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Opportunity Details

Senior Inventory Deployment Specialist

Posted: 2017-08-02
Location:
Czech Republic, Prague
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Purpose of the Job
  • Coordinate the finished goods and empties flows within the UK 1st tier network in an efficient and optimal way (lowest landed cost), in order to guarantee availability for both internal (production lines, co/repacking) and external customers (1st tier customers)
  • Allocate stock to export orders and follow up
  • Identify & analyze risks for out of stock + find and coordinate solutions to mitigate
  • Identify & analyze risks for obsoletes + find and coordinate solutions to mitigate
Business environment

  • Main characteristics:
    • Central function in between multiple organizational entities, roles and levels
    • Quickly changing environments
    • High impact on customer delivery performance
    • High impact on operational costs (transport, warehousing, production and obsoletes)
  • Key dimensions:
    • All 1st tier locations within UK (plants & head-quarter)
    • Domestic customer orders for the region as well as all export orders for the region
  • Key contacts: (internal – external)
    • Regional Transport planning
    • Regional Customer Supply Management Team
    • Regional logistics operations
    • Site logistics operations
    • Site schedulers
    • Site Quality department
    • Demand planning team
    • Supply network planning
    • Regional sales team
Accountabilities

  • Is accountable for assuring the right finished goods/empties are available at the right location in the 1ste tier network at the right moment
  • Analyzes stock projection for finished goods at all locations and identifies issues
  • Analyzes stock projection for empties at all locations and identifies issues
  • Allocates stock to export orders and analyzes availability issues
  • Liaises with business SPOCs to alleviate availability issues
  • Creates needed stock transfer requisitions and aligns with transport planning and logistics operations on right timings
  • Escalates unsolved issues to the right business SPOC
  • Reacts on demands and questions and solves issues from the business
  • Analyzes stock age for finished goods inventories, identifies risks and liaises with business SPOCs to alleviate the risk
  • Follow up CDP performance
  • Assure on-time reporting
  • Assist and coordinate ad hoc projects linked to inventory deployment
  • Participate & provide input related to operations on weekly routines in BSC and/or with the business

About the candidate:
Qualifications and Technical competencies required

Education / Language skills
  • Fluency in and good knowledge of English
  • Logistics degree, higher educational level or equivalent through experience

Experience:
  • Logistics/supply chain roles (stock management, planning, scheduling)

Behavioral Competencies:
  • Problem solving
  • Self driven
  • Proactive
  • Analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Stress resilient

Technical and Process competencies:
  • Good understanding of supply chain operations and logistical processes
  • Able to understand cost-impact versus customer-impact and able to find the right balance
  • Proactive hands-on mentality
  • Delivery and ‘Make it happen’ minded
  • Good know-how of regional market
  • Good IT-skills (SAP and excel)
  • Ability to perform in stressful conditions
  • Highly flexible allowing to operate in changing environments
About the Company
 
We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.

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;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.