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Job Name





Tultitlan, Mexico



Reporting Line:

Vice President Global Procurement

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

Your Opportunity

You will have the full accountability and responsibility of integrated procurement function and activities within the region – implementing global strategies, building regional strategies and partnering with the business to deliver competitive advantage in sourcing goods and services. You will help business with Environmental, Social and Governance agenda, innovation, global commodity trends, purchasing governance, supply signals, etc.

About You

You like challenge and are energetic to identify opportunities. You lead and inspire creating trust and an inclusive team environment. You are a skilled communicator and can influence other functions and stakeholders while being an enabler and a promoter. Adaptable across business functions and able to work with some degree of ambiguity. You evaluate options and risks with strong bias for action. You embrace change and foster collaboration. You have a continuous improvement mindset with servant leadership DNA. 


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

  • Ensure supply of materials and services to meet business needs
  • Ensure continuity of supply by maintaining effective relationships with existing sources and by developing other sources of supply either as alternatives or to meet emerging or planned needs
  • Buy efficiently and wisely, obtaining by ethical means the best value for the business
  • Develops and owns the procurement budget and plan for the region
Procurement Development & Strategy Implementation 
  • Provide input and feedback to the Global Category Managers on global sourcing strategies across raw materials, packaging, logistics, marketing, Capex, external manufacturing, etc.
  • Define sourcing strategies to meet region specific needs in collaboration and alignment with relevant category lead (leverage and increase global spend coverage where appropriate)
  • Maintain “activity and RACI map” to establish clear roles and responsibilities between Region and Global Category leads avoiding duplication and ensuring compliance
  • Communicate and deploy global and regional sourcing strategies in your Region / Market
  • Negotiate effectively in order to work with suppliers who will seek mutual benefit through superior performance providing preferred customer status
  • Own contract management, drive governance and compliance jointly with finance and legal
  • Assure locally sustainable supply solutions including contingency, responsible sourcing and supplier performance management (supplier reviews, KPIs, adherence to contract, PTP process efficiencies, Sedex, etc.)
  • Ensure wholistic approach in measuring value covering service, cost, Environment Social Governance (ESG), working capital, cost of capital, benchmarks, total cost of ownership, etc. parameters in decision making process
  • Drive continuous improvement through value creation / value enabler initiatives and broader organisation engagement
  • Ensure procurement activities are monitored & focused behind the biggest impact areas allowing to achieve and exceed set targets across cost, service, working capital, ESG, etc. as defined in procurement strategy and annual objectives
  • Leverage partnerships, digital procurement, Bacardi Enterprise Services (BES), IT systems, lean manufacturing, etc. 
  • Develop strong expertise and knowledge of other functions and their commercial matters to enable procurement strategy to be fully integrated with the region’s strategy
  • Regularly re-examine purchasing structure as part of strategic review
  • Monitor supply market trends, conduct cross regional comparisons to identify risks & opportunities and leading practices
  • Collaborate across procurement teams implementing sourcing and supply improvements that are broadly re-applicable
  • Encourage team to apply multi-echelon supply chain concepts driving collaboration and understanding the impact on one another
Customer & Stakeholder Focus
  • Maintain sound cooperative relationships with other departments/functions, providing information and advice as necessary to ensure effective operation of the organisation as a whole
  • Liaise with the region management to provide visibility on strategies, activities and results making sure the procurement vision fits and augments the overall business vision and strategic plans
  • Understand and anticipate region needs to prioritize initiatives, adopt strategies and engage broader procurement team as required
  • Champion innovation and effective development of new products aligned with resource allocation priorities
  • Leading role in developing and achieving region’s ESG targets through best practices and supplier engagement
  • Single point of contact for the region leadership to effectively leverage procurement expertise in supporting the business
  • Represent procurement on the regional presidents extended management team(s)
  • Help region to understand the cost impacts and drivers irrespective of supply or service origin
  • Engage in the region’s IAP process and ensure procurement strategies are considered to deliver a competitive advantage for Bacardi 
  • Provide performance KPIs measuring procurement contributions to the region’s success
People & Organisation Development
  • You will lead a procurement team of approximately 10 people
  • Develop and inspire regional procurement team providing leadership, coaching, and mentoring for high performance team delivering outstanding organisational impact and results with strong internal customer service focus
  • Ensure implementation of learning and development plans and sustained learning for everyone in your team
  • Ensure that teams have the resources and assets needed to deliver desired results
  • Ensure integration with other functions and procurement team members on common goals and joint initiatives
  • Liaise with senior management across the business to get buy-in and provide visibility on strategies, activities & results
  • Develop an environment that drives continuous improvement, seeking input from both internal and external sources to undertake a complete review of the sourcing plans and strategies on a periodic basis to ensure that it continues to meet the current and future needs of the business

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

  • Degree in Business / Finance / Economics or Engineering (specialization in purchasing is an asset) or equivalent
  • Specialization in purchasing and/or procurement qualification is an advantage – CIPS
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in a procurement role working across multiple geographies in matrix structure environment
  • Relevant experience managing Direct and Indirect categories in emerging market environment
  • People management and organisation development skills
Functional Skills:
  • Solid understanding of procurement function and category management (including industry analysis skills)
  • Proficiency with core Procurement skills – Strategic Procurement, Supplier Management and Performance, Supply Market Analysis, Cost Modelling, Category Management, Digital Procurement, Sustainable Procurement 2.0, ESG
  • Proven negotiation and relationship management skills
  • Strong business acumen, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required
  • Able to manage in a matrix environment and to effectively engage with stakeholders of same and other functions
  • Proven track record in developing and gaining alignment to complex procurement strategies
  • Influencing skills / Directing Others - ability to influence and understand differing needs of stakeholders
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Organization change management experience
Technical Skills:
  • Advanced MS Office Skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Digital Procurement tools (Scanmarket, Keelvar, Comas, etc.)
  • ERP - SAP & BI (not mandatory)
Language Skills:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Local regional language skills are a plus
Personal Qualities
  • 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 of hiring activities and able to deliver with brilliance at pace. Integrity and hunger to be part of a winning team.
  • 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, you’re presented with 
  • 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 hiring 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.