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Regional S&OP Manager

Job Name

Regional S&OP Manager






Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Director, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand 

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role

Your Opportunity

As S&OP manager for WEUR, Australia and New Zealand you will be integrating S&OP between global functions and local clusters/countries in the region. You will be responsible for developing a Demand and Supply Strategy along with an optimized inventory strategy for the region to meet sales and service objectives. Through the S&OP process, develop, implement, and influence best practices in the disciplines of forecasting and inventory management.

About You 

To be successful in this role you will be a collaborative business partner who is able to work seamlessly within a lean, matrix organization.
  • You have an analytical and curious mindset with an innate drive to continuously learn.
  • You are always looking for opportunities to process improve or build efficiencies as you have a Fearless and Founders mindset.
  • You will enjoy leading a team and building a Family culture, supporting and inspiring the team to always deliver their best work and continually improve.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Responsible for developing the region's Demand and Supply Strategy along with an optimized inventory strategy to meet sales and service objectives
  • Integrate S&OP between global functions and local clusters/countries in Euroceana (Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Through the S&OP process, develop, implement and influence best practices in the disciplines of forecasting and inventory management.
  • Scope includes standard S&OP Process, New Product introduction, Portfolio optimization and special projects
  • You need to ensure plants get full visibility, sales forecast accuracy is improved and that a robust alert process is in place and maintained
  • Support and mentor the WEUR S&OP teams in order to ensure continuous improvement regarding tool utilization and data accuracy.
  • Manage continuous improvement of the product supply (Finished goods, Value Added Pack and POS): improved customer service level; faster cycles; reduction of waste.
  • You need to ensure plants get full visibility, sales forecast accuracy is improved and that a robust alert process is in place and maintained.
  • The level of this role will make you a part of the WEUR Supply Chain leadership team, making key decisions that will significantly affect your markets and place you in a position of key accountability on many matters.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Proficient in supply chain issues within an integrated planning environment
  • Mastery of Planning process
  • Mastery of analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Excellent general IT literacy, and communication and influencing skills.
  • Ideally experience of Product Innovation and Logistics / Distribution processes
  • High learning agility, adaptability, and track record of exceptional results
  • Results oriented change agent with analytical skills
  • Determination to succeed in a new environment whilst building sustainable relations with own team and customers
  • Fluent in English, other European languages beneficial
Personal Qualities
  • Dynamic and engaging work style
  • Expert verbal and written communicator
  • High level of Commercial Acumen
  • 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. You’re an authentic leader who acts with purpose and has an approachable, empathetic, open communication style. Embrace multicultural environment with diverse ways of working
  • 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. You will have an attitude of constant learning and improving. Inquisitiveness/ curiosity around new media, digital, technology and social trends and possessing an attitude to experiment or innovate in these areas.
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance. You create strong positive first impressions and build those into great relationships. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. You operate at pace and are able to multi-skill effectively and are at ease leading projects. You will be highly performance driven, commercially and financially astute. 
  • 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 that you instil and yourself and your team: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience. Comfortable with change and ambiguity.

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.