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Opportunity Details

Global Acceleration Project Leader GITEC

Posted: 2018-04-18
Belgium, Leuven - GITEC
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!

Global Acceleration Project Leader

Purpose of the Job: 
  • Manage one strategic projects / platform in accordance with our ways of working (project management, Commercial & Technical Innovation Factory guidelines…)
  • Lead GITEC Performance Management process (Key Performance Indicators, optimization of departmental meetings, technical and commercial innovation portfolio management, best practices sharing, projects status reporting, standardization, adherence to key processes, alignment across zones and functions…
  • Act as a change agent: lead organizational and/or departmental changes linked to performance improvement programs & initiatives in support of continuously increasing the company effectiveness and capability; 
  • Lead Commercial Innovation Factory (CIF) Portfolio management
  • Lead I&T Pillar step-up program
  • Lead organization of key Supply events (e.g. Technoweek, Ways Of Working workshop …)


  • PMO/Project Management:
    • Support PMO strategy set-up
    • Lead target set-up, cascading and tracking & monitoring
    • Perform portfolio management within the PMO
    • Manage key PMO/Project communication
    • Document key learnings & ensure cross-fertilization
    • Ensure compliance with our ways of working (I&T Pillar)
  • Performance Management:
    • Track the performance (teams efficiency, commercial and technical innovation portfolios of projects, adherence to ways of working…) of GITEC/ZITEC
    • Propose changes to improve performance (new/modified KPIs, leaner processes, more efficient ways of working...)
    • Lead the implementation of those improvements (change management, communication with key stakeholders, develop trainings, monitor adoption of new ways of working…)
  • Lead the best practices process within GITEC/ZITEC (collect ideas for best practices, ensure quality of data, coordinate with areas owners for validation, communicate to stakeholders, track adoption, lead the recognition system)
  • Use, improve, develop KPIs to best manage the portfolio of CIF projects. Align with GITEC and Marketing stakeholders. Track and monitor the projects performance. Make projections and compare against targets and CIF Dream. Make recommendations and align with stakeholders on how to optimize the portfolio.
  • Lead the step-up of our ways of working program (Innovation & Technology Pillar). Define a 3 Year Plan in alignment with the block owners. Lead the implementation of this 3YP. Track the completion.
  • Lead organization of key Supply events (e.g. Technoweek, Ways Of Working workshop …):
    • Validate dates with key stakeholders
    • Coordinate logistics with administrative assistants and facility manager
    • Ensure proper communication
    • Manage budget

About the candidate:

  • University degree in a relevant applied science or engineering area (bio-sciences, chemistry, food, brewing, mechanical etc...).
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal leadership
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence people
  • Considers receiving feedback as an opportunity to grow
  • Critical thinking, ability to challenge and give feedback
  • Result oriented with respect to quality, costs, timing
  • Multi-disciplinary project management capabilities within development / processing area.  
  • Experience working in multicultural environment in different Zones and Operations
  • Experience in a continuously changing business environment
  • Ability to summarize and prioritize
  • Ability to mobilize people to drive improvements
  • Speed, flexibility, sense of urgency; ability to react to demands and stick to deadlines
  • Fluent English (written & spoken C2), other language skills constitute an asset
  • Motivation through challenge
  • Ready to travel trips (1 week) in other geographical Zones (max 10-15% of the time)
  • Technical knowledge inside the area of brewing and packaging / draft are a plus
  • High level knowledge of software programs, specially Excel (advanced) (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project…)

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®.