Raw Materials Planner

  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Full-time

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

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. 

    Additional Information

    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.

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