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Packaging Procurement Buyer

Job Name

Packaging Procurement Buyer


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL



Reporting Line:

Senior Director Global Packaging & Capex MRO Procurement

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Valissa Gyamena

About the role


The Procurement buyer will participate and lead the effort of implementing the OC purchasing strategy for Packaging materials in alignment with the Global  Procurement Strategy and in alignment with key stakeholders. She/He will contribute to the local execution of the  Supplier Integration Program (SIP) with mains suppliers of the plants.
She/He will be developing and action plan to achieve global targets for the main pillars of the global procurement strategy A) Securing supply sustainably ; B)at Benchmark Cost ; and delivering C)Value beyond cost.
She/He is the representative of the procurement team on packaging innovation projects and the first point of contact for selected packaging suppliers supporting the Direct Procurement Manager. She/He also collects strategic data and input to the Packaging categories’ sourcing strategies and needs to ensure systems are up-to-date.
She/He will be the owner of the compliance to the Global Procurement Policy locally and drive subsequent efforts.


To support the Best 10 years of the Bacardi group, we need you to be Fearless, have a Founders mentality, and treat others like Family. You will need to know how to operate in an agile and changing environment, working very closely with your internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time with best value/quality to the company.
You will need to be able to implement strategies, define clear roadmap with suppliers and drive actions while ensure continuity of supply



Procurement strategy execution:
  • Working with the NAM packaging manager to support the execution for the sourcing strategy for the operations in the region responding to our strategic pillars.
Supplier Integration Program
  • Support the delivery and execution of key projects with suppliers
  • Own local plants specific supplier relationships 
  • Facilitate supplier performance reviews to track supplier performance and drive improvement
  • Ensure that a supplier portfolio is developed and maintained considering business needs with regards to plants constraints, innovation, contingency, supply chain agility and ESG/sustainability goals
  • Ensures preferred customer status with regards to pricing, supply chain 

Sourcing and development support
  • Support new product development 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

Continuous improvement
  • Drives healthy value engineering and continuous improvement pipeline
  • Contribute to optimize costs and services to generate economy of scale where possible
  • Work in strong collaboration with key internal stakeholders: logistic & planning, QEHS, NPD, Finance
  • Maintain and drive list of optimization actions: cost, quality, service
  • 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

  • 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


  • Master in Business / Economy or Engineering (specialization in purchasing is an asset)

  • Minimum 3-5 years in a direct procurement position desired but other background with strong interest to learn Procurement will be considered
  • FMCG background is a plus but no must.

  • Fluent English; other languages are an asset

Functional Skills: 
  • Solid understanding of procurement functions
  • Analytical skills 
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Understanding of procurement budgeting
  • Understanding of project management and contribution of Procurement
  • Supply/ demand, forecasting understanding

Technical Skills: 
  • MS Office advanced (especially Excel)
  • SAP, BI

Understands how to navigate in a local- regional-global matrix environment.
Drive for results
Good Communication skills and interpersonal savvy

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.