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Tequila Supply Leader

Job Name

Tequila Supply Leader




Guadalajara, Jalisco


Executive Management

Reporting Line:

Tequila Supply Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Vladimir Puentes Madrigal

About the role

Your Opportunity

A critical role in our Supply Chain function, ensuring safety, quality, efficiency, service, working capital, business continuity, sustainability and supply are all delivered to exacting standards and targets.  The role leads the development and delivery of strategic plan, vision and any required capex investments. Responsible for the overall ‘field to bottle’ Supply Chain strategy. 

Long-term demand planning, collaboration with innovation and ensuring future plans and strategy are supported are also essential.
  • You will have extensive experience in both manufacturing and planning & logistics
  • You will have the ability to interface with internal and external customers, along with a deep understanding and track record of delivering continued performance and process improvement throughout the entire value chain
  • You will lead Supply Chain for our premium Tequila products, with the support of more than 2,500 dedicated Prim@s, and our external manufacturing partners
  • You will engage, inspire and motivate a diverse population of Prim@s across the facilities, driving strategic initiatives and delivering an ambitions growth plan for our Tequila business.
About You
  • You will have an exemplary track record in international operations where in-depth knowledge of production, distillation, planning, warehousing and logistics has been gained in sectors such as Beverages, FMCG, high tech, pharmaceuticals or organisations recognised for their manufacturing and supply chain functional excellence. Has driven and managed complex change programmes and ambitions expansion plans. 
  • Will demonstrate strong ability and experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Strong understanding and track record in driving Lean and Continuous Improvement Programmes 
  • You will have managed matrix working seamlessly and been recognised as the face of Supply Chain and as someone who can get things done, resolve issues effectively, timely and sustainably.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Lead Tequila Supply operations to obtain expected performance standards. 

  • Lead a core management team that includes direct reports in Supply Planning, Distilling and Liquid Processing, Bottling, Contract Manufacturing, Engineering, & Continuous Improvement as well as functional leaders from Human Resources, SQS, & Finance ensuring they are developed as you champion and foster a sense of Belonging.
  • Develop and implement a vision for the sites that reflect our evolving business context, employs world class manufacturing techniques, and supports Bacardi sustainability goals.
  • Deployment of Bacardi Operating System to align people to business objectives and empower them to deliver superior business results. 
  • Ensure that all supply operations are executed and managed within Health, Safety, Regulatory, Sustainability and Customs & Excise regulations and legislation for every primo, contractor, & visitor on the sites. 
  • Responsible and accountable for developing budgets and budgeting processes for the sites. Operate within agreed budgets, efficiency, sustainability, and quality parameters. 
  • Direct industrial planning (RM, Dry Goods, Liquid planning, FG Planning, Warehouse management) to ensure high levels of order fulfilment rates, efficient manufacturing operations, and optimized levels of working capital.
  • Plan and allocate resources effectively for the planning and operation of complex liquid processing systems, distillation, bottling lines, contract manufacturing, & raw material/ dry good/ FG warehouse activity.
  • Ensure that Supply strategy/objectives reflect broader Supply Chain and Bacardi strategy. Ensure effective KPI tracking reporting process.
  • Collaborate with peers for all local functions and activities in alignment with regional & global strategies and programs such as Good Spirited and Great Place to Work.
  • Identify Capex needs to ensure ambitious growth plans are met on time and within budgetary and efficiency constraints and targets.
  • Drive progress on ESG (Good Spirited) KPIs including reducing GHG emissions, reducing water consumption, and achieving zero waste to landfill.
  • Support ESG initiatives on the site through local programming on topics such as water replenishment, biodiversity, and climate.
  • Plan effective maintenance programs that minimize losses and deliver reliable & predictable operations.
  • Develop and maintain Business Continuity Program
  • Represent company with local authorities, community, and at the local external industry and customer forums and ensure compliance with the relevant local regulations, identify new legislations.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy:
  • Minimum experience of 4 years as General Manager or similar executive role. 
  • Outstanding decision making and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and delegation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of operational process.
  • Proven ability to develop and achieve financial plans.
Personal Qualities
  • Team Leader & Effective Communicator.
  • Efficient adaptation to change, with great innovation and results oriented. 
  • Being able to resolve conflicts, negotiate, analyse problems, and make decisions.
  • You must be a person capable of planning and have an excellent organization
  • We are looking for people who are globally mobile and have aspirations to experience different cultures.

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.