Brown-Forman Lead Customer & Logistics Coordinator in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Required Skills:

Customer Service Provision – Provide best in class customer service to include the organising, coordinating and managing demand to support the delivery of the Commercial and Operational goals whilst meeting customer expectation.

Team work/Relationship Building/Positive Interpersonal Skills – Develops and maintains ongoing working relationships with others through positive interaction and mutual support and respect.

Personal Initiative – Takes prompt action to accomplish work goals; takes action to achieve results beyond what is required; works proactively.

Continuous Learning - Has a personal interest in increasing knowledge and skill when circumstances call for additional learning.

Decision Making skills – Can identify problems and opportunities. Gathers and interprets information that helps to generate new or improved approaches.

Attention to Detail/Quality Orientation – Accomplishes tasks by showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; is watchful to ensure high quality output of work.

Planning and organizing –Able to set priorities and establish timelines to accomplish work tasks; able to meet tight deadlines and multitask when required.

Additional skills:

Comprehensive understanding of International Customer Service and Supply Chain processes and procedures

Strong Commercial Acumen

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong IT skills (ERP, E-Customs systems and MS Outlook)

Knowledge in all areas of Import, Export, UK Excise regime and compliance, with a particular focus on Vatted Malt Supply

Previous Drinks Industry experience essential

Job Description:

Vatted Sales Service

· Service Provision for all Vatted Sales Customers from enquiry/order receipt to confirming pricing, incoterms, payment terms, spirit availability, continuity of supply, provision of pro-forma invoice (where required), co-ordination of load dates with Distillery and customer compliance with the Spirits Drinks Verification scheme.

· Negotiation of bulk tanker and container freight rates for Vatted Export Sales ensuring accurate freight and insurance pricing is built in to Vatted Sales quotations.

Logistics Support

· Provision of Logistical Support across all areas of Customer Operations and Logistics to incorporate but not limited to:

· Cask Imports – monitoring all Container movements of Empty Sherry and Bourbon Barrel imports from Spain/USA, tracking the loading, shipment, import clearance, invoice receipt, timely booking in of all loads with relevant delivery point and issuing regular tracker documents to key stakeholders.

· Receipt and processing of orders from Contract Bottling Customers, ensuring timely stock availability in line with Customer’s uplift requirements

· Preparation of all relevant despatch documents for the removal of stock from finished goods warehouse in line with HMRC and SOLAS regulatory requirements

· Administration pertaining to daily W5D/ Deferred Duty Payments, recording of all duty warrants and weekly reconciliation against HMRC Duty Statements.

· Providing cover for Cased and Bulk customer transactions for designated markets from order receipt through order processing, stock allocation, pricing, production, despatch, shipping, invoicing and beyond.

· Timely processing and swift execution of Sample and POS orders preparing relevant despatch documentation and ensuring most cost effective means of transport in line with delivery requirements.

· Co-ordination of UK and International Transportation ensuring all aspects of security, insurance and Movement Guarantee usage are in line with company protocols

· Regular liaison with Production Team, Distilleries, Regional Development Managers, Finance and Regular liaison with external stakeholders such as Forwarding Agents, Chamber of Commerce and HMRC.

· Alert Logistics Manager of any issues arising which may impact service provision by the Department.

· Supports the Logistics Manager with project work and adhoc requests

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Business Area: Global Production

City: Edinburgh

State: Int'l

Country: United Kingdom

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 3706BR