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Brown-Forman Master Data/Accounts Payable Specialist in Stein, Netherlands

Who is Brown-Forman?

For nearly 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane and Fords Gin.

Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 5,200 employees and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide

Our dynamic and multi-functional team at Stein manages the external production for Brown-Forman products in Europe. Being part of this energetic and international team requires a collaborative and flexible approach, building strong relationships across the Brown-Forman global team and our production partners.

Meaningful Work From Day One

Manage the process of product additions and changes to maintain the information integrity required to support efficient and reliable manufacturing operations at multiple external manufacturing sites.

Leverage the functionality of the SAP system to optimize current and future production capabilities.

Act as liaison between various functional groups to assure SAP integrity is maintained and to assure accurate standard costs are easily accessible.

Independently running the basic finance and accounting processes consisting of procedures related to the Accounts Payable process for BFN and Slane production related invoices.

How You'll Know this Role is for You

Master Data:

  • Manage all SAP activities associated with product additions and changes at multiple manufacturing locations.

  • Protect data integrity, which is absolutely critical to SAP functionality, through system and procedural controls. SAP activities include but are not limited to: creation and revision of Master Recipes, creation of Material Master Data and Engineering change management.

  • Maintain components and ingredients in SAP for multiple sites

  • Act as coordinator between the different sites and all the internal departments (i.e., Packaging, Finance, Supply Chain) to insure data integrity Liaison between BFN and the co-packers in case of material issues, provide new materials and change requests information to co-packers

  • Work as extension of the SAP support group to assist in system changes and documentation and communication of new procedures and processes to the appropriate functional areas (EMO, Production Finance, etc.)

  • Together with Supply Chain coordinate the gift packing process with co-packers, set up new BOM’s, and create work instructions.

Accounts Payable Specialist:

  • Process PO and non-PO based vendor invoices in complete, correct and timely manner using Coupa and SAP

  • Review and verify all invoices for appropriate documentation and approvals prior to payment.

  • Be the first contact for vendor queries and research, analyze, and resolve vendor issues in a timely, accurate and professional manner

  • Identify root cause analysis of invoice processing and posting errors and resolve errors in a timely and accurate manner

  • Work together with other departments at B-F where needed in support of this function in order to solve any invoicing issues

  • Develop and maintain SAP invoice processing system skills to act as an Accounts Payable SME (subject matter expert).

  • Act as an Accounts Payable SME (subject matter expert) related to the various Coupa purchasing & invoicing processes, providing support to other Coupa users.


  • Identify improvement opportunities to further increase efficiency for both the Product Engineer and Accounts Payable processes.

  • Provide general accounting support (i.e., monthly closing activities)

What You Bring to the Table

  • BS in Business or related field, plus 1+ years experience in manufacturing and/or business systems

  • The ability to complete project work within budget and time constraints

  • Has strong attention to detail

  • Is proactive, curious and eager to learn

  • Has both AP and Master data background but this position is also an exciting opportunity to develop or grow your skills.

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.

Nothing Better in the Market

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance.

At Brown-Forman Netherlands, we offer a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to flexible-working options, product allowance, private pension plan, health insurance, and vacation days above the statutory, along with global career opportunities.


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

City: Stein


Country: NLD

Req ID: JR-00004632