Posted
12-Mar-2024
Job type
Full time
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Glasgow
Lead recruiter
Giulia Aglieri Rinella
Function
Operations
Reporting Line
Packaging & Innovation Team Manager
On-site/Remote
On-site
Level of experience
Entry Level
Contract type
Permanent

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

WHAT DOES AN INNOVATION CHANGE SPECIALIST DO?
The Whisky and Gin category, with emblematic brands such as DEWAR’S®, Aberfeldy and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, is one of the most dynamic and innovative portfolios for Bacardi. It is also a very competitive market with strong Packaging innovation. 

The Innovation Change Specialist will be responsible for supporting our Brand dedicated Project Managers with the delivery and execution of a pipeline of low complexity, Design To Value (COGS reduction / Value Engineering), Continuous Improvement, Geographical Extension and mandatory change type projects, working across our portfolio of brands.

ABOUT YOU
The ideal candidate will have experience with coordinating a high number of small packaging or product changes from project initiation to completion.  This person will have experience with managing change requests, coordinating a cross functional team as required, kicking off the project, managing timeline and tasks through to completion including working closely with the Project Leader, clarifying scope and cross functional team defining tasks.  

The ideal candidate will have the ability to build strong relationships with the brand dedicated Project Managers, the Packaging Development Team, Global Brand and local marketing teams as well as the Supply Centre cross functional teams, will have good communication skills and be pro-active in providing support. 

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, coordinating a number of projects at any one time.  

This role enables opportunity to develop Project Management skills, gain experience across multiple brands and valuable insight into managing Innovation at Bacardi. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

WITH OUR CONSUMER AT THE HEART, YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE TO:
  • Coordinate execution and delivery of UK SC Brand Change Projects: 
    • Support Brand Dedicated Project Managers to deliver a pipeline of low complexity brand change type projects, such as Design to Value (Value Engineering / cogs reduction), Continuous Improvement, Business Continuity, Geographical Extension and Mandatory change projects. 
    • Capability to multi-task covering a high number of projects at any one time, working across all brands. 
    • Develop Project Management skills such as clarifying project scope, kicking off projects with cross functional team, creation and maintaining a critical path plus capturing and issuing meeting minutes in a timely manner. 
    • Providing dedicated brand Project Manager with status updates on projects in advance of innovation reviews with our brands.  
    • Providing Innovation & Packaging Team Lead with regular updates on project activity, as well as timely requests for help and support. 
  • Business Understanding:
    • Develop good connection with Project Leaders and cross functional team members, and understanding of each functions R & R and set tasks in executing projects. 
    • Develop strong relationships with Project Management and Packaging Development team, showing interest in brand strategy and pipelines of activity. 
    • Ability to demonstrate and understand routes of escalation on projects, with a view to removing blockers. 

  • Communication:
    • Good / strong communication skills ensuring project team are clear on direction, scope and status on projects. 
    • Proactively prepare critical path and key milestones, capturing all cross-functional needs and constraints.  
    • Good understanding / strong willingness to learn and become expert of Bacardi Innovation process and tool.

  • Continuous Improvement of Best Practices for Project Management:
    • Effective use of all PM tools such as k/o decks, critical paths, innovator, close out meetings. 
    • Participate in promotion of continuous improvement & wow activities through UK SC team meetings and global PM meetings. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY:
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Economy, Supply Chain or Engineering and / or work experience in a FMCG business with a similar / related role.  
Experience: 
  • Preferable previous experience in a Project Coordination role for 2yrs +.
  • Experience coordinating and executing a high number of small / low complexity brand change projects. 
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with own team and cross-functional teams. 
Functional Skills:
  • Good communication skills 
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, sometimes changing environment. 
  • Strong ownership of project remit, and support provided to Innovation Mgt & Packaging Development Team. 
  • Willingness & strong interest in developing PM skills. 
PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Business savvy, experienced with understanding consumer and customer’s needs.  Understanding of Bacardi brands, what they stand for and how Bacardi is organized. 
  • Capability to work in a seamless team, cross-functionally and across regions & willingness to share best practices, project learnings. 
  • Overall good collaborator, and highly organized. 
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family  

LEADERSHIP AGILITY

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.

PERKS OF WORKING WITH US

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.

BEHAVE LIKE Family

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.

THINK LIKE A Founder

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.

LIFE INSIDE BACARDI Career Stories

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.