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Packaging Development Specialist




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Anheuser-Busch InBev is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. A truly consumer-centric, sales driven organization, we hold the No. 1 or No.

2 market positions across 19 countries. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 155,000 employees based in 25 countries worldwide. In 2014, AB InBev realised 47.1 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World.

AB InBev works through six operational Zones; North America, Latin America North, Latin America South, Mexico, Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing our consumers around the world to enjoy our beer. At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career. That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past.

Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves. At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours! About the role As a Packaging Development Specialist at AB InBev you are accountable to lead and execute projects related to the development of new packaging materials, methods or technologies from the concept phase up to the implementation at industrial scale. These projects are mainly related to packaging innovation, cost reductions in packaging materials or of strategic value for the company.

You assure the requirements are reached and the briefing established with Marketing and/ or other industrial departments is achieved. As an expert in packaging technology, you lend technical assistance to other areas in the company as well. Your main accountabilities include: * Providing project management & leadership as well as hands on involvement for packaging development projects * Providing critical analysis of new packaging materials or technology in order to assure the feasibility and profitability * Helping to maintain the benchmarking of packaging materials by evaluating trends and innovations and if necessary proposing changes to our existing packaging / processes in order to keep continuous improvements in quality and cost. * Supporting engineering and packaging departments with commissioning of new equipment related to projects with new packaging or new technologies and provide technical assistance during the start-up of projects with new packaging or new technologies.

  • Effectively communicating relevant project information and project progress to team members, project stakeholders and other key individuals within the organization * Delivering projects and associated documentation according to agreed internal methodologies and procedures. * Providing technical support to other departments when requested, applying own expertise and sourcing information where appropriate * Identifying best practices (internal and external), share and propose ideas, test, implement and standardize them in order to maximize company benefit * Supporting the Manager in driving the department budget. * University degree in a technical area, preference for Engineering or Packaging related * Additional technical & business oriented qualifications are an asset. * Minimum 2 years of industrial experience in an FMCG environment * Good technical knowledge of packaging process, technologies and materials.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages are an advantage. * Strong project management skills. * Strong organization skills; adheres to deadlines. Demonstrates negotiation skills.
  • Strategic business sense; good analytical and synthetic skills; computer skills. * Ability to make project presentations to Board level & lead working meetings & conferences. * Leadership skills, interpersonal skills, strong team player. * Flexibilit...
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