Brown-Forman Senior Supply Planning Analyst - EI (Asia and Middle East) in Shanghai, China
What’s It Like To Work Here ?
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. Brown-Forman is amongst the top 10 global spirits companies in the World. You will be working with some of the World’s most iconic and valuable Spirits Brands like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Chambord, Finlandia Vodka and Slane Irish Whiskey.
Come have a seat at our table.
Meaningful Work From Day One
This role will be responsible for supporting the commercial team in all topics related to IBP and Demand Planning for all Brown-Forman (BF) brands for all Regional customers. You will collaborate with the Regional commercial teams and customers to develop and improve demand forecasts using statistical analysis, as well as collaborating with the supply planning and local supply chain teams. This role will also manage a 3PL warehouse in Singapore.
Demand Planning & Analysis
Establish monthly sales forecasts through collaboration with commercial team and customers
Maintain google based monthly forecast files by customer
Load shipment forecasts into SAP APO
Conduct monthly/quarterly forecast reviews with commercial team to: provide trend analysis, obtain market insights, update SKU alignments and successfully launch new products
Challenge the forecast updates by customer (considering budget, category and market trends, new product launches, etc.)
Participate in monthly IBP meetings with corporate planning, commercial, and local supply chain teams
Regularly prepare relevant key supply chain metrics for B-F’s EI leadership team and the regional supply chain to track levels of business support and operational effectiveness/excellence.
Support the SKU allocation process for new, Value Added Packs, and limited SKUs, plan quantities with commercial teams, manage orders and inventory, and communicate plans and specific country requirements to production, demand planning, and the brand teams
Support new product development and ensure awareness of upcoming activity and deadlines through multiple stakeholders
3PL Warehouse Operations
Manages the research and resolution of customer order discrepancies with Singapore 3PL Warehouse
Responsible for maintaining current customer information profiles on regulatory requirements, special shipment instructions, etc
Analyse order patterns for process improvements (order smoothing, maximum load shipments, review customer inventory- for rush order requests, etc)
Manages the research and resolution of order discrepancies with warehouse or production personnel via SAP QM Module, including root cause analysis of discrepancies received, working closely with internal partners to troubleshoot the issue, and developing and implementing a corrective action plan
Support local projects with supply chain impact during conception, implementation, and execution, such as NPD or Portfolio Changes, Packaging Changes, RTC changes, Trade Contingencies, etc
Laise with corp./reg. Supply Chain teams to timely obtain appropriate support and guidance
Support Global Supply Chain projects on an ad hoc basis.
What You Bring To The Table:
Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Supply Chain, Business or related discipline
Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years planning or related business experience; or 4+ years of combined education and experience in business, finance, supply chain management, or related discipline
Fluent in English
Prior experience in Demand/Supply Planning review and leading S&OP meetings
Demonstrated ability to understand and apply standard analytical concepts
Demonstrated ability to plan, analyse, and successfully meet objectives within a complex, changing environment
Strategic thinking and decision-making abilities
Demonstrated organization skills with attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts with diverse cultures
Ability to travel up to 10%
Preferred Experience & Education:
Education: Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent); Business or Supply Chain
Experience: Prior experience in wine and spirits or luxury FMCG industries
Experience with Financial / ERP system - SAP preferred
Nothing Better in the Market
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.
Business Area: Global Supply Chain
Req ID: JR-00006123