Innovations & Co-Packing Planer

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Frankfurt am Main, HE, DE

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.



Innovations & Co-Packing Planer  



What makes this a great opportunity?

The Supply Chain Commercialization Manager is responsible for the local end to end product commercialisation in close conjunction with all involved departments such as Trade Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Supply and S&OP. The scope of the role includes full project management for local innovations as well as responsibility for cascading all relevant information to stake holders. This function is an important part of the S&OP process and is working across functions and markets as well as third party partners to efficiently deliver commercially successful local product initiatives. This role also requires procurement expertise as co-manufacturing handling and contract management will be transferred to that role.


Role Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing the local product commercialisation of BU relevant projects end to end
  • Negotiation with Co Manufacturer for all our local built Value-added packs & displays
  • Responsible for OTIF delivery of all product innovation projects impacting the BU and provide timelines and advice of feasibility
  • Single point of contact for regional marketing, commercial, S&OP, Operation Units, Supply Chain and the global marketing and innovation functions for all innovation related topics under their management
  • Lead cross functional cascade and project meetings as well as being part of the global gate stage process
  • Support efficient SKU transition by monitoring and stock of current SKU at market level and coordinating between Product Life Cycle and Planning teams to minimize obsolescence
  • Leading Process Optimization for Commercialization and 3PL Co-Packing activities
  • KPI framework management


Qualifications & Experience

  • Education: Bachelors degree in Supply Chain
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience 
  • Working experience in commercialization, R&D or Innovations in FMCG preferred
  • Conceptual & analytical Thinking
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Networking ability




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.