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Mexico Market Demand & Supply Planner Jr. Manager

Job Name

Mexico Market Demand & Supply Planner Jr. Manager

Country:

Mexico

City:

Tultitlan, Mexico

Function:

Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

V.P., Supply Chain- LAC • Supply & Logistics

Job type:

Full time

About the role

WHAT DOES A DEMAND & SUPPLY PLANNER DO?  
As a market demand & supply planner, you will be a key contributor to the S&OP process.  You will lead the trend and inventory analysis as inputs to the process as well as validate and ensure total accuracy of customer trade inventory.  You will be responsible to translate the final consensus volumes into a SKU level phased demand plan. You will have a deep understanding of the innovation process and expertly reflect this demand in the system considering cannibalization, pipeline building, phase in / phase out among others. You will ensure a pristine planning environment in SAP guaranteeing the best possible signal to our supply network. You will be responsible for ensuring market safety stock optimization and demand driven replenishment to achieve the sales plan. 
 
ABOUT YOU
To be successful in this role you will be a collaborative, technical, commercially oriented contributor who is able to thrive in a high intensity, cross functional team environment. You are very detail oriented and have demonstrated supply chain planning & forecast accuracy improvement experience.   You are analytical and curious with a drive to continuously learn and improve. You are Fearless and have a strong Founders Mentality.  
 
PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION  
  • Lead by example; demonstrate our values of Fearless, Family & Founders

  • Leverage the matrix organization to learn and implement best practices for demand and supply planning.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • Operational Excellence - Drive step change in forecast accuracy

  • Ensure customer inventory accuracy and alignment to policy.

  • Drive lean portfolio and pristine planning environment.

  • Support on time / in full innovation planning and execution

Responsibilities

  • Support the cross functional team of Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance to achieve consensus each month in the S&OP process.

  • Engage with all stakeholders to use the correct assumptions in scenarios and trend analysis to improve the detailed SKU level demand plan.

  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to supporting the S&OP / Forecast (historical sales, trends, open orders, seasonality, promotions, trade inventory). 

  • Manage the Demand and Supply Planning processes to ensure plans are established, monitored, and reviewed to drive efficient and timely distribution of products in the market. 

  • Build visibility between financial target and volume sales plan and support the financial team in the financial cycle. 

  • Drive value - ensure the planning process is balanced, dynamic and serves the business. 

  • Resolve short/medium term supply constraints (ex. quality, technical…) to meet the consensus sales plan.

  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have a single clear answer.

  • Deep involvement in the Innovation process to ensure accurate market planning, reduced supply chain complexity and increased reliability and agility. 

  • Implement and maintain the process to prevent and monitor write-offs including action plans for reduction and control improvement.

  • Implement and maintain the process to prevent, control and mitigate risks on slow / no moving inventory. 

  • Continuously improve forecasting techniques, method, and approach to make a step change on forecast accuracy – focused on the main IPCs in the business.  

  • Evolve and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems. 

  • Mature the forecasting process with improved inputs, assumptions, and tools.  

  • Drive maturity in trade inventory management – refine trade inventory targets at customer brand size level.  

  • Align on timing for promotion activities and projects.

  • Participate in the monthly LAC OC Supply Review to review supply risks & opportunities to consider in S&OP and to drive improvement.

  • Develop best practice sharing within the region and global planning community. 

  • Proactively drive a lean profitable portfolio with regular portfolio rationalization reviews

  • Communicate effectively – sharing technical data in simple executive format.

  • Understands how and when to escalate risks and provide possible mitigations.

Skills and Experience


THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY:
  • Strong Customer Focus

  • Demonstrated expertise in demand Planning in FMCG environment (high tech/ pharma supplemental)

  • Proven track record in forecast accuracy
     
  • Demonstrated SAP expertise in APO / IBP. (Other like systems considered)

  • Demonstrated technical acumen in Business Intelligence/ Power BI etc. 

  • Highly organized, systems driven ways of work.  

  • Strong team player/ Driver of change/ continuous improvement 

  • Commercially savvy / Financially fluent

  • Results oriented, Bias for action and Determination to succeed.

  • English - Business fluency / Spanish 

  • Bachelor’s degree Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance etc. 
OTHER
  • We are looking for people who are globally mobile and aspire to experience different cultures.

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.