About the role
This role is the key integrating level between global functions and local clusters / countries for S&OP. The role sits in the FIG (France, Italy, Greece) cluster and is responsible for S&OP in Italy.
Responsible for developing Demand and Supply Strategy along with an optimized inventory strategy for the Cluster to meet sales and service objectives.
Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, finance and customer support teams is paramount to achieve these sales and service objectives.
Developing more integration between departments i.e. Integrated Business Planning (IBP)Through the S&OP process, develop, implement and influence best practices in the disciplines of forecasting and inventory management.
faster cycles; reduction of waste. You will work closely with the central Supply Chain team in Geneva and key Cluster stakeholders to ensure progress in these key indicators of success.
You need to ensure plants get full visibility, sales forecast accuracy is improved and that a robust alert process is in place and maintained.
Support and mentor the Cluster Demand Planners in order to ensure continuous improvement regarding tool utilization and data accuracy.
When required interact with customers in order to build a collaborative relationship (VM). The level of this role will make you a part of the Cluster Supply Chain leadership team, making key decisions that will significantly affect your markets and place you in a position of key accountability on many matters.
Create an open environment that encourages people to work together to solve problems and improve practices and services.
Take steps to develop and maintain the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to achieve positive results; participate fully in relevant training programs and actively pursue other opportunities to develop knowledge and skills.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities
oConduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed. oAssemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and eventually account POS and inventory levels).
oEstablish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
oCoordinate promotions activities and projects
oHave detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, product definition, inventory control, capacity requirements planning
oEnsure that staff is aware they will be accountable for achieving the desired results through planned program evaluation and individual performance appraisal.
oConsistently search for methods to develop an agile and committed departmental workforce. oControl and check errors, taking any corrective action so that deviations from standards are minimized and stated goals of the organization are achieved in a desired manner.
Measures of success
Critical experiences for success
In addition to supply chain / demand planning experience, you will have 3 - 5+ years’ experience in S&OP. Alternatively similar length of experience in forecasting or marketing analysis.
Your familiarity and knowledge in advanced planning technology and decision support tools will be well recognised. Demonstrated use of analytical module to analyze demand and prepare forecasts, preferably in APO, and collaborative problem solving skills.
Good depth of customer and market knowledge / skills This experience should have been gained in an FMCG environment Leadership of direct teams and matrix / cross functional leadership managing / directing others.
Language Skills : Fluent Italian and Fluent / Good English You may have worked in a plant planning team at one stage of your career and / or central planning function FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE
1) / Easy Navigation through various screens / levels & transactions / Can train new starters on own scope. oAPS (Advanced Planning System) : Knows and understand standard transactions (product location) and can modify set-
up. oReporting Tool : Knows how to run all reports in scope / Get other Reporting Tool exposure and can use as benchmark / make improvement proposals / Use broadcast and Masks functionalities / Understands background hierarchy / structure of the reports Office Softwares (MS Office) : Has developed skills in at least one or two packages that enable added value for the role with solutions for efficiency or insight oProject Management (internal & External stakeholders) : Proven project leader for complex, large scale projects oPlanning Process e.
g. S&OP, Inventory etc : Understands the full operational flow and can propose S&OP improvements with an appreciation of the impact on the whole organization o Manufacturing / Operational & Co-
packing Processes : Able to challenge Manufacturing constraint / Able to propose efficiency and flexibility improvements / Able to benchmark co-
packing activities. oMarket Understanding and Customer Service skills : Has knowledge about customer / retailer processes and behaviour and can propose internal improvements oInternational Trade & Tax process, Strip Stamps process (Documentation, ) : Has an in-
depth understanding of Incoterms (switch of responsibility, ownership, insurance). o oBusiness Financial skills : Able to make some cost analysis including OPEX and CAPEX on a regional scope.
Routinely builds in financial considerations for business proposals oLogistics & Distribution Processes : Basic knowledge about transport planning, paperwork and warehousing (inbound, outbound, storage).
oProduct Innovation : Has experience in running projects to bring new products to the market, managing the activities of a variety of parties and Innovap process BACARDI LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE (BLX) Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future.
We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements : Focus Externally to Win :
Our ways of working
Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire.
We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly.
We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure.
We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work : we commit energy, heart and soul.
We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of : our True Heart and Winning Spirit both in our home markets and across the world.