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Senior Supply Chain Planner

Date: Mar 26, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Beam Suntory

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.



The following position is open in Alberta, Canada, -  Senior Supply Chain Planner


What makes this a great opportunity?

Alberta Distiller Limited

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Alberta Distillers Ltd (ADL) is an award-winning distillery and member of the Beam Suntory family.  We believe in bringing people together, we’ve been doing it since 1946. Through the brands we build, and the experiences we create. Our distillery and products are winning awards and we are proud to call Calgary, Alberta home. Winner of Distillery of the Decade by the Canadian Whisky Awards in 2020, Gold Metal at the 2021 International Whiskey Competition, and Vodka Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2021. We’re a team that’s moving forward, building on our rich past to grow new opportunities for the future. When you unleash your spirit with us, you’ll inspire a world of connections.




Beam Suntory

With two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory is a world leader in premium spirits. As a truly global business, we bring together the best of our culturally diverse heritage. We value both agility and long-term thinking, we share a collective commitment to excellence and a dedication to craftsmanship, and across borders and roles, we collaborate to delight our consumers responsibly, and contribute to a more sustainable society for all of our stakeholders.   Our Vision is Growing for Good and our mission is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirit company. We’re a business that runs on responsibility, integrity, ambition and drive, and we celebrate exceptional performance. We welcome our people to dream big and tenaciously pursue ambitious goals – we call it our Yatte Minahare Spirit.  But perhaps most importantly – we value difference, and we appreciate what each of us can contribute. We inspire each other, and challenge ourselves to innovate, improve, advance new ideas and try new things. We create endless opportunities to Unleash Your Spirit every day in a culture that is charged, creative, challenging and fun. 


Role Responsibilities

  • Using sales forecast, prepare and adjust  short- and long-term packaging schedule for resource planning; review over short term to adjust inventories against actual sales, constrains and any other circumstance that may arise.
  • Conduct monthly cycle count reconciliations.  
  • Using Sales and Marketing Program Plan create long term on-packing plan for resource planning, coordinate on-packing production both internal and external based on Beam Global Canada requisitions and shipment deadlines.
  • Using data supplied by Beam Global Beam Global Canada, provide forecast to Third Party Co-Packing for production of Canadian Club products as required.
  • Monitor SAP for production requirements and create process orders for scheduled production to meet demands.
  • Responsible for the Master Data of all packaged and value add goods.
  • Using the bulk sales forecast, prepare a short term (3 week) and a long-term bulk loading scheduled
  • In support of the bulk loading schedule, oversee and direct the bulk traffic department to coordinate truck, trailer, sea container & rail car movement to facilitate the timely and effective load out of all bulk orders.



  • Ensure that the bulk schedule is developed such that it matches tank house capability and capacity to facilitate effective and efficient tank house operations.
  • Partners with procurement and logistics to ensure operation runs smoothly without packaging downtimes due to lack of materials.


  • Use appropriate root cause problem (RCPS) solving techniques to help with operational improvements.
  • TECO process orders for ADL and third-party Co-Pack production.
  • Ensure that bulk and Liquor orders are delivered on time and full
  • Promote and enforce the use of NCRs, CARs, PARs, KPIs, assist with HACCP, customer complaints, Trending/Tracking, Audit Close-Out, Process Improvement
  • Identify capacity constraints using the rough-cut capacity plan and recommend solutions to address the shortfalls. Provide analytical support to AP and Operations teams for on-going business needs. Support the execution of product launches, promotional activity, contract partner initiatives, customer service levels, lead time, inventory levels and production adherence.
  • Facilitate daily operations meetings to maintain a focus on Production attainment, schedule adherence and risks to supply due to execution issues as they happen. Facilitate Weekly meetings to highlight future requirements for brewery leadership and ensure key supply chain milestones and strategies are understood and achieved using the local RCCP.
  • Support S&OP processes, identifying areas of improvement.
  • Support the Site’s change management process through proper downtime planning, ie. capital projects, qualification trials, improvement work, and WCO activity.
  • Provide daily updates on supply to highlight upcoming key activity and potential constraints.
  • Participates in ongoing transformation of our planning and scheduling systems and tools


Qualifications & Experience

  • Post - Secondary education; with a minimum of 7years Planning/ Supply Chain experience.
  • Proficient in SAP – ERP, Microsoft Office, Power BI , or any other mass data analytics.
  • Schedule Flexibility (might require follow up after business hours )
  • Supply Chain/PMAC certification an asset
  • Strong business acumen
  • Perform well in a dynamic change environment and manage conflicting priorities while multi-tasking
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive with excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to clearly present findings, and improvement ideas.
  • Demonstrate the skill and ability to perform complex tasks
  • Excellent follow through on projects and issues.
  • Be highly detailed, and possess excellent problem resolution skills.
  • Required frequently:  standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, reaching.
  • Role will require that PPE be worn when on plant site.   
  • Compliance with standard operating procedures, legal and other requirements including health and safety, fire protection, environmental, quality, security and continuous improvement programs is a requirement of the job.







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.