Brown-Forman Senior Material Planning and Procurement Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky
This position will work as Senior Materials Planning & Procurement Specialist to support a fully integrated, highly complex and efficient global production organization. Specifically, this role will be responsible for leading the planning and coordination of material purchases in support of bottling operations, new product launches and redesigns for Brown-Forman Distillery Operations (BFDO). The role supports the production of over 400 finished goods SKUs utilizing over 250 packaging and processing components across 2 production sites and 4 bottling lines.
A key responsibility of this role is project management. The Senior Materials Planning and Procurement Specialist will lead the coordination of projects as initiated by the brand teams and is responsible for managing key internal and external partners in an effort to deliver successful project launches with strict timelines. In addition, the role will be held accountable to the expertly managing company resources and capital to support an annual volume of 6.5 million cases.
Accurately plan material purchases to support BFDO bottling plans. Materials include but are not limited to labels, shrink bands, flavors, knock downs, closures, cartons, glass and PET to support BFDO.
Plan for annual BFDO bottling schedule of 6.5 million cases while limiting exposure for material obsolescence.
Lead BFDO Project Team by hosting monthly project meetings, tracking project activity, working with internal partners to keep projects on track according to project timelines.
Confirm materials are being produced to Brown-Forman specification working with B-F Packaging, QC, QA and R&D teams.
Work with PMO and Brand Managers on new product launches and package redesigns to ensure that new materials are planned, approved and available to meet project timelines.
Lead and assist with establishing optimal inventory levels for critical materials while establishing contingency plans.
Lead to build and maintain productive relationships with suppliers to ensure accurate understanding of B-F’s needs and expectations.
Lead the creation and implementation of SOP's to support Planning and Procurement activities.
Participate in demand review meetings with Supply Chain team and take active role in developing the communication and relationships with that team.
Lead the team’s work to utilize APO and other systems to enhance material planning working with supply chain.
Lead and share results with other planners within organization through planning annual best practice sharing events.
Assist with supplier expectations and regular review meetings.
Work with internal and external partners on continuous improvement initiatives to ensure we deliver high quality, cost-effective products.
Initiate and participate on continuous improvement teams to establish zero-loss mindset.
Required Experience & Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Related Field.
5 years experience in planning, procurement or related field within manufacturing or similar environment.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and manage multiple projects in a changing environment.
Preferred Experience & Education:
Experience: 8-10 years experience in planning, procurement or related field within manufacturing or similar environment.
Grade 28 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
Req ID: JR-00001349