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Operations Development Manager

Job Name

Operations Development Manager


Puerto Rico


Cataño Puerto Rico


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

VP of Operations

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Gina Colon

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Operations Development Manager is responsible for managing and optimizing organizational development processes to increase operational performance and people development. The incumbent develops, participates in design, validates and implements all those local and global strategies that serve as a guide to improve quality, productivity and efficiency and thus contribute effectively to the reach our business goals through the Bacardi Operating System (BOS), Continuous Improvement Projects and the effective implementation of a Lean Manufacturing Culture.

In addition, s/he is also responsible for analyzes and implements training standards to ensure the talent development are aligned to the skills and competencies needed to strengthen the future organization. The incumbent must have experience in manufacturing operations, including but not limited to lean manufacturing, process excellence, financial acumen, production forecast, safety culture, among others. 


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate processes, projects, and programs (local and global) related to the operations and resources development included on the BOS and Lean Curriculum.
  • Define the operational manufacturing needs and support business initiatives aimed to increase organizational performance and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Measure development programs to ensure that we are meeting the company's standards.
  • Measure and communicate the performance indicators (KPI’s) of the organization to ensure process efficiency.
  • Support and coach facilitators and employees in all processes of continuous improvement to meet and or exceed consumer requirements.
  • Responsible for the implementation and measurement each Pillar of the Bacardi Operating System (BOS). Help to define and show achievable plan for each BOS pillars
  • Active participation in all continuous improvement activities that contribute to strengthen the internal work environment: meetings Lean PMO, SDT's, teams of continuous improvement or problem solving.
  • Overseeing the direction of the project, ensuring that the client's specifications and requirements are met, reviewing progress, and monitor costs.
  • Drive rigorous metrics related to the KPI to evaluate performance and drive reduction in variability/defects in critical business processes.
  • Build relationships with other resources to support, identify, review, prioritizes and execute of key improvements opportunities/projects to drive results.
  • Ensure the talent capabilities with a solid training plan based on local and global business needs.
  • Complies with and supports SQS to ensure compliance with the Environmental, Health and Safety Management System.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical or Chemistry) required
  • Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or Business Administration preferred
  • Required knowledge in Analytics and Statistical Software (Minitab, BI) and Green Belt Certified, Black Belt Certified preferred.
Minimum Experience:
  • 3-5 Years experience in Project Management Required
  • 5 + Years experience in Lean Manufacturing and Process Excellence Required
  • 5 + Years experience in Knowledge in Manufacturing Operations Required
  • 1-2 Years experience in Training and development Preferred
Necessary Skills
  • Required:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and Spanish)
    • Knowledge of Word/Excel/PPT/Virtual meeting Platforms for business/digital technology
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Mentoring and coaching skills
    • Effective presentation Skills
  • Preferred:
    • Training facilitation 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.