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Strategic RCCP Planning

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Loretto, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Maker’s Mark a Subsidiary of 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.



Strategic RCCP Planning  


The following position is open in Loretto KentuckyUnited StatesThis position will be based at the distillery which is approximately 20 miles south of Bardstown, KY


What makes this a great opportunity?

Beam Suntory has committed to a 5-stage Global Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process to support the new Brand House Operating model.  The S&OP Process is an enterprise-wide integrated business planning process (IBP) for Beam Suntory to manage the delivery of its business goals and commitments over the 3-year strategic planning process.  The Strategic RCCP Planning position is a critical role in Beam Suntory’s commitment to the S&OP process to achieve our growth ambitions and financial goals over the 3-year strategic planning horizon.  


Role Responsibilities

Responsible for the coordination of strategic production plans for the 3 month to 2 year production window and the planning of strategic business initiatives within that window for the associated OU.   

•Responsible for OU Supply Reviews supporting the S&OP (compiling and delivering the long-term focused, monthly view for 24-month horizon) and supporting the transition into the S&OE (short-term focused, weekly production plans over 13-week rolling horizon) processes, and review quality of outputs

•Accountable for all capacity related setting and master data maintenance within this horizon (planning calendars, grade change resources, rates, holidays, asset downs)

•Responsible for building the monthly OU supply plans (adhering to global standards and best practices)

•Delivering the SR to the monthly audience with a grasp on the key challenges the OU will face with contingency options & tradeoffs over the month 3-24  time horizon

•Coordinate the transition of the strategic horizon into tactical guideposts for the 4-13 week planner, account for seasonal builds, customer builds or allocation execution.

•Support the global materials team with analysis on material forecasts & changes, also supporting annual bids

•Actively participate and lead problem solving and process improvement within the OU to improve case fill rates

•Continuous Improvement: support and deliver KPIs and apply continuous improvement techniques to drive improvements in supply planning and support the operational commitments of the regional GMs

•Deliver against Global Planning KPIs (system health, CFR, Inventory, Production conformance/attainment)

•Support OU operational KPIs



Qualifications & Experience

Demonstrated performance in long term strategic planning

•Experience with SAP ECC , SAP APO and SAP IBP

•Strong knowledge in Supply Planning best practices and proven application of these practices

•Knowledge in the Spirit's industry is a plus

•Demonstrated performance with Supply Planning continuous improvement

•Excellent interpersonal skills

•Highly collaborative and development of business partnerships

•Strong verbal and written communications

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•Exceptional facilitation skills

•Demonstrated flexibility in easily moving between strategic thinking and tactical execution




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.