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Spirit Supply Systems Analyst

Job Name

Spirit Supply Systems Analyst


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

Maturation & Blending Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Gabriele Damiano Ciarfera

About the role

This is a critical role supporting the continued growth of the headquarters of the Bacardi UK Operations Centre (UK OC) at Westthorn. The Spirit Supply Systems Analyst will assist the Maturation and Blending Manager in the overall efficiency and accuracy of the bulk inventory systems across DRAMS and SAP, including:
  • Relentless focus on reduction of IDOCs and requirement for manual intervention
  • Develop training packages for all operational activities within inventory systems
  • Provide technical guidance to investigate any system anomalies identified at stock takes or cycle counts
  • Point of escalation for DRAMS and SAP compliance 
  • Promote and cascade the philosophy of right first time in the systems processing, focus on accuracy and compliance 
  • Freedom to challenge the current status quo on ways of working to ensure the systems are robust and future proof


  • Strategic focus on the volume of IDOCs generated within the bulk systems across Westthorn, Poniel and key 3rd party SAP sites
  • Responsible for the development and collation of tracker on IDOCS to identify repeat issues and trends
  • Responsible for the long-term strategic solution to these repeat issues, capable of indepth explanation to all levels of the business on the how and the why of each scenario
  • Development of new ways of working, creation or amendment of SOPs followed by robust training delivered
  • Influential in driving business cases for any system development/enhancements required to support the elimination of IDOCs 
  • Comfortable and confident with data analysis to compare data files that import/export across two systems
  • Detail orientated to be able to identify data trends and deviations from norm
  • Robust knowledge of the physical operational steps to be able to link to the systematic processing steps and identify opportunities to streamline for more effective and accurate real time processing
  • Key stakeholder relationship with Trapeze and Accenture to resolve problems within SAP and DRAMS
  • Coordinate resolution for any systems problems and provide assistance across operational teams to root cause and implement solutions.
  • Be the go-to for knowledge in processing within SAP and DRAMS.
  • Able to interrogate the systems and document findings in a summary format to share with the key stakeholders
  • Provide technical guidance on steps to correct incidents and errors that take place within these bulk inventory systems
  • Be fearless in the pursuit of IT enhancements that can support a robust processing real time that eliminates the need for in depth understanding across multiple ERP platforms.
  • Development and utilisation of the test systems for both bulk platforms to drive robust training sessions and implementation of user guides for all operational functions.
  • Self-driven motivated individual that can lead a project and ensure deliverables are meet and maintainable after conclusion of project
Further Info on IDOCS;
IDOC stands for intermediate document.
It is a standard data structure used in SAP application to transfer data to and from external systems or other SAP system applications.

Skills and Experience

  • ERP systems knowledge, preferably SAP, DRAMS and EMCS
  • Project Management skills 
  • Knowledgeable in the spirit handling processes required to complete transactions 
  • Competent user and trainer for IT systems
  • Continuous Improvement: Able to suggest new ideas to improve performance and deliver against targets
  • Detailed focused with attention to detail
  • Adaptive to learning methods and able to quickly utilise new skills

  • Ability to work independently under pressure and to work on own initiative 
  • Results-oriented: Demonstrates commitment, determination, motivation, energy and accountability
  • Facilitates team working, supports and encourages others. Effective collaborator and communicator with Bacardi support groups. Good team facilitator with ability to work with other functions. 
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy
  • Act with Bacardi’s Values of Family, Founders, and Fearless
  • Resilient with the ability to influence others 
  • Tenacious in pursuit of improvements
  • Fearless to challenge status quo to deliver enhanced operation systems

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.