What does a UK Supply Demand Category Lead do?
This is primarily a technical role, one which will give the successful candidate wide ranging supply chain exposure and will place them in an ideal position to take advantage of the career opportunities available in Bacardi.
The role is based in the UK operation centre, located in Glasgow. The operations centre (OC) is one of five globally and manages all operational and supply activity for their brands. The OC in Glasgow is responsible for managing the Bacardi portfolio of Whisky and Gin brands.
A high degree of flexibility is required in this role as a large part of it is responding to the situation on hand and providing insightful analyses as needed.
Working closely with the Demand Manager the role involves leading & supporting cross functional projects with a large number of functions (Manufacturing, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, Packaging Development, Logistics, Global IT, Finance, Project Management, etc.)
Provide analytical support on Supply & Demand planning activities to Demand  Manager during day-to-day activities. Provide visibility across the Bacardi extended Supply Chain (from 1st level suppliers to customer warehouse) and ensure Supply meets Demand on time at the best cost/quality for a defined scope of responsibility. Coordinates or supports level 2 & 3 New Products Introduction pipeline
With our consumer at the heart your key focus will be
Support Sales & Operations Planning
  • Secure Supply and provide visibility through the supply chain
  • Support and improve S&OP process for plants under Supply Chain Brand Manager (SCBM) responsibility together with markets and global functions stakeholders.
  • Ensure Global S&OP process is moving to the next step with Integrated Business Planning (IBP) ensuring a bottom up and then a top down alignment.
  • Provide analysis on demand patterns and future requirements to facilitate OC resource planning
  • Support Global yearly Long Term Demand Planning process for core spirit categories under responsibility.
Define, control and reduce end to end Inventory
  • Drive a quarterly review of key in-markets stocks for the OC brands, with particular focus on projected stock levels within the financial year.
Innovations management
  • Support level 2 or 3 projects for the brand supply Chain function.
  • Secure any Innovation new Demand is captured in advance through the S&OP process.
  • Product Lifecycle management and SKU rationalization / clusterization
Processes & Systems alignment and enhancement
Lead Supply Chain improvement programs
  • Support Demand Driven Replenishment Program deployment and solution improvement for Plants in charge. Become the OC expert in this area and assist the brand supply chain manager in developing suitability criterion and measurement for market involvement in DDR.
Ensure Systems accuracy and development
  • Responsible to maintain Supply Network Planning (SNP) within the global planning system (APO) in order to provide visibility of the full Bacardi business through the supply chain.
  • Develop Business Intelligence (BI) reporting to meet the requirements of the team.
Measure Supply Chain performance
  • Develop, maintain and broadcast relevant set of KPI to control Supply Chain performance (inventory, lead time, Replenishment Performance etc.)
Product allocation management
  • Work with the SCBM to develop processes and reporting around allocation management of scarce and high value products
The skills and experience needed to create your legacy
  • Expert Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in a production, logistics or supply chain environment within FMCG Company desireable
  • Experience in Innovation, continuous improvement and project management a plus
  • Language skills: English
  • Educational Requirement: Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Management
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to make quick decisions for corrective action
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and SAP ECC/APO experience or any other Planning and ERP system knowledge
  • Self-starter who works well under limited direction. Ability to work independently with high degree of initiative and drive.
  • Listening skills

At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience


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