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Bulk Planner

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Frankfort, 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.



Bulk Planner  



What makes this a great opportunity?

This position will ensure that the bulk liquid & ingredient requirements are available to meet all production requirements for our North America operations.  This position will also ensure all timely deliveries and will coordinate with plants receipts, deliveries, etc.  Developing relationships with vendors and transportation/ logistics providers to optimize delivery costs, availability, multiple handling and minimize obsolescence of aging/ discontinued materials.


Role Responsibilities

  • Execution of material requirements
  • Purchase order entry for bulk ingredients
  • Daily review of MRP exception messages and communication to suppliers of change in requirements – quantity and/or timing
  • Weekly review of open PO quantities against supplier inventory reports
  • Schedule Lock Weekly Process
  • Provide timely solutions for any red-light materials signaled through material confirmation
  • Master data maintenance
  • Weekly review of DSP audit reports ensuring all master data elements are complete and correct
  • Risk Mitigation and Escalation
  • Follow up with suppliers on outstanding or overdue deliveries
  • Collaborate with Supply Manager and suppliers to seek solutions to material risk
  • Purchase to Pay process
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies and complete web-cycles as necessary in a timely manner
  • PLM process
  • Review stranded ingredients for repurpose opportunities
  • Manages site and system destruction of approved materials ending life cycle


Qualifications & Experience

4 year college degree / relevant experience considered

Strong Excel skills

Minimum 3 years of relevant planning / project management


APICS Certification preferred 



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.

Nearest Major Market: Frankfort