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Regional Supply Planner Specialist- Caribbean

Job Name

Regional Supply Planner Specialist- Caribbean


Dominican Republic


Santo Domingo


Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Director LAC

Job type:

Full time

About the role


This is a unique opportunity to be part of our Supply Chain team and play an important role in the Caribbean market and in our organization. 

You will be responsible of the supply planning analysis, maintaining  optimum stock levels at the warehouse in Dominican Republic and at our distributors in the Caribbean islands, creating and follow up on replenishment orders from the different OCs, as: Mexico, UK, France and others; with the production planners, the global logistics and the customer service team. 

You will ensure optimum levels of service and provide clear action plans and valuable insight for the supply and demand planning process.

You will be the key point of contact for our internal and external customers, creating clear communication channels to review inventory and service levels as well as timely communicate risks and actions plans.

You will be helping Bacardi to deliver against our BEST10 growth aspirations to support sales.

To be successful in this role you will be a highly enthusiastic and action-oriented person with strong interpersonal skills, having consumer and customer in your heart.

You are skilled at consistently build deep and trusting partnership with sales, finance, customers, marketing, and leaders. 

You are structured, focused and organized as you navigate multiple high priority tasks. 

You are solution oriented with attention to detail, great listening skills and proactive approach to anticipating business needs. 

You are willing to collaborate within large and complex combinations of customers, geographies, and work culture.

  • Lead by example; demonstrate our values of Fearless, Family & Founders
  • Leverage the matrix organization to learn and implement best practices for supply planning.
  • Operational Excellence - Drive step change in supply planning.
  • Ensure customer inventory availability and alignment to policy.
  • Ensure great service metrics: OTIF
  • Drive lean portfolio and pristine planning environment.
  • Support on time / in full innovation execution process


Supply Planning 
  • Responsible for the supply Planning process for the Dominican Republic and the Distributors in the Caribbean. (+25 markets)
  • Ensure right inventory levels are define and ensure proper execution of the replenishment plants
  • Ensure proper communication channels and process with the production plants stakeholders to ensure supply execution.
  • Develop the supply chain process that provides a clear view of the inventory and purchase order status that provide timely and accurate information for decision making. 
  • Build visibility to all stakeholders between volume sales plan and stock availability to the markets, also bring opportunities to the business by anticipating supply issues in the process
  • Ensure correct actions plan to mitigate inventory risks and correct communication process to report risk and opportunities to the region.,
  • Define process to provide 3rd party markets order status from the plant to the distributor to ensure service and optimum inventory levels
  • Plan finished good stock inbound from plants to market warehouses based on forecasts and stock at market policies
  • Understand route to markets, MOQs and Leadtime’s with plants and customers. Propose, set up and document rules when not established with SC Manager
  • Ensure SAP FTS parameters are maintained, reviewed, correspond to reality for the region
Inventory management/KPIs
  • Ensure optimum levels of inventory
  • Secure lowest levels of slow moving and write offs
  • Collaborate with Sales and S&OP Manager to manage the Portfolio for best optimization
  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain’s performance
    • Inventory Levels (Months on Hand and Dollars)
    • Slow moving and write off
    • Service
    • Logistic Cost
  • Along with Supply Chain Manager of Caribbean islands define the Supply Chain strategy, with optimum inventory levels, order follow up, correct communication channels to have a great customer service and optimize cost.
  • Collaborate with the Panama Planner Specialist to ensure optimum levels of inventory for the Caribbean markets are held on the consolidation centre. 
  • Collaborate with sales and demand data coordinator to understand customers’ data to plan and implement supply chain optimization projects to increase delivery efficiency
  • Analyse current market’s needs, demand trends, opportunities of supply, and predict future trends for middle and longer-term horizon overview (24 months)
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain team and market team in the Caribbean region and the Panama team to drive Bacardi culture and values to create a great place to work.
New Products Introduction
  • Cooperate with the Innovation Team / Supply Chain Manager / SOP Manager to ensure effective Innovation process with the aim of reducing supply chain complexity, optimizing route to markets, increasing supply reliability/flexibility, and harmonizing the IPC portfolio.
  • Support of new products launch/ limited editions / replacement activities projects with Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain Manager to ensure on time in full delivery of projects, and smooth switch if replacement with least write-off
  • Maintain the products portfolio list, including dimensions, special specifications, lifecycle information and communicate regularly with stakeholders

Skills and Experience

  • You will have 4+ years’ experience in supply planning preferable in Caribbean region. 
  • Preferable global volume consumer goods but you may well have experience in other industries. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Administration, Business, Logistics or equivalent
  • Language skills: Fluent English & Spanish
  • Good knowledge SAP and of MS Office and. (Excel advance is required)  
  • Power BI or similar knowledge is desired 
  • Experience in international logistics and knowledge on international trading practices for the Caribbean markets
  • You have managed third parties’ logistics and warehouse driving continuous improvement in their performance – service, quality, and cost. 
  • Ability to find effective ways of working within a matrix organization, and within a fast-changing environment. 
  • Strong analytical skills, and close attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and influence skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with teams across different geographies and cultures.
  • 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. Are comfortable navigating ambiguity to deliver results.
  • 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. 
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results.  Demonstrate resilience and tenacity in the face of critical business challenges. Have passion with a sense of urgency and have the ‘non-hierarchical’ gravitas to push through and deliver results.

  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems, . You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges, you’re presented with.
  • Belonging: You have the capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become.

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.