GITEC is AB InBev’s Global
Research & Development Center, located in its own secure facility at AB
InBev’s Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. Within, a diverse team of more
than 120 scientists and specialists, pulling from more than 20 nationalities,
work diligently to achieve GITEC’s Dream: bringing people together to create
and deliver winning innovation and technologies. Of course, the intense R&D
work in Belgium is only part of the story.
GITEC’s employees collaborate with multiple partners across the globe to
tap relevant expertise and help AB InBev deliver and develop new raw and
packaging materials, brew new and innovative products, and deliver them to the
consumer in sharply-designed packaging.
We dream big. We look to the future, not the past. We hire people that can be
better than ourselves.
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Global R&D Packaging
Expertise in packaging
materials / design / processes
Reporting to Global Packaging
Location: Global Headquarters – Leuven, Belgium
Purpose of the job:
position, responsible for leading multiple new-to-the-world / industry projects
involving materials, design, and conversion processes within Primary
Packaging (Bottles, closures, cans, decoration and other types of beverage
develop and lead a Primary Structure / Design Technology Platform
roadmap to deliver on short, medium, and long term commercial
for translating commercial needs from various Innovation & Brand
stakeholders into technical parameters in order to build a technology platform
roadmap within the Primary Packaging portfolio
zone-led innovation initiatives in Primary Packaging, creating toolkits
to capture lessons learned and leverage synergies across all nine zones
expert in the Packaging Technology Landscape. Can articulate clearly how performance of
existing solutions can address identified consumer / brand needs and where they
in consumer / shopper / retailer insights and market trends related to Packaging. Knows what trade-offs make sense when
developing new solutions.
on Packaging solutions to meet articulated brand & market
segmentation needs. Knows marketing 3YPs
and relevant viability constraints
continuously expanding knowledge of inventors, producers, technologies, etc
within technology area. Regularly
identifies trends from other industries for inspiration.
a network of internal and external experts in the field. Detailed awareness of what is possible where
and how knowledge and assets can be leveraged to accelerate ABI initiatives.
knowledge of existing IP landscape, where opportunities exist to protect future
developments, and a strategy to do so.
and influence an indirect team of Global, Zone, and External development
partners of experienced R&D Packaging Engineers, Material Scientists,
Designers, Development Agencies, and Suppliers (3-10 total)
constructive feedback to development peers responsible for executing projects
at various stages of invention / implementation