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Supply Planning Specialist

Job Name

Supply Planning Specialist


Dominican Republic, Panama


Panama, Santo Domingo


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Planning & Logistic Director LAC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Karina Aguilar

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to be part of our Supply Chain team and play an important role in the Caribbean and Central America (CARICAM) organization. You will be responsible for the supply and inventory management at our warehouse. You will be responsible for implementing and optimizing supply planning using SAP and for the correct configuration of replenishment flows for the region. You are the key point of contact for our global production network for replenishment forecasting, order creation and prioritization for CARICAM. 
To be successful in this role you will be a highly enthusiastic and action-oriented person with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, having consumer and customer in your heart. 
You are skilled at consistently build deep and trusting partnership with external and internal customers, you can build relationships with other cultures and you can effectively communicate in English in a Global Company with multiple sources of product. 
You are structured, focused and organized as you navigate multiple high-priority tasks. 
You are solution oriented with attention to detail, great listening skills and proactive approach to anticipating business needs. 
You are willing to collaborate within large and complex combinations of customers, geographies, and work culture. 
• Lead by example; demonstrate our values of Fearless, Family & Founders 
• Leverage the matrix organization to learn and implement best practices for supply planning. 
➢ Operational Excellence - Drive step change in supply planning, reduce manual work and be a leader to implement the technological tools available in Bacardí. 
➢ Right inventory according to the policy to ensure the right level of service for the region and optimal use of our working capital. 
➢ Drive portfolio optimization and be a guardian of our inventory health, work cross-functionally to ensure that all our inventory rotates, and develop action plans to deplete slow and no movers. 
➢ Support on time / in full innovation execution process


Supply Planning 
1. Responsible for the Supply Planning process for our warehouse. 
2. Own inventory policy, inventory projection and ensure the right warehousing and logistic capacity to support the inventory and sales plan. 
3. Ensure proper communication channels and process with the production plants stakeholders to ensure supply execution. 
4. Provide visibility to the business on stock availability to support sales plans. 
5. Ensure correct FIFO management with 3PL, control inventory ageing and anticipate risks to develop action plans and mitigate any write off risk. 
6. Track and control inventory health (slow movers, no movers, product remaining from in and outs), work cross functionally to develop and track action plans to deplete not performing inventory and to optimize portfolio. 
7. Keep system and supply models updated with the latest information of transit time, allocations, sourcing, etc. 
8. Implement and maintain system planning to ensure that the region is sending the right replenishment signal to production sites. 
1. Provide long term visibility of inventory levels and operational needs and collaborate in the definition of the 3PL strategy. 
2. Collaborate cross functionally to define and implement Distribution Cost efficiency projects. 
3. Collaborate with sales and demand planning to understand customers’ data to plan and implement supply chain optimization projects to increase delivery efficiency.
New Products Introduction 
1. Plan new product introduction with the anticipation needed to guarantee availability in the market in the right time. 
2. System setup: ensure that the items are created or extended in the system to start showing a replenishment forecast with the anticipation needed and ensure that the product can be ordered. 
3. Maintain the products portfolio list, including dimensions, special specifications, lifecycle information and communicate regularly with stakeholders. 
4. Ensure that the portfolio is aligned with the region strategy.

Skills and Experience

• You have 4+ years’ experience in supply planning. 
• Preferable global volume consumer goods but you may well have experience in other industries. 
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Administration, Business, Logistics or equivalent • Language skills: Fluent English & Spanish 
• Strong analytical skills. 
• Proficient in Excel and working knowledge on SAP. 
• Experience in international logistics and knowledge on international commerce. 
• Ability to find effective ways of working within a matrix organization, and within a fast-changing environment. 
• Strong communication and influence skills 
• Willingness to work collaboratively with teams across different geographies and cultures. 
• Experience managing a team is desirable. 
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: ready to test, stumble, learn, and apply from experience. Are comfortable navigating ambiguity to deliver results. 
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. 
People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance. 
Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results. Demonstrate resilience and tenacity in the face of critical business challenges. Have passion with a sense of urgency and have the ‘non-hierarchical’ gravitas to push through and deliver results. 
Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges, you’re presented with. 
Belonging: You have the capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become.

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. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.