Job Description

Reports To: Finance Director
Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply and demand for beer and spirits). It is a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), the largest business unit in Diageo Africa and the largest listed Company on the NSE in Kenya. SBL was incorporated in 1988 as Associated Breweries Limited and changed its name to Serengeti Breweries Limited in 2002 and commenced commercial operations in 1996 with one brewery in Dar es Salaam.

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The company was acquired by EABL in October 2010 and has three breweries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi. SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager. Other brand portfolios include Serengeti Lite, Tusker Lager, Kibo Gold, Pilsner and Senator. Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Bond 7 Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®.

Market Complexity

SBL operates in a competitive environment and in a vast geography. The main player in the beer industry is Tanzania Breweries Ltd which is a subsidiary of ABInBev. Inflation rates trend below 5% which is in-line with Country’s ambition and GDP is growing at an average of 6%.

Leadership Responsibilities

Establish robust Management Environment together with the site management team members This position will work within the Finance team contributing towards the outputs/ targets of the department. This position also has responsibility for coaching and mentorship of the team members within the unit.

Purpose Of Role

To provide a dedicated management accounting and performance measurement service to the operations and logistics team involved in the manufacturing of beer and spirits. The supply business comprise of the operations and logistics, and each area has key controls that are necessary to mitigate against financial loss while providing financial visibility on packaging, brewing processes for both beer and spirits as well.

Top Accountabilities

  • Coordinate the monthly and annual stock counts across all stock categories. Ensure that all the stock variances are fully explained.
  • Ensure that all raw materials and components used in the month are issued to process orders within the month.
  • Ensure that the monthly stock variances are approved in line with SOA.
  • Ensure that all stock accounts are fully reconciled to the GL and Physical stocks on monthly basis
  • Monitor the status of stock obsolescence to ensure adequate provision is maintained
  • Help drive delivery of reduced COGS through effective management accounting reviews.
  • Assist and plan development of (Drive out Costs) programmes with site management team.
  • Help drive visibility of costs through effective communication to management and line workers.
  • Drive plant profitability by ensuring monthly site P&Ls are prepared, reviewed and actions tracked.
  • A member of site leadership team and is expected to spearhead robust controls and compliant environment in the site.

Commercial responsibilities-Specific for the region

  • Coordinate and consolidate accurate Stock in Trade and Depletions tracking for each distributor by brand for the region.
  • Track and Analyze SFE metrics including collection of points of distribution by key brands
  • Support the demand forecast submission to Sales Ops for the regions based on history and recent orders
  • Analyze Customer and Route profitability

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Qualified CPA/ACCA/ACMA
  • Bachelors degree in finance or accounting
  • Proficient in the use of ERP systems especially SAP
  • Sound people management skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge a team to deliver results
  • Knowledge of all aspects of a finance function, including financial accounting and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Experience of project costing and costing models Experience of working with staff at all levels in an organization


Executive Assistant
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Job Description:
Full time
Purpose of Role:
To provide support to the Managing Director (MD) in the day to day management of their business, this encompasses both administrative and organizational tasks. In addition overseeing the main reception and coordination of all travel & hotel accommodation related requests.
Office Management
  • Co-ordinating information and business flows as necessary.
  • Arrangement, coordination and management of the MD’s office facilities
Organizational Tasks
  • Manage accessibility to MD’s complex diary – set up relevant arrangements (e.g. meeting room, notifications, bookings, material, etc).
  • Organize and arrange travel itineraries of MD’s, local and overseas, coordinating with counterparts in other locations.
  • Organize conferences, workshops and events at both a Domestic and International level
  • Organize complex meetings and telephone/video conferences domestic and international, taking into account different time zones
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships with key external/internal customers and build cross-functional network within own peer group
  • Ensure fluid communication is maintained with MD at all times especially when travelling.
  • Deal with all queries and forwarding to relevant departments when necessary.
Administrative Tasks
  • Mailing- receiving, sending & distribution
  • Switchboard – receiving & making calls
  • Meeting Rooms Management – booking & tidiness
  • Reception
  • Coordinating travel desk
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Certificate in Secretarial / Office Management
  • Secondary school is a prerequisite; A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is highly preferable
  • At least 2 years experience in the same role in a large organization
  • Experience with using Microsoft packages, Word, Power Point
  • Ability to work independently, excellent time management,
  • Organized and able to set priorities
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
Worker Type: Regular
Primary Location: Dar es salaam