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Brown-Forman Jack Daniel's Manager of Reliability and Continuous Improvement in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Meaningful Work From Day One Provide guidance and technical direction to the distillery, boilers, and by-products operations which influences a $20 million plus operations budget and helps ensure efficient processing and consistent product quality of 55 million proof gallons manufactured annually. Manage the development and execution of projects that optimize quality and yield. Analyze current practices and develop process advancements. Administer Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and corrective action programs for the operations including distillery functions from grain receiving through distillation, charcoal mellowing, by-product operations, process water and wastewater treatment. Lead cross functional activities to drive the facilities’ strategic priorities including Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), morale/Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), quality, productivity, delivery, and cost control.

What You Can Expect

  • EHS

  • Actively engage with the site EHS committee and support the attainment of compliance metrics.

  • Understand and adhere to federal, state, and local regulations as they pertain to EHS.

  • Collaborate with EHS site leaders to ensure alignment with CI initiatives.

  • Direct, train and develop staff and production personnel to maintain a positive and safe work environment

  • Morale

  • Apply inclusive leadership strategies empowering team members and encourage an environment conducive to high employee morale.

  • Leverage job-specific training directing team members to have accountability and to take initiative to achieve individual and group goals.

  • Actively seek diversity of thought when working to solve problems, overcome challenges, and to innovate.

  • Quality

  • Drive the operations’ Key Performance Indicators through coaching and developing the workforce in CI

  • Collect, analyze, and report the distillery operations production processes and procedures information.

  • Productivity

  • Set the strategic direction for the Distillery Operations’ CI program.

  • Manage teams of various sizes and disciplines to execute enhancement strategies.

  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to enhance productivity.

  • Ensure that current expertise can be maintained by visits to industry member plants, industry meetings, appropriate seminars, conferences, trade shows, etc.

  • Delivery

  • Lead the Continuous Improvement program including training on tools and methodologies.

  • Direct all administrative functions in area of responsibility.

  • Provide technical advice and counsel to other production departments.

  • Cost Control

  • Work with department leadership to help set and maintain the operating and capital budgets.

  • Develop and implement cost savings projects.

We Are Looking For People Who

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline such as Engineering, chemistry, or biology

  • Five or more years of production/plant operations experience

  • Strong data management and analysis skills

  • Successful utilization of Continuous Improvement methodologies such as TPM implementation and pillar development

  • Experience in statistical process control

  • Demonstrated Project Management and major initiative leadership

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with demonstrated leadership ability

What You Can Add To The Team

  • Master’s degree (M.S., MBA, or equivalent)

  • Expertise in problem solving within the Distilled Spirits Industry

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: Lynchburg

State: Tennessee

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00003318