Brown-Forman Supply Chain Business Process Lead in Louisville, Kentucky
Meaningful Work From Day One... Leads related Business Process activities required to support the manufacture and sale of BFB Spirit & Wine brands worldwide. Works with internal and external groups including Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, BFDC, Packaging, External Manufacturing Operations, Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Legal, Finance, and distributors to approve, develop, set-up and manage all current and new SKUs for the BFB Global Wine & Spirits portfolio.
Lead in resolving the complex compliance process for Domestic, International, Local and Federal Government regulations for all BFB products and related bottling materials to ensure delivery and sale to all BFB markets worldwide. Responsible for ensuring the SKU Rationalization process is followed in the review of current and designated slow-moving SKUs. Leads in defining the master data & bill of material requirements for SKU creation, set-up to support order writing. Communications and interfaces with Marketing, Field Sales (both Domestic and International), Supply Chain, Packaging, Purchasing, Production, External Manufacturing Operations, Legal, Research & Development, outside vendors & distributors in regards to Supply Chain implementation of approved packaging projects and changes
What You Can Expect
Responsible for working with BFB Field Sales to evaluate and determine specific market needs to ensure the SKU Rationalization & approval process is followed. Manage final approval requirements of the SKU Rationalization process, including review of request for completeness and COG accuracy. Stay informed about any government mandatory packaging/labeling changes or requirements. Work with Field Sales, Marketing, and Legal to manage and resolve complex International compliance issues for all BFB Spirits & Wine products and related bottling materials in a timely and cost effective manner.
Under departmental guidelines, implements, proactively develops, recommends changes and coordinates new bottle design/size, labels, cartons, or other packaging supplies as needed in the marketplace adhering to local government mandatory regulations. Works with and directs production personnel in coordinating manual packing, sticker application etc. as needed. Follows each project from initiation through completion.
Identify and confirm the Master Data specification requirements for material creation and set-up to meet all supply chain requirements including Bill of Material requirements ensuring data meets all Supply Chain requirements.
Project Management for Internal Supply Chain package change activities including developing appropriate timelines, status follow ups, scheduling and leading team meetings as needed. Maintains Project status files for details on all related SKU projects and is able to provide detail in a timely manner.
Supports Marketing, Sales and Customer related inquiries regarding SKUs, costs, and related materials as required. Performs various other duties, assignments, or special projects as requested at the direction of the Manager.
Maintains and updates Key metrics as identified for job performance measurements.
Supports the annual Gift value added pack program with International and Domestic markets. Includes participating in the multi-departmental Gift Council meetings as needed.
We Are Looking For People
Who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management, or related field WITH 3-5 years Supply Chain related experience OR 6-10 years combined education and supply chain related experience.
Project Management experience.
Proven ability to lead a team to accomplish established goals.
Proven ability to work independently, yet thrive in a team environment, including the ability to productively motivate and lead cross functional teams without direct line responsibility.
Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical and mathematical skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and leadership abilities, including the proven ability to interact productively with multiple management levels.
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 ability to work & communicate with diverse International people/groups and understand, respect, and appreciate the diverse differences.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with internal and external contacts including negotiating of services.
Demonstrated ability to adapt processes to changes in market conditions and support continuous improvement opportunities in a dynamic environment.
Experience operating softwares such as Excel, Word, and Google suite tools.
Ability to travel - visits to production facilities, packaging/vendor meetings.
What You Can Add To The Team
Experience: MBA or Master’s Degree business related
SAP Production experience (ERP, SCM)
Workfront project management software experience
Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience
Demonstrated knowledge of forecasting, inventory control, scheduling activities, customer relations, public warehouse operations, distribution channels, transportation mode services, and in-house plus offsite facilities dealing with manufacture and shipment of product to domestic and international locations.
Proven knowledge of the production process and multi-plant logistic operations involving high level shipping activities plus the corresponding knowledge customer service related activities.
Demonstrated ability to understand Finance to obtain and analyze costing information to offer solutions in assisting in fiscally responsible decision making.
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-00002455