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Environmental Social & Governance, Procurement Senior Manager

Job Name

Environmental Social & Governance, Procurement Senior Manager







Reporting Line:

Senior Director, Global Packaging / CAPEX MRO Procurement

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sandra Vanlooy-Taylor

About the role


We are seeking a strong (Environmental, Social and Governance), Procurement Sustainability Lead to join our Procurement team. The Procurement Sustainability Lead will be responsible for leading the company's efforts to incorporate sustainability into all procurement activities, including supplier selection, sourcing, and contract management. This individual will be a key player in helping our company meet its ESG & sustainability goals and drive change in the Spirits industry.


  • You are passionate about sustainability and procurement, and you want to make a difference in the Spirits industry by helping Bacardi layout the Procurement ESG vision. 
  • You are entrepreneurial and will need to know how to operate in an agile and changing environment, working very closely with your internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will need to be able to implement strategies, define clear roadmap with suppliers and drive actions while ensure continuity of supply.


  • Define and oversee the sustainable sourcing strategy for key raw materials, including engaging with third party certifications to ensure robust standards and effective execution.
  • Contribute to develop a Sustainability policy that guides all procurement activities and decision-making for the company.
  • Oversee audit findings and support corrective action plans to ensure suppliers are meeting are standards.
  • Develop and implement a sustainability strategy for procurement that aligns with the company's overall sustainability goals and objectives and puts Bacardi at the forefront of responsible and regenerative sourcing practices.
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage sustainability risks and opportunities in the supply chain.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and partners/suppliers to promote sustainable practices and drive continuous improvement (through actions plans, certifications and standard definition).
  • Work with the Procurement teams to ensure that sustainability considerations are integrated into all sourcing and contract management activities as we all as selection criteria definition.
  • Embed ESG/Sustainability within core procurement processes and digital procurement strategy.
  • Develop and maintain metrics to track and report on the sustainability performance of suppliers (and procurement category managers) to reach our company’s ESG targets and provide this data to support ESG reporting requirements.
  • Articulate a cross-functional team to drive sustainability initiatives and projects linking with our Good Spirited Program.
  • Engage and collaborate with Procurement teams and supplier on Responsible Procurement projects and capability building programs through regular webinars, e-learnings and development of toolkits and best practices.
  • Ensure sourcing strategy categories embed a detailed roadmap to deliver ESG goals.
  • Stay current on industry trends as well as changing regulatory environment to constantly sharpen and drive implementation of best practices in sustainable procurement and share insights with the procurement and sustainability teams.
  • Support company's sustainability communication with reporting on goals and progress to internal and external partners. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for sustainable practices, such as the use of renewable energy or the implementation of circular economy principles.

Skills and Experience


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in supply chain/procurement and/or sustainability, with a track record of success in developing and implementing sustainability strategies and driving change across organisations in a matrix structure.

  • FMCG background is a plus but no must.

  • Fluent English: other languages are an asset.

Functional Skills:
  • Passionate about sustainability and procurement, wants to make a difference in the Spirits industry.
  • Strong understanding of sustainability principles, practices, certifications, tools and processes (in areas as sustainable supply chains, bio-diversity protection, auditing and compliance) including lifecycle analysis, carbon footprinting, and sustainable sourcing principles.
  • Solid understanding of procurement functions
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Main categories to be covered will be Packaging, Raw Materials (agricultural) and Indirect Procurement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with crossfunctional teams and build strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, with the ability to lead complex projects and drive results.
  • Proven ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to complex sustainability challenges.

Technical Skills:
  • MS Office advanced is a plus.
  • SAP, BI is a plus.

  • 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
  • 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 and able to deliver with brilliance at pace. Integrity and hunger to be part of a winning team - working in close collaboration all local and global stakeholders 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.
  • 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 business needs and multiple competing agendas in high demand/high speed situations

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.