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Opportunity Details

Supplying & Procurement to Pay

Posted: 2017-09-28
Italy, Gallarate
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!

Supplying & Procurement to Pay

1. Purpose of role

Procurement activities
- Contracts negotiation and maintenance of existing contracts with suppliers
- Support procurement manager with analysis and tracking activities
- Promotional material management, reporting & management of 3rd party provider and warehouses

2. Business environment

- Key Dimensions:
o Responsibility for all activities regarding procurement
o Establish regular contacts with the Zone WE colleagues
o Develop agreements with local and international suppliers
o Manage promotional material inventory for Italy
o Manage promotional material supplier & warehouses
- Key Contacts: (internal – external)
o Procurement Manager
o Sales Department
o Marketing and Trade Marketing Departments
o Finance Department
o Legal Department
o Customer Service Center Teams
o National and international suppliers
o Zone WE Procurement and Supply department

3. Role and Responsibilities
- Purchase requests
Spot purchase requests for new suppliers. Evaluation of them and where necessary involvement of the requestor. Research of new potential suppliers.
Dispatch to the suppliers of the specific demand and offer request. Evaluation of the received quotation. Purchase decision and information to the requestors for the opening of the new supplier, purchase price and other contractual conditions.
Purchase requisition for stock items of consolidated suppliers (routine suppliers).
- Contract management & Negotiations
Negotiations meetings with new suppliers and price challenge for active suppliers for relevant category. Manage contracts with suppliers.
- Global suppliers
Management of the selected suppliers by Global or by the Zone:
- update of the active suppliers file split by product and agreed price
- if necessary extension of the contract also for Italy
- if necessary conduct local negotiations

Promotional Material management Continuous analysis of Italian Promotional material menu and identification of saving opportunities

Operational warehouse management, inventory counts

Organise process to replenish Promotional material on time and creation of purchase orders

Kit management in cooperation with Trade Marketing
Definition of new reports needed and continuous check of existing reports and alignment with reporting department.

- KPI Monitoring & target tracking
KPI suppliers monitoring and tracking of targets and updating of WEZ procurement document
About the candidate:
4. Qualification, experience and skills

University degree or equivalent knowledge through experience

    • Knowledge in procurement processes
    • Knowledge of Italian beer market
    • Minimum of 1 year experience in negotiations with external parties / suppliers
Technical Skills:
    • Strong SAP-R3 ERP (MM, SD)
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
    • Team worker
    • High communication and negotiation capability
    • Capability to work in a multicultural environment
    • Focused on results and problem solving
    • Dynamism and reliability
    • Sense of responsibility
    • Proactivity
    • High analytical skills
    • Ability to work independently
If required, throughout Zone Western Europe and Italy.

Fluent level of spoken and written English

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®