AB InBev

Returnable Packaging Specialist


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Returnable Packaging Specialist


Manage the Western Europe (WE) Returnable Packaging (RTP) information flow and decision support tools, supporting the WE RTP organization. Act as the zone central administrator for the Returnable Packaging assets. Provide analysis, projections and reports on availability, spend and operational Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to enable the WE RTP organization to ensure availability at lowest landed Capex and Opex spend. Act as Zone central contact for Global reporting and analysis of CHEP pallet balances and flows. Proactively seek ways to improve existing processes and share best practices across Business Units (BU).


  • Ensure the empties availability in network taking all supply activities into the consideration without Service level hits

  • Maintaining the following tools from both functional and information accuracy perspective: RTP budget database, RTP availability models, CHEP pallet reporting and audit preparation, German bottle activation spreadsheets, Monthly sampling of kegs and crates returns

  • Ensuring consistency and quality of information in these tools

  • Recognize, signal deviations and potential issues to the WE RetPack management team

  • Issuing recommendations on tools improvement

  • Issuing recommendations on information flow improvement, relating to both local data availability as well as information from EERP, APO (SAP applications)

  • Providing information to external pallet lease providers

  • T&M and reporting on RTP KPIs and providing analysis and recommendations on performance gaps and opportunities

  • T&M and reporting on RTP balances with customers and external service providers and providing analysis and recommendations on performance gaps and opportunities

  • Perform tasks as requested by line manager


  • Excellent attention to detail, including a strong ability to turn raw data into useable information for a wider audience

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions

  • Flexible, allowing to operate in changing environments

  • Self-driven, able to proactively identify and implement changes


  • Working in a data driven role essential

  • Working with decision support tools

  • Understanding of SAP and APO is an advantage but not essential

  • Logistics operations (inventory management / demand / supply planning) an advantage but not essential


  • Advanced English speaking and writing

  • German language is an advantage


  • Technical skills: Good understanding of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) logistics processes / Good understanding of data flows and capability to filter information / Advanced excel skills / Good business operational knowledge

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