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Whisky Stocks Planner

Job Name

Whisky Stocks Planner


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Inventory Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Patricia Costoya

About the role

Your Opportunity

Based in the Glasgow UK Operations Headquarters site, the role of Whisky Stocks Planner will center around the selection of casks (primarily warehoused at Bacardi’s Westthorn and Poniel maturation sites), ensuring that the Dewar’s and William Lawson’s portfolio of blended scotch whiskies and single malts are blended to exact formula specifications. 
Experienced with using DRAMS, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and reporting bulk inventory activity. Involvement in our planning process is also key, providing periodic reports to stakeholders on the status of Bacardi’s maturing bulk scotch whisky inventory.

About You 

In order to assure the legacy of our whisky brands, we need you to be Fearless, have a Founders mentality, and treat others like Family as you partner with our Global Brand Teams and Operations Primos to develop and adhere to the strategy for our malts and blends.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • At all times adhere to Safety, Quality and Sustainability requirements at all Bacardi sites.  
  • Plan and pick casks for blends and single malts to ensure adherence with the short, medium and long term bottling demand. 
  • Liaising with Production Planning and Materials team on a weekly basis, ensuring that bottling requirements for spirit are met and any changes are actioned.
  • Efficiently communicate blending requirements with all relevant stakeholders to ensure an achievable weekly plan is created. 
  • In line with bulk spirit requirements, ensure a constant buffer of available blends that can be supported by inventory.
  • Schedule re-casking and marrying activities in line with bottling forecasts and NPD projects
  • Periodically review and report bulk blending activities and the maturing inventory position -vs- forecasts to key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Blending Team in the production of blend recipes to support future forecasts taking inventory availability / cask mix into account.
  • Participate in projects to continuously improve the dept’s performance or in areas e.g. bulk warehousing, where the dept has an influence.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Experience in operational areas of the whisky industry, preferably Blending, Bulk Supply or a related area.  
  • Experience with DRAMS or other inventory management system is highly desirable.  
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Excel.  
  • Excellent Data Analysis and Reporting Skills.
  • Education to Degree level. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
Personal Qualities
  • Self-awareness and self-assurance are key to this role- the ability to convey simply and with certainty complex information.
  • Communicate with passion about our brands.
  • Putting our Consumers at the heart of every decision that you make.
  • Family – acting with integrity in dealing with sensitive information
  • Fearless – to protect the equity of the brand
  • Founders – pushing ideas to the wider business to add value to our brands

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.