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Opportunity Details

Europe Zone Brewing Automation Lead

Posted: 2019-03-19
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!

Europe Zone Brewing Automation Lead

Tech Supply is a recently created department within the Zone Brewery Support organisation aiming to deliver a Real Time, Connected and Continuously Optimizing Supply Chain by using Industry 4.0. tools & technologies. 

Location: Leuven HQ or can be based in one of European breweries depending on candidate location 

Job Description:

In this role you will be responsible to Support the main activities for Europe breweries in terms of HMI (Human-Machine Interface), Virtualization & Interfaces, by providing technical expertise.

That includes support to projects, contribute to Automation Strategic plan for the Zone, elaborate the Maintenance procedures and help identifying organization gaps and needs, contribute to Global Technical Specifications (GTS) and their Zone application.

Providing support to the breweries, both technical and to identify gaps and risks and build mitigation plans.

Main accountabilities: 
  • Support Zone Tech Supply organisation or other CAPEX projects, by providing technical expertise, for budget cost evaluation, planning forecast, organization, applicable standards, acceptance criteria, functional and technical design, testing and commissioning point of view
  • Manage and lead selected strategic projects 
  • Participate in elaboration of Automation Strategic plan for the Zone
  • Participate the elaboration of Global Technical Specifications (GTS), and make sure they are properly understood and implemented by all Zone and breweries actors
  • Support breweries' Technical Services on request 
  • Write and update maintenance procedures, explain and provide training to all relevant actors, audit the application.
  • Recommend specific Skill Matrixes, and training plans for the brewery technicians+ Audit 
  • Centrally facilitate support with main suppliers
About the candidate:
  • Previous in-depth technical knowledge in brewing automation with focus on batch process automation 
  • Project management skills
  • Degree Education in Automation, Engineering or similar or equivalent by experience
  • Curious, with open, creative and innovative mind-set, and committed to continuous learning
  • Fluent in English, other languages German or Russian would be added value
  • Organized and structured way of working, good team player 
  • Result orientated
  • Proven ability to build relationships and to lead cross functional initiatives and proven ability to persuade and influence to achieve outstanding results
  • Flexibility to change direction and iterate plans
  • Ability to stretch oneself and work outside of one's comfort zone
  • Clear demonstration of thinking and acting as owner
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®.