Brown-Forman Supply Chain Specialist in Stein, Netherlands
Our Culture at Brown-Forman is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.
Our small, multi-functional team at Stein manage external production for Brown-Forman products in Europe. Being part of this team requires a collaborative and flexible approach, building strong relationships within the Brown-Forman global team and our production partners.
The Supply Chain Specialist (SCS) has broad ranging responsibilities in all aspects of Supply Chain operations and is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day supply chain business results are achieved. This role combines analysis and reporting along with hands-on application within each of the areas in Supply Chain to ensure excellence in the overall performance of the operations. The position provides backup and support to key positions within the Supply Chain team. The SCS will provide support in the areas of Shipping, Inventory, Production, Planning and Purchasing whenever needed.
Support the Operations & Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Manager, Finance Department and Customer Service team members in all aspects of day-to-day operations to ensure that the day-to-day supply chain business results are achieved.
Ensure all material requisition orders, regular sales orders, and transfer warehouse orders are fulfilled on a regular basis.
Assist, support, and provide backup coverage for all Supply Chain team members.
Understand and execute all Supply Chain activities such as stock take, physical inventory count, inventory accuracy in allocation and consumption, material demand, sales order entry, and purchase order entry if needed.
Assess and manage inventory levels to ensure continuity of supply
Liaise with Logistics Providers, Customer Service, buyers, and Production to provide delivery dates and shipping information
Coordinate and ensure orders / sales requests are covered and at the right place and time, right quantity and meeting the market requirements
Coordinating and managing short- and long-term production and capacity planning
Preparation of reports / dashboards for monitoring of KPIs
Ensure a manageable inventory process and optimum inventory level
Identifying bottlenecks in the Supply Chain and proposing improvements
Manage parameters (such as the correct safety stock or minimum order quantities)
Follow-up purchase contracts, pending orders with all parties involved: supplier, customer, logistical partners etc. and making sure these are coordinated correctly
Preparation of the necessary documentation, such as Customs, customers, production partners etc.
Maintain and updates SAP and make sure accuracy level is optimum.
Degree in business, with a focus on supply chain management, inventory control, manufacturing, or materials management or a Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 4 years of supply chain and operations experience required
Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in inventory management
Familiarity with SAP and SAP APO (preferred).
Understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.
Hands-on experience with logistics, inventory management, and procurement.
Purchasing experience is an asset.
Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Analytical, entrepreneurial, independent, diplomatic and a good networker.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language; additional languages are highly desirable.
Multitasking and prioritizing capabilities.
Strong problem solver and able to create solutions to challenges in an expedient manner.
Excellent computer skills (e.g. Office, SAP)
A person who has a set of communicative skills, as well as the ability to be analytical with a sharp eye for detail.
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
Req ID: JR-00000636