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Demand Planning Coordinator

Job Name

Demand Planning Coordinator




Tultitlan, Mexico


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Planning & Logistics Sr Mgr, Mexico

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Javier Marín Armas

About the role


This is a unique opportunity to be part of our Supply Chain team and play an important role in our organization.
You will build deep partnership at a global and local level, across Bacardi.
You will play a major role leading the monthly IBP process in Mexico, ultimately helping Bacardi to deliver against our BEST10 growth aspirations to support sales.


You are highly enthusiastic and action-oriented person with strong interpersonal skills, having consumer and customer in your heart.
You are skilled at consistently building deep, trusting partnership with markets and operations leaders.
Structured, focused and organised as you navigate multiple high priority tasks.
You are solution oriented with a fantastic attention to detail, great listening skills and proactive approach to anticipating business needs.


  • Responsible for the month end closing data gathering/building (Sell in, Sell out, Customer Inventory, DIOH, DOH) for Mexican market.
  • Ensure Analysis, identification & follow up to the Inventory and Actual Variances (Customer), according to defined policy, throughout the different IBP meetings.
  • Responsible for Mexican Overview analysis: once data is received and updated within the models, a brief is made to review the main changes vs last cycle. 
  • Lead Demand monthly analysis and pre meetings and support sign off meeting with Business.
  • Supporting long term demand planning process.
  • Provide insights of any depletions trend variance, comparison with historical behaviour, to agree a new forecast with the commercial team.
  • Assemble and analyse all data pertinent to supporting the IBP process, through models maintenance (historical sales, trends, open orders, seasonality, promotions, and Distributor inventory).
  • Deliver continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach to make a step change on forecast accuracy – focused on the main SKU in the business.
  • Maintain and improve Portfolio Management process, including rationalization activities.
  • Support Activity Management on the innovation process to consider them into the IBP, deliver new launches and challenge when appropriate.
  • Provide visibility of KPIs: BIAS, Accuracy, Orders delayed and be a support in action plans to improve them.  
  • Support the cross functional team of Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance to achieve consensus each month within the S&OP cycle.
  • Ensure the Forecast Submission in SAP-APO for Mexico by SKU/ Plant. 

Skills and Experience

  • Business savvy and a good understanding of the consumer & customer needs.
  • Ability to find effective ways of working within a matrix organization, and within a fast-changing environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, and close attention to detail.
  • Proven Master data management for large combinations of countries/brands/SKU 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of forecasting practices and procedures.
  • Language Requirements: English is essential.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Administration, Business, Logistics or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Demand planning, forecasting role. 
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and SAP (Excel advance is required).
  • Power BI or similar knowledge is desired.
  • Experience in FMCG (Wanted, but not mandatory)
  • 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 opportunity areas 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. Authentic, approachable, empathetic, and inclusive style of communication & collaboration, with the ability to work with diverse, geographically spread teams across multiple time zones.
  • 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. Rigour in execution of customer service activities and able to deliver with brilliance at pace. Integrity and hunger to be part of a winning team - working in close collaboration with other operations department towards a common goal 
  • 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. Tenacity and resilience to work through challenging hiring needs and multiple competing agendas in high demand/high speed situations.
  • Fearless:  Adopting an agile mindset and being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.

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. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.