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LAC Direct Procurement Manager (Tultitlan, Mexico)

Job Name

LAC Direct Procurement Manager (Tultitlan, Mexico)




Tultitlan, Mexico


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Global Packaging Procurement Director and Global Raw Materials Procurement Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sandra Munguia

About the role

The LAC Direct Procurement Manager will be the LAC OC Operations Single Point of Contact for Packaging Procurement and Raw Materials under scope for the region, covering both Bacardi sites and supply of components to co-packers.

Also the Category Manager for the Raw Materials locally used, mainly local ingredients used on Tultitlan plant and LAC OC lead and champion for Supplier Integration Program


  • Provide input and feedback to Global Directors & Global Category Managers on Packaging and Raw Materials
  • (Flavors) sourcing strategy and their execution based on OC needs and specific requirements.
  • 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.
  • Own and lead for the LAC region Suppliers integration program.
  • Ensure raw materials under scope are sustainably certified (LCD for Tultitlan Plant).
  • Optimize working capital through best practice raw materials inventory management.
  • Propose alternate supply sources and identify cost improvement opportunities as well as benchmarking costs.
  • Be the facilitator as Single point of contact for any Procurement Category (such as CAPEX, FM, Indirect etc), depending on the needs of the LAC OC.
  • Champion SIP in the region LAC.
  • Build, align and drive OC SIP plan for the region.
  • 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 and Raw Materials topics
  • Contribute to optimize costs and services to generate savings in order to offset regional inflation
  • Define, maintain and deliver Value Creation pipeline for the LAC region
  • Ensure accurate pricing in SAP is maintained
  • Negotiate, coordinate and document the packaging and raw material purchases for LAC
  • Be the Point of Contact for OC projects: NPD, VE

Skills and Experience

  • Master in Business / Economy or Engineering (specialization in purchasing is an asset)
  • Minimum 5 years+ in a direct procurement position. FMCG background is a plus but not essential.
  • Fluent English; other languages are an asset Responsible to develop and coach direct report
  • MS Office advanced
  • SAP
  • Supply Chain expertise , supply/ demand, forecasting

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.