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Manager, Materials Strategy - Glass

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Clermont, KY, 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, Materials Strategy - Glass  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker's Mark Bourbon brands, Suntory Whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier Cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's and Legent Bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese Whisky; Teacher's, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch Whisky; Canadian Club Whisky; Hornitos and Sauza Tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle Vodka; and Sipsmith and Roku Gin. 


Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. Our culture is anchored deeply in a set of core values, including our East-Meets-West Culture, Yatte Minahare spirit, Giving Back to Society, Delighting Consumers, responsibly and Embracing Diversity & Inclusion.



Role Responsibilities

  • Execute materials plans to support BH/OU vision & strategic business plans ​

  • Collaborate with Procurement on the performance and delivery of vendor commitments​

  • Support Supplier S&OP process & plan with key vendors to ensure and enhance the relationship and capabilities to support Beam Suntory’s growth aspirations ​

  • Aggregate materials plan at the regional level and provide combined-view and insight at the global level in order to engage in trade-off decisions​

  • Ensure the alignment of the regional materials management strategy with global strategy ​

  • Review and escalate any supplier-based capacity risks between the OU and Procurement within the long-term S&OP horizon​

  • Define of meaningful performance measurements and conformance trackers for the regional OUs ​

  • Determine the need for material and capacity to address expected demand, execute the resulting plans, and update planning and financial information to reflect the results of execution​

  • Effectively communicate forecast and verify fulfillment from a materials perspective​

  • Work with OUs to address materials constraints​

  • Assist Sr Director with the development of KPIs that measure Material  productivity and performance​

  • Implement joint KPIs with procurement categories and distribute across designated regions ​

  • Aggregate KPI reporting data from assigned region and prepare for use by Global Production Planning Team


Qualifications & Experience

  • +5 years of materials planning strategy & experience required (preferred experience in a Food or Beverage Segment Company)​

  • Experience managing materials execution with contract manufacturers in a global environment​

  • Excellent interpersonal skills​

  • Highly collaborative and development of business partnerships​

  • Strong verbal and written communications​

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills​

  • Exceptional facilitation skills​

  • Experience with SAP ECC , SAP APO and SAP IBP



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: Louisville