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Senior Manager Supply Chain Solutions

Date: Aug 7, 2019

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.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.


Senior Manager Supply Chain Solutions  



The Sr Manager of SC Business Analytics works with their team to scrutinize process and system looking for ways to increase efficiency in an organization.   They will often act as the lead liaison between different departments in a company, finding ways to streamline processes and improve utilization of our systems throughout the organization. This role is responsible to interact with various groups in the organization, sometimes acting as a diplomat, and presenting solutions in ways that colleagues and stakeholders will understand.  After analysis of a process and/or system process they may deliver many different types of solutions, including new business plans, data models, flowcharts, or strategic plans. They are also responsible for the management of their team providing direction, support and development.

  • Works within an organization to evaluate and develop a roadmap to align work processes with current and future technologies.  This requires deep knowledge of both the specific business and industry trends and conventions. A key aspect of the business analyst role is communicating plans between internal departments and external stakeholders.
  • Introduce change in an organization. Change might include avoidance of costs, identifying new opportunities, realizing and creating new benefits, and so on.
  • Responsible for managing key projects within Supply Chain and other areas impacting the SC as it relates to continuous improvement efforts, implementation of new processes/procedures in conjunction with leveraging key platforms (I.e.  SAP, Salesforce, Tableau)
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain leadership team to identify and implement small to medium scope projects, process improvements and procedural changes designed to enhance and or support our customer experience, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Build out the SC Business Analytics function, recruit, hire, set direction, coach and develop the team and the structure to effectively meet the requirements of the role.


This is a great opportunity because...

Beam Suntory is a world class employer that develops talented, high-performing team members in a fast-paced, inclusive environment.  Beam Suntory and its parent company, Suntory Holdings in Tokyo, Japan, have won numerous awards, including being named on Forbes’ list of “Best Midsize Employers” and on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”   Most recently our Chicago Headquarters was named one of the “Coolest Offices in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business, and a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.


Desired Qualifications


  • Superior leadership abilities, focused on engagement, training and development while building out the SC Business Analyst Team.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to work within a diverse, global workforce that is oriented around customer satisfaction and process delivery
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, IT or Engineering related discipline or equivalent experience. Masters a plus.
  • ERP experience (SAP a plus), 6 Signa or Lean Certification, SQL and Tableau intermediate proficiency as well as strong Project Management experience.






Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago