AB InBev

Spot Buyer, Industrial


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Spot Buyer, Industrial


The Spot Buyer is responsible for day-to-day buying of non-strategic and strategic scopes. This role ensures that we buy in time for the right price and quality within our SLA's.

The Spot Buyer will deliver to Regional Procurement Office:

  • Prioritizes purchase requests to assure business continuity

  • Timely processing, tracking and reporting of purchase requests

  • Alignment with end users


The key accountabilities for this role include but are not restricted to:

  • Manage local purchase requisitions per defined strategies

  • Review instructions from/with Category Buyers

  • Verify purchase request quality and correct buying channel

  • Align with end users on missing specification

  • Clarify user requirements relating to free-text (one-time purchases)

  • Generate savings

  • Execute Spot Buys

  • Identify suppliers for specific need or categories

  • Utilize properly SAP

  • Conduct RFQ/e-Auction

  • Analyse results, negotiate and select supplier

  • Create/amend contract if required and convert PR into PO

  • General Activities

  • Support analysis requests, supplier enablement and contract administration for owned categories

  • Resolve workflow issues with price/quantity mismatches

  • Support end user with assisted buying including educating the user on buying channels

  • Escalate issues to Category Buyers.

  • The Spot Buyer covers the day-to-day buying of non-strategic and strategic directions, such as spare parts, equipment, capital investments and maintenance services;

  • The Spot Buyer ensures that SLAs with the business are being met and support all improvement initiatives and strategies

  • Suppliers

  • Category Buyers and Junior Category Buyers

  • Implementation Lead

  • Category Managers

  • PO Management Lead and Specialists

  • Sourcing Support Lead and Specialists

  • Content & IT Management Lead and Specialists

  • Technical team on the Breweries

  • Education

  • University Degree or equivalent or adequate experience

  • Critical skills needed for success in this position:

  • Understanding of sourcing tools (SAP, SRM, etc)

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to conceptualize business impact focused analytics

  • Basic knowledge on using e-sourcing tools, including executing e-sourcing events

  • Communicating effectively by conveying information and ideas in a clear, meaningful, and timely manner, providing information to ensure understanding; solicit inputs and provide open candid conversations

  • Establishing collaborative working relationships

  • Languages: Local as the working language, English (Any other Language on top is advantage)

  • Preferred skills for this position:

  • Hands-on procurement experience

  • Experience and understanding of sourcing and analytics tools such as Ariba, advanced MS Excel, ERP SAP knowledge.

  • Experience in executing e-sourcing events

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