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Co-Pack Planner (Supply Chain Team)

Job Name

Co-Pack Planner (Supply Chain Team)

Country:

Belgium, Netherlands

City:

Brussels, Rotterdam

Function:

Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

S&OP Manager Benelux

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Pablo Segura

About the role

ABOUT THE ROLE

As part of the Supply Chain team, the Co-Pack Planner is responsible for working with our commercial teams on planning and executing all co-packing activities in the BeNeLux market. This covers Value Added Activities (VAS) like specialized customer display builds, relabeling, bundling, and one-offs. You will be the single Supply/Operations point of contact for our Third-Party co-pack service provider. A significant portion of our sales is generated via co-packed items, so this role is critical to our business. Furthermore, you will be directly involved in overseeing supply chain activities related to new product introductions to ensure a successful launch on time and in full.

Responsibilities

WITH OUR CONSUMERS AT HEART, YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD BE:
  • Responsible for end-to-end management of all re/co-pack SKUs, including demand capturing and adjusting, purchase order creation, invoice processing, inventory management and stock matching
  • Plan co-packer production based on comprehensive evaluation of sales forecasts and desired inventory levels
  • Responsible for managing third party co-pack partner(s)
  • Optimize co-packing orders and packaging material stock according to demand and keep proactive communication 
  • Deliver strong service results via 3PL relationship management
  • Updating SAP APO, reflecting demand and production, and ensuring clear signals are being sent
  • Minimize the write off cost of packing materials
  • Business partner to sales and marketing
  • Manage and challenge key internal and external stakeholders to achieve service and sales objectives
  • Ensure and maintain a robust alert system
  • Actively seek out process improvement and eliminate waste. Project can range from setting up automation to driving our Good Spirited ESG program for co-packing.
  • Working closely with the regional Innovation team and with Project Leads at Plant to ensure that products launching in market are within market Supply & labelling guidelines and that commercial launch dates are met
  • Key Link between Innovation Team, Marketing, Brand, Sales and Supply Chain / Demand Planning

Skills and Experience

THE SKILLS 7 EXPERIENCE TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY:
  • Experience within Supply Chain (i.e. Co-packing, Operations, Demand/Supply Planning, Master Data, Customer Services, Logistics, Warehousing) 
  • Knowledge of SAP / MS Office / Teams 
  • Experience using SAP IBP / APO
  • Project Planning, Time management, Problem solving, analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Experience of Spirit industry, brands, categories, country specific legalities, and customers an advantage
  • Business Acumen: Analyses issues from a business and cross-functional perspective. Understands the importance of an accurate forecast to the Business

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
  • Highly motivated, ready to make a mark in a successful company
  • Customer Service mindset
  • Flexibility in an environment with continuously changing projects and timelines
  • Personal initiative, drive, and a sense of fun
  • Ability to hold internal and external partners to account
  • Problem solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Probes all fruitful sources for answers. Can see hidden problems. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answer
  • Interpersonal savvy: Builds and maintains professional and effective working relationships with colleagues. Relates well to staff at a variety of levels
  • Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important. Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside. Eliminates roadblocks

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.