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Opportunity Details

Planning Transformation Lead, Europe

Posted: 2019-02-06
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!

Planning Transformation Lead, Europe

Job Purpose:
  • Planning Transformation: responsible, alongside European Process Owner, for Program Management of the European Demand Planning Transformation
  • Continuous improvement: Program Management of various initiatives (projects) within Supply & Demand Planning, for Europe, with focus on efficiency & value creation
Main accountabilities:
  • Drive standardization E2E (End to End) design exercise of all processes linked to the function: One Europe way of working = unified standardized processes, best in class, benchmarked against other companies
  • Define dream KPI's for the to-be processes with target values to reach the best in class way of working
  • Define & consolidate pre-requisites for best in class processes -> prioritize into initiatives
  • Define tools & systems that will support the standardized way of working: assessment, supplier selection, supplier management
  • Be the bridge between the Business to ensure End to End (E2E) approach, bringing stakeholders together
  • Define long term integrated roadmap to implement standardized processes for Europe E2E in business & BSC
  • Deliver business case & Project Charters
  • Secure the Budget for implementation
  • Implement initiatives on the roadmap: the initiatives will impact way of working for all FTE within the functional area
  • Define and lead project governance routines
  • Coaching and development of one direct report
  • Lead change management initiatives to ensure successful implementation of projects
About the candidate:
  • Proven experience in Demand Planning 
  • Previous experience in the functional area and/or transformation related to the functional area
  • Project Management experience with solid knowledge of IT/IS and BSC Operations (including experience on Budgeting, Business Case, Roadmap) is an advantage
  • Degree Education preferred
  • Effective communicator, relationship builder
  • Initior and manager of change
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively
  • Fluent in English

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®.