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Brown-Forman Supply Chain Specialist in Louisville, Kentucky

"Unique opportunity to work with emerging markets around the globe in an exciting industry. You will acquire crucial experience in inventory planning, replenishment, and international shipping. We have a strong team and continue to grow, we are searching for an equally strong candidate to continue expanding our global services."-Hiring Manager

Meaningful Work From Day One

In this role, you'll be responsible for inventory replenishment planning and administrative support for international markets, gaining exposure to supply planning while providing crucial assistance for global shipment processes. Responsibilities include managing supply chain inventory planning, coordinating with freight forwarders and shipping partners, and conducting administrative tasks as needed. You'll also manage inventory levels, communicate with demand planners, and ensure inventory reporting accuracy.

What You Can Expect

  • Create/update appropriate shipping documentation for freight forwarders and customs clearance in international markets. Work with plants and shipping partners to ensure all paperwork is accurate and timely. Investigate and remedy any errors and/or discrepancies.

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

  • Maintain the inventory planning model which includes SKU maintenance, parameter maintenance, and network maintenance.

  • Measure and report inventory actual balances vs. targets. Report corrective action taken to alleviate out-of-tolerance conditions. Manage deployment of short-supply materials.

  • Participate in the Sales & Operations Planning process for the purpose of:

  • reporting aged and un-saleable inventory, obsolete and/or de-listed materials to reach consensus on disposition

  • planning re-packs as required

  • planning deployment of short supply materials

  • re-defining inventory planning parameters

  • resolving other inventory exceptions and supply constraints

  • Conduct operational analyses as requested by the Manager of USA&C Supply Planning.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 - 4 years planning or related business experience; or 4 - 6 years of combined education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply standard analytical concepts and inventory planning methodology.

  • Basic understanding of inventory planning processes and how inventory planning supports the supply chain effort.

  • Problem-solving skills with a heavy emphasis placed on the ability to diagnose and solve problems.Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates.

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to perform and adapt in a rapidly changing environment as necessary.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 5-10% of the time.

What Makes You Unique

  • SAP R/3-APO experience; Kinaxis experience

  • Strong information technologies aptitude

  • Diverse logistics background (Production Planning / Inventory Planning / Operations Management / Distribution Planning)

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

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.

Nothing Better- 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-00007802