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Supply Chain Innovation Projects Lead (6 month contract)

Job Name

Supply Chain Innovation Projects Lead (6 month contract)


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Senior Supply Chain Manager UK OC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role

Supply Chain Innovation Projects Lead is a newly created role within Bacardi UK Operations Centre (OC) Supply Chain that reports into the Senior Supply Chain Manager. The key responsibility is to oversee all supply chain activities related to new product introductions and ensure successful launch and/or phase out of products. The role is also responsible for the management of the UK OC Master Data Set Up with one direct report (Master Data Coordinator). 

This position will work directly with the NPD Group and will have the opportunity to work cross functionally with several departments across the organization including Supply Chain/ Finance/ Quality/Procurement/ Market S&OP Management.

This is a 6 month fixed term contract.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key responsibilities will be to
  • Drive Supply Chain alignment and communication to deliver successful launch of new product initiatives
  • Ownership & Delivery of Supply Chain aspect of Innovation Projects – On Time Delivery of Projects & Minimal Wastage on Run Out, Write Off Provisions
  • Write Off Management – Provision estimation,Creation and Processing of Write Offs Blocked & Slow Moving FG & Materials Stock Management – Target Reduction
  • FG & Material Obsolescence Management
  • Master Data Management & Maintenance; Including BOM Management of Supply Chain Portfolio, BOM Creation, Data Integrity Reviews & Maintenance of Live & Obsolete SKUs (Support Portfolio Simplification Reviews)
  • Key link between Innovation Team & Supply Chain Team
  • Coordinate all Supply Chain activities relating to New Project Launches to ensure On Time delivery
  • Target Minimal Write Off – Materials & FG relating to Re Design Projects; Process Write Offs
  • Responsible for all Master Data accuracy & integrity across the Portfolio; On time data loading, accuracy maintenance
  • KPI Reporting – Master Data Integrity, Project Minimal Write Off Targets, FG Write Off Targets, Blocked & Slow Moving Stock Reduction
  • Drive Continuous Improvement within the Supply Chain Innovation, Slow Moving/Obs/Blocked Stock & Write Off Processes
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behavior
  • Maintain behavior in compliance with HSE requirements
  • Report any unsafe or environmentally unsound acts and conditions to their immediate Supervisor such that remedial action can be taken to manage the risk
  • Ensure effective team work internally and externally to drive communications at the right time for accurate decision making and task identification.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • 5 years + Extensive Supply Chain knowledge, in particular experience in Master Data (BOM Creation) & Innovation Projects
  • Advantageous to have experience of production planning/APO/
  • Processes capacity to manage and co-ordinate multiple tasks, projects and priorities. 
  • Project Management knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 3 years expert SAP Knowledge particularly purchasing modules and MRP.
  • Working knowledge of production planning techniques and challenges in FMCG environment.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Good knowledge of Bacardi System desirable/Product Life Cycle Management. 
  • Excellent analytical/data skills to determine course of actions required to match supply and demand.

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.