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Brown-Forman Supply Planning Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky

Meaningful Work From Day One

Manage, facilitate, and coordinate Supply Chain inventory planning, reporting, and analysis for Brown-Forman bailment warehouses. Participate as a 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.

Management of supply chain inventory levels and replenishments. Monitor network inventory levels and requirements, replenishing inventory to meet Supply Chain Planning targets including inventory investment and customer service levels. Communicate with demand planners / plant master schedulers to translate forecasts into supply requirements for all brands within Brown-Forman’s portfolio. Conduct ongoing reconciliations and audits to ensure inventory reporting balances to BF’s perpetual inventory balances.

What You Can Expect

  • Evaluate demand plans vs. actual activity, plan inventory replenishments to network distribution centers and bailment 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.

  • Reconcile reported field inventories to Brown-Forman perpetual inventories. Periodically audit field inventories to ensure the accuracy of field-reported inventories.

  • Audit warehousing invoices, allocating costs to various brands.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work necessary overtime to ensure successful accomplishment of assigned tasks.

What Makes You Unique

  • SAP R/3-APO experience

  • Strong information technologies aptitude

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

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-00007612