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Production Planner

Date: Jan 11, 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.



Production Planner  


The following position is open in Frankfort KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Inspiring conversations around the world, Beam Suntory is building brands people want to talk about.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for our brands, including Jim Beam® Bourbon, Sauza® Tequila, Canadian Club® Whisky, Courvoisier® Cognac, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, Laphroaig® Scotch Whisky, Larios® Gin, Whisky DYC®, Teacher’s® Scotch Whisky, DeKuyper® Cordials and Liqueurs, Knob Creek® Bourbon and Skinnygirl® Cocktails.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.

Our success and the quality of our brands are attributed to the talent of our people.  Beam Suntory is composed of industry leading talent.  We take pride in offering a rewarding experience to employees around the world.  Training and developing our people, rewarding high performers and nurturing talented individuals is a top priority for us because, as a brand-led company, we know great brands don’t build themselves.  It’s great people who build great brands.  An equal employment opportunity employer, Beam Suntory is seeking talented, energetic, flexible individuals who are eager to put their talents and ideas to work in the exciting, entrepreneurial and rewarding environment of Beam Suntory.


Role Responsibilities

Plan and monitor finished goods bottled production and inventory levels in-plant and at outside warehouses to meet sales demands, with minimizing inventory costs.  Set inventory levels to insure sufficient production is available to meet sales requirements.


  • Schedule bottled production and manage changes and updates in a timely manner.
  • Create logical and efficient bottling schedules in accordance to the bottling/shipping/processing requirements and limitations, and insure they are entered correctly in SAP.
  • Review order volume for bottled products on a daily basis to ensure orders are met within the established lead time while balancing inventory levels, operational efficiency, and customer service.
  • Pursue continuous improvement activities for bottling strategy, sequencing and productivity.
  • Provide input into recipe review discussions and maintain recipes in SAP
  • Maintain SAP Set Up/Changeover Matrix
  • Align with Supply Planner on Product Lifecycles, New Project Management, Discontinuations, BOM creation and Product Versions.
  • Work with Materials Team on Material Confirmation of raw material supplies to ensure production schedules are met.
  • Align with operations team on priorities and labor shifts available
  • Run and distribute reports as assigned
  • Maintain working knowledge of domestic and export customer’s packaging requirements.  Communicate all special instructions to Bottling and Shipping personnel.
  • Insure compliance with governmental regulations, including TTB and Customs.
  • Assist production team to ensure process orders are closed in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to and promote environmental health and safety as one of the organization’s business priorities.
  • Promote and adhere to Food Safety, 5S and ISO standards.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Experience



  • Minimum two years of general office experience, bottling experience preferred.
  • Ability to research and compile data.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform general math.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Access.
  • Good working knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • HACCP, ISO or Continuous Improvement experience preferred.
  • Must have mobility to access all areas of the Plant, good visual acuity (correctable), good sense of hearing (correctable), and a valid driver’s license.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience.



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