Brown-Forman Demand & Inventory Analyst / Planer Spain in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description:

General Information:

Brown-Forman Corporation is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies - and among the top ten largest global spirits companies. Brown-Forman Spain is the Spanish subsidiary of this worldwide operating and expanding enterprise of the consumer goods industry, with its headquarter in Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Net sales in Fiscal Year 2016: 4.1 Billon USD; approx. 4,000 employees). Brands of the Brown-Forman portfolio are, amongst others, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia Vodka and Woodford Reserve. The office in Barcelona is responsible for the Spanish business. For this market, Brown-Forman is currently setting up its own distribution organization, starting operations July 1, 2017


This position will support the Supply Chain Operations Manager in all Sales/Demand Planning and Inventory related topics. The holder of this position is responsible for supporting the Sales Organization in its efforts to analyze and forecast short and midterm demand and for consolidating customer based plans to country level. Thoughtful and pro-active participation in the company’s global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process with the US based headquarters as well as the overall local Inventory Administration is in scope. Based on aligned demand and supply plans, the Demand & Inventory Analyst manages and tracks the Tax Stamp flow between, tax authorities, production sites and the local distribution center.

Basic Function:


  • Efficient and effective execution of local Sales and Demand Planning in collaboration with other functions such as Sales, Marketing, Trade Marketing and Finance.

  • Close cooperation with Supply Chain Planning and Customer Service in the US based Headquarters

  • Function as liaison and primary contact person for the Production faced as S&OP process lead by corporate Supply Chain Integration

  • Inventory planning

  • Evaluate the Sales Forecast

  • Trend analysis with reporting and warehouse optimization regarding costs

  • Creating rolling forecast for Supply Chain LvL

  • Leadership for usage and validation of APO (Advanced Planning Optimization)

  • Compare planning to agreed forecast

Tax Stamps Management:

  • In accordance to aligned demand and supply plans determine and communicate to all stakeholders (Corporate Supply Chain Planning, European Production, Finance, Logistics Service Provider, etc.) The required amount of tax stamps.

  • Coordinate and ensure the timely and complete flow of information to/from the Logistics Service Provider (LSP) applying for the tax stamps at tax authorities on B-F’s behalf.

  • Organize delivery of excise stamps to Production sites

  • Organize return of unused excise stamps from Production sites

  • Manage the physical shipment of tax stamps from the LSP’s office/or tax authorities to relevant production sites

  • Locally track and consolidate the status of stamps, in transit, production or the local warehouse.

  • Organize storage of excise stamps to be locally applied.


  • SKU analysis

  • Comparison of budget to forecast

  • Reporting about Sales and Promotions

Article Maintenance in SAP

  • Request new skus set up to Brown-Forman Corporate Supply Chain

  • Set up and Maintain Bills of Material

Warehousing and Production

  • Responsible for complete inbound process at local warehouses

  • Lead for Cycle Counts in all warehouses & Daily stock reconciliation between SAP and 3PL WMS

  • Key User SAP/R3 Material Management

  • 3 rd Party Warehouse

  • Key Operational Interface to the 3 rd party Customs agency/provider

  • Planning, coordination and posting of production orders at the 3 rd Party warehouse (Displays and Value Added Packs)

  • Planning of Promotions

  • Allocating of SKUs to requests from Sales Dep.

  • Control of promotional articles

  • Developing and delivering logistics data with regard to articles (plausibility check and cost efficiency)

  • Trouble shooting in case of OOS

  • Inventory reconciliation / internal warehouse transfers with the 3 rd party Logistics provider/ Cycle counts

  • Quality management

  • Weekly stock level reporting

  • Pallet administration

  • Post PO receipts (or via 3PL SAP or via EDI)

  • Supporting and coordinating with the Supply Chain Manager in

  • Inter-Warehouse transfers

  • Repacks

  • Importing (oversight responsibilities)

  • Clarification of logistic issues e..g. blocked shipments in customs , shipment tracking

  • Development of a stock reporting: Inventory, Sales Forecast Accuracy / Stock Turnover

Must Experience:

  • Bachelor or similar education (apprenticeship in commercial profession)

  • 2-5 years post qualified experience in Planning/Logistics department/area


  • Very good communication skills

  • Very good analytical skills

  • Native/Expert command of Spanish language, speaking and writing

  • Native/Expert command of English language, speaking and writing

  • Solid knowledge of Financial / ERP System – SAP (MM, SD, APO) Applications

  • IT literate (good knowledge in MS Excel)#ND 1

About Brown-Forman:


Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Europe

City: Barcelona

State: Int'l

Country: Spain

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 3595BR