Posted
23-Feb-2024
Job type
Full time
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Glasgow
Lead recruiter
Claudio Zuccarello
Function
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Blender & Inventory Strategist
On-site/Remote
On-site
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type
Permanent

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Your Opportunity

This fantastic role based at Dewars Glasgow H.Q focuses on the management of our stocks of maturing inventory ensuring our whiskies are available for bottling both for today and into the future.

As a key member of the Blending / Inventory Team, you will be the first point of contact for all inventory related matters and responsible for line managing the Whisky Stocks Planner. Excellent numerical and data analysis skills are a must along with good reporting and communication skills to convey complex information. 

In an ever-changing world you will be required to model forecast scenarios on our DRAMS inventory management system presenting your results to a wide audience along with any potential opportunities or challenges. 

The ‘reach’ of the role is significant extending to Primos in other areas of Bacardi as well as key 3rd party stakeholders and as a result you will be required to work collaboratively on strategic initiatives maximising the efficiency within our bulk operations.

About You 

Too assure the legacy of our whisky brands, we need you to be Fearless in contributing your ideas & opinions, able to adopt a Founders mentality in your everyday activities and treat others like Family as you partner with our Operations, Supply Chain and Global Brand Teams in the development of strategies to fuel the growth of our whisky portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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.
  • Working with the Blenders, Cask Specialist and wider Spirit Supply team to achieve the objectives of UK Supply Centre and the wider Bacardi business.  
  • Lead the Inventory Management function with the responsibility for managing the duties and development of the Whisky Stocks Analyst 
  • Primary point of contact for all Bulk Inventory related matters and queries.
  • Ensure all cask selections adhere to formula specifications, quality / cost standards and are vatted on time and in full to meet forecasted bottling requirements.
  • Along with our Blending Primos, plan and initiate any required re-casking operations to meet blend specifications. 
  • In collaboration with other Primos, model forecast scenarios to predict the impact on the supply of Scotch Whisky Based on the results identify opportunities to maximise the potential of our maturing inventory along with strategies to mitigate anticipated challenges. 
  • Determine and communicate future new make filling and mature disgorging requirements to key stakeholders, a key cornerstone to our Distillation and Bulk Operations infrastructure.   
  • Map inventory usage profiles for future Blend and Single Malt production and share with our Blending / Finance Primos. 
  • Devise & execute strategies in collaboration with Bulk Operations Management to maximise the space and operational efficiency of the Dewars cask warehouses.
  • Point of contact for Bacardi Internal and SOX audits on maturing inventory stocks. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Proven leadership skills and a strategic thinker.
  • Education to Degree level with the ability to demonstrate excellent numerical skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Excellent Data Collection, Data Analysis, Planning and Reporting Skills   
  • Preferably 3+ years of relevant experience in operational areas of the whisky industry, ideally Blending, Bulk Supply or a related area.  
  • Daily user of DRAMS or other inventory management systems along with an awareness of SAP is highly desirable.  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Personal Qualities
  • Self-awareness and self-assurance are key to this role with the ability to convey complex information simply and with certainty.
  • 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

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.