Job Opportunity at ABInBEV, Planning Manager


Planning Manager

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Company Description

Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria. 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. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

To manage and direct the planning department, processes and systems so that the sales and marketing demands are met at lowest cost, service levels are optimized, risk is minimized, and a sustainable competitive advantage is achieved.

Interprets country strategic plan into tactical supply plans

  • Demand Planning: Accountable for the Collaborative Demand and New Product Management and process for specific country
  • Supply Network Planning: Manage the Supply Chain Network Planning process for the country in order to satisfy the demand plan – achieving optimal customer service whilst optimizing Variable Industrial Cost (VIC) and Variable Logistics Cost (VLC). This spans across breweries and distilleries as well as vertical operations
  • Inventory Management: Manage the Inventory Plan to deliver the targets required in line with Inventory Policy & Core Working Capital budgets for the country – this includes finished goods, raw materials, packaging, containers, spare parts, work in progress and VOPS
  • Stock (Finished Goods) & Empties Deployment Planning: Manage the Stock Deployment plan of finished goods and empties in the country to ensure product optimal product placement
  • Develop and execute a robust process to align with all stakeholders in order to update all the inputs and parameters required for the 1Y plan
  • Facilitator of S&OP and S&OE processes

LCP Implementation

  • Overall responsible for the 9 LCP Planning Blocks roll out and implementation in country
  • Owner of the Portfolio, Demand, S&OP blocks whilst ensuring Planners are progressing and evolving on MRP, SNP, Inventory Policy, IDP, Circular Pack
  • Owner of Management Pillar and Block within the Planning Department
  • Establish routines and ensure adherence are tracked
  • Develop and implement standardized Country SOP’s and policies with regards to all planning areas and processes

Development and implementation of Finished Goods and Raw/Packaging Material Inventory Policy

  • Review and publish FG and Raw/Packaging Material Inventory Policy every six months taking into consideration all variables
  • Track & report daily, weekly and monthly adherence to policy

Master data management

  • Regularly revieing all master data with various functions in the organization to ensure data quality and accuracy
  • Drive regular routines to keep master data up to date in the planning tool. This includes but are not limited to SNP parameters including plants and DC’s, products, resources, lanes, penalties, BOMs, lead times etc

KPI’s, Routines & Reports

  • Ensures that Daily, Weekly and Monthly Meeting routines are adhered to in line with mandatory LCP & internal guidelines
  • Ensures that processes are standardized via SOP’s and work standards are monitored and improved
  • Track KPI’s on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in line with LCP requirements
  • Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI’s in line with LCP methodology
  • Publish reports on time as per LCP guidelines and internal processes

Cost Management

  • Develop annually the T1 budget for all inter depot movements
  • Develop annually together with Zone team the Retpack CAPEX budget
  • Develop in conjunction with Zone and Finance Teams the annual working capital budget
  • Drives a strict adherence to flexed budgets with the T1 (inter depot) and raw material delivery process
  • Assumes overall accountability for Planning spend on both VLC (T1), FLC, SCOH and Retpack capex
  • Accounts for over/underspends on a weekly and monthly basis dependent on the GL frequency

People Management

  • Ensure that the Planning Team are aligned in terms of goals and meeting routines to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensures that Monthly One on Ones are conducted in line with the target review process
  • Follow up on Engagement Survey results with clear actions to correct areas of concern
  • Recruitment of talent and building of pipeline
  • Capability building of the planning team
  • Perform 180 reviews and address poor performance where required by means of improvement plans and or disciplinary hearings.


  • Logistics/Supply Chain degree or another 3-year degree in related field
  • Preferably 3-5 years manufacturing and planning management experience within FMCG company
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain planning processes
  • Experience of planning tools, techniques and accountabilities ranging from tactical planning, distribution and supplier management
  • Proven experience with ability to influence and interface with senior stakeholders
  • Able to understand and interpret sales trends, manufacturing and distribution chains and to convert into appropriate planning strategy
  • Proven experience with ability to influence and interface with senior stakeholders across various functions
  • Proven managerial experience with an ability to convert market opportunities into cost saving initiatives
  • Customer focused mindset and approach
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills with an ability to manage complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Good verbal and communication skills; must communicate across all levels in the organization with personal gravitas and credibility
  • Good self-management principles
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Strive for continuous improvement
  • Strong analytic and numerical skills

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality.

Internal applicants require Line manager approval

Kindly attach CV in PDF format

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than 09 August 2021.