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Global Procurement Manager Logistics

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Full time

Lead recruiter:

Daniela Duran Chaves

About the role


Category Manager is a critical role in the procurement organization.

You will be involved in several core activities from setting the overall category strategy and running the tender events for European road and multimodal freight, including European warehousing and distribution, to management of the key contract negotiations and driving relationship management with critical suppliers. 

Identifying value creation opportunities and running complex sourcing initiatives, critical thinking and converting data into insights is what supports your success and development in the role. You will take the lead in identifying and executing category initiatives and will need to regularly engage with and manage stakeholders across the business.

You will support the category lead with the global category strategy implementation mainly in Europe through execution, valuable insights, innovative ideas, and risk management.

This is a chance to beat ambitious value delivery targets in  Logistics Procurement and to grow your career in the global procurement organisation and largest privately owned spirits’ company.


You have experience in supply chain or logistics procurement category or have been managing complex projects in supply chain or logistics in big FMCG company, consultancy or 4PL organization for more than 5 years. You are a problem solver, eager to learn and develop the best-inclass category strategy and execute plans with proactiveness and precision. The ability to flex between strategic thinking and pragmatic hands-on approach is what you excel in! 


  • Value creation: Responsible for identifying cost savings opportunities and the implementation of programs to actualize these savings.
  • Develop internal and external processes to ensure an integrated sourcing system that meets customer requirements, minimise total cost of ownership, maximise effectiveness including conforming to established quality standards that are responsive to the needs of the business.
  • Execute end-to-end large scale sourcing initiatives directly and in partnership with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage RFx events on Bacardi Logistics tendering platform Keelvar
  • Supplier Relationship management: build partnerships to unlock value beyond price, explore opportunites to deliver on savings expectations and sustainability metrics
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Bringing external supplier intelligence in house to drive new initiatives and fuel growth. Being part of broader Logistics initiatives to indentify early savings opportunities and efficiencies.
  • Perform data analysis togther with 4PL, logistics buyer and finance to generate insights for decision making
  • Analyze market and gather insights: Global supply chains are highly disrupted since the start of global pandemic and aggrevated by current geopolitical tensions. Read, analyze and present insights that may be valuable for Global Supply Chain organization and Global Logistics Category strategy.
  • Risk management and compliance: ensure business and commercial decisions are properly communicated, documented and filed.

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain or logistics procurement category or have been managing complex projects in supply chain in a big FMCG company, consultancy or 4PL organization
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Business, Supply Chain or a related field is preferred.
  • Significant and progressive experience in procurement / strategic sourcing
  • Project management skills, Agile experience is advantageous
  • Result driven, proactive and a problem solver
  • Able to identify and recognize synergies with other areas of spend and drive cross-category initiatives
  • Ability to flex between strategic thinking and a hands on pragmatic approach
  • Analytical skills to perform data analysis with emphasis in generating reports and presentations as well as ability to facilitate and present recommendations at all levels
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, French, Spanish would be an asset.
  • Strong social skills and cultural awareness, cross departmental and cross border Functional Skills:
  • Solid understanding of procurement function and category management (including industry analysis and cost benchmarking skills)
  • Proficiency with core Procurement skills – Strategic Procurement, Supplier Management and Performance, Supply Market Analysis, Cost Modelling, Category Management, Digital Procurement, Sustainable Procurement 2.0, ESG
  • Proven negotiation and relationship management skills Technical Skills:
  • Advanced MS Office Skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Digital Procurement tools (Keelvar, Comas, etc.)
  • ERP - SAP & BI (not mandatory)

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance. Authentic, approachable, empathetic, and inclusive style of communication & collaboration, with the ability to work with diverse, geographically spread teams across multiple time zones.
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. Rigour in execution of hiring activities and able to deliver with brilliance at pace. Integrity and hunger to be part of a winning team.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges, you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience. Tenacity and resilience to work through challenging hiring needs and multiple competing agendas in high demand/high speed situations

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.