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Opportunity Details

Robotics Deployment Project Manager

Posted: 2017-10-03
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

Design longer-term strategic plan for automation of the extended back-office processes in particular back-office operations and translate these strategies into business cases and execute accordingly.

Focus is to achieve workload savings replacing selected manual work with robot work → deployment of robotics across whole Shared Service Center (SSC) and then redeploy people to less transactional / more analytical work.
Coordinate an internal team of robotics automation developers and senior developers to deliver the automation deployment plan.

Manage a team of excel macro automators functioning as center of excellence for Prague and Kharkiv SSC’s.

The Project Manager is acting as the main contact between IT/IS department and the SSC management regarding automation initiatives and is responsible for delivering financial savings within managed CAPEX budget.

Business environment

Key dimensions:
  • People and project management
  • Drive major process redesign with RPA in mind
  • Create long term strategy for process optimisation / standardisation by implementing automation initiatives.
  • Prepare change management within impacted processes
  • Drive system changes by cooperating with SSC operations to define scope &  IT requirements and with it to execute.
Key contacts:
  • Process Leaders
  • Team leaders
  • IT/IS managers
  • Macro Process Leaders
  • SSC Director
  • IT Directors
  • VP IBS
  • Project Team
  • External suppliers

  • Design and execution of a long term strategy for robotics automation, identifying clear opportunities for overhead reduction.
  • Work closely with project experts, process leaders, SME’s in setting up and leading workshops to identify automation opportunities, major process redesign, and developing project plans to achieved those opportunities.
  • Prioritization of projects and close follow up on single project automation progress
  • Change management and coordination of people team linked topics as needed (adjustment of JDs of impacted people, moving resources based on the redesigned process flows etc)
  • Supporting existing automations and implementing change requirements as part of a structured change control process.
  • Ensure all automated process solutions are prepared in accordance with standard design principles and conventions.
  • Problem solving issues that arise in day to day running of automated processes and providing timely responses and solutions as required.
  • Risk mitigation within ongoing projects
  • Working within project planning constraints, communicating any identified project risks and issues to key stakeholders accordingly and providing inputs to the change control process.
  • Ultimately accountable for the quality, stability and scalability of the designed solutions
About the candidate:
  • University degree or equal by experience
  • Project Management, Process and System Improvements
  • Min 3 year experience in leading a team and project management / process and system improvement
  • Min 2 years experience with SAP (navigation, tables)
  • Experience in working in a process-oriented organization
  • Blueprism software automation experience is a plus
Behavioral Competencies
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset, establish the robotics team as a business within a business
  • Very good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Very good conceptual and process design thinking
  • Highly results focused – good planning skills and adherence to deadlines
  • Excellent team player, able to develop strong relationships with colleagues and peers
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to build productive working relationships across functional areas.
  • High level of service mindset
  • Self-driven personality
  • Good motivator and influencer
  • Positive attitude towards problem solving
  • Willing to travel on occasion to Kharkiv, Ukraine
Language skills
  • Fluent English in speaking, reading and writing
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®.