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Supply Chain Director - UK&I

Job Name

Supply Chain Director - UK&I


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Supply Chain Director: Western Europe, ANZ

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role


As Supply Chain Director you will lead a team of 12 specialists to deliver a comprehensive product supply plan designed to support significant company growth in UK & Ireland. 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 UK leadership team; ensure strong supply chain representation and collaboration
  • Identify and execute the balance between customer requirements, inventory optimisation, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution
  • Manage the UK 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 reviewsand 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 optimisation, 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 Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand
  • 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 language skills
  • 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
  • Additional experience in other departments such as Sales or Finance are welcome (but do need senior supply chain experience too)

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.