Brown-Forman Junior Supply Chain Specialist (Demand Planning) (m/w/d) in Hamburg, Germany
Who is Brown-Forman?
For more than 150 years, the Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the lives of generations with high-quality alcoholic brands.
On the German market, Hamburg-based Brown-Forman Deutschland GmbH distributes and markets a selection of premium and super premium spirits from the international portfolio. These include the American Whiskeys JACK DANIEL'S Tennessee Whiskey and Woodford Reserve as well as the Scotch whiskys Benriach and The GlenDronach. Fords Gin, FINLANDIA Vodka, the tequilas EL JIMADOR and HERRADURA and the CHAMBORD liqueur round off the range.
Around 4,800 employees worldwide look after the brands from Brown-Forman, which are sold in approximately 170 countries. The company, which has been family-run since 1870, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In Germany, the company has around 150 employees and is again certified as a Great Place to Work© in 2020/2021. Brown-Forman advocates for the responsible enjoyment of alcohol through global and local initiatives.
Further information: brown-forman.de , brown-forman.com , massvoll-geniessen.de
Meaningful Work From Day One
This position holder will support the Supply Chain Specialist (Demand Planning) in all demand planning and inventory related topics for our emerging brands portfolio. The
holder of this position is responsible for supporting the rolling forecast (Sales and Operations Planning) with the US based headquarters as well as with other departments
such as Sales and Marketing. A key success criterion of the role is to build and maintain efficient and collaborative working relationships with all functions as well within the German Supply Chain Team and on the regional and corporate levels.
What You Can Expect?
Organize the efficient execution of Sales and Operations Planning for the assigned brands and SKUs
Closely cooperate with US headquarter and stakeholders in Europe
Cooperation with Sales, Finance and Marketing Team in terms of sales forecast, planned promotions and other activities that have impact on current demand of dedicated brands and SKUs. Analyze and review data monthly and suggest where appropriate any action
Evaluate the Sales Forecast
-Integrate rolling sales forecast and prepare forecast on SKU level for Supply and demand planning in US headquarter for the dedicated brand
-Regularly measure forecast accuracy and develop ways in cooperation with Sales to optimize accuracy
-Support Supply Chain Specialist (Demand Planning) in validation of SAP APO and sales forecast
Maintain and set-up SKUs in SAP APO, including subcontracting SKUs
Check SAP SNP for all subcontracting SKUs and correctness of data uploaded into APO
Collaborating with local and international stakeholders to secure the ideal inventorylevels as well as replenishment lead times and seasonal specifics
Comparison of budget to forecast for dedicated brands – create and publish forecastaccuracy report
Promotion report in cooperation with Sales department
SKU analysis and review including slow mover report
Select information to present to other departments and prepare it for internal meeting as well as S&OP meeting
Ad Hoc reporting in SAP and Excel
Regularly report relevant key supply chain metrics to the Supply Chain leadership team to show and track levels of business support and operational effectiveness/excellence.
Coordinate promotions for dedicated brands with Trade Marketing and Purchasing
Planning of co-packing capacities at Logistics provider
Tracking dry goods demand and planning production and deliveries
Create and post production orders for subcontracting SKUs
Set up and maintenance of production part lists for value added packs
Report promotion leftovers and cooperate with Sales to find solutions
Be part of internal cross functional projects for assigned SKUs and share logistic point of view
Set up, track and adapt customer allocations in APO of promotion SKUs
Manage and process internal orders for free goods and samples for Sales- and Marketing colleagues as well as free goods inventory for On trade field force
Support processing customer returns in cooperation with Logistics provider during peak times
Works closely with colleagues across all departments including Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand their needs and to ensure consistent availability of products and dry goods
Develops and encourages strong partnerships with corporate support functions (Corporate FP&A, Data Science, Production, Global Packaging, Corporate Supply Chain, etc.).
What You Bring to the Table?
University Degree or similar education (apprenticeship in commercial profession)
Experience in the field of Supply Chain
Knowledge of SAP R3 (Materials Management)
Fluent German and English, both spoken and written
Great analytical skills, commercially savvy, and solution-focused to solving problems
Ability to handle big volumes of information and attentiveness to details
Collaborative team player, with conflict management skills
Adaptable, flexible, and resilient
IT literate - MS Office applications & Google applications
Nothing Better in the Market
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.
At Brown-Forman Germany, some highlights of the competitive benefits we are flexible working options for a better work-life balance, family service, product allowance, gym cooperation, company pension as well as the opportunity to get involved in one of our employee resource groups on topics that go beyond your actual job and broaden your horizons.
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: Global Production
Req ID: JR-00002349