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Returnable Packaging Specialist

Czech Republic » Prague

AB Inbev

Purpose of the Job

  • 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)

Business environment

Main characteristics:

    • Scope covers all Returnable Packaging that is owned, leased or filled in Western Europe

    • Management tools in scope include crate and keg availability models, Capex budget database, sampling database, KPI Track & Monitoring (T&M) tools

Key dimensions:

    • 150 RetPack items, covering 60% of WE volume

    • On-demand reconciliations of data covering RTP assets.

    • Weekly reports and analysis of RTP KPIs

    • Monthly reports and analysis of Capex and Opex spend

    • Monthly control of balances

Key contacts: (internal – external):

    • WE RTP managers

    • Inventory teams

    • Plant asset managers

    • WE RTP director

    • External Suppliers



  • 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

Qualifications and Technical competencies required

  • Education / Language skills

  • Good understanding of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) logistics processes

  • Good understanding of data flows and capability to filter information

  • Advanced English speaking and writing

  • German language is an advantage (but not essential to the post)


  • 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

Behavioral Competencies:

  • 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

Technical and Process competencies:

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Good business operational knowledge


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!

  • Logistics
  • Sap
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication
  • Flexible & Adaptable