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Commercial Operations Controller (12 month secondment)

Job Name

Commercial Operations Controller (12 month secondment)


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

Commercial Operations Lead

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Paulina Siwek

About the role


You will play a crucial role in the Commercial Operations team working closely with the Sales teams to enhance the customer rebates process ensuring smooth process, identifying errors early and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the commercial capability of Bacardi UK.
You will be an integral member of the team working within our numerous sales channels.  You will be responsible for translating key technical and financial data to aid in the sales processes and helping transform strategy into solution.
Operating at pace, being able to multi skill effectively and being comfortable with technical and financial data will see you excel in this role and enhance your career with a world leading spirits innovator.


You will be a natural team player; you can think outside the box and are confident challenging up where necessary. Doing the right thing is a value you live by, and this positively influences your decisions. You view challenges as opportunities and thrive in approaching these with positivity and creativity.


  • Assist the setting of Sales Targets.
  • Assist the production of Sales Dashboards.
  • Be an active member of the Cash Project team to drive working capital improvement.
  • Lead & own the (annual) price increase process & coordinate all stakeholders.
  • Lead & own the (annual) duty increase process & coordinate all stakeholders.
  • Sit on the Anaplan Steering Group to ensure issues are resolved & improvements are implemented.
  • Manage the team & processes to ensure that rebate invoices are tracked & coded on a timely basis so overdues are within target.
  • Coordinate the rebate review process to ensure rebates are closed down & funds are released on a timely basis.
  • Continually review and provide input to simplify rebate processes and system improvement ideas with a view to driving greater efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Be a superuser on SAP & Anaplan & be involved in continuous improvement projects & initiatives.
  • Ensure process and training documentation are updated and shared as appropriate.
  • Attend Sales meetings to update on status & issues.
  • Ad hoc project work.

Skills and Experience

  • A desire to focus on providing the very best support for the sales teams
  • A strong understanding of financial systems and their impact on the Commercial P&L and KPIs together with a practical appreciation of how they can best be deployed by the Commercial teams as an enabler.
  • Experience of leading cross-functional project teams.
  • Excellent MS Office skills with a focus toward Excel
  • Experienced in working with and influencing stakeholders to develop and implement clear agendas and longer-term execution plans.
  • Experience in balancing long and short-term priorities to create efficiencies 
  • An aptitude and interest in various business systems and how they work!

  • Can adapt style to assist or manage stakeholders to ensure the timely processing of customer rebate invoices.
  • Actively builds and leads interactions between the functions to ensure plans are implemented and goals met.
  • Excellent organisation skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deal with ambiguity
  • 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
  • Strong desire to be a part of a winning team
  • 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

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.