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Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Manager

Job Name

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Manager

Country:

Australia

City:

Sydney

Function:

Operations

Reporting Line:

Supply & Logistics Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

THE OPPORTUNITY IN A NUTSHELL:
As S&OP Manager you will be responsible for developing a Demand and Supply plan along with an optimized inventory strategy for the market 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.
The role reports directly to the Logistics & Supply Director.


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 organisation.
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 small team and building a Family culture, supporting and inspiring the team to always deliver their best work and continually improve.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES - WITH OUR CONSUMER AT THE HEART YOUR KEY FOCUS WILL BE (THE DETAILED OUTLINE!):
  • Ensure that the Marketing & Sales business team reach agreement on Sales Operation and Plan on a monthly and rolling 24 month basis.
  • Engage with Marketing, Sales and customers to continuously update the requirement specifications and improve the planning and Customer Services processes accordingly.
  • Manage the Demand and Supply Planning processes to ensure that plans are established, monitored and reviewed in order to ensure efficient and timely distribution of products for the ANZ business.
  • Build visibility between financial target and volume sales plan and support the financial team in the financial cycle.
  • Drive value – ensure process becomes balanced, dynamic and event driven.
  • Ensure cross functional alignment and business ownership at multiple levels.
  • Demand shaping to drive an optimized response.
  • Resolve short/medium term supply constraints (ex. quality, technical) to deliver product (Finished goods, Value Added Pack) on the agreed basis.
  • Co-operate closely with the Innovation Project Managers on the design and development of an effective Innovation process with the aim of reducing supply chain complexity, increase supply reliability and flexibility.
  • Implement and maintain the process to prevent and monitor write-offs including action plans for reduction and control improvement.
  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach
  • Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and inventory levels).
  • Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
  • Coordinate promotions activities and projects
  • Have detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, product definition, inventory control, capacity requirements planning.
  • Develop business reports into Business Intelligence tool.
  • Monitor SKU levels and define SKU rationalization initiatives.
  • Monitor excess and obsolete inventory.

Skills and Experience

SKILLS - THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY:
  • You will have 5 years’ experience in S&OP. Alternatively similar length of experience in forecasting or marketing analysis. Your familiarity and knowledge in advanced planning technology and decision support tools will be well recognized 
  • A natural leader of people
  • Have the potential and desire to grow leadership capability through promotions or functional move
  • Demonstrated use of analytical module to analyze demand and prepare forecasts, preferably in APO, and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • Good depth of customer and market knowledge / skills - ideally gained in an FMCG environment
  • Language Skills: Fluent English
  • Flexibility to manage your time to suit European meetings, when required.
PERSONAL QUALITIES – SHARE OUR FOUNDER’S PASSION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAIR
  • Dynamic and engaging work style
  • Sense of Urgency – drive execution and results
  • Strong Communicator - written and oral
  • High level of Commercial Acumen
  • Embrace multicultural environment with diverse ways of working
  • 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


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.