Operations Manager, North America

ZX Ventures, Location Flexible

Brewing up the future, today.

Interaxis is a new business unit operated by ZX Ventures for commercialization of AB-InBev’s Vertical Operations, unique capabilities, and internally developed services. 

The North America Zone (NAZ) Operations Manager role will manage operations & expansion of Interaxis globally through technology implementation, CAPEX management, and operations management. This position will focus on enabling and enhancing the capabilities of existing zone teams in multiple aspects of the supply value chain: sourcing / procurement, logistics / warehousing, and last mile delivery. You will manage capabilities for NAZ & Global businesses for ZX with dotted line to Vertical Operations with a focus on capability expansion and operations.

You should be an ambitious self-starter, strong team player, inspiring and collaborative, gritty and resilient, demonstrating a fact-based structured approach with high sense of urgency. The position requires the holder to work with stakeholders in multiple geographies on multiple continents and to utilize informal influence to bring together stakeholders and achieve common objectives.


  • Perform commercial due diligence on market opportunities for potential commercialization.
  • Work with external and internal parties to explore CAPEX enhancements to current capabilities & manage CAPEX process from approval to implementation.
  • Build and enhance Interaxis global and zone capabilities in the supply and procurement of products and product verticals.  Serve as a coordinator and facilitator for the sourcing and movement of goods globally throughout the Interaxis business, and provide leadership and support to zone teams when expanding the Interaxis business into new geographies.

Qualifications and Technical Competencies Required

  • Education: Bachelors degree, Business or Engineering is a plus. MBA or other specialist degree a plus. English language fluency is mandatory. Other languages are desirable, especially Spanish and / or Portuguese.
  • Experience: At least 4 years of experience in project management, operations, and/or engineering - ABI experience a plus. Ideal candidate has procurement directs / supply chain experience in multiple zones at ABI and as a member of the global team.

Technical Competencies:

  • Operations Experience.  Experience and credibility across multiple areas of beverage operations, including, but not limited to: business development,  operations management, capital projects, project management.
  • Innovation & Development Strategies. Understanding of the principles and application of Innovation & Development (Explore approaches, Agile Methodology, Design Thinking, platform thinking). Demonstrated experience in strategic thinking.
  • Managerial Experience: Demonstrated skill in creating and managing high-performing team.  Success in leading and guiding multiple teams in different geographies and understanding different business operational models.
  • Executive communication skills: Effectively and regularly communicate business performance and status to senior management and VOPS.  Ability to effectively leverage interpersonal skills to guide the success of strategic objectives and zone team members.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


About ZX Ventures

ZX Ventures is a global incubator and venture capital team backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's leading global brewer. ZX is a smaller, nimble group that is part of AB InBev and is dedicated to investing in and developing new products and businesses that address emerging consumer needs.

Our goal is to make products, services and technologies that bring people together to celebrate and share great times, and to offer the world what it hasn’t yet even imagined.

ZX Ventures’ unparalleled access to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s research, technology and distribution networks allows us to have a deep understanding of products and what the consumer wants, as well as to anticipate and meet what their needs will be in the future.

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