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Supply Chain Manager

Job Name

Supply Chain Manager






Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Reporting Line:

Canada/NAM Supply Chain

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Emily Clayton

About the role

The role has responsibility for the Supply Chain function in Canada, supporting the Commercial and Marketing teams nationally.  Three key objectives for this role include:
  • Proactively manage our in-stock position across entire portfolio
  • Partner with customers and distributor to ensure we are aligned on inventory fulfillment
  • Lead and develop your team


  • Oversee the Demand and Supply Planning positions and processes to ensure product availability  
    • Leverage the depletion forecast to drive shipment forecast
    • Align with Regional Directors East / West to ensure correct inventory levels to supply depletion forecast
    • Work with customers across Canada to align on this forecast
    • Ship as scheduled
    • Proactively address gaps in a solution based manner
  • Review and establish policies, procedures, performance metrics, and resource requirements to ensure reliability and proper working capital investments in inventory
  • Assess financial and business risks associated with key operational decisions
  • Ensure that logistic service/warehouse providers adhere to agreed standards and KPIs; conduct performance reviews and mitigate risks
  • Identify and execute the balance between customer requirements, inventory optimisation, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution
  • Develop high level of coordination with the Commercial Team to achieve effective management of the product supply flow
  • Implement and influence best practices in the disciplines of forecasting, inventory management, and logistics
  • Maintain and direct continuous improvement of the product supply: improved customer service; faster cycles; reduction of waste and reduce delivering costs.
  • Oversee implementation, maintenance and review of SLA with markets and plants to clearly set role, responsibility and performance management
  • Establish and maintain effective cooperation and communication with key stakeholders
  • Share best practices and work closely with Supply Chain teams across NAM
  • Develop team by ensuring core functional competencies are met, conducting regular Let’s Talk sessions and performance reviews, coaching to ensure successor is identified 
  • Respects the regulations associated with the Supply Chain activities (customs duty, excise, importations, exportations, certifications, quality, etc.)

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in FMCG/Food/Beverage industry with familiarity across all functions in Supply Chain including manufacturing, product line, logistics and warehousing, and experience in managing co-packers
  • Comfort level managing inventory from many different ship points around the world
  • Proven successful management of direct reports through building high performance teams 
  • High learning agility, adaptability and track record of exceptional results
  • Results oriented change agent with analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Experience working within a matrix structured environment including managing multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain regulations and compliance in Canada is a must
  • Knowledge of the spirits industry is a bonus

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.