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Control State Planner

Job Name

Control State Planner


United States of America


Miami, FL


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Supply Planning Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Jonathan Rodriguez

About the role

Your Opportunity

Working in close collaboration with the US Sales and Marketing you will play a critical role in taking a portfolio of brands and elevating their performance across the market. You’ll do this by coordinating and facilitating the continuous planning processes for your assigned markets. You will live our Founder mentality, leading forecast insights that will enable your assigned brands to reach greater heights.

About You 

You are customer focused and inspire others to work collaboratively you actively promote creativity with an analytical and curious mindset. You are not afraid to challenge the status quo but do so whilst championing our Family culture.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • This role will be responsible for the planning and management of $15M - $30M in inventory, as well as involvement over significant Net Sales and logistical costs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate the continuous replenishment of Bacardi product from production and warehouse facilities to the control state bailment warehouses
  • Manage bailment inventory levels to meet service targets and minimize cash flow impacts, including appropriate management of high stocks, slow moving product, obsolete product, etc.
  • Coordinate with internal functional teams and stakeholders to make appropriate business trade-off decisions in support of control state business goals; Carefully manage logistics costs against service trade-offs
  • Serve as the single point of contact for the commercial team and state contacts to address questions, issues, and opportunities
  • Support the continued development and refinement of Bailment replenishment processes and metrics to drive continuous improvements in service, cost, and quality
  • Drive continuous improvements in business processes via critical thinking, share best practices, and ensure appropriate alignment with cross-functional teams

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Must provide critical thinking, sound analysis, and appropriate decision making in support of both the supply planning and order management activities 
  • Make sound business trade-off recommendations across cost, service, and quality to arrive at the most appropriate solutions for the business.
  • 3+ years of experience in supply planning and or customer operations roles within a fast-paced CPG company
  • Undergraduate degree in Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field; MBA a plus
  • Experience in supply planning system; Preferred experience with SAP (APO)
  • Proven time management and multiple task management capabilities 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) for communication across global and cross-functional teams. Must communicate “up” effectively to the Manager, Director level  
Personal Qualities
  • Teamwork: You have Proven ability to work in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment to achieve set goals
  • Problem Solving: You have excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer
  • 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
  • A genuine interest in Bacardi and belief that our Customers and Consumers are at the heart of all we do 

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.