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Opportunity Details

RFS Coordinator BNL&FR

Posted: 2017-12-17
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!

RFS Coordinator

Job Description: 

• You are part of the European Supply Chain Portfolio Team in which you will be responsible for the portfolio management of the finished goods. 
• You will be in charge of all modification requests of the portfolio mix in your scope including feasibility, approval and implementation phases. 
• Responsible of Portfolio performance assessment and triggering of initiatives to reduce the complexity in the supply chain. 
• Follow up of the key performance indicators (KPI) and the performance indicators (PI) related to portfolio management 
• You are responsible for BU BNFL and based in Leuven.  

Main accountabilities: 

• Controls and coordinates the RFS (Request for Feasibility Study) process for all the innovations and inflow/outflow of SKUs/Liquids/materials and articles in the portfolio (including packaging adjustment).  
• You are responsible for the feasibility of all submitted RFS’s and prepare these for the approval meetings with VP Supply, Zone Innovation Director and Zone Pricing Director. 
• Ensures the quality of the RFS applications, by monitoring, challenging, communicating and conducting reviews with all the stakeholders and ensuring a qualitative input in order to have a smooth implementation. 
• You manage the phasing in and phasing out of each stock keeping unit (SKU) and you keep the status of this SKU up to date in the concerned database. The correctness of the status is key for the planning teams. You take ownership over the Portfolio of your responsible domain. 
• You track the different steps in the RFS process, the quality as well as the timings. You will highlight proactively any risks on timings due to delays in the feasibility, approval or implementation steps of a project. 
• You lead the PCC (Pack Change Committee) weekly RFS review and coordination meeting with the different stakeholders of the process to assure implementation of all steps happens and is done on time in full.  
• You provide status updates for ongoing projects via weekly/monthly meetings with senior management (S&OP and Summer Plan). 
• Build out a professional network with all your key stakeholders both within supply (Master Data, MRP, SNP, Scheduling, Technical departments) and out (Pack Change, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Export/Import team...) 
• You develop & improve monthly reporting routine of zone Portfolio KPIs (RFS time to approve, RFS time to implement and RFS completeness compliance) 
• Coordinates together with Material Planning colleagues the obsolete materials follow-up during the ins and outs of articles/SKUs. 
• You lead the initiatives/efforts towards de-complexity of the portfolio with the aim of optimizing the variety and profitability of the SKUs we produce. This includes (but is not limited to) a yearly review of the complete finished good portfolio and implement the approved initiatives on decomplexity / harmonization of sku’s, balancing out commercial value (profitability) and supply complexity. 
• You will participate to innovation projects where you will cover the supply vision and guidelines  
• You work closely together with the innovations team to assess an innovation performance versus the initial expectations. By taking into account total supply impact you formulate an advice to keep or kill the concerned SKU’s which gets presented towards European Mancomm. 
• You monitor monthly the portfolio status, report the status for the GLM & provide the required input for the global KPI tool.
About the candidate:

• You have a university degree.
• You are fluent in English. Any other European language such as Dutch, French, German.. is a plus.
• Excellent communication skills which is a pre-requisite for this function.
• You are a leader instead of a follower/ an executer. You take initiative, looking for improvements is part of your personality.
• You are result driven and pragmatic.
• You have a good knowledge of the Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint
• Analytical spirit and skills, able to steer complex processes in a structured and disciplined way. 
• Project management experience/knowhow would be an advantage
• Sales/Marketing experience or experience in production planning, supply network planning processes would be a plus.

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®.