Supply Chain Manager Nordics (replacement maternity leave)

Employment Type:
Full Time
Bacardi-Martini Ltd
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About the role

The role acts as the Single Point of Contact for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland,Iceland) in relation to Supply Chain.

The key role to ensure the execution of the Region / Global strategy is undertaken for the country Develop with the Benelux-Nordics Supply Chain Director the strategic plan for Planning, Customer Services & Logistics for the Country as well as develop and managed associated activities, processes,

people and financial requirements in order to achieve strategic vision and business objectives. Ensure demand and supply are aligned to deliver the business plan at optimum cost.

Through the S&OP process deliver to our customers the right product, at the right time, at the right place, with the right quality, at the right cost.

You need to generate an environment of contribution and debate across the country and between

functions. Managing key internal and external stakeholders is a primary driver and challenge of the role along with giving 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


Anticipate others' needs and respond to their concerns and problems.

Respects the regulations associated the Supply Chain activities (excise, importations, certifications) etc

Organisation influencing, to continue the development of a centre-led product supply function across the country. Collaborting with customers to improve performance and customer service levels and continuously sharing with peers across the region.

Critical to deliver improved forecast accuracy and reducing inventory days and logistics costs

In this role you will likely often find yourself in your office, support and mentor the country team in order to ensure continuous improvement regarding KPI's.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Strategic Operations

? With the Benelux-Nordics Supply Chain Director, develop and execute a comprehensive product (Finish goods, Value Added Pack and POS) supply strategic plan designed to support growth plans in the country which will drive optimal customer service and profitability.

? Maintain the Sales and Operations Planning policy and rules to be operated by the extended planning team

? Establish policies, procedures, performance metrics, and resource requirements to ensure reliability, speed, convenience and best perceived value to the customer

? Respects the regulations associated with the Supply Chain activities (customs duty, excise, VAT, Strip Stamps aspects, importations, exportations...)

? Ensuring proper application of the regulations concerning Local Certification and Hygienic conclusions management.

? Keeps under control of all potential regulatory changes concerning: importation, labeling are fully conform to local requirements; agreed and implement changes, if necessary, with TRN (Technical Regulatory Network).

? Ensure that Logistics/warehouse providers (3/4PL) use WMS (warehouse management system) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) for inventory tracking and distribution center is operating as efficiently as possible.

? Assess financial and business risks associated with key operational decisions

? Develop high level of coordination with the country and sales manager(s) to achieve effective management of the product supply flow

? Develop, implement and influence best practices in the disciplines of forecasting, inventory management, and logistics

? Manage continuous improvement of the product supply: improved customer service; faster cycles; reduction of waste and reduce delivering costs.

? Accountable for implementation, maintenance and review of SLA with country and plants to clearly set role, responsibility and performance management


? Ensure achievement of country objectives by preparing annual budgets and monitoring expense,

capital and inventory budget

? Monitoring on monthly base all expense and cost related to L70.

Process Development / Management

? Ensure that the Marketing & Sales business team reach agreement on Sales Operation and Plan on a monthly basis.

? Engage with the Country Manager, Marketing, Sales and customers to continuously update the requirements specifications and improve the Planning and Customer Services processes accordingly.

? Manage the Demand and Supply Planning processes to ensure that plans are established, monitored and reviewed in order to ensure efficient and timely distribution of products to the Country

? Scrutinize market and competitors to maintain an updated benchmarking assessment

? Resolve short/medium term supply constraints (ex. quality, technical...) to deliver product on the agreed basis

? Cooperate closely with the Activity Management Director and Project Managers on the design and development of an effective Innovation process with the aim of reducing supply chain complexity, increase supply reliability and flexibility

? Implement and maintain the process to prevent and monitor write-offs including action plans forreduction and control improvement

Identify and execute the ideal balance between customer service requirements, inventory

optimisation, manufacturing efficiencies, including capacity planning, SKU rationalization, planning and execution

? Optimize the distribution network from plant to customer in order improve the service level (lead time, consumer complaint...) and reduce the cost

? Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.

? Ensure efficient use of transportation resources while meeting the needs of the customer.

? Calculate the total system cost of delivering a product or service to the customer.

? Develop ways to reduce or mitigate carbon output that results from transporting materials or products to final customers.

? Controlling and monitoring the activities of 3/4PL (Logistics/warehouse provider)

? Produce solutions to real problems.

? Act as Project Manager for all clusters BIT (InnovApp)

People and Organisation

? Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with internal/external

organisations: motive and encourage direct reports and employees working in a team environment

to achieve department, and company goals

? Plan and direct advancement in functional excellence by assessing criteria for excellence,

determining core functional competencies, conducting performance review for reporting managers,

and participating in the recruitment of relevant positions in planning and customer service

? Foster an environment that advances staff through effective coaching, professional development,

and succession planning

? Establish a process for aligning day-to-day decisions to the strategic plan.

? Align to cluster supply chain team priorities once objectives are determined and deploy action plans.

? Visualize the total process and aid in locating problem areas using process mapping, quality

improvement, and visualization tools to locate, quantify, and correct root causes of problems.

? Perform periodic evaluations to maintain processes by gathering pertinent information, such as

problem symptoms from knowledgeable sources and carrying these through to the problems,

potential causes, and root causes of the problem.

Measures of success

Operational Excellence: Drive sustained improvement in Supply Chain for the Nordic Countries

? Relevant KPI's, for example:

? Perfect Serve

? Ensure that OTIF (On time in Full delivery) targets are respected

? Distribution Costs ($x per 9L case)

? Sales Forecast Accuracy Ensure that BIAS targets are respected


? Stock Level (in number of Days) Ensure that DIOH (Days inventory on hand) targets are


? Sox compliance

? Great place to wrok

? Talent Development: Ensure country teams have clear and meaningful development plans in place and actively monitor and advance succession plans

Critical experiences for success

Y ou will have 7+ years experience in Supply Chain. Your familiarity and knowledge across customer service, demand planning and logistics will be well recognized. This experience should have been gained in an FMCG environment but you may well have additional experience in high tech or pharma industries as well.

You will have driven and managed change in a distribution or industrial supply chain organization where knowledge of international trading practices and global tax principles is vital to success.

Development of teams, across multiple cultures, will be a core experience you have gained

Demonstrated use of analytical, collaborative problem solving and negotiation skills.

Leadership of both direct teams and matrix / cross functional leadership - managing / directing others.

You will have a track record of managing 3/4 parties and driving continuous improvement in their performance - service, quality and cost

Language Skills: Fluent English; Local Country (or Countries) language skills an advantage


? Mastery in logistics and warehouse industry

? Mastery of Logistics & distirbution process

? Mastery of analytical and reasoning abilities

? Excellent general IT literacy

? Mastery in Product Innovation

? Communication : Structures and presents technical data in a clear and logical format.

Technical & Business Skills:


ERP Foundation

APS Foundation

Reporting Tool Mastery

Office Softwares ( Lotus, MS Office, ..) Experienced

Languages - especially English Experienced

Project Management (internal & External

stakeholders) Foundation

External orientation Experienced

Planning Process e.g. S&OP, Inventory

etc Foundation

Manufacturing/Operational & Copacking

Processes Experienced

Market Understanding and CS skills Experienced

International Trade & Tax process

(Documentation, ...) Foundatio

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