Job type
Full time
United Kingdom
London - Victoria
Lead recruiter
Kelly Scarfe
All Procurement
Reporting Line
Level of experience
Management (Directors)
Contract type


Your Opportunity

You are a passionate leader who will collaborate with business stakeholders to develop and execute category strategies to maximize value for the business. This includes creating a vision for Global Marketing Procurement, partnering with Regional Procurement, developing long term strategies, leading agency pitches and evaluations, negotiating contract terms; building strong agency relationships and identifying ways to maximize the return on investment from Bacardi’s A&P spend. 

Your goal is to become a trusted leader and business partner with Bacardi’s Marketing, Marketing Operations, and Commercial (Sales) functions who creates competitive advantage through increasing the effectiveness of Bacardi’s creative content and ensuring robust measurement and evaluation frameworks on 100% of Bacardi’s A&P spend. 

About You 

A member of the Global Procurement Leadership Team, you are a strategic thinker, with strong leadership and management skills, and have a proven track record in Procurement and/or Agency Management. You enjoy collaborating, teaching, and partnering cross-functionally, and are comfortable navigating in a global matrixed environment. 

You are fearless in all you do with the founder’s mentality to do the right thing for Bacardi.


With our consumer at the heart your key focus will be
  • A newly created role, the Global Marketing Procurement Senior Director is responsible for creating and overseeing in close collaboration with Marketing Bacardi’s global marketing procurement strategy (Creative, Brand Sponsorship, Digital, Market Research, Venue sponsorship, New Product development, influencers, events, public relations, POSM) for a total spend of over 1BN. 
  • Co-Owns the development with Marketing of the Agency Model Strategy & Roster Development. Represents the Procurement Function in the alignment and prioritization of key business needs, internal assessment, external assessment, strategy development, and action plan. Govern the process that leads to recommendation of agencies/roster selection which Marketing will sign off 
  • Leads negotiation in terms and details of the contract (incl payment terms). Co-owns the development of appropriate financial KPI's to ensure ROI on external marketing spend. Responsible to ensure contract compliance in line with Procurement Policy 
  • Co-develops performance-based re-numeration models with Marketing Operations; Leads cost benchmarking and cost conversation in partnership with Marketing Operations. Leads external best practices on benchmarking and best in class remuneration structures 
  • Leads SOW negotiations including external benchmarking, rate & hour negotiations and contract execution 
  • In alignment with the Agency Model Strategy, represents the Procurement function in agency management supporting the marketing function, including performance surveys, KPI development, agency feedback, and action planning. 
  • Develop and leads teams and support in their capabilities development 
  • Part of the Procurement LT and able to drive change and improvement across the wider organization


The skills and experience needed to create your legacy
  • Strong track record of building strong partnership with external partners and cross functional leaders that lead to better execution and improved results 
  • Ability to have influenced, with skill, senior stakeholders (CEO, CMO), peers and external partners and experience of managing significant budgets effectively through change 
  • Independent thinker with strong leadership & communication skills, able to inspire internal marketing stakeholders and agency teams 
  • A clear strategic thinker, who can connect strategy to world class execution.
  • Experience influencing in a globally matrixed environment and leading in times of significant change. 
  • Able to act and think in an agile, flexible way 
  • Knowledge of across all marketing channels, and agency landscape to be able to set a 
  • Procurement vision/strategy for these categories. In depth experience in Global Media and Creative Agencies preferred 
  • Highly analytical - ability to evaluate and clearly demonstrate return on investment 
  • Strong Experience negotiating contracts/agreements in indirect services 
  • Firm grasp of brilliant basics and a thirst for knowledge
Personal Qualities
  •  A clear communicator, able to deliver findings in an engaging, fresh and impactful manner, cutting through the complex to tell a simple, compelling narrative 
  • Charismatic and persuasive business partner with gravitas to engage with high level managers internally and externally 
  • A creative, strategic and integrated thinker, able to think both imaginatively and holistically 
  • You are open to feedback and are transparent and honest. 
  • You are ambitious and eager to drive results 
  • A team player, who thrives on working collaboratively, inspiring others and bringing out the best in others 


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.