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Opportunity Details

Junior Category Buyer, Transport

Posted: 2018-04-16
Location:
Czech Republic, Prague
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!

Junior Category Buyer, Transport (German speaker)


PURPOSE OF ROLE

The Junior Category Buyer is responsible for implementing strategies for PSS approved categories via strategic sourcing initiatives and optimization projects, as well as performing spot buy. The role negotiates PO’s and implements contracts for specific categories ensuring benefits in service levels, quality, price, etc. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES

The key accountabilities for this role include but are not restricted to:

Strategic Category Sourcing
• Define & execute category strategy and risk mitigation plans
• Execute strategic sourcing 
• Manage supplier relationship and develop collaborative initiatives
• Generate savings

Execute Spot Buys
• Identify suppliers for specific need or categories 
• Utilize properly SAP
• Conduct RFQ/e-Auction
• Analyse results, negotiate and select supplier
• Convert PR into PO

Manage Contracts 
• Identify suppliers meeting business requirements
• Negotiate with suppliers and select the best option
• Review, sign and ensure implementation of negotiated contracts/PO’s
• Resolve outstanding contract/PO issues and claims
• Complete contract termination requests & submit for approval
• Consolidate contracts locally as well as across countries
• Assure timely contract renewal and manage/plan contract expiration dates

Continuous Improvement 
• Drive/maintain highest automation levels
• Drive spend coverage via Procurement
• Drive proper/transparent contracting/purchasing methods
• Request vendor or material data cleansing
• Escalate issues to Sourcing and Spot Buy Lead 


BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The creation of a new operating model will transform ABI Procurement Function towards a much higher level of centralization at Regional level. This will require a high level of client satisfaction and efficiency at Regional level.

The Junior Category Buyer role is responsible to develop and manage its Category. This role is responsible since sourcing strategy, PO creation until contract management. The Junior Category Buyer plays a very important role in order to drive continuous improvement to its Category and acts as a right hand to the Category Buyer. 

SCOPE OF ROLE

• The Junior Category Buyer is responsible for Strategic Sourcing of his Category in Regional, executing sourcing initiatives
• The Junior Category Buyer ensures contract management
• Drives continuous improvement in the Region. Responsible to identify risks and develop category mitigation plans
• Conduct Spot Buy

About the candidate:
 
6. QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

• Education
- University Degree or equivalent or adequate experience

• Critical skills needed for success in this position:
A. Strong analytical skills 
B. Hands-on procurement / category management experience 
C. Strategic mindset
D. Basic knowledge of finance and accounting
E. Communicating effectively by conveying information and ideas in English, in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner, providing information to ensure understanding; solicit inputs and provide open candid conversations
F. Developing collaborative relationships for the purpose of accomplishing work objectives; developing relationships with other individuals by listening, sharing ideas, and appreciating others’ efforts
G. Languages: English and German as the working language, other languages are an advantage
H. Ability to conceptualize business impact focused analytics

• Preferred skills for this position:
A. >1 years of relevant procurement working experience
B. Understanding of sourcing and analytics tools such as Ariba, Emptoris, SAP MM/SRM, advanced MS Excel, MS Access, Database tools (SQL etc)
C. Basic knowledge on using e-sourcing tools


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®.