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

  • Full responsibility for planning, reporting and control cycle of Supply (Voice of the Process’) budgets (Variable Industrial Costs, Fixed Industrial Cost, Zero Based Budgets, Capital Expenditure) on a monthly, quarterly and year end base for the plant
  • Validation of Transfer prices where applicable
  • Completion of the monthly latest estimate and submission to the Country & Voice of the Process(VOPs) Planning & Performance Management (PPM) team
  • Reporting of monthly performance across key financial metrics at the plant
  • Responsible for special analyses and involvement in various projects
  • Development of existing systems and reporting-tools
  • Finance contact person for the Plant Manager and Plant Functional Leads

Roles, Skills & Attributes Required:

Annual Plan

  • Define and lead the process for Maltings Operation
  • Adhere to all deadlines, milestones and submission requirements to the Zone Supply PPM team
  • Complete all budget calculations for OPC’s/Bill of Materials and own the end to end process
  • Lead the Zero Based Budget (ZBB)  process for the plant and ensure all guidelines, templates and timelines are adhered to
  • Support on the completion of the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) budget as required
  • Communicate annual plan calendar, milestones and Performance Indicators to Maltings operation
  • Monitor annual plan calendar implementation on a weekly basis together with PPM/Budget & Business Performance/Network of Capabilities Center and other functions on a need basis
  • Define departmental targets to deliver on three year plan and Zone targets
  • Partner with Zone Procurement organization and GPO on estimating properly all price escalations as well as on identifying and quantifying Procurement Initiatives
  • Provide the facts and figures for all relevant budget calculations
  • Ensure all initiatives are properly embedded in the budget, while avoiding double counting
  • Prepare management review presentations respecting Zone guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools (Anaplan, Cognos, Supply Chain Financial Data, Zero Based Budget, Trade Marketing1, SAP)

Monthly Actuals ( Reporting/ Analysis/ Review)

  • Responsible for actuals reporting in line with Control guidelines
  • Accurately report on price & performance on a monthly basis
  • Coordinate the actuals reporting process together with Country & VOPs PPM team
  • Do control checks, review and adjust actuals if needed in alignment with control

Monthly Full Year Forecast outlook (Latest Estimate)

  • Responsible for the preparation of a full year forecast outlook (LE) for the plant for both price & performance
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve results
  • Identify risks, respective route causes and identify gap closing action plans
  • Consolidate and report Latest Estimate (LE) to the Country & VOPs PPM team
  • Prepare monthly Deep Dive and T&M decks, respecting Zone guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure the monthly LE is embedded in the regional LE submissions and balances back to Business Unit submission
  • Work closely with Country & VOPs PPM team to understand any plugs in the LE and ensure these are highlighted to relative teams and plans are put in place to address
  • Completion of new PCE’s/BOMs on a monthly basis as and when required
  • Leads the completion of the monthly plant T&M deck with the Plant Manager
  • Monitors coherence between Budget, CAPEX and ZBB Performance of the Plant
  • Responsible for monthly and year end closing activities in supply (esp. validation of accruals)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results in line with approved policies & procedures
  • Manage Relationship with Network of Capability Centre (NoCC) for outsourced activities
  • Tracks performance targets for the Malting Operations to reach World Class Excellence Operational efficiency. (e.g. BDCB calculation, by product income tracking, etc)

Zero Based Budget

  • Coordinate the actuals ZBB reporting process together with Zone VOPs PPM and Uganda ZBB team
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve results
  • Identify risks, respective route causes and identify gap closing action plans


  • Perform strategic studies to streamline the business
  • Conduct financial evaluation of Business Projects (Business Case, annual Budget & 3YP). Follow up of related reporting and perform post appraisal assessments
  • Develop Management Reporting needs for Maltings to enable best-in-class operational performance management including definition of key information requirements
  • Support Country Plant Manager, PPM VOPs Africa Zone with operational reviews


  • Relevant University degree in finance or related field
  • Solid knowledge of financial accounting and control activities
  • Good knowledge of audit, tax and treasury activities
  • Experience Product Costing
  • Expertise in Project Management, problem assessment and solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, able to convey a clear message (storyline building), making complex matters easy for understanding
  • Working in an Enterprise Resource Planning environment
  • Strong business acumen, having a wide understanding of other key AB InBev business areas (Safety, Quality, Brewery operations, Logistics, Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Finance, etc. )
  • Working in a process-oriented organization
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment
  • High level of service mindset
  • Coordination skills
  • High sense for accuracy
  • Communicative, team oriented and open for change
  • Ability to work in a well-organized, accurate and reliable manner
  • Basic business sense
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills & problem solver
  • Used to working with deadlines
  • Highly results focused
  • Leads by example, and lives the company’s values
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made inline with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advertisement has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.