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Operations Assistant Manager- Vietnam

Job Name

Operations Assistant Manager- Vietnam




Thai Binh Province


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Director Operations Development (AMEA+NAPAC)

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Clarisse Lainez

About the role

Your Opportunity

In this role, you will provide Manufacturing Operations direction to the Huong Sen Group Company in Thai Binh, Hanoi, Vietnam. Also, remotely support the PT BMP & PT KBI companies in Bali, Indonesia. Ensure product supplies are aligned to deliver the market demand at optimum cost. Develop and maintain a systematic approach to ensure the products manufactured by these Copackers meet Bacardi standards. Also play a key role as the face of Operations and Supply Chain for the South-East Asia Market and point of contact for Regional Operations.

About You 
  • You are a technical operations person with sound knowledge of Alcobev industry and the statutory compliance requirements of the industry.
  • You are a team worker with strong ability to drive our business with our partners.
  • You are detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task in a complex and changing environment. 
  • You have a strong bias for action and focus on results, seeing the business as if it is your own.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Oversees the Copacker’s planning and manufacturing systems for Bacardi products to ensure compliance with all product and process standards including specifications, approved methods, procedures, practices, and systems.
  • Identify and execute the ideal balance between customer service requirements, inventory optimization, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution by driving the S&OP process.
  • Optimize the distribution network from plant to customer to improve the service level (Order fill rate & Lead time) and reduce cost and consumer / customer complaint.
  • Coaches and conducts training for Copacker’s management team on Bacardi standards as required.
  • Conducts audits of vendors’ processes, products, and systems. Evaluates and coordinates corrective action follow-ups to resolve issues.
  • Proactively researches and recommends enhancements to production planning, material procurement and quality management practices to drive continuous improvements.
  • Prepares various reports and documents for Operations Director, Regional Quality, Tradall and other internal customers as required and ability to travel and work outside normal schedule as required.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Minimum Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Technology or Chemistry
    • Added advantage for Advanced degree.
  • Minimum Experience
    • 7-10 years’ experience in manufacturing / supply chain in Alcobev / FMCG environment.
  • Language Skills
    • Fluent Vietnamese & English (since our Vietnam Copacker’s team does not understand English).
  • Proficient working knowledge in applying good manufacturing practices and procedures demonstrating necessary safety training and exposures.
  • Possess broad background including, but not limited to establishing and maintaining budgets, and quality management strategies and philosophies.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities and sound working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma / ISO standards.
  • Track record of managing 3rd parties and driving continuous improvement in their performance– service, quality & cost
Personal Qualities
  • Must possess and exhibit strong ability to work cohesively with others to accomplish company objectives.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal capabilities with ability to get results through mentoring and team-based approach.
  • Effective delegation skills, ability to think quickly, creatively and challenge team to do the same.
  • Must possess strong facilitation, negotiating and communication skills.

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.