Job type
Full time
Lead recruiter
Malaika Haynes
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Senior Director, Planning & Logistics Europe
Level of experience
Management (Directors)
Contract type


Your Opportunity

This is your opportunity to operate as a true strategic partner to Bacardi’s business operations in Europe region.

As P&L Director you will lead the East Region to deliver a comprehensive product supply plan designed to support significant company growth in Eastern Europe. You will be a key member of the leadership team and interact and collaborate closely with the commercial team to deliver the best possible service to our customers.

About You 

To be successful in this role you’ll be a collaborative business partner who is able to work seamlessly within a lean, matrix organisation. 

You have an analytical and curious mindset with an innate drive to continuously learn. You’re always looking for opportunities to process improve or build efficiencies as you have a Fearless and Founders.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Regional supply chain strategic plan: responsible with the Planning and Logistic Snr Director Europe to develop and execute a comprehensive product supply strategic plan which will support growth and drive optimal customer engagement and satisfaction together with business profitability. 
  • Eastern Europe leadership team member role: Owning your role as an active and vocal member of both the Planning and Logistic team in Europe and the Eastern Business Unit Leadership Team delivering proactive insights, ideas, solutions, and challenges that amplify the growth and performance of the region. Acting as a critical interface for all Supply Chain activities within the region, to ensure brilliant delivery of the Regional Strategic Plan 
  • Customer focus: Foster collaboration of the Supply Chain teams with internal/external customers to continuously update the requirements specifications and improve the Planning, Logistics and Customer Services processes.
  • Customer service: key customers engagement allowing joined planning and proactive / efficient problem solving, efficient order management process (relevant Minimum Order Quantity, automation, correct invoicing, return management), and customer satisfaction.
  • Planning: accountable for Sales and Operations Planning and Long-Term Demand planning supported by a robust collaboration with internal (sales and marketing teams) and external (key customers) stakeholders. Full integration of commercial, supply and demand planning. Leveraging tools and data. Develop and execute a comprehensive product (Finished goods, Value Added Pack and POS) supply strategic plan in conjunction with regional supply chain director designed to support country growth. 
  • Logistics: 3PL performance monitoring (freight & warehousing, including VAP execution and other services), tender and contract management (including security and insurance), capacity monitoring (inbound, storage, outbound)  
  • Route to market: domestic route to market optimization considering customers’ expectations, number of delivery points, delivery frequency and vehicle fill rate. Optimize the distribution network from plant to customers in order to ensure adequate level of services at the best cost. 
  • Distribution Cost: Manage the Eastern Europe distribution budget and deliver a pipeline of cost related projects to beat inflation over time. 
  • Innovation: Participate to the Brand Innovation Process and facilitate the delivery of new products launch to meet stakeholder expectations. Makes sure innovation plan is in line with Group and Regional rules, and ensure effective coordination is in place with supply centers  to deliver innovation on time and in the most efficient way
  • Portfolio rationalization: accountable for a yearly review in coordination with the regional team, in line with Group and Regional rules agreed. Monitor execution including depletion plans development with Sales team to limit write off exposure. 
  • Performance monitoring: and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class Supply Chain: accountable to develop a robust plan for the Region with deployment in the markets mostly driven by the following KPI’s: o Forecast accuracy TISP M-2 / Bias 
    • Service: OTIF, zero OOS 
    • Cost: deliver against budget and monitor cost per case, beat year on year inflation as a minimum (supported by VCP) 
    • Working capital: optimal safety stock and DIOH driven by demand planning accuracy and plant production frequency & transit times, slow movers management, AGB DIOH and payment terms, tax (use of bonded warehouse, limited returns), with the objective to deliver optimized financial performance for the business 
    • Write off: mitigation plan monitoring to deliver against target 
  • Value creation program: accountable to develop a strong VCP for the Region that will allow to always optimize the cost base and beat year on year inflation as a minimum (cost to serve initiatives, warehouse efficiency, freight optimization, contract management, FTE…) 
  • Write off risks monitoring: Implement and maintain the process to prevent and monitor write-offs including action plans for reduction and control improvement (e.g. SKU rationalization). “What if” plan design with Sales team for new product launch which could potentially fail 
  • 3rd party customers / distributors inventory: ensure DIOH targets are relevant vs distributor contractual terms and order lead-time. Monitor stock level against target. In case of deviation, identify root causes and remediation actions. Monthly reporting with appropriate comments. Reporting should comment any material deviation if any (out of stock risk, large excess inventory risk) and resolution plan.
  • Benchmarking: scrutinize market and competitors to maintain an updated benchmarking assessment. Revise strategy and build action plan based on Advantage survey or any other benchmark studies to develop a best-in-class planning and logistics.
  • Supply Chain team organization, efficient teams and people development: accountable for Region and markets organization design, efficient and capable teams, talents upgrade and succession planning. Develop team engagement continuously. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with internal/external organizations: motivate and encourage direct reports and employees working in a team environment to achieve functional, and company goals. 
  • Regulation: ensure respects of regulations associated with the Supply Chain activities (excises, importations, exportations…) within the region. 
  • Establish policies, procedures, performance metrics, and resource requirements to ensure reliability, speed, convenience, and best perceived value to the customer. 


The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Broad Supply Chain experience, ideally focused on the customer side rather than production/manufacturing
  • You will have an exemplary history of success in Supply Chain (+8 years of experience) and have gained knowledge of planning, warehousing and logistics, customer service, with a depth of experience in Eastern Europe region.
  • Experience in successful leadership of a team, with the ability to inspire and develop high performance  
  • Fluent French, Dutch and English language skills
  • Global volume consumer goods & drinks experience preferred with spirits experience highly desirable. 
  • Good knowledge SAP, VMI, WMS (Preferable)
  • Ability to build strong trusting partnerships across all stakeholders, systems and networks to ensure seamless, urgent responsiveness and crisis management.
  • A depth of leadership experience with the ability to develop and inspire teams to raise the bar on their performance across multiple cultures, across all levels and in diverse geographies.
  • Earlier in your career you will have had on the ground experience and time in front-line supply chain / logistics roles. 
  • Great commercial acumen and demonstrated understanding of the levers that drive business performance in addition to being adept at developing and managing budgets. 
  • High learning agility, adaptability and track record of exceptional results
  • Results oriented change agent with analytical skills
  • Determination to succeed in a new environment whilst building sustainable relations with own team and customers 
  • Experience in other departments such as Sales or Finance are most welcome
  • Broad range of digital skills
Personal Qualities
  • Pro-active, agile and fast learner with a desire to continuously improve
  • Able to work independently and as part of a matrix organisation, whilst sharing the Bacardi Family culture pillar 
  • Excellent business partnering skills and able to build lasting stakeholder relationships both internally and externally 
  • Detail orientated whilst comfortable working with ambiguity
  • Able to embed the Bacardi 3 culture pillars of Fearless, Family and Founders
  • A genuine interest in Bacardi and belief that our Customers and Consumers are at the heart of all we do


At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • 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 in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • 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

Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 

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


At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.


We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.


The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.


Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.