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Liquid Planner

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Frankfort, KS, 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.



Liquid Planner  


The following position is open in Frankfort 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 Liquid Planner will schedule bulk liquids and minor ingredients to meet demand, drive efficiency and effectiveness across the Operating Unit (OU) by improving and following business processes, cross functional cooperation, and increasing focus on streamlining manual processes.


Role Responsibilities

Roles and 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

Qualifications & Experience (Preferred)
•    4-year college degree preferred/relevant experience considered
•    Strong MS Excel skills
•    Minimum 3 years of relevant planning/project management experience in a high-performance manufacturing facility – food and beverage industry preferred
•    APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred
•    Analytically inclined - able to merge large data sets, analyze data, synthesize business insight and clearly communicate findings.
•    Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to partner with and influence internal partners and external vendors
•    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.
•    Ability to ollaborate across cross functional teams



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.