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Opportunity Details

Infrastructure Project Manager

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!

Infrastructure Project Manager  

Purpose of the Job
- Shape, manage and be responsible for European Infrastructure IT projects
- Contribute to the IT infrastructure architecture & solution portfolio in line with the Global Solution Inventory (GSI) 
- Deliver and  Manage infrastructure related projects in respective area (Workplace/Coloaration,Network/Telecom, Datacenter)

Business environment
Main characteristics: 
- Establishes linkage with Zone Infrastructure Operation team, Infrastructure System owners, Application Project team and Business stakeholders to understand infrastructure needs and provide appropriate solutions
- Shapes adequate IT infrastructure solution for local, zone or European infrastructure initiatives
- Manages implementation of infrastructure plans respecting quality assurance aspects and project methodology
- Jointly with architecture team validates solutions proposed by suppliers
- Scope covers Europe and global solutions roll-outs towards Europe
- Manage expectations towards stakeholders and change management aspects for the resp. project scopes (IS/IT services, AS/IT services, Business)
- Verifies, negotiates and assures correct pricing for technologies offered by suppliers
- Integrates new services that are not yet covered in the outsourcing contracts, in collaboration with the service managers and contract managers 
- Reviews and assists in defining new processes for new transformed services.

Key dimensions: 
- Scope Europe
-#servers 100, storage 400 TB, network links 250, #user accounts 15.000
-Overall Infrastructure projects CAPEX 40 M  USD per year. Approx 1-2M responsibility in scope of this role – varying per project portfolio and year
- Depending on amount of demands per Zone per year. Yearly average:
  • 3 major projects (more than 1,5 M€)
  • 3 to 5 big projects (IT infrastructure budget of over 100k Euro)
  • 5 to 10 medium projects (between 10kEuro and 100 kEuro)
- Direct report to IT Infrastructure Delivery Lead Europe

Key contacts: (internal – external)
  • Solutions Department Infrastructure operations
  • Business Stakeholders
  • End-user community
  • European and Global Architecture team
  • IS Business Relationship Managers
  • IT IS + IT AS Demand & Delivery Managers
  • IT Technology Suppliers
  • ITIS Outsourcing partners 
  • Procurement
  • Finance Controlling Teams

- Project definition - scope, objectives and resources/budget and alignment with Solutions Department management and business stakeholders
- Support in Business case, budget & benefit setup/tracking
- Project execution, closing and handover to service delivery organization
  •  Implement project standards and ensure their respective requirements
  •  Report to Steering Commitee, and lead STC meeting
  •  Prepare budget and investment approval request
  •  Solution alignment with architecture function and business/ Solutions Department stakeholders
  •  follow-up project milestones & timelines
  •  status tracking & reporting incl. risks and issues
  •  Report project status to management and STC
  •  Follow-up of project budgets,
  •  Follow-up of project resources
  •  Follow-up of project deliverables
  •  Handover to service organization
  •  Closing
- Handover to BAU support
- Solutions alignment with Architecture team  
- Manage 3d party resources/teams allocated to the project
- Provide input for Capex governance process
- Issues recommendations on Projects prioritization
- Issues recommendations and input to  IT/IS strategy based on perceived needs within Solutions Department
- Accountable for quality assurance aspects related to project activities,
About the candidate:
Qualifications and Technical competencies required

Engineering/Technical University degree Level or equivalent through experience.

  • Minimum 5 years in IT Infrastructure roles
  • Experience as IS/IT Project Manager 
  • Experience as IS/IT Service Delivery Manager

Qualifications & Technical competencies: 
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good program management/project portfolio management skills
  • Knowledge of datacenter technologies, storage & hardware platforms  
  • Knowledge of networking & security technologies 
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure architecture, Microsoft technologies, Major Cloud platforms
  • Good understanding of IT market trends and innovations
  • Good understanding of the Services management processes and IT Provider services,
  • Excellent IT IS analytical skills
  • Delivery and ‘Make it happen’ minded
  • Excellent organizational- and time management skills
  • Ability to perform in stressful conditions
  • Good business case knowledge
  • Standard AB InBev’s Business Understanding and how IT contributes to delivery of Services
  • Knowledge of European languages (English, French, German, …) is 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®.