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Opportunity Details

Collaborative Planning Manager -Morrisons (Maternity Cover)

Posted: 2018-01-02
United Kingdom, Luton, Porter T
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!

Collaborative Planning Manager – Morrison’s and Booker
Main purpose or function of the role:

ABI’s key operational point of contact for Customer’s Supply Teams, ABI Commercial & Supply Chain Teams

Responsible for the day to day operational processes between ABI & Customer eg. forecast volumes, promotional planning & phasing, seasonal and event planning, ABI inbound service performance, Customer DC to store service performance & Customer store ‘on shelf availability’

Daily liaison between Customers, ABI Commercial Team, Forecasting, Front/Back Office, Supply Chain, Customer backhaul hauliers regarding changes in demand volumes, phasing, supply issues etc.

Key link between ABI Commercial team, BU & Virtual teams, ABI Supply Teams & Customer’s Supply Team.

Own Customer Backhaul process, negotiation of costs, manage budget & ensure Customers Hauliers deliver required performance

Manage Consignment stock process within Customer

Main accountabilities
  • Ensure ABI KPI’s are agreed, monitored and achieved on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure Customer KPI’s are agreed, monitored and achieved through regular review and JSP planning sessions
  • Lead the account forecast, with Commercial, to align on total volume and phasing to support the operational forecast key metrics and deadlines.
  • Develop operational relationship with customer to ensure we maintain status and support continuous improvement initiatives. Develop JSP priorities to achieve mutually beneficial, aligned to commercial strategy.
  • Work closely with Customers Supply team & Customers systems to review & influence change across end to end Customers & ABI Supply Chain
  • End to end planning of events, NPD and range change.
  • Lead internal ABI Supply conference calls & communications re Supply issues eg with BSC & Inventory deployment teams as required
  • Manage 60+ SKU’s across the end to end supply chain
About the candidate:

Responsibilities, requirements, scope & technical skills

  • Represent ABI in Customers Leading Edge activities ( forecasting review etc)
  • Proactive identification & communication of opportunities to improve ways of working & overall relationship with Customers
  • Degree Level or equivalent through experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel & ability to learn & utilize various reporting tools eg. Customer system
  • Excellent planning ability & able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills & ability to operate at all management levels both internally & within customers
  • Good attention to detail , with the ability to apply the correct solution for the right situation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Flexible approach to working situation , workloads & team role
  • Highly structured & systematic approach to delivering business solutions
  • Excellent team player , able to develop strong relationships with colleagues & peers
  • Leads by example & lives the company’s values
  • Anticipates change, plans & adapts as needed to an evolving environment

Desirable Characteristics

  • Knowledge & experience of ABI Supply Chain and / or Commercial an advantage
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase value by raising standards & championing best practices
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®.