Brown-Forman Quality & Operations Manager MATERNITY COVER in Riga, Latvia

Job Description:


Brown-Forman supplies its products to Russia, Ukraine and other former CIS countries through a Hub in Riga, Latvia. This position manages quality and operations related to warehousing, strip stamping, re-packing, on-packing and other rework taking place at B-F warehouses in Riga.

Basic Function:

Manage and oversee day-to-day operations and quality at B-F warehouses in Riga. Work closely with Brown-Forman Finland (BFF) Logistics Manager, BFF Quality and Product Process Manager, BFF Finance, BFF Packaging & Artwork Manager B-F Supply Chain Integration (Louisville, EMEA, Russia), B-F Quality Assurance and B-F Plant Quality Managers.


  • Act as the on-site B-F resource to manage and assure that service and quality objectives are met for all shipments from Riga Hub to the markets

  • Oversee the warehouse and strip stamping operations in Riga, and act as the primary contact to service providers at B-F warehouses in Riga

  • Coordinate Quality Manuals relating to all rework at B-F Riga warehouses

  • Coordinate strip stamp and sticker application instructions for all B-F Products at Riga warehouses

  • Review and keep track on all specifications and instructions provided for promotional products, on-packs, and other special packs of B-F brands

  • Provide support to Service Providers’ Quality Managers at Riga warehouses on rejecting defective packages and goods, including defects originating from production, shipment or the rework

  • Monitor the quality of operations at Riga warehouses by quality audits and checking the Quality Inspection Reports provided for each order. Initiate improvements to quality assurance practices

  • Cooperate with Finance related to BOM’s, manage SMOG’s and other areas to assure all liabilities are recognized, all records and books are accurate and financial projections are realistic and timely made


  • University Degree in Quality, Engineering, Business, Finance, Chemistry or similar discipline

  • 3 or more years in experience from working in an international company, preferably FMCG or similar

  • Ability to manage and prioritize the workload

  • Good analytical skills

  • Self-motivated, fast-learning, with good general knowledge – needs to be able to liaise with different functional areas

  • Fluent in English, Russian is a plus

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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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Business Area: Global Production

City: Riga

State: Int'l

Country: Latvia

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 3529BR