Ret Pack Analyst

AB InBev Africa

The key purpose of this role is to be responsible for managing and optimizing the returnable packaging processes, ensuring efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with environmental standards. This role is crucial in supporting the company’s sustainability initiatives and operational efficiency.

Key roles and responsibilities:

Management of the CAPEX budget

  • Execute injection requirements against given budget
  • Manage container requirements and plans for NPD’s
  • Liaise with Procurement, Zone and Mubex to ensure continuity of container supply
  • Expediting of urgent orders
  • Follow up that all inventory is GRN in time (within 48 hours) and that GIT is always clean
  • Reconcile actual injected units on monthly basis and submit to Zone

Short Term Container Requirements Planning And Tracking

  • Develop and maintain short term container population models for each container group
  • Analyze container movements on daily basis and track container metrics
  • Monitor and plan movements of empties between plants and DC’s to balance injections, production, inventory targets daily from the short-term horizon

Supplier management

  • Fully understand commercial terms of each supplier
  • Issue PO’s for each SKU at brewery level
  • Follow up with supplier monthly on any account related problems and facilitate speedy reconciliation of accounts.
  • Manage container injection call offs against manufacturing campaigns per country

Cost management

  • Identify and implement cost avoidance and cost reduction initiatives

KPI’s, Routines & Reports

  • Ensures that Daily, Weekly and Monthly Meeting routines are adhered to in line with mandatory LCP & internal guidelines
  • Ensures that processes are standardized via SOP’s and work standards are monitored and improved by using Operational Work Diagnoses (OWD’s);
  • Track KPI’s on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in line with LCP requirements
  • Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI’s in line with LCP methodology.
  • Publish reports on time as per LCP guidelines and internal processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, Logistics, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in material planning, inventory management, or supply chain analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in MRP software and tools (e.g., SAP, Oracle).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of supply chain and inventory management principles.
  • Certifications: CILT, APICS CPIM or CSCP certification is a plus.

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