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Supply Chain Director Benelux

Job Name

Supply Chain Director Benelux






Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Director EUROC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role

As Supply Chain Director you will lead a team of 16 specialists to deliver a comprehensive product supply plan designed to support significant company growth in Benelux & Nordics. You will be a key member of the leadership team in the cluster and interact and collaborate closely with the commercial team 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 


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive product (Finished goods, Value Added Pack and POS) supply strategic plan in conjunction with regional supply chain director designed to support country growth 
  • Be an active part of the Benelux & Nordics 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 Benelux & Nordics 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 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 WEUR, ANZ 
  • Develop team by ensuring core functional competencies are met, conducting regular Let’s Talk sessions and performance reviews, coaching to ensure successor is identified 

Skills and Experience

  • Broad Supply Chain experience, ideally focused on the customer side rather than production/manufacturing 
  • Experience in successful leadership of a team, with the ability to inspire and develop high performance 
  • Fluent English (Dutch & French would be highly beneficial too)
  • 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 
  • Experience in other departments such as Sales or Finance are most welcome 
  • Broad range of digital skills within the Supply Chain context (e.g. ecommerce)

  • Pro-active, agile and fast learner with a desire to continuously improve 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a matrix organisation, whilst sharing the Bacardi Family culture pillar 
  • Excellent business partnering skills and able to build lasting stakeholder relationships both internally and externally
  • Detail orientated whilst comfortable working with ambiguity
  • Able to embed the Bacardi three culture pillars of Fearless, Family and Founders 
  • A genuine interest in Bacardi and belief that our Customers and Consumers are at the heart of all we do
  • 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.  
  • 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.