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Brown-Forman Distillery Manager - Old Forester Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky

Our Culture at the Old Forester Distillery is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics. The Distillery Manager is the site leader responsible for Old Forester Distilling, Warehousing, Processing, Bottling, and Shipping Operations in Louisville, Kentucky. Plans, influences and coordinates the operations for the site.

Basic Function:

Manage and coordinate the distilling, warehousing, processing, bottling, and site supply chain activities of Old Forester. Lead and provide overall operational direction and consistency to enhance productivity, quality, safety, environmental and customer service results.

Responsibilities:

  • Fosters an environment that is inclusive of everyone driving accountability at levels and valuing the contributions of all employees. Promotes a shared understanding of organizational values, operating principles, and cultural change imperatives and work to align guidelines to support the achievement of business goals.

  • Develops short and long-term visions for distilling, warehousing, processing, bottling and site supply chain operations.

  • Ensures the efficient utilization of production operations to produce a top quality product within the prescribed practices for quality, cost, and safety. Plans, directs and ensures controls of all distilling, warehousing, processing, bottling and shipping at the facility; ensures all quality, environmental and business objectives are met or exceeded.

  • Plans, directs and controls operating activities to provide a safe working environment. Ensures adherence to established methods and procedures to assure consistent high quality product; Ensures compliance with company and government policies and regulations.

  • Develops strategic plan by studying technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.

  • Builds company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.

  • Accomplishes plant objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.

  • Directly responsible for the operation’s budget, reliability of production, product quality, governmental compliance, employee safety and environmental impact.

  • Develop short and long-term capital plans and major maintenance improvement projects, establish, and monitor department labor and overhead budgets and monitor spending.

  • Reviews organization and staffing plans to ensure they are consistent and adequate for attainment of site and Brand objectives.

  • Directs the review and evaluation of operating practices and procedures to improve effectiveness and efficiency of production. Ensures uniform application and consistency of Company policies and procedures and developing good employee relations.

  • Increases management's effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and holding managers accountable; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountability; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities.

Must Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field with a minimum 7 years experience in a manufacturing leadership roles, preferably in the spirits industry, leading and developing people and teams. Equivalent Education and Experience will be considered.

  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership, leading others and excellent communication skills. Ability to build and sustain excellent business relationships internally and externally. Strong business, financial, and analytical acumen. Strong understanding of manufacturing and supply chain processes, continuous improvement methodologies, and quality, safety and environmental practices.

  • Ability to diagnose manufacturing issues and problem solve solutions to increase operational efficiencies and cost control.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration with 7 years leadership experience in the spirits industry.

  • Working user knowledge of SAP-ERP applications in a manufacturing environment and understanding the impact of transactions from a financial areas.

Competencies:

  • Operational decision making

  • Planning and Organizing

  • High-impact Communication

  • Builds organizational talent

  • Business Acumen

  • Building strategic relationships

  • Long-term/broad perspective

Grade 32 National

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

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00000891

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.

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