AB InBev Africa

About the job

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 to optimize inventory levels across the supply chain. To collaborate with various departments, analyse inventory data, and develop deployment strategies to meet customer demand efficiently.

Key roles and responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be responsible for optimizing inventory levels across the supply chain to meet customer demand while minimizing costs and ensuring timely delivery. As an Inventory Deployment Planner, you will collaborate with various departments to develop and execute effective deployment strategies, monitor inventory performance, and proactively address any challenges that may arise.


  • Conduct regular analysis of inventory levels, turnover, and product demand patterns.
  • Collaborate with planning and procurement teams to gather relevant data for accurate forecasting.


  • Develop and implement inventory deployment strategies to ensure optimal stock levels and distribution across the supply chain.
  • Consider factors such as seasonality, lead times, and production schedules when creating deployment plans.


  • Work closely with planning, procurement, and production teams to align inventory levels with anticipated demand.
  • Coordinate with logistics teams to ensure timely and cost-effective transportation of goods.


  • Identify potential risks to inventory levels and implement contingency plans to mitigate any disruptions.
  • Monitor external factors such as market trends, supplier performance, and regulatory changes that may impact inventory deployment.


  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of inventory deployment strategies.
  • Regularly monitor and report on inventory performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed.


  • Maintain open communication channels with internal stakeholders to provide updates on inventory status, potential issues, and resolutions.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and distributors to optimize inventory flow and address any concerns

Key Attributes and Competencies

  • Detail-oriented and analytical
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in using inventory management software and tools preferable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of supply chain best practices and industry trends.
  • Risk management, and performance monitoring
  • Proficiency in inventory management software
  • Strategic thinker
  • A passion for optimizing inventory processes

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, business, or a related field.
  • Experience in inventory planning, deployment, or a related role preferable.

Additional information:


ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with ABInBev 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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