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Senior Manager Global Supply Chain Network Optimization

Date: Mar 17, 2023

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.



Senior Manager Global Supply Chain Network Optimization  


The following position is open in IllinoisUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Beam Suntory is the world’s third-largest premium spirits company with annual revenues of $5.2 billion, a clear commitment to premiumization, and ambitions to achieve $10 billion in sales by 2030.  With a strong vision and strategy, a significant portfolio of brands, and top talent across the organization, the business has gone from strength to strength since the acquisition by Suntory Holdings in 2014.


Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive the network optimization agenda on a Global scale: develop the Network Design and Optimization strategy in alignment with the broader Supply Chain Strategy
  • Manage a portfolio of projects, each targeting $1MM – $5MM more in net supply chain efficiency opportunities: these projects may include distribution network design, transportation mode selection, inventory hub and spoke optimization, capacity planning, and multi-echelon inventory optimization
  • Execute project responsibilities, including data collection, analysis, documentation, and presentation, as well as status updates and other relevant communication
  • Maintain communication routines with broader project management stakeholders, including Steering Teams and other stakeholders regarding project outputs, methodologies, scenario or constraint definitions, status, and prioritization
  • Update or develop and document best practices and modeling standards that help ensure consistency across network modeling activities globally
  • Partner with other modeling resources to support a matrixed organization and flexible support model, where our team of modelers can help each other and the portfolio as a whole: provide coaching to analysts in support of specific projects as well as broader development and performance management
  • Communicate regularly with Senior stakeholders in Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, and others


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, operations research, or related experience equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years experience in Supply Chain Analytics or related discipline
  • Excellent verbal (presentation) and written communication skills
  • Strong supply chain experience and understanding of Supply Chain operating models
  • Analytical experience, including specific experience with Supply Chain Network Modeling, BI tools, visualization, relational data structures, and financial modeling
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data and fluent in data manipulation and other analytical techniques, including display and visualization
  • Experience running supply chain network models and modeling projects, with expertise in Supply Chain Guru (Coupa / Llamasoft) or similar network modeling and solver applications.  Experience should include familiarity with digital twin modeling and a solid understanding of cost structures, product and location representation or aggregation, and associated modeling techniques
  • Understanding of ERP System data structures, Supply Chain data, and related transactional processes
  • Able to summarize output in business-friendly language and communicate effectively across a broad range of audiences, including plant-level stakeholders and executive decision-makers
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once; experience leading projects with cross-functional team members, high complexity, and requiring innovative approaches
  • Collaborative style, willing to work in cross-functional teams and experience influencing outside of reporting structures
  • Ability to travel as needed to understand supply chain processes (including manufacturing) through first-hand observation and Gemba walks: travel is not likely to be required on a consistent basis, but occasional travel is expected (including international)




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