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Direct Procurement OC France Lead

Job Name

Direct Procurement OC France Lead






Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Senior Global Procurement Director – Raw Materials

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Marina Raffin Duval

About the role

Your Opportunity

In this role, the candidate will support the OC Procurement lead to develop and deploy strategic Procurement sourcing plans for Raw Materials associated with whiskies (Grain Whisky, Yeast and Malted Barley), EU alcohol and global casks. 

The role will have accountability for managing service levels and performance levels to meet business objectives and will be responsible for the overall management of a substantial budget. 

About You 

To support the Best 10 years of the Bacardi group, we need you to be Fearless, have a Founders mentality, and treat others like Family. You will have to demonstrate strong inter-personal skills to influence and drive strategies with various stakeholders. Pro-active, you will need to challenge the status-quo and drive change.

In this role the candidate will:
  • Be the OC France Single Point of Contact for Packaging Procurement and local Raw Materials and mainly with Cognac liquids
  • Be responsible for Cognac vineyards acquisition in line with approved strategy to support D’Ussé growth and be a strong support to the local raw material manager mainly on Cognac liquid sourcing  
  • Be the OC lead for Supplier Integration Program
  • Relay between the plant and global category managers for Packaging and CAPEX categories
  • Be responsible for implementing global sourcing strategies on both Packaging and Raw materials for the plants
  • Own local plants specific material sourcing
  • Co-Own PPV, and budget setting with global category manager for Packaging categories and with Procurement Director-Global Raw Materials 
  • Manage supplier plant to Bacardi plant relationship
  • The candidate will be working very closely and in full transparency with the Manufacturing and Supply Chain teams in the OC, objectives is to get the right data for the demand ie volume and planning and assess any opportunity to reduce cost without jeopardizing the quality of the requested products
  • The Candidate will also ensure that all the strategies for Raw Materials under his/her scope are pre checked and pre agreed by the key Stakeholders prior to final presentation and approval
  • Ensure that relevant purchasing contracts are in place
  • Be the first level escalation in case of packaging issue
  • Coach and develop their direct report


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

Strategy Development and Ownership
  • Provide input and feedback to Global Category Managers on Packaging and CAPEX sourcing strategy execution based on OC needs
  • Investigate opportunities related to Cognac vineyards acquisition and align with Procurement Director Raw Materials prior any action is taken
  • Communicate and champion Packaging and Raw Materials sourcing strategies within the OC
  • Leads key local contract negotiations for Packaging materials.
  • Execute action plans for the plants in line with sourcing strategies
  • Evaluate and implement cost savings ideas to achieve or improve budgets, define and lead local and regional procurement projects that will lead to savings/efficiencies
  • Mentor, direct and coordinate activities of individuals and teams engaged in purchasing and distribution of raw materials and supplies across the region. 
  • Define the OC action plan for Supplier Integration and own execution 
  • Optimize working capital through best practice raw materials inventory management. 
Supplier Relationship Manager (SRM)
  • Own local OC supplier relationships in the context of Supplier Integration
  • Manage plant to plant communication for “global” suppliers within defined SIP framework
  • First level escalation for Packaging/CAPEX and Raw Materials topics
  • Facilitate SPM to track supplier performance and feedback to Packaging category managers for consolidation
  • Ensure that a supplier portfolio is developed considering business needs with regards to plants constraints, innovation, contingency, supply chain agility and sustainability
  • Develops and manages a strategic SRM approach for local vendors through defining escalation procedures, communication channels and meeting schedules commercially and technically
Continuous improvement
  • Contribute to optimize costs and services to generate economy of scale where possible
  • Define, maintain and deliver VE pipeline for the OC
  • Deliver on cash targets through inventory reductions, Payment Term improvements and payment schedules improvements
  • Create strong internal relationship with internal stakeholders
  • Feedback to the team potential learnings/reapplication opportunities
  • Continuously screens the local demand of Packaging and Raw Materials in order to identify sourcing optimization and / or issues
Administration and reporting
  • Develops and owns procurement budget for the OC (including PPV)
  • Ensures accurate pricing maintenance in SAP
  • Ensure compliance with all policies
  • Ensure local contracts are dully signed and stored centrally 
  • Educate local colleagues on supplier’s industry constraints and work to define relevant operating models to minimize proactively disruptions
  • Maintains provalido appropriately reflects of savings, cost avoidance and cash improvement projects.
  • Ensures P2P performance for the OC 
NPD and Projects
  • Be the Point of Contact for OC projects: NPD, VE, CAPEX…
  • Integrate Procurement requirements upfront in NPD projects
  • Ensure Preferred/Strategic suppliers are involved and selected for NPD
  • Guarantee precise price estimates at contract gate
  • Develops the France OC procurement team (responsible to develop and coach direct report)
  • Remain up to speed on CAPEX/MRO projects and provide support if needed to CAPEX procurement manager
  • Contributes to the global procurement team maturity. 
  • Identifies and develop a successor. 
  • Run yearly performance management and objective processes for direct reports

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Minimum 7 years of Procurement in an FMCG/Beverage company with cross functional and geographical matrix management, up and down and with a robust experience on Cognac liquid sourcing.
  • Experience within different businesses and diverse cultures.
  • Collaborate with strong, multifunctional teams to deliver with excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Wide local network related to Cognac industry, including winegrowers, distillers and Cognac House
  • Excellent Excel and analytical skills – the ability to draw conclusions and recommendations from data
  • Mobility – willing to travel 25% of time.

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.