2nd Shift Bottling Operations Supervisor (Shift Hours 2:30 PM - 11:30 PM)

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Louisville, Kentucky
Job Type:Full Time

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A career at Brown-Forman is just like a good bottle of bourbon: unique and refined, with a bit of a kick. Making our products from barrel to bottle requires detailed planning along each step. Just like bourbon production, our employees work in many different aspects to create the best possible product. This way, our customers can enjoy the world-class brands we promise to deliver. Here’s the kicker - we, too, get to enjoy this process, just one of the sweet benefits of leading the market with the world’s favorite whiskey. Whether in the ground, in the store, or in the office, we hand pick all of our ingredients in order to be proud of what we achieve.

Meaningful Work From Day One
Responsible for safety, morale, quality, productivity, delivery and cost of assigned team within the Brown-Forman Distillery Operations Team. Leads team members to achieve performance targets through the effective communication of job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Schedules daily and weekly production activities and assigns duties and responsibilities for team members. Establishes and executes training plans to ensure the team's success. Drives continuous improvement program to deliver sustainable improvements. Responsible for controlling labor costs to productivity targets and budget. Responsible for understanding the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and managing to its guidelines.

What You Can Expect


Maintain a safe work environment and promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards and leading root cause analysis for safety incidents, spills. Understand and adhere to federal, state and local regulations. Requires partnership with Plant Safety Coordinator, Safety Working Action Team, Corporate Safety leaders, employees, and Environmental departments.


Manage quality of finished goods to meet or exceed quality standards. Manage operational performance and area housekeeping to meet or exceed plant KPIs.


Lead production operations to achieve targeted standards and facilitate recording downtime for all equipment in assigned area. Lead daily gemba meetings to drive ownership of losses with the team and facilitate action identification and resolution. Investigate equipment failures and provide trouble-shooting guidance to operators on production equipment. Support maintenance organization by utilizing work order processes, preventive maintenance program, and equipment downtime tracking. Develop, implement and evaluate job specific skills training for each individual employee within the work team. Requires cross functional partnership and collaboration with multiple departments i.e. Maintenance, Quality, Engineering, Shipping, Finance etc.

Continuous Improvement

Lead team in continuous improvement and standardizing production processes including influencing culture change to integrate TPM principles to drive sustainable improvements to achieve business results. Explores innovation in terms of technology, people, processes and systems. Utilizes resources effectively – evaluating internal/external resources.

Cost Containment

Participate in budget development; maintains responsibility for labor/overhead budget; and develops scope, justification and implements cost savings projects. Requires partnership with Finance and General Manager. Leverage resources effectively to meet plant KPIs per budget standards (e.g. cost/case).

Diversity & Inclusion

Apply inclusive leader strategies to nurture a work environment where all employees feel empowered to bring their whole and best selves to work each day. Actively seek diversity of thought when working to solve problems, overcome challenges and innovate.

We Are Looking For People Who

Bachelors Degree AND 2-5 years people management experience in a manufacturing environment. Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing sustainable processes through motivating and facilitating cross-functional teams.

What You Can Add to the Team

Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Engineering

Experience: Continuous improvement experience.

Grade 28 National

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