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Supply Chain Innovation Planner - London Victoria

Job Name

Supply Chain Innovation Planner - London Victoria


United Kingdom


London - Shoreditch


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

S&OP Manager, UK

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Paulina Siwek

About the role

What does a Supply Chain Innovation Planner do?
  • Responsible for overseeing all supply chain activities related to new product introduction to ensure a successful launch on time/in full.
  • Working closely with the regional innovation team and with Project Leads at Plant to ensure that products launching in market are within UK supply & labelling guidelines and that launch dates in market are met. Working cross functionally with many departments across the organisation including SC, Finance, Procurement, Marketing, CPA, Global TRN and PLs.
  • Management of local co-packing schedules with various 3PLs to ensure local initiatives/activations and shippers are delivered on time including planning of materials.
  • Responsible for portfolio and SKU complexity for the market(s) in scope; working closely with the regional team on rationalisation of the portfolio & reducing SKU complexity.
  • Responsible for checking all product artwork to ensure UK compliant and legal to supply to customers.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Drive Supply Chain alignment & communication to deliver successful launch of new product initiatives & an effective portfolio 
  • Key Link between Innovation Team, CPA, Brand Teams, Commercial & Supply Chain 
  • Drive Continuous Improvement within Supply Chain Innovation – including scenario planning & post launch reviews 
  • Plan & co-ordinate local rework activities with 3PLs – including shipper/display activations & plan materials 
  • TRN Responsibility for sign off for all market labelling for bottles & cases via Sunrise 
  • Work closely with E-Commerce to deliver product exclusives & fearless bets within channel 
  • Digital Projects – Represent Supply Chain as part of Digital Front Line

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Experience within Supply Chain (Master Data, Customer Service, Logistics)
  • Experience of Planning (Demand/Supply) and using ECC / APO
  • Knowledge of SAP / MS Office / Teams
  • Project Planning, Time Management, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills & Attention to detail
  • Experience of Spirits industry, Brands, categories, legalities & customers an advantage
Personal Qualities
  • Be Fearless – adopting an agile mindset, try new things, take risks, empower others.  Question, challenge & innovate
  • Think like a Founder – how would you make this happen?  Take ownership & have passion in what you do
  • We are family, always
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of “Belonging”, where people feel appreciated for how they are, what they do and who they can become.
  • Self-Awareness:  You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective & know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and development areas and your impact on others;
  • People Agility:  You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people & navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance; 
  • 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;
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems & expand the possibilities by making fresh connections.  You think strategically whilst being execution focused & bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with

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.