Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.
Manufacturing Supply Network Organization Leader
The following position is open in Clermont Kentucky, United States.
What makes this a great opportunity?
Beam Suntory inspires human connections, memorable stories and family legacies by Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest premium spirits company... where each employee is treated like family and trusted to be custodians of our world-class portfolio of brands steeped in legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.
This role will lead our supply planning team at the James B. Beam Distilling Company.
Drive for Results: Drives self and staff to exceed goals and achieve results. Recognizes the key actions necessary to achieve results, establishes and communicates the priorities to others, and maintains own and others focus on achieving the important goals (i.e., annual safety, quality, customer service and cost targets). Demonstrates persistence in overcoming roadblocks to achieving results. Thus, while encouraging others to do the same. Holds self and staff accountable for achieving results.
Collaborate with Others: Works collaboratively with others cross-functionally to achieve business results. Establishes trust and credibility with staff, business leaders, external vendors, and constituents, and confidently influences their opinions and actions. Understands other’s needs, motivations, and positions. Works to find common ground and mutually beneficial solutions to conflicts. Promotes an environment that encourages teamwork and employee participation.
Problem Solving and Decision Making: Uses a systematic process to solve difficult problems including gathering and examining information from a variety of sources; identifying the root cause of problems; drawing appropriate conclusions; generating viable solutions; and weighing the pros and cons to arrive at a decision. Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure
Team Leadership: Motivates direct reports and team or project members to perform at their highest potential by understanding their individual needs, soliciting their input, empowering them to make decisions, holding individuals accountable for own actions, and recognizing individual contributions and achievements. Takes an active role in developing others, including holding development discussions, constructing development plans and monitoring progress toward goals, conducting performance appraisals, providing timely, honest, and "actionable" feedback, and taking corrective action as necessary.
Change Management: Leads opportunities that drive necessary change to keep the business competitive. Inspires peers and engages others to understand and support the change. Creates energy, enthusiasm and buy in around priorities and change. Guides and coaches others through difficult change by being visible, approachable, and trustworthy and keeping people focused on priorities and alignment. Takes an unpopular stance when needed, while also maintaining an open mind and willingness to change course if necessary based on feedback of others.
Production Scheduling: Determines and communicates the upstream resource impact of the Master Production Schedule. Collaborates with other functions and the master scheduling group (S&OP) in resolving conflicts and assessing tradeoffs in order to optimize performance in both delivery and cost. Participates in process improvement initiatives that involve the scheduling aspect of manufacturing with a focus on increasing flexibility and customer responsiveness while driving down overall supply chain costs.
Material Planning: Analyzes manufacturing costs, inventory carry cost and raw material/packaging material pricing to ensure item profitability. Utilizes analysis to make decisions regarding components of manufacturing costs, including plant line loading, labor planning, inventory levels of plant materials (raw, packaging, and work-in-process) and packaging materials price structure. Resolves unexpected issues and works to control costs when supply/operations related constraints and challenges arise.
Qualifications & Experience
Desired Qualifications and Experience
Excellent leadership skills
Ability to multi-task
Ability to understand connections between the components of the Supply Chain and how it impacts the company’s success
Knowledge of supply chain management principles, with particular focus on the production planning and inventory management disciplines
Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to provide leadership to supervisors and work with other managers
Ability to provide leadership and coach and develop others
Problem solving in high speed manufacturing systems
Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
Budget and cost control skills
Proficiency with MS Office Suite required
SAP or other ERP system skills preferred
Strong organizational skills
Personal initiative with ability to collaborate effectively
Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other relevant field required.
Any relevant professional certifications, such as Project Management, would be a plus
Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing required
Minimum 5 years experience in a Leadership role required
Minimum 5 years experience managing direct reports (including preparing/conducting performance reviews, career development planning, hiring & terminating) required
Manufacturing experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry preferred, particular focus on production planning/scheduling and materials management disciplines.
At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit, and vision of growing for good.
Our business has long-standing roots, but don’t be fooled. Beam Suntory doesn’t look—or act its age. From distilleries to offices to sales jobs in the field interacting with our customers on the front lines, we thrive together in a creative, energetic, and challenging work atmosphere that employees love.