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Company overview
Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan.  As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe, and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better. 


Functional overview
#Digital aims to be the best strategic technology partner and enabler for AEI business to meet its strategic goals.  A regionally integrated function in which every employee plays a part. Organizationally, #Digital is structured to enable digital innovation and is capable of agile value delivery on pre-defined, technology platforms. We are organised around business functions and empowered to achieve goals. We will harness capabilities with suitable technologies, together with a unified data model to enable and meet expected business outcomes. Our AEI behaviours and #Digital Principles will shape the way we collaborate across business functions, fusing and working together on joint goals, strategy and execution. The function is the forefront of new technologies, deliberately reducing the constraints of the ‘old’ and enabling the ‘new’, in order to contribute directly to the increasing expansion of our premium brands at scale.

The IT Business Partner will have end-to-end accountability to deliver all initiatives in her/his functional (business or #digital functions) area. This includes owning and managing the relationship with key clients in her/his functional area, to mentor, coach and manage a dedicated team of experienced project managers, solution architects and specialists delivering and supporting the AEI portfolio of business initiatives requiring the utilization of functional processes or tools. The incumbent will manage activities with support of the PMO group, workplace services, Security and other #digital areas to ensure proper execution of projects and support services under a regional strategy for both strategic and legacy systems. She/he will comply with Info Sec guidelines and instructions. The incumbent is part of the extended #digitalLT and the AEI functional leadership team (Supply Chain, HR, Finance, Procurement, etc.) 


  • To define and evolve an AEI functional strategy and roadmap.
  • Partner with Workplace Services, IS Management, business leadership and personnel to define and evolve a regional systems strategy for AEI.
  • Champion a regional design ensuring the proper integration and/or retirement of local solutions within the regional strategy.
  • Champion a regional design ensuring that on-going business requirements are being integrated with the proper systems approach.
  • To manage and deliver regional consulting, project management and support services for business process areas at AEI.
  • Deliver consulting services to properly define and shape business solutions utilizing relevant technologies.
  • Drive business value for dedicated functions
  • Manage a European portfolio of projects and services ensuring a high quality, cost effective, and sustainable service offering. 
  • Manage day-to-day support and other back-office services ensuring they are being delivered in a timely and cost efficient way.
  • Be a known and respected subject matter expert for dedicated functions related matters not only within AEI but also cross-industry/company
  • To develop an AEI, multi-site (functional) team with the right mix of internal and external resources.
  • Define and evolve an organizational roadmap that identifies internal capabilities needed to properly provide the required services.
  • Provide people development opportunities to team members through special assignments, training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop long-term partnerships with our eco-system partners for the provision of the required key services.
  • Provide a collaborative work environment that enables a fluid interaction among the team and with clients, partners and other key stakeholders.

Accountabilities and deliverables  

  1. Leads the AEI Application Development and Maintenance work stream related to dedicate functions delivering and supporting solutions through a balanced leverage of internal and external resources that maximizes overall business value and to ensure sustainability.
  2. Develops system strategies in partnership with the business management of dedicated functions and the broader Information Systems management – Workplace Services, IS Management, etc – aiming to drive for the greatest possible level of commonality across the region.
  3. Contributes to annual project portfolio by providing guidance to the solution shaping and estimating of potential projects with the PMO org, Workplace Services, IS Management, etc. 
  4. Manages AEI project initiatives and resources, resolving planning conflicts, priority issues and resistance to commonality.
  5. Manages AEI support services and resources, resolving issues that affecting system availability impacting the business normal operations.
  6. Manages teams and external resources – within a collaborative network, both on-shore and off-shore - providing governance and expertise in different subject areas.
  7. Develops skills and capabilities of internal and external resources within given functional area, assessing skills and capabilities to ensure they are deployed to the appropriate roles and at the most beneficial cost for AEI.
  8. Manages application delivery costs, personnel, project and support services to meet financial portfolio and service quality targets related to dedicated functions.


Do you have what it takes?

  • Master degree or equivalent in Technology or  business related 
  • 15+ years of professional experience, whereof 5+ years in IT managerial positions 
  • International experience required (accountability for delivering in/to different countries)
  • IT Technologies, Solutions lifecycle, ERP and other systems deployment, analytics, service leadership, business relationship and project management experience
  • Proficiency in English, SAP, Microsoft and MS Office
  • Sound financial management


What you can expect from us in exchange?

  • The following list of benefits applies only for the Czech Republic – other markets may vary
  • We will acknowledge your passionate and dedicated work by annual bonus and regular salary review.
  • You can look forward to 28 days off every year to recharge your batteries
  • As we are firm believers in a flexible way of working, don‘t expect a time clock in our office. You can even work up to 40 % of time from your own home, otherwise, you can enjoy a unique working space in the inner centre of Prague.
  • Every year you will get a flexible benefits budget to spend based on your preferences.
  • We‘d support you in planning your future so we will contribute to your pension plan, too.
  • Beside the opportunity to work for some of the TOP brands within FMCG, you will also receive an annual budget to savour the delicious taste of our company products.
  • Growth is our magic ingredient and key to your success so we will carefully see to your further career development.
  • You can also benefit from working in a highly skilled team and exposure to senior leadership from all over the globe.

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