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Opportunity Details

Demand Planner BE Off-trade + Lux

Posted: 2017-12-29
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!

Demand Planner BE Off-trade & Luxembourg

Purpose of the job:
  • Responsible for the overall forecasting, demand management and S&OP processes for Belgium off-trade & Luxembourg, closely cooperating with Sales & Supply Chain Planning.
  • Lead monthly & weekly S&OP processes aiming to share demand & supply chain issues between departments.
  • Ensure the best forecasting estimate is embedded in our APO system, challenging the commercial plans and ensuring that forecasting within AB InBev is supported by high quality systems and processes.
Main accountabilities:
  • Liaise with, challenge and support Commercial teams to ensure that the most realistic demand view is fully reflected in the forecast. Weekly & monthly routine: discussion with sales account managers, Last Estimate validation, etc.
  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function. Focus attention on short term & long term forecast accuracy.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, define statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and  Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning tool APO as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Use statistical forecasts: Gather, analyze and validate data, execute statistical modeling, review resulting statistical forecast model, apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting, summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts.
  • Lead the weekly & monthly S&OP process and represent Demand Planning working cooperatively in cross-functional teams.
  • Coordinate and manage the Supply Chain Planning Budget Cycle and align inputs/outputs with Finance/Commercial/Marketing for Belgium off-trade and Luxembourg.
  • Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
  • Contribute to specific forecasting, demand planning or supply chain projects from a forecast & demand planning perspective.
About the candidate:
  • University degree in Business/Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or related fields.
  • 2 years of experience in supply chain planning and S&OP processes in a big FMCG.
  • Knowledge of SAP APO would be a plus.
  • Very good knowledge of English & Dutch is necessary.
  • Be able to survey/steer complex planning processes. We are looking for an analytical profile.
  • Experienced Office user especially excel and powerpoint (should be advanced).
  • Experience in working in a process-oriented organization.
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®.