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Planning, Materials & Warehouse Manager

Job Name

Planning, Materials & Warehouse Manager






Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Senior Manager France OC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sybille Fleuret

About the role


Lead the Team in charge of production planning, of supplying the dry goods and logistics to ensure the availability of our products On Time In Full, in a way to serve our customers needs. 
Be responsible to provide an effective production planning for the plant, a strong supply planning to our suppliers and reliable inventory management.
Build effective cross functional team collaborating across supply chain and other areas of the organization, namely production, quality, procurement, new product development. 
Drive planning and supply performance through initiatives such as capacity management, demand replenishment analysis, supplier partnerships or SAP optimization, including strong planning processes and performance. 
Bring continuous improvements driving service level excellence and efficiency.


To be successful in this role you will be a collaborative business partner who is able to work in a fast-moving environment.
Planning skills and mindset, problem solving, and critical thinking are key!
You will enjoy leading a team, supporting and inspiring them to always deliver their best work and continually improve.
You will put Customer needs at the heart of every of your actions.


  • Ensure end to end processes are aligned to deliver optimal production and material planning
  • Coordinate capacities assessments (short/mid and long term) at supplier level and for the plant to ensure that the capacities are in place accordingly to our customers needs
  • Support the S&OP process from a Plant Planning and Materials Planning perspective
  • Drive the planning activities for the plant and enforce the right communication flows between Global Supply Chain, Suppliers and Plant stakeholders
  • Lead cross functional production planning meetings 
  • Drive the supplier integration program for the plant
  • Share our material forecasts to our suppliers, and ensure availabilities confirmation back accordingly to our needs
  • Define and drive the right safety stock coverage strategies for components and for finished goods
  • Manage the right level of inventories in order to ensure sales and to avoid slow/no movers
  • Drive a reliable inventory management
  • Key actor within our supplier’s monthly/quarterly and yearly business reviews 
  • Lifecycle management : build phase out and phase in plans covering all levels of bills of materials 
  • Analyze and report materials excess and obsolescence taking corrective / preventative actions that will minimize financial risk
  • Support the Supply Chain Manager with accurate and timely information on planning to enable effective decision making 
  • Coach and mentor direct reports, develop talent pipeline
  • Foster a team environment where high performance and team spirit are driven by our values 
  • Develop reporting systems and processes, utilizing new technology and SAP functionality. Continuously seek to identify improvement opportunities through the process
  • Ensure communication and follow up of KPIs to monitor and improve performance

Skills and Experience

  • End to End Supply Chain Processes
  • Customer focus
  • Leadership competencies and strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Strong organizational skills, Networking and interpersonal relationship building
  • Experience / Practice within SAP ECC & APO is mandatory
  • Technically agile to trigger and analyze data within SAP environment 
  • MS Office strong knowledge
  • Capability to overview, manage and co-ordinate multiple projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking, detail oriented, autonomous and rigorous. 
  • Has a strong bias to action – delivers business results 
  • Ability to handle stressful, fast-paced, fast changing environment
  • 5 years plus management experience in supply chain function, ideally in multinational FMCG 
  • Language skills : fluent French & English (written and oral)

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.