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Brown-Forman Manager - Route-To-Consumer Master Data Management in Louisville, Kentucky

"Embark on a transformative leadership journey with our Route-to-Consumer Master Data Management team, where you'll be the driving force behind high performance! Join us in steering the success of our well-established business by contributing your strategic expertise to elevate performance. As a pivotal leader within our dynamic team, you'll play a key role in orchestrating our processes and ensuring a future of continued success for the operation and the broader business. This is your opportunity to lead high-performance initiatives and be at the helm of a vibrant team that thrives on excellence. Seize the chance to make a lasting impact and shape the future of our success!"-Hiring Manager

Meaningful Work From Day One

Manage and lead Brown-Forman Process/Data Analysts to create and maintain product master data required to sell and ship Brown-Forman Spirit & Wine brands worldwide. Ensure consistency of process regarding the Route-to-Consumer (RTC) related SAP master data among Brown-Forman operations including material definition and international listings. Ensure consistency of product data for own importation/distribution markets by supporting stock transfer data and cost standards. Ensure global processes are aligned with requirements needed to support Brown-Forman’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.

What You Can Expect

  • Manages the RTC Master Data Management team in the development and documentation of global business SAP processes in conjunction with IT, Finance, Credit, etc. to ensure consistency of processes across global business units.

  • Remains informed of GS1 standards for US and international markets, serving as the in-house expert. Provides guidance to the RTC Master Data Management team and other stakeholders regarding compliance of those standards.

  • Leads master data creation and maintenance activities to ensure data is fit for purpose by managing data quality in order to support the selling of Brown-Forman products related to innovations, redesigns, market requirements, and gift packs.

  • Leads activities to support BF own importation/distribution markets with SKU setup and costing.

  • Works with Production Accounting to ensure products are properly costed, and supports the annual cost estimate update process to initiate the new fiscal year.

  • Prioritizes work to ensure RTCs, innovation projects, and gift programs are supported adequately to minimize disruption and optimize setup.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact within Brown-Forman for all matters related to data governance regarding RTC Master Data.

  • Manages, leads and participates in testing, training and support of the new & existing distribution entities.

  • Supports Supply Chain on technical/master data and process issues in day-to-day operations. Backup for security approval requests for Supply Chain integration employees needing access to SAP Supply Chain transactions.

  • Participates in a variety of projects including new or changing RTC initiatives, acquisitions, new or changing operations, and other strategic initiatives.

  • Maintains productive relationships with Product Governance, Product Engineering, and other BF teams to support IBP objectives.

  • Works collaboratively and cross-functionally with members of the ERP IT Team to ensure applications and business processes are supported.

  • Works with the Manager of Technical and Process Infrastructure Management (TPIM) to align RTC master data processes with the global SAP Supply Chain architecture.

  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with at least 5 years Supply Chain business with technology involvement; or 10+ years combined education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with MDM solutions such as SAP, IMB, Oracle, Microsoft, SAS, Informatica, etc, that is relevant to sales and distribution.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to accomplish established goals, including the ability to productively motivate and lead cross functional teams without direct line responsibility.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and leadership abilities, including the proven ability to interact productively with multiple management levels.

  • Demonstrated champion for inclusion, fostering an environment that values diversity and encourages trust, openness, and mutual support that naturally enables team members to contribute to their full potential.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with the ability to respond timely and effectively to multiple inquiries from a variety of internal and external contacts utilizing Gmail and other modes.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving, mathematical skills and analytical capabilities to determine origin of data and making independent decisions from data.

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time, including international.

What Makes You Unique

  • MBA or Masters Degree business related

  • APICS or similar certification (eg; CPIM, CLTD, or CSCP).

  • Project management experience leading mid-range to large projects.

  • Demonstrated business analysis skills along with the ability to coach others in developing skills including; process modeling, root cause analysis, and gap analysis.

  • Demonstrated knowledge proficiency with the SAP Materials Management and Sales and Distribution modules.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the SCOR model.

  • Proven knowledge of the production process and multi-plant logistic operations involving high level shipping activities plus the corresponding knowledge customer service related activities.

  • Experience in the Beverage Alcohol industry.

Who We Are

Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table!

  • Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

  • Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

  • Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

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 Supply Chain

Function: Supply Chain

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007321