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Anheuser-Busch Director of Procurement Technology and Analytics in St. Louis, Missouri

Director of Procurement Technology and Analytics - 21003700

Job Function : Procurement

Primary Location : United States-Missouri-St. Louis-A-B Headquarters Complex

Schedule : Full-time

Job Type : Permanent

Salary: : $112,000 - $126,000

Posting Date : Apr 13, 2021

Job Description

Position Overview

The Director of Procurement Technology and Analytics is part of the North American regional procurement team based in St Louis, MO. The position will report directly to the Senior Director of Procurement Capabilities and will be responsible for elevating the department’s use of technology through the development and implementation of new technology solutions aimed at increasing efficiency, empowering category managers, and improving the user experience of our internal and external partners. We are looking for somebody who has experience leading large digital transformation projects for global Procurement organizations and is eager to lead the charge on Anheuser-Busch Procurement’s own transformation.

The role will work closely with partners across the AB InBev organization, including procurement category leadership in the US and Canada, the Global Procurement Organization based in Switzerland, and the US & Canadian Solutions (IT) teams.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary Procurement liaison to the Solutions & Global Procurement organizations to ensure current and future Procurement technology solutions (i.e. Ariba, Anaplan, SAP, etc.) are effectively meeting business requirements

  • Be responsible for the design and implementation of key technology projects, notably the SAP Ariba Source-to-Pay system redesign and SAP 4Hana roll-out.

  • Coordinate with internal Procurement partners to identify new use cases for automation (robotic process automation, Chatbots, AI, etc.), then be responsible for the development and implementation of these new solutions

  • Be responsible for the redesign, roll-out, and upkeep of a new internal Procurement website and knowledge management platform(s)

  • Build out the use of automated reporting systems (i.e. Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) to improve visibility into financial, operational, and compliance metrics (i.e. budget variances, on-time delivery, etc.)

  • Work in conjunction with IT/Solutions to develop the Procurement technology long-term strategy (3YP), identifying existing capabilities gaps and seeking out internal or third party solutions to address them.

  • Work with Procurement Category teams to build financial business cases supporting the adoption of new technologies, then work with Solutions & Finance to secure CAPEX and OPEX funding as part of the annual budgeting cycle (1YP).

  • Lead continuous improvement/business process optimization efforts for the department, using lean/six sigma principles to identify and correct gaps or non-value added business processes

  • Develop and implement a tracking & monitoring (T&M) routine to increase visibility into the Anheuser-Busch online e-Auction platform, including tracking of education utilization, savings, and overall effectiveness

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Finance, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

  • Strong analytical and Project Management skills, particularly as it pertains to technology

  • Procurement knowledge and basic understanding of source-to-pay processes across different categories

  • Experience in lean/six sigma methodologies (Green Belt preferred)

  • Ability to communicate efficiently to senior leadership by conveying information and ideas in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner

  • Ability to establish and develop collaborative working relationships across functions and geographies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in Procurement or IT/Solutions highly desirable

  • Experience designing and implementing new Source-to-Pay solutions, particularly SAP Ariba

  • Data mining and data preparation experience utilizing tools such as SAP, Anaplan, Ariba, Power BI, sophisticated MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and others

  • Previous experience in FMCG/CPG industry

  • Experience in being part of or leading global or geographically dispersed teams

About Anheuser-Busch

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.

From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.

We are a company that believes our people are our greatest asset. We believe in the spirit of ownership because our employees take results personally and want to build something excellent together. We value hardworking employees who aren’t afraid to be bold, resourceful, and committed. At Anheuser-Busch, it’s not about what you studied or where you worked, it’s about what you can do. If you see yourself working for a company that allows you to excel at the pace of your talent, then a career at Anheuser-Busch may be for you.

As America’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For more information, visit www.anheuserbusch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As the top tier global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Req ID: 21003700

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