Form Five Selection 2024

PPM MANAGER – Arusha at AB InBev May, 2024

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?



The key purpose of this role is the full responsibility for planning, reporting and control cycle of Supply (VIC, FIC, ZBB) on a monthly, quarterly and year end base for the plant.


Key outputs and responsibilities:


Annual Plan / Budget

  • Adhere to all deadlines, milestones and submission requirements to the BU PPM Manager
  • Review all budget calculations for OPC’s/BOMs and own the end-to-end process
  • Lead the ZBB budget process for the plant and ensure all guidelines, templates and timelines are adhered to
  • Lead the headcount and pay cost planning process for the plant
  • Ensure all champions initiatives are properly embedded in the budget while avoiding double counting
  • Prepare management review presentations for Zone, respecting guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools (COGNOS, SCFD, SAP, SYSPRO)
  • Provide correct bottom-up VIC standards and actuals for MACO reporting


Monthly Process (reporting / analysis / review / LE)

  • Responsible for the preparation of a full year forecast outlook (LE) for the plant
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve results
  • Identify risks, respective route causes and identify gap closing action plans
  • Consolidate and report LE on a monthly basis to the BU Supply PPM team
  • Review of new PCE’s/BOMs on a monthly basis as and when required
  • Review of the plant P&L and validation that the results reported are accurate and there is no material misstatement
  • Review of headcount & pay cost reporting on a monthly basis
  • Leads the completion and presentation of the monthly plant T&M deck with the Plant Manager
  • Monitors coherence between Budget, CAPEX and ZBB Performance of the Plant
  • Ensuring the proper completion of process orders within costing system
  • Responsible for monthly and year end closing activities in supply (esp.. validation of accruals)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results in line with approved policies & procedures
  • Manage Relationship with Network of Capability Centre (NoCC ) for outsourced activities
  • Tracks performance targets for the Brewery Operations to reach World Class Excellence Operational efficiency. (e.g. TEL calculation, by product income tracking, packaging & brewing beer loss etc.)


Ad Hoc

  • Define recommendations to support Senior Management decisions
  • Manage projects as required; participate in ad hoc projects
  • Perform detailed analyses to determine cost opportunities at a plant level and participates actively in benchmarking activities
  • Perform strategic studies to streamline the business
  • Ensure the application of coherent definitions and reporting requirements.
  • Mediate on behalf of Supply PPM on performance (P&L) issues/ conflicts across functions.
  • SPOC for the Supply function towards Plant
  • Maintain an effective financial control environment at the plant


Key attributes and competencies:

  • Working in a multi-cultural environment
  • High level of service mindset
  • Coordination skills
  • High sense for accuracy
  • Communicative, team oriented and open for change
  • Ability to work in a well-organized, accurate and reliable manner
  • Basic business sense
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills & problem solver
  • Used to working with deadlines
  • Highly results focused
  • Leads by example, and lives the company’s values
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively




  • Relevant 3-year university degree in i.e., accounting, business, economics, engineering or similar
  • MBA / CIMA / CA (SA) would be advantageous



  • 3+ years of experience in finance in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience Product Costing
  • Knowledge of Financial Reporting
  • Knowledge of general accounting and consolidation practices
  • Project management, problem assessment and solving skills
  • Working in an ERP environment
  • Working in a process-oriented organization


Technical Competencies:

  • Computer skills (MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of consolidation & reporting tools (Cognos, TM1, BI)
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems SAP R/3 Module FI/CO, SAP BW, SYSPRO


Additional information

  • Band: VII


AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short listing.


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