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Senior Supply Chain Director EEURA

Job Name

Senior Supply Chain Director EEURA






Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Vice President Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability QEHS

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Claire Jenkins

About the role


As Supply Chain Director you will lead a team of specialists to deliver a comprehensive product supply plan designed to support significant company growth in the EEURA region. You will be a key member of the Regional leadership team and interact and collaborate closely with the commercial teams to deliver the best possible service to our customers.


To be successful in this role you’ll 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’re 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 the Regional President, develop and execute a comprehensive supply chain strategic plan designed to support growth plans in the Region which will drive optimal customer service and profitability
  • Be an active part of the EEURA leadership team; ensure strong supply chain representation and collaboration.
  • Identify and execute the balance between customer requirements, inventory optimization, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution.
  • Manage the EEURA distribution budget and deliver a pipeline of cost related projects to beat inflation over time.
  • Own the Sales and Operations Planning process to ensure business KPIs are met including availability.
  • Ensure that logistic service/warehouse providers as well as the local Third Party Manufacturers adhere to agreed standards and KPIs; conduct performance reviews and mitigate risks
  • Establish policies, procedures, performance metrics, and resource requirements to ensure reliability, speed, convenience and best value to customers
  • Respect the regulations associated with the Supply Chain activities (customs duty, excise, VAT, Strip Stamps etc)
  • Manage the Demand and Supply Planning processes to ensure product availability
  • Identify and execute the balance between customer requirements, inventory optimization, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution
  • Establish and maintain effective cooperation with key stakeholders
  • Share best practice and cooperate closely with Supply Chain teams across EEURA
  • Build visibility between financial target and volume sales plan and support the financial team in the financial cycle.

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Business / Finance / Economics or Engineering (specialization in purchasing is an asset) or equivalent.
  • Specialization in supply chain is an advantage.
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in a Supply Chain role, preferably in a multinational matrix structure environment.
  • Knowledge across customer service, supply and demand planning and logistics gained in an FMCG environment but or high tech / pharma industries.

Functional Skills:
  • Solid understanding of end to end supply chain process, planning, forecast (including industry analysis skills)
  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Great presentation and communication skills
  • Influencing skills / Directing Others - ability to influence and understand differing needs of stakeholders. 
  • Able to manage in a matrix environment and to effectively engage with stakeholders of same and other functions.
  • Organization changes management experience.
  • Ability to develop a team to the next level 
Technical/Language Skills:
  • Advanced MS Office Skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • ERP - SAP & BI (not mandatory)
  • Proficient in supply chain issues within an integrated planning environment
  • Mastery of Planning process
  • Mastery of analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Excellent general IT literacy
  • Proficient in Product Innovation and Logistics / Distribution processes
  • Broad Supply Chain experience, ideally focused on the customer side rather than production/manufacturing.
  • Experience in other departments such as Sales or Finance a plus
  • Fluent English with other languages a plus


  • 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.