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 of:

Job Title: Raw Materials Planner

Location: Lagos
Employment 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):

  • B.Eng / B.Sc 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. 

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


  • The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for shortlisting.
  • The company policy requires that your immediate manager is informed of your intention to apply for the role and only shortlisted candidate will be contacted and specify the plant where the role you are applying for seats.
  • International Breweries PLC is an equal opportunities employer and we promote gender equality in the company. Many thanks

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