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Materials Planner

Date: May 12, 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.



Materials Planner  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

This role will be instrumental in a larger initiative within North American operations. As Beam strives to be the “world’s fastest growing spirits company,” the company aims to gain competitive advantage through lean manufacturing, strategic planning, and strengthened procurement. The Raw Materials Planner will immediately drive efficiency and effectiveness across the producing facilities in North America by improving business processes, building cross functional cooperation, and increasing focus on streamlining manual processes. 


Role Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with operations, engineering, purchasing, and quality to attain production goals
  • Schedule raw materials to meet forecast and bottling requirements for Beam’s operating unit supply chain, and develop relationships with suppliers to optimize capacity and minimize obsolescence
  • Manage inventory levels for packaging changes and ensure availability for FTB innovations
  • Manage all sub-contracting duties, as related to operating unit planning operations
  • Resolve capacity issues with OU’s by prioritizing scheduling and suggestions
  • Update production tracking and other metrics
  • Analyze changing material demand patterns
  • Determine, research, and correct material inventory discrepancy causes
  • Responsible for the development, creation, and communication of various S&OP reports
  • Support and/or lead ad hoc projects and analysis, as requested.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 4-year college degree preferred/relevant experience considered
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant planning/project management; preferably within the food/beverage industry
  • SAP and/or MRP-driven system experience
  • APICS certification preferred 
  • Analytically inclined - able to merge large data sets, analyze data, synthesize business insight and clearly communicate findings.
  • Problem Solver - applies critical-thinking skills to generate, evaluate and implement solutions.
  • Change Agile - Successfully adapts to changing situations. Manages ambiguity in the function/ role.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to consider and quantify impact of potential risks/opportunities and taking quick and decisive action.
  • Able to work pro-actively and on own initiative



In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.



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.

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