ABOUT THE ROLE
In this role, the candidate will drive Bacardi’s innovation process continuous improvements and manage the stage gate system on a going basis. He/she will be located in Geneva reporting to Global Project Manager, Best Practice in Geneva (CH).
The candidate will be working very closely with the Marketing Innovation Directors, with project managers of the different regions and Operation Center’s.
He/she will lead the initiative review processes with Global Operations in preparation of effective stage gate reviews.
ABOUT THE ROLE In this role the candidate will drive Bacardi's innovation process continuous improvements and manage the stage gate system on a going basis. He/she will be located in Geneva reporting to Global Project Manager Best Practice in Geneva CH . The candidate will be working very closely with the Marketing Innovation Directors with project managers of the different regions and Operation Center's. He/she will lead the initiative review processes with Global Operations in preparation of effective stage gate reviews. Global Innovation Process Specialist KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead Project Management tool development and continuous improvements
bull Together with IT work with our external partner SAP and internal stakeholders to drive continuous improvement of InnovApp bull Continue to seek for process streamlining and maintain relevant InnovApp approval matrix bull Provide support and trainings to the InnovApp user community on an on-going basis ndash be the global ISPOC for any function regarding tool and process and acting as the Super User for InnovApp related topics bull Creation of tutorial and support material bull Lead ldquo reporting rdquo capability development in light of business needs integration into the system bull Lead ldquo Local promotion rdquo development in synergy with markets integration into the tool bull Lead customer feedback and drive action plan with IT to resolve any issues bull Work closely with IT to continue system integration of other Bacardi global systems such as SAP Finance and Planning systems. Project Management Tool maintenance transition management
bull Maintain legacy BIT up to the switch off bull Manage the transition between BIT and InnovApp Portfolio management Reporting bull Work closely with Operation Centers Project Managers to support resources assignment pool of PMs raise to management any resources issues bull Monthly BIT review OTIF funnel analysis resource gap enabling portfolio review and engagements of key stakeholders bull Consolidate Operation Centers masterplan view bull Coordinate and lead global ops alignment meeting ensuring cohesive Global Ops decision bull Ensure deck on time and good minutes with follow up on the actions Capability improvement and management of the team
bull Drive adoption of new Innovation way of working and effective collaboration. bull Support the Global Project Manager Best Practices to identify what works and what does not work develop templates training matrix
Manage certain complex projects where peak work load requires that
bull Work with the marketing project leaders to lead initiatives. bull Ensure team is chartered across functions to provide sufficiency. bull Drive clarity on initiative success criteria and ensure those are met at the respective decision gate. bull Enable informed business decision thanks to ldquo technical risk and should cost rdquo mastery. bull Ensure that Global best practices are leveraged whilst enabling speed to market.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS bull Known and recognized globally as key innovation process point of contact. bull Recognized as pro-active and bringing new idea bull InnovApp further improved including reporting. bull Market- and GOPS alignments exist prior to MGM reviews. bull Projects delivered OTIF and with Excellence. bull Demonstrated strong collaboration with key stakeholders. bull Team capabilities grown and new project management structure fully functional.
CRITICAL EXPERIENCES FOR SUCCESS
Educational Requirements Bachelor's or Master Degree in Business Economy Supply Chain or Engineering. Experience bull Min 2-4 years' experience in business development or operations. bull Demonstrates project management experience from ideation to market launch. bull Understands different product launch stage gate processes. bull First experience in working in a Global environment. bull Experience within different businesses and diverse cultures. bull Experience aboard would be a plus. bull Mobility ndash willing to travel 10 %. Functional skills bull Passion in managing and growing capabilities and training/coaching. bull Understanding of stage gate processes and how initiatives are led through. bull Leadership and capability to manage and drive projects. bull Very good written and oral communication skills. bull Capability to work and influence in a highly changing environment. Business Skills bull Leadership/collaboration/rigor and analytical skills required bull Business savvy and a good understanding of the consumer customers' needs.
Understand our Bacardi business strategy. bull Understanding of what the Bacardi brands stand for and how Bacardi is organized. bull Excellent knowledge of processes within operations finance manufacturing packaging supply chain and procurement markets and central marketing. bull Strong knowledge of the global GOPS team structure strategies and activities and ability to influence marketing teams in the markets and central.
Language Skills bull English business proficient. bull Other languages would be a plus.
LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework and you will be expected as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements Focus Externally to Win/Drive Execution Results/Lead Strategically Know your Business/Make the Matrix Work/Lead by Example and Develop and Inspire Talent
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