and consumers

  • Our reputation is indivisible

“SAB fosters a culture where people and talent are central. Driving accountability and a high performance environment where I have a great sense of achievement and that I make a difference, every day.”

Zoey Saunders , Marketing Manager, Mid strength, Carlton and United Breweries, Australia


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“In Miller Brands UK it is a wonderful combination of fantastic people, great brands and a long term vision which is extremely well executed.  This means we have high energy teams working closely together to achieve common and cohesive goals.  This also helps make it a vibrant and fun place to work, which is a great combination.”

Tim Clay, Sales Director, Miller Brands UK

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“As a brand manager for a local Panamanian beer, I am able to add a local touch, enabling our consumers and clients to relate to and favour the brand.  At the end of the day, they are the heart and soul of everything we do. “

    David Jose Crespo Baiz, Brand Manager – Cerveza ATLAS, Panama


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    Challenging and fulfilling

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    Top professionals in a very dynamic environment. Driven by the need to be best in class, every day is learning experience.

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    Work life balance is difficult to achieve. Strong leaders that tend to leave little room for discussion. Training and skill development is not a priority

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SABMiller Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at SABMiller.

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    The process was pretty quick. Usual questions on your experience and how would you behave in a conflicting situation. Question on how would you prioritize tasks. No weird ones.

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Additional Info

Website www.sabmiller.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1895
Type Company - Public
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

SABMiller plc is in the top 20 companies listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges and we are present in more than 80 countries with around 70,000 employees. SABMiller is the world’s second largest brewing company and the leading or number two brewer in more than 90% of our markets. Every minute of every day, close to 140,000 bottles of SABMiller beer are sold and... More

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