Posted on: 29 January 2024
ID 899954

VLC PPM SPECIALIST

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Its who we are as a company. Its our culture. Its our heritage. And more than ever, its our future. A future where were always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet lifes moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together when we combine your strengths with ours is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a proactive, unconventional, efficient and meticulous individual with strong financial, critical thinking and communication skills. A team player who enjoys working within a fast-paced environment.

Key outputs and responsibilities:
  • Driving efficiencies in the team
  • Agile ways of working which requires; ownership of work on the sprint backlog; pushing the boundaries for excellent delivery; focusing on root cause problem solving; using diverse and collective skills to support other members of the team
  • Identify opportunities for reporting automation across the NoCC VLC PPM stream
  • Identify key controls to be implemented / adhered to across the NoCC VLC PPM stream
  • Drive a customer focused mind-set within the team
Key attributes and competencies:
  • Embodies the AB InBev culture and 10 principles
  • Energised self-starter with the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • High sense of urgency and accuracy
  • Ability to work in and understand multi-cultural environments, interacting with various Zone and Country teams
  • High level of service mindset and ability to handle demanding stakeholders
  • Comfortable to work with deadlines under high pressure conditions
  • Ability to work in a well organized, accurate and reliable manner
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills with a problem-solving mindset
Annual Plan / Budget includes, but are not limited to:
  • Budgeting for Logistics across the Africa Zone
  • Ensure all Champions initiatives are properly embedded in the budget
  • Prepare management review presentations, respecting Zone guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools e.g. Anaplan
Monthly Actuals (reporting/analysis/review)
  • Highlight risks and opportunities during the month and course-correct where possible
  • Support Zone Cycle management process
  • Perform variance analysis of actual VLC spend against budgeted spend and LE and provide commentary thereof
  • Report month end actuals in line with Control guidelines
  • Posting of accurate journal entries on the reporting tools
  • Prepare monthly standard decks
  • Trouble shoot issues and share improvement ideas with Team Lead
  • Deep dive all new variance drivers, find root-causes and work with Logistics team to implement gap-closing action plans
  • Adherence to all deadlines, milestones and submission requirements to the NoCC VLC key stakeholders
Champions
  • Drive the Champions process for all VLC Packages, focusing on Price and Performance initiatives in line with Zone guidelines
  • Ensure all projects are measured, reviewed and updated monthly
  • Align Champions and Risks and Opportunities outlook
Ad-hoc
  • Support Stakeholders on ad-hoc needs
  • Any other related items /projects
Profile:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in FMCG environment
  • Bachelors Degree, CIMA / CA (SA) or progress towards (preferred)
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, with particularly strong Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of consolidation & reporting tools (Cognos, TM1, BI)
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems SAP, Syspro
  • Basic business sense and results focused
Additional information:

Band VII

SAB is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with SAB employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. 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 the closing date
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