Brown-Forman Senior Supply Planning Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Manage, facilitate, and coordinate Supply Chain inventory planning, reporting, and analysis process for BFBW.


  • Participate as a key member of the Sales & Operation Planning team and work in conjunction with Supply Chain, Production Operations, Marketing / Sales, Finance, and Customer Service management to support the supply chain management process.

  • Manage supply chain inventory levels and replenishments. Monitor network inventory levels and requirements, replenishing inventory to meet Supply Chain Planning targets including inventory investment, customer service levels and transportation efficiencies.

  • Communicate with demand planners / plant master schedulers to translate forecasts into supply requirements for all brands within BFBW’s portfolio.

  • Conduct ongoing reconciliations and audits to insure inventory reporting balances to BF’s perpetual inventory balances.

  • Evaluate demand plans vs. actual activity, plan inventory centers and bailment warehouses that meet supply chain requirements to assigned production facilities and suppliers in goals / metrics, and provide updated supply replenishments to network distribution.

  • Maintain the inventory planning model which includes SKU maintenance, parameter maintenance, and network maintenance, including business support of the weekly forecast release and SNP planning run.

  • Lead and manage the Network Supply portion of BF’s Sales & Operations Planning process - reporting aged and un-saleable inventory, obsolete and/or de-listed materials to reach consensus on disposition. - planning re-packs as required.

Must Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 - 10 years Supply Chain Planning or related business experience; or 13 - 15 years of combined education and experience. A minimum of two years experience Supply Chain Network Planning utilizing SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization software.

  • Demonstrated success utilizing Sales and Operations Planning processes.

  • Successful track record using S&OP, APO, and standard inventory planning processes in support of supply chain effort.

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a heavy emphasis placed on the ability to diagnose/solve problems.

  • Familiarity with the concepts of system analysis / design and process improvement.

  • Ability to apply standard analytical concepts and inventory planning methodology.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work with speed and accuracy within established timeframes.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10-15% of the time.

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification

  • MBA

  • Strong information technologies and analytical aptitude

  • Diverse Supply Chain background (Production Planning / Inventory Planning / Operations Management / Distribution Planning)#SM#TSM

About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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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: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4461BR