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Senior Human Resources Manager

Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Clermont, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory inspires human connections, memorable stories and family legacies by Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest premium spirits company... where each employee is treated like family and trusted to be custodians of our world-class portfolio of brands steeped in 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 has the following position open in Clermont, KY 


Senior Human Resources Manager  



  • Responsible for labor relations and collective negotiations 
  • Partner with the leadership team on building our future leaders through robust succession and development planning.
  • Lead organization development and change management
  • Roll out HR initiatives and programs  (e.g. performance, merit, engagement, etc).
  • Collaborate on building the D&I agenda and support education, participation, and involvement
  • Facilitate the Lean Manufacturing journey through leading the TRACC Team Work Pillar for James B Beam Distilling Co
  • Support leaders on continuously building engagement and company pride among employee groups.
  • Coach managers and employees on HR policies and processes, recommending solutions aligned to HR strategic direction. 
  • Ensure there is a robust communications plan in place utilizing effective communication channels.
  • Builds strong relationships with internal managers and other team members with a focus on service.
  • Accurately and positively represents the culture and values of the organization, 
  • Partners with other HR functions, such as Global Business Services as needed to identify develop and deliver projects which align with business objectives. 
  • Works with plant staff in an effort to improve organizational effectiveness. This includes being an active participant in all Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Manages the local tax credits, grants and partners.
  • Conducts investigations and provides solutions to issues in the plant.
  • Provides capability/competency needs and training requirements for plant and salaried employees.
  • Conducts on-boarding for all salaried and hourly employees.
  • Manage all data input for job changes, promotions, benefits and related updates, as well as other org chart changes.


This is a great opportunity because...

  • Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the world's leading premium spirits companies where each employee is trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets – our brands and our people – we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Opportunity to work for a great company with an opportunity to advance your career
  • Work with the James B Beam Distilling Co team to improve the overall success of the plants.
  • Be part of a transformation of the bourbon industry and help drive and sustain efficiency in the James B Beam Distilling Co operations.
  • Ability to empower people to provide a quality product to our consumers.
  • This role will have an HR accountability for all James B Beam Distilling Co Manufacturing Operations, comprising all distillery and packaging operations in Clermont and Boston, KY supporting roughly 400 employees

  • As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory is inspiring human connections. Inspired by our parent company Suntory’s ‘Yatte Minahare!’ spirit of dreaming big, our objective is to be the world’s most admired and fastest growing premium spirits company. With our ‘Growing for Good’ vision, we're driving growth through quality craftsmanship, consumer connections and the entrepreneurial spirit that built Beam over more than two centuries and guides Beam Suntory as a world leader in premium spirits today. The successful candidate will be joining an aspirational business.




Desired Qualifications


  • 5-7 years of HR experience in a union environment
  • Contract negotiation experience in a lead role
  • Strong analytical ability, including knowledge to interpret data and provide recommendations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including previous experience in a management or supervisory role
  • Demonstrated experience with Lean Manufacturing tools, principles and successful implementation as it relates to HR.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and Power Point)
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Human Resources preferred.






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: Louisville