Senior Supply Planning Analyst

Last updated 17 hours 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

Manage, facilitate, and coordinate Supply Chain inventory planning, reporting, and analysis process for BFBW.

What You Can Expect

Participate as a key member of the Sales & Operation Planning team and work in conjunction with Supply Chain, Production Operations, Marketing / Sales, Finance, and Customer Service management to support the supply chain management process.

Manage supply chain inventory levels and replenishment. Monitor network inventory levels and requirements, replenishing inventory to meet Supply Chain Planning targets including inventory investment, customer service levels, and transportation efficiencies.

Communicate with demand planners/plant master schedulers to translate forecasts into supply requirements for all brands within BFBW’s portfolio.

Conduct ongoing reconciliations and audits to ensure inventory reporting balances to BF’s perpetual inventory balances.

Evaluate demand plans vs. actual activity, plan inventory centers warehouses that meet supply chain requirements to assigned production facilities and suppliers in goals/metrics, and provide updated supply replenishment to network distribution.

Maintain the inventory planning model which includes SKU maintenance, parameter maintenance, and network maintenance, including business support of the weekly forecast release and SNP planning run.

Lead and manage the Network Supply portion of BF’s Sales & Operations Planning process - reporting aged and un-sale-able inventory, obsolete and/or de-listed materials to reach consensus on disposition. - planning re-packs as required.

We Are Looking For People Who

Have a Bachelor’s Degree with 6 - 10 years Supply Chain Planning or related business experience; OR 13 - 15 years of combined education and experience. A minimum of two years experience Supply Chain Network Planning utilizing SAP (PP) OR Advanced Planning and Optimization software is required.

  • Demonstrated success utilizing Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes.

  • Successful track record using S&OP, APO, and standard inventory planning processes in support of supply chain effort.

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with a heavy emphasis placed on the ability to diagnose/solve problems.

  • Familiarity with the concepts of system analysis/design and process improvement.

  • Ability to apply standard analytical concepts and inventory planning methodology.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work with speed and accuracy within established time-frames.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 10-15% of the time.

What You Can Add to the Team

Strong SAP - APO skills

​Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent);

APICS Certification
Strong information technologies aptitude
Diverse Supply Chain background (Production Planning / Inventory Planning /
Operations Management / Distribution Planning)

Grade 28 National

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