Raw Materials Planner at Anheuser-Busch InBev

AB InBev is the world’s leading brewer. We produce over 500 beers, including world-famous brands such as Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona. Local Africa brands such as Carling Black Label, Hero, Kilimanjaro, 2M, Eagle and we want like-minded, hard-working and passionate people to join our teams in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Raw Materials Planner

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • The role is responsible for ensuring consistent supply of materials to plants to satisfy production volumes while optimizing cash flow.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Deliver weekly and long term MRP runs
  • Prepare and present materials related KPI’s, gaps and opportunities in supply review
  • Manage materials within cash flow budgets and against inventory policy
  • Manage call offs from suppliers
  • PR generations for all materials and ret-pack
  • Oversee supplier management (operational level)
  • Ensure material supply against requirements
  • Expedite all urgent deliveries
  • Handle control/loss prevention and obsolete management
  • Handle stock level management at brewery and supplier
  • Handle materials management for NPD, promotions and discontinuations, including phase-in and phase-out planning
  • Ensure risk identification and mitigation
  • Be responsible for systems and master data maintenance
  • Identify and implement cost avoidance and cost reduction initiatives
  • Handle KPI tracking – DCBL material, Inventory out-of-range
  • Ensure appropriate reporting on raw materials planning activities

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum requirements include (but not limited to):

  • BEng/ BSc in relevant field and from an accredited tertiary institution
  • Good knowledge of VPO or related manufacturing tools
  • Good knowledge of packaging production processes and technologies  
  • Knowledge of Supply chain principles, from purchasing through manufacturing

Key competencies and attributes:

  • Ability to negotiate and influence suppliers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Ability to use SAP, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Excellent presentation, report drafting, and interpersonal skills
  • Discipline and rigor around process with attention to detail

Added Information:  

  • Reporting to the Planning Manager
  • Based in Country/BU Planning
  • Works closely with, and provides support to: SNP, Inventory Planning teams.
  • Works closely with external suppliers
  • Part of a team responsible for ensuring material supply
  • Will also be responsible for identifying and implementing cost avoidance and cost reduction initiatives e.g. MOQ optimization.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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