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Manager Monozukuri Procurement

Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, US

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.



Manager Monozukuri Procurement  


The following position is is open in Chicago, Illinois.


What makes this a great opportunity?

  • Broad interaction & visibility across Beam Suntory, Suntory Global Procurement, and other Suntory group companies.
  • Opportunity to drive best in class supplier relationship management initiatives with top tier suppliers across the world
  • Exposure to critically important sustainability initiatives that will leave a lasting impact for the adult beverage industry


Role Responsibilities

  • The Manager, Monozukuri Procurement will support the Senior Manager, Monozukuri Procurement and Global Procurement team with a wide range of deliverables spanning championing supplier relationship management (SRM), ensuring supplier compliance, driving and supporting BSI internal and supplier sustainability initiatives and bringing forward supplier innovation.
  • This individual will drive excellence in the execution of BSI supplier relationship management (SRM), which includes ownership in development and measurement of KPI’s, supplier development and cadenced reporting in partnership with Procurement Category Managers and other cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers are engaged & in compliance with BSI Sedex and Global Citizenship requirements.
  • Support BSI and supplier sustainability goals through benchmarking, deep supplier partnerships, and management of ideation & delivery of sustainability initiatives.
  • Align cross-functionally and report key BSI sustainability projects with respect to CO2 reduction, water usage reduction, and sustainable PET
  • Support cross-functional project teams with supplier led innovation & technology initiatives, including development and leading supplier innovation summits
  • Partner with Global Quality to ensure best in class supplier quality agreements, contracts and performance.
  • Evolving & owning the execution of BSI supplier relationship management (SRM) processes, KPI’s, and reporting
  • Understanding core Procurement deliverables and translating those into meaningful supplier partnerships
  •  “Big picture mindset” - Ability to work in “white space areas” where processes are being defined, tested, and improved in real time
  • Skilled at communication, influencing & driving results with cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization


Qualifications & Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Packaging, or Continuous Improvement roles
  • Experience with sustainability initiatives and Sedex (or similar) platforms
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Self-reliant, a good problem solver, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a conceptual thinker with ability to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated success managing supplier performance and developing relationships that turn into partnerships
  • Broad skill set with good judgment and a mature, practical, strategic, and creative mindset
  • Strong presentation skills and advanced ability with MS Office products
  • Strong business acumen and ethic





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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago