Anheuser-Busch Director of Non-Commercial Indirect in St. Louis, Missouri

Director of Non-Commercial Indirect

About Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Over 19 billion dollar brands, to be exact. But there’s more to us than a portfolio of top notch brands.

We are a company built on a dream. We have a vision that we share with our wholesalers, retailers, consumers and partners. We want to brew great beers that can not only be enjoyed responsibly but which are also created with a low impact on the environment.

We are a company of go-getters dedicated to providing unparalleled quality and results.We take pride in our work, regardless of the task or department.Over 160 years, we’ve grown to operate 15 breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural packaging facilities across the United States. And ourBrewmasters still taste every batch made at every brewery before being packaged and sent to market.

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 great together. We value talented 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.

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As the leading 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.

Description

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Lead and direct development and execution of sourcing strategy for Professional Services for the Zone

  • Serve as the liaison between internal business stakeholders and suppliers

  • Drive process changes to improve processes and administration, providing cost savings while managing such costs tightly

  • Support fact-based decision making through technical and function knowledge of industry

  • Lead development of new suppliers and bring innovative and game-changing concepts to category

ACCOUNTABILITIES

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

  • Lead and direct sourcing strategies for Professional Services categories for North America to support five key Procurement pillars: reduce total cost (TCO), increase cashflow benefits through supplier payment term improvements, reduce risk to the business, bring innovative ideas to the category, and support the Company’s Sustainability initiatives

  • Provide leadership in sourcing for Leases & Rentals category (vehicle fleet, real estate - owned & leased, rental income)

  • Lead a team of two manager to develop and direct sourcing strategies for Fees, Institutional, Legal, Travel and Office Utilities categories

  • Total combined category spend under Procurement management $240MM

  • Support 1-year budget build process for Leases & Rentals, Fees, Travel and Office Utilities. On a routine basis, support monthly tracking & monitoring of expenses and budget variance explanations for these categories

  • Negotiate contracts with key suppliers and interface with Global Procurement directors to identify and leverage opportunities to align with Global category sourcing strategy

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Procurement for Professional Services category touches every function within the Organization and is challenged to reduce overhead spend while improving weighted payment terms with Suppliers. The indirect category leads are expected to sustain core vendor relationships, consolidate suppliers spends, manage and reduce tail-spend for their categories. To be effective in the role, the Procurement person must have a service mindset to understand the business stakeholder’s needs and use sourcing expertise to deliver value to the business with a right mix of price, consumption and risk.

SCOPE OF ROLE

SCOPE OF ROLE

The Director, Non-Commercial Indirect (Professional Services) owns the category sourcing strategy and execution for the Zone/Region and collaborates internally across functions and with the Global Procurement team to ensure full alignment and execution of the sourcing strategy. Externally, the Director works to develop new suppliers, manage relationship with existing suppliers and to bring new and innovative concepts to category leadership.

KEY CONTACTS

  • Zone VPs of Procurement (L2s) & teams

  • Zone Directors of Non-Commercial Indirect Procurement & teams

  • Zone Supply VP & teams

  • Zone VP of Sales & teams

  • Global Non-Commercial Indirect Procurement teams

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Education & Language Skills

  • University Degree or higher (MBA or Master’s degree in engineering, business or finance preferred)

  • Fluency in English

  • Critical skills needed for success in this position:

  1. Excellent and demonstrated problem solving, analytical and project management skills

  2. Thorough understanding of complex purchasing agreement, terms & conditions for Professional Services

  3. Technical and Industry knowledge of fleet vehicle & equipment leases, and real estate

  4. Background in supplier capabilities and industry dynamics required in developing sourcing strategies

  5. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively

  6. Some experience or understanding of commodity markets (such as fuel) and hedging is helpful

  7. Strong understanding and capability to conduct financial assessment on projects which lead to lower total cost or higher cash flow. Eg: discounted cash flow, ROI, NPV, make vs. buy analysis etc.

  8. Demonstrated understanding and use of MS-Excel and other such tools for financial modeling

  9. Experience in zero-based budget build processes (1-year plans)

  10. Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation

  11. Proven team management, leadership and influencing skills to establish lasting people relationships

  12. Ability to work with diverse teams and stakeholders, internally and externally, with a change agent mindset.

  13. Ability to inspire and motivate teams and secure and leverage senior-level support for transformative changes

  14. Consistently exhibit company values in all interactions with associates and customers

QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIREDEducation & Language SkillsUniversity Degree or higher (MBA or Master’s degree in engineering, business or finance preferred)Fluency in EnglishCritical skills needed for success in this position:Excellent and demonstrated problem solving, analytical and project management skillsThorough understanding of complex purchasing agreement, terms & conditions for Professional ServicesTechnical and Industry knowledge of fleet vehicle & equipment leases, and real estateBackground in supplier capabilities and industry dynamics required in developing sourcing strategiesDemonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectivelySome experience or understanding of commodity markets (such as fuel) and hedging is helpfulStrong understanding and capability to conduct financial assessment on projects which lead to lower total cost or higher cash flow. Eg: discounted cash flow, ROI, NPV, make vs. buy analysis etc.Demonstrated understanding and use of MS-Excel and other such tools for financial modelingExperience in zero-based budget build processes (1-year plans)Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentationProven team management, leadership and influencing skills to establish lasting people relationshipsAbility to work with diverse teams and stakeholders, internally and externally, with a change agent mindset.Ability to inspire and motivate teams and secure and leverage senior-level support for transformative changesConsistently exhibit company values in all interactions with associates and customers

Job Procurement

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

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Permanent

Req ID 18011652