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Demand Planning Manager

Job Name

Demand Planning Manager




Tultitlan, Mexico


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Sr. Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sandra Munguia

About the role

Your Opportunity

This role Managing and improve S&OP (IBP) process to achieve market targets aligning one single number through consensus with all areas involved to drive decision making and guarantee correct level of inventories.

About You 
  • Be the key developer of the S&OP teams capability to improve processes and tool behaviors, Manage customer service level improvement.
  • Generate an environment of contribution and debate across the team and between functions.
  • Through S&OP, deliver the right product, at the right time, at the right place, with the right quality, at the right cost.
  • Bring an anticipative versus reactive approach to concerns and problems.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

- Support the cross functional team of Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance to achieve consensus each month in the S&OP process.
- Engage with all stakeholders to use the correct assumptions in scenarios and trend analysis to improve the detailed SKU level demand plan.
-  Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to supporting the S&OP / Forecast (historical sales, trends, open orders, seasonality, promotions, trade inventory).
- Manage the Demand and Supply Planning processes to ensure plans are established, monitored, and reviewed to drive efficient and timely distribution of products in the market.
- Build visibility between financial target and volume sales plan and support the financial team in the financial cycle.
- Drive value - ensure the planning process is balanced, dynamic and serves the business.
- Resolve short/medium term supply constraints (ex. quality, technical…) to meet the consensus sales plan.
- Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have a single clear answer. 
- Deep involvement in the Innovation process to ensure accurate market planning, reduced supply chain complexity and increased reliability and agility. 
- Implement and maintain the process to prevent and monitor write-offs including action plans for reduction and control improvement.
- Implement and maintain the process to prevent, control and mitigate risks on slow / no moving inventory.
- Continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach to make a step change on forecast accuracy – focused on the main IPCs in the business.
- Evolve and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
- Mature the forecasting process with improved inputs, assumptions, and tools. 
- Drive maturity in trade inventory management – refine trade inventory targets at customer brand size level. 
- Align on timing for promotion activities and projects.
- Participate in the monthly LAC OC Supply Review to review supply risks & opportunities to consider in S&OP and to drive improvement.
- Develop best practice sharing within the region and global planning community.
- Proactively drive a lean profitable portfolio with regular portfolio rationalization reviews
- Communicate effectively – sharing technical data in simple executive format.
- Understands how and when to escalate risks and provide possible mitigations.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Strong Customer Focus
  •  Demonstrated expertise in demand Planning in FMCG environment (high tech/ pharma supplemental)
  • Proven track record in forecast accuracy
  • Demonstrated SAP expertise in APO / IBP. (Other like systems considered)
  • Demonstrated technical acumen in Business Intelligence/ Power BI etc.
  • Commercially savvy / Financially fluent
Personal Qualities
  • 5+ years’ experience in S&OP. 
  • This experience should have been gained in an FMCG environment, but you may well have additional experience in high tech or pharma industries as well.
  • Bachelor’s degree Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance etc.
  •  Highly organized, systems driven ways of work.  
  • Strong team player/ Driver of change/ continuous improvement

  • Results oriented, Bias for action and Determination to succeed.

  • Commercially savvy / Financially fluent

  • Language Skills: Fluent English; Local Country (or Countries) language skills an advantage.
  • We are looking for people who are globally mobile and have aspirations to experience different cultures.

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.