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Opportunity Details

Supply Network Planner Europe

Posted: 2018-01-18
Belgium, Leuven GHQ -floor 05
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!

Please be informed, that we have an open vacancy in  Supply Network Planning Europe,  Leuven  


Supply Network Planner EU


Job Description:
  • You are part of the European Supply Network Planning Team and you will be responsible for the supply network planning (SNP) of the DGO finished goods within the European AB-InBev network. 
  • The target setting and the follow up of the key performance indicators (KPI) and the performance indicators (PI) related to the planning of DGO SKUs is also part of your responsibility domain Service Level (SL), Obsoletes (SCL) and VILC.
  • You keep up to date the supply excellence program (SuEP) flows related to your responsibility scope
  • Your home base is Leuven but traveling within Europe will be required to perform your job.
Main accountabilities:
  • Set up and maintain the full supply network planning process for our M&A craft breweries
  • Set up of the planning & cost parameters of new products according to a pre-defined check list
  • Maintain all the planning parameters in APO
  • Search for optimization of the planning parameters to improve the “technical” planning result
  • Evaluate the weekly outcome of the plan to ensure stock coverage within the limits of safety and maximum days coverage
  • Identify potential problems in the future and take actions to mitigate the supply chain risk. Act rigorous and consistent on shortage of stocks, out of stock risks and overstocks and propose corrections in the current plan (the schedule) or future plan (the supply network plan)
  • Communicate the replenishment needs to the DGO team
  • Determine replenishment priorities in case of capacity constraints
  • In case of limited availability prioritize the product among countries within the Zone according to the predefined and pre-aligned rules
  • Understand and take into account warehouse and transportation capacity planning
  • Align your replenishment plans with inventory deployment, DGO and logistics operations
  • Develop and run simulations and What Ifs; formulate the results, alternatives/options and present your recommendation.
  • Initiate cost optimized planning proposals
  • Represent the department in all routine meetings as well as in specific projects meetings
  • During the holidays you will be the back-up for your zone colleagues
About the candidate:
  • You have an university degree
  • You have experience with project management or your project management is your first area of interest.
  • Your knowledge on supply network planning processes, end to end processes and the Advanced Planning Optimization software (APO SAP) would be a plus.
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English. Besides your mother tongue, knowledge of another European language is an advantage
  • You have a good knowledge with the Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint; the knowledge of Access would be a plus.
  • You have good analytical skills and you see it as a challenge to analyze complex planning networks.
  • You are result driven and you can search for solid solutions but you look also for options.
  • You are a leader instead of a follower/ an executer. You take initiative and you search for improvements and progress.
  • Working in a team is for you more important than individual working and you have excellent communication skills.
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®.