Job type
Full time
South Africa
Cape Town, Johannesburg
Lead recruiter
Vibhuti Shrotria
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Planning & Logistics Director AMEA
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type


Your Opportunity

As the MEA Planning & Logistics Manager, you will be driving the Planning & Logistics agenda for the team by executing the regional and global strategies along with the Regional Planning & Logistics Director for the team.

About You

You will be an integral part of the Planning & Logistics Team and work closely with the Regional Planning & Logistics Director and the wider team to develop the strategic plan for planning, manufacturing, customer services & logistics for the markets.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Lead Supply Planning, Warehouse, Distribution & Customer Service activities, processes, people and financial requirements in order to achieve strategic vision and business objectives for MEA Cluster
  • Ensures Supply Alignment to the Demand Plan to deliver the business plan at optimum cost.
  • Use data insights from the S&OP process to deliver to our customers the right product, at the right time, at the right place, with the right quality, at the right cost.
  • Generates an environment of contribution and debate across the Cluster and between functions.
  • Manages key internal and external stakeholders is a primary driver and challenge of the role along with driving leadership and vision to the team.
  • Commit to the mission and motivation to combine the team's energy and expertise to achieve a common objective, understand the dynamics of effective teamwork in order to attain higher levels of team performance.
  • Anticipate needs and responds to them as per defined process.
  • Respect the regulations associated the Supply Chain activities (excise, importations, certifications etc.)
  • Development of a centre-led product supply function across the Cluster.
  • Collaborate with customers to improve performance and customer service levels and continuously sharing with peers across the region.
  • Lead delivery Warehouse & Distribution Strategy to reduce inventory days and logistics costs
  • Manages 3PL Relationship including Monthly Performance & Continuous Improvement on Customer Service & Cost
  • Manages Co-Pack Relationship including Monthly Performance & Continuous Improvement on Customer Service & Cost
  • Support and mentor the Cluster team to ensure continuous improvement regarding KPI’s.


The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Strong experience and knowledge across Supply Planning, Co-packing, Warehouse, Logistics, Customer Service & Customs requirements.
  • Experience in manufacturing is an advantage; E2E Supply Chain knowledge is a must
  • Experience working in a global organisation, balancing local & global needs is advantageous
  • Managed change in a distribution or industrial supply chain organization where knowledge of international trading practices and global tax principles is vital to success.
  • Communication: Structures and presents technical data in a clear and logical format. Fluent in English
  • Excellent general IT literacy
  • 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
  • Strong leadership qualities who is influential with strong negotiation skills
  • An expert verbal and written communicator who is organized & confident
  • Analytical, well-structured problem analysis approach.
  • Dynamic and engaging work style
  • High level of Commercial Acumen


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.