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Manager - Procurement

Job Name

Manager - Procurement







Reporting Line:

Controller - Procurement AMEA & NAPAC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Niharika Yadav

About the role

Procurement Team at Bacardi is accountable for all the activities related to Direct Materials, Supply planning for the all the materials to meet the requirements of Production facilities in the region. Also, to derive long term relationships with the vendors and bring buying efficiencies thereby saving cost for the organisation without compromising on quality.

In this role you will be accountable for close coordination with the plants and vendors to ensure materials reach on time and as per plan at the factories. Being part of Global function constant knowledge sharing with Category Managers, Business leaders, Brand team and Operation leads is required. You will create the legacy of Bacardi and drive key decisions that will significantly affect Bacardi’s presence in the region. Your deep
commercial knowledge and ability to develop strategic relationships will be key to your success in this role.


  • Responsible for identifying and developing suppliers according to the company quality policies, aiming at the achievement of pre-established quality standards by all providers, assuring that productive process follows the qualityprograms.
  • Responsible for certifying alternative suppliers to guarantee that the production process will not stop due to lack of raw material.
  • Plan, direct, and monitor all purchasing activities so that the goods, materials, supplies, and services the organization buys meet its standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply.
  • Liaise with functional or operational managers (for example in sales and production) to understand their current and anticipated demand for goods and materials and develop plans, cost estimates, and schedules for integrating these needs into existing purchasing activities.
  • Responsible for evaluating and selecting suppliers and negotiating terms for major purchases; committing to purchases (within established limits of authority) that are in the organization’s best interest following the global procurement policy.
  • Responsible for analysing and evaluating external price trends and new product offerings to identify opportunities toreduce overall purchasing costs for the organization.
  • Responsible for selecting and managing ongoing relationships with major suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors to ensure that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service and the best price is available to the organization.
  • Strategy Implementation:
    • Provide input and feedback to Global Category Managers on sourcing strategy execution based on OC’s needs
    • Define and implement sourcing strategy for plants specific materials, in alignment with relevant category manager and the regional procurement lead
    • Execute action plans for the plants in line with sourcing strategy and in coordination with the regional procurement lead
    • Ensure all sourcing projects are responding to the 3 strategic pillars.
  • Supplier Integration Program
    • SIP specific project driver/support
    • Own local plants specific supplier relationships
    • Facilitate SPM to track supplier performance and feedback to category manager for consolidation
    • Ensure that a supplier portfolio is developed considering business needs with regards to plants constraints, innovation,contingency, supply chain agility and sustainability
    • Ensures preferred customer status with regards to pricing, supply chain
  • Sourcing and development support
    • Support NPD for packaging related projects
    • Deliver projects on time and in budget
    • Ensures that supplier selection is compliant with policy and in line with global strategy
    • Proactively identify capabilities and identifies suitable suppliers
    • First level escalation in case of Packaging supply difficulties
  • Continuous improvement
    • Drives healthy VE pipeline and delivers VE targets for OC
    • Contribute to optimize costs and services to generate economy of scale where possible
    • Create strong internal relationship with internal stakeholders: SC, QA, NPD…
    • Maintain and drive list of optimization actions: cost, quality, supply…
    • Feedback to the team potential learnings/reapplication opportunities
    • Continuously screens the local demand of Packaging in order to identify sourcing optimization and / or issues
  • Administration and reporting
    • Maintain accurate pricing 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
    • Update Provalido monthly to ensure appropriate reflection of savings, cost avoidance and cash improvement projects.
  • P2P
    • Become SAP Super User for Direct Procurement organization
    • Ensures timely and up to date submission of Outline Agreements in SAP ECC allowing the plants to call off against the contracts and the SSC to pay on time based on a 3 way match process (PO, GR, PRICE)
    • Accountable for payment on time of all local Packaging suppliers through clear Outline Agreements (target: 95% PoT)
    • Ensure 90d EOM PT is enforced

Skills and Experience

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution. 4+ years of experience in similar role in an Alco-bev/ FMCG industry preferred.
  • Procurement experience preferably with a beverages / FMCG / alco-bev industry.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective use of networking and leveraging the same with key suppliers and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and first-hand on-procurement experience
  • You are Pro-active, Goal-oriented and Passionate about delivering results and constantly seek to improve
  • You demonstrate resilience by overcoming challenges and staying calm under pressure
  • You demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking, looking for new ways to achieve better results

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.