British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Job Vacancies

Line Lead – Manufacturing at British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)
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British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice – whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Process Lead
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Operations
Reports To: PDM Manager

Job Title: Marketing Technology Analyst
Location: Lagos
Function: Digital Business Solutions
Reports to: DBS Manager – WCA
Geographic Scope: West and Central Africa Area


Job Title: Quality Innovation & Improvement Supervisor
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Quality
Reports To: Quality Innovation & Improvement Manager

Job Title: Engineering Utilities Team Leader – Electrical
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Operations
Reports to: Engineering Utilities Manager

Job Title: Engineering Utilities Team Leader – Electrical
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Operations
Reports to: Engineering Utilities Manager

Role Positioning and Objectives

  • This role is part of Operations – Manufacturing faction of BAT.
  • The role is responsible for managing the Utilities Section of Engineering Department within the Ibadan factory.
  • The main duties are the supply of Utilities Services (electrical power, steam, compressed air, vacuum, water, HVAC) to the Ibadan factory site.
  • The role holder is required to identify and resolve problems in mechanical/electrical/electronic systems and explore opportunities to ensure that production activities are maintained at maximum achievable levels and that system are representative of the business needs.

What You Will Be Accountable For

  • Ensuring 100% availability of utilities to various users within the factory and enabling production to proceed unhindered.
  • Managing the utilities and buildings management control system to its optimum condition. 
  • Developing and executing effective maintenance planning and scheduling for all Utilities machines encompassing plants maintained by in-house BAT personnel or 3rd Party Suppliers
  • Owning and leading all activities related to the maintenance of HV/MV transformers, substations, switchgears, and earthing systems
  • Managing of specific O&M (operations and maintenance) suppliers and contracts (monitoring, supervision, and reporting).
  • Ensuring compliance with all internal and external Environmental, Health and Safety requirements.
  • Developing and coaching the talent within the department with a view to achieving standards of operation, maintenance, and cost performance.

Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum of B.Sc  / HND in Electrical Engineering or related course.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience working with Power Equipment (Power Generation, Drives & Motors, Electrical Panels), of which at least two has been spent in supervisory capacity in an FMCG.
  • Sound understanding of standard code of practice as it relates to Electrical Engineering; ability to read Civil/Mechanical/Electrical drawings and schematics
  • Understanding of Quality Inspection and Certification of Mechanical/Electrical systems.
  • Experience with leading teams and managing team and individual performance
  • Fault Finding and Analysis.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making.
  • Initiative and self-motivation.

Salary Range

  • Competitive salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Job Title: Line Lead / Production Supervisor
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Operations

Role Positioning and Objectives

  • The Line Lead has 24-hour accountability for results, Daily Management Systems (DMS), and organizational health of their line(s).
  • They are responsible for managing and improving results necessary to achieve the Compelling Business Need (CBN) and Site Master Plan through rigorous application of RTT / IWS tools. They own both the Defect Handling and CIL DMS’s. Most individual’s time will be spent on the floor working with the teams and building the capability of the people in their area.

What You Will Be Accountable For

  • Lead organization through the IWS Phase Journey
  • Lead execution of improving the results
  • Clearly understand department priority and improve technical or system aspects of the business
  • Lead and set direction during Line Daily Direction Setting (DDS) work process to deliver target results
  • Report out on the following during the DDS
  • Safety (drive and lead Pulsar implementation in Cell) and Quality metrics (Q2S, Q2C, CuCo, CoCo)
  • Clean, Inspect, & Lubricate and Defect Handling DMS’s
  • Production attainment results, Conformance to Plan, Conformance to Schedule, and OEE
  • Provide coaching to Shift team leads in the shift exchange DDS meeting
  • Review incident investigations as needed and as part of HS&E reviews
  • Conduct quarterly reviews and briefings with team
  • Familiarize oneself and complies with all applicable and relevant business processes, procedure and policies.

Loss Elimination:

  • Develop the Line Master / 90-Day Plans to address losses and build capability
  • Lead execution of 90 Day Plans to eliminate losses using IWS tools
  • Monthly review of Line Master Plans and results
  • Drive breakthrough results in OEE, Planned and Unplanned Downtime while delivering against the Production Schedule
  • Lead issue resolution “to Root Cause” on the floor of chronic stops
  • Coach necessity & use of UPS, including 6W2H & speed of execution (72 hours)


  • Own Defect Handling and CIL DMS’s for line(s)
  • Develop regular maintenance task lists for equipment and perform tasks with team members, develop solutions, and proactively reapply solutions to prevent future failures/issues
  • On the floor coaching of equipment owners
  • Perform hands-on coaching (actual usage) on the 8 RTT DMS’s
  • Loss Elimination

Skill Development/Technical Mastery

  • Execute weekly Health Checks, identifying gaps in system, and implementing appropriate countermeasures
  • Coach DMS owners on DMS execution & provide support to achieve DMS targets (Input / Output measures)
  • Coach the use of standard work to eliminate non-value added work, including coaching the link to effort reduction

Essential Experience, Skills And Knowledge

  • The individual is expected to possess a Higher National Diploma or Bachelors of Science / Engineering from a recognised institution.
  • The role holder will require a knowledge of any manufacturing environment with at least 2 years’ experience in a production environment, thereby built people leadership skills and demonstrates BAT Manufacturing, Quality and EH&S competencies.
  • Must have sound coaching skills and must be able to develop others.
  • Takes ownership of equipment reliability and focusses effort on optimum production output as per schedule. Conducts fixed interval maintenance per plans, utilizing minimum resources.
  • Understanding of storeroom operating strategies will be important.
  • Ability to lead and manage a large team
  • Clear understanding of resource management (people and costs)
  • Ability to work with data and information with intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Familiarity with structured problem tools, such as fishbone diagram, 5 why, RCA.

Salary Range
Competitive salary package + excellent benefits + market leading bonus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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