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LAC Direct Procurement Manager (Tultitlan, Mexico)

Job Name

LAC Direct Procurement Manager (Tultitlan, Mexico)




Tultitlan, Mexico


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

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

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • 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

Critical experiences for success

  • 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 ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.