AB InBev seeks a Global R&D Glass Senior Subject Matter Expert to join their Global Innovation & Technology 

GITEC is AB InBev’s Global Research & Development Center located in its secure facility at AB InBev’s Global Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. At GITEC, a diverse team of more than 120 scientists, pulling from more than 20 nationalities, work diligently to achieve GITEC’s Dream of ‘Bringing people together to create and deliver winning innovation and technologies’, through developing breakthrough raw materials, packaging and brewing processes. 

Of course, the front end R&D work in Belgium is only part of the story. GITEC scientists collaborate with multiple internal and external partners across the globe to gain relevant expertise and understanding of the business technical and commercial needs, and to execute first implementation of new technologies. 

We dream big, we look to the future, we hire people that can be better than ourselves. The opportunity is here, make it yours! 

Global Senior SME Glass Packaging 
Global Headquarters – GITEC – Leuven Belgium 
Reporting to Global Director Packaging Technology 

Purpose of the Job 
- Design and deliver breakthrough glass packaging technologies to deliver cost saving, capex avoidance, carbon footprint reduction or product quality improvement, through leading execution of global projects and consulting zone projects 
-Responsible for overall platform tracking and monitoring 
-Be the company recognized expert on glass packaging 
- Global AB-InBev glass packaging portfolio 
-Focusing on the full supply chain: glass chemistry, glass packaging design and specifications, glass packaging manufacturing, glass packaging filling and glass packaging transport 
-Multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment 
-Daily collaboration with internal (engineering, procurement …) and external (universities, suppliers, institutes …) partners 
-Responsible to identify, scope and verify new technologies and opportunities 
-Lead execution of feasibility, development and first implementation through multifunctional teams and on the field presence 

-Relevant scientific Master degree 
-5-10 years profound professional technical expertise on glass converting 
-In depth understanding of glass bottle chemistry, glass bottle packaging design/specifications and glass bottle filling 
-DOE (Design of Experiment) or Six Sigma (Black Belt, Green Belt) certified, or equivalent trough experience 
-Experience and passion for front end technologies 
-Strong ability to lead and manage projects and project portfolio with high level of complexity 
-Strong communication skills, perseverance, agility, ownership behavior 
-Fluent in English 
-Significant global travelling involved

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