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Allocations Controller

Date: 31-Jan-2019

Location: Springburn, GLG, GB

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.


“Unleash your spirit“ and become part of our GlobalSupply Chain Team located in Springburn/Glasgow (Scotland/UK)! With immediate effect we are looking for a


Allocations Controller


Role Mission


The purpose of the role is to ensure that Beam Suntory achieves the target return on scarce, aged liquids by controlling supply to each market in line with quotas agreed by Marketing and Finance.


The role is located in the global Scotch Brand headquarters, and while reporting to the International S&OP Manager, requires close collaboration with senior Brand Marketing managers, Finance managers, and with a network of Supply Chain colleagues around the world.


The core of the role is maintaining the global allocation Masterfile, in alignment with a cross-functional team. The controller mirrors the database from Excel to SAP APO, which then automatically limits customer orders within the agreed allocations.


The controller also commits a large part of their time to developing the reporting and communication processes; identifying risks and opportunities; and engaging with business units around the world to better support growth plans.



What Makes this a Great Opportunity


This role offers the opportunity to be at the heart of a global spirits business, working on world famous brands like Laphroaig and Makers Mark.


In backfilling this existing role, Beam Suntory is taking the opportunity to raise its internal profile. Many supply chains use allocations control to manage supply constraints. For Beam Suntory, effective allocations management is also a core part of renewed plans to grow global market share. Allocations opportunities are frequently an agenda item in senior commercial management reviews.


As well exposing the individual to other functions, this role is an excellent development opportunity for a supply chain professional. The integrity and quality of allocations control is critical to customer service, and the management of the supply chain.


Outcomes/Success Criteria


  • Maximise utilisation of allocated liquid. Target >95%
  • Total integrity between documented allocation decisions, the allocation database and SAP APO.
  • Clear communication and alignment of the organisation to a single version of the truth.
  • Effective co-ordination of regular reviews with operational and commercial teams.


Qualifications and Experience



  • Fluent user of MS Excel at intermediate level, focussed on merging and manipulating large data sets (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot, IF).
  • Experience of using SAP or similar ERP platform.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management methods including MRP and supply network planning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across functions and at different levels of seniority.
  • Ability to manage big data sets with discipline and routine.



  • Experienced user of SAP APO GATP, SAP HANA and SAP Analysis for Excel.
  • Experience of supply, production or demand planning.
  • Advanced Excel user (e.g. PowerPivot)
  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau.



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.



#Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK


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