NIGERIAN BREWERIES Plc.
Nigerian Breweries Plc., the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria, was incorporated in 1946. The company recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled off the bottling lines in its Lagos Brewery in June 1949. This brewery has undergone several optimization processes and as at today boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country.
Over the next decades Nigerian Breweries Plc. commissioned breweries across the breadth of Nigeria, Aba Brewery in 1957, Kaduna Brewery in 1963, and Ibadan Brewery in 1982. In 1993, the company acquired its fifth brewery in Enugu. In October 2003, a sixth brewery, sited at Ameke, in Enugu State was commissioned and christened Ama Brewery. Ama Brewery is today, one of the biggest and most modern breweries in Africa. Operations in the Old Enugu Brewery were however discontinued in 2004, while the company acquired a malting Plant in Aba in 2008.
In October 2011, Nigerian Breweries acquired majority equity interests in Sona Systems Associates Business Management Limited, (Sona Systems) and Life Breweries Limited from Heineken N.V. This followed Heineken’s acquisition of controlling interests in five breweries in Nigeria from Sona Group in January 2011. Sona Systems’ two breweries in Ota and Kaduna, and Life Breweries in Onitsha have now become part of Nigerian Breweries Plc., together with three brands: Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager.
Nigerian Breweries Plc. has a rich portfolio of high quality brands: Star Lager Beer, the first in its portfolio, was launched in 1949; this was followed by Gulder lager beer in 1970; Maltina, the nourishing malt drink, was introduced in 1976, followed by Legend Extra Stout in 1992. Amstel Malta was launched in 1994 while Heineken lager Beer was relaunched into the Nigerian market in 1998. Maltina Sip-it, packaged in Tetrapaks was launched in 2005, while Fayrouz was launched in 2006. In 2007, the company introduced Star, Heineken and Amstel Malta in Cans. In 2011, the company sold a total of 29 Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) including Gulder Can, Legend Can, Heineken Magnum, Maltina Can, Fayrouz Cans, Fayrouz P.E.T, Climax Energy drink as well as Goldberg lager, Malta Gold and Life Continental lager which became part of the family in October 2011.
As a major brewing concern, the company encourages the establishment of ancillary businesses. Many of these organizations and individuals depend largely on the company for their means of livelihood. These include manufacturers of bottles, crown corks, labels, cartons, plastic crates and such service providers as hotels/clubs, Distributors, Transporters, Event Managers, Advertising and Marketing Communication Agencies etc.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Nigerian Breweries Plc. is a socially responsible corporate organization with a good track record of corporate social initiatives in identified and strategic areas. The Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility is driven by a vision to always “Win with Nigeria”. Over the years, Nigerian Breweries Plc. has been very active in supporting our national development aspirations in line with our commitment to “Winning with Nigeria”.
We have continued to identify and respond to major challenges confronting our nation through our corporate social investments especially in the areas of education, the environment, water, youth empowerment, talent development and sports, amongst others.
The company in 1994 established an Education Trust Fund with a take-off grant of N100 million to take more active part in the funding of educational and research activities in institutions of higher learning, all in an effort to provide and encourage academic excellence in Nigeria. This is in addition to its secondary and university scholarship programmes for children of its employees. The company is also involved in the development of leadership, musical and movie talents, through various programmes. Some of these activities are captured in the company’s Social and Environmental Report. As Nigeria’s foremost brewer of lagers and related beverages, we are passionate about our vision to be world-class in all our activities. We regard our people as core and indispensable to our continued success.
If you truly desire a career in a world-class environment and are confident that you possess the required mix of qualities, we invite you to come and have a chat with us.
Join Nigerian Breweries Plc and become an essential part of our business. We will give you a chance to develop a career leading to the executive management of one of the leading beverage conglomerates in the world.
Opportunities abound for you to achieve excellence in divisions such as Human Resources, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Sales, Finance and IT where you will undergo a traineeship of 12 months. As a management trainee, you will be engaged in hands on experience in challenging operational projects both locally and internationally to gain valuable experience and develop your skills. We also have a mentorship programme in place whereby our pool of experienced professionals will help with your development programme and with a smooth integration into the Nigerian Breweries culture. This is to guide you towards a promising career with a possibility of becoming an international manager in Heineken B.V.
Apart from rewarding career opportunities, Nigerian Breweries Plc also offers competitive remuneration. In addition to basic salary, performance related variable pay as well as a generous pension scheme, the job attracts housing allowance, car, paid annual leave, free medical coverage for self and family and other fringe benefits.