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Brown-Forman Supply Chain Specialist in Limburg, Netherlands

Our Culture at Brown-Forman is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.

Our small, multi-functional and dynamic team at Stein manage external production for Brown-Forman products in Europe. Being part of this team requires a collaborative and flexible approach, building strong relationships within the Brown-Forman global team and our production partners.

Meaningful Work From Day One The Supply Chain Specialist (SCS) has broad ranging responsibilities in all aspects of Supply Chain operations and is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day supply chain business results are achieved. This role combines analysis and reporting along with hands-on application within each of the areas in Supply Chain to ensure excellence in the overall performance of the operations. The position provides backup and support to key positions within the Supply Chain team. The SCS will provide support in the areas of Shipping, Inventory, Production, Planning and Purchasing whenever needed.

What You Can Expect

  • Support the Operations & Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Manager, Finance Department and Customer Service team members in all aspects of day-to-day operations to ensure that the day-to-day supply chain business results are achieved.

  • Ensure all material requisition orders, regular sales orders, and transfer warehouse orders are fulfilled on a regular basis.

  • Assist, support, and provide backup coverage for all Supply Chain team members.

  • Understand and execute all Supply Chain activities such as stock take, physical inventory count, inventory accuracy in allocation and consumption, material demand, sales order entry, and purchase order entry if needed.

  • Assess and manage inventory levels to ensure continuity of supply.

  • Liaise with Logistics Providers, Customer Service, buyers, and Production to provide delivery dates and shipping information.

  • Coordinate and ensure orders / sales requests are covered and at the right place and time, right quantity and meeting the market requirements.

  • Coordinating and managing short- and long-term production and capacity planning.

  • Preparation of reports / dashboards for monitoring of KPIs.

  • Ensure a manageable inventory process and optimum inventory level.

  • Identifying bottlenecks in the Supply Chain and proposing improvements.

  • Manage parameters (such as the correct safety stock or minimum order quantities).

  • Follow-up purchase contracts, pending orders with all parties involved: supplier, customer, logistical partners etc. and making sure these are coordinated correctly.

  • Preparation of the necessary documentation, such as Customs, customers, production partners etc.

  • Maintain and updates SAP and make sure accuracy level is optimum.

What You Bring to the Table :

  • Degree in business, with a focus on supply chain management, inventory control, manufacturing, or materials management; Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 4 years of supply chain and operations experience. Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in inventory management.

  • Familiarity with SAP and SAP APO.

  • Understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.

  • Hands-on experience with logistics, inventory management, and procurement.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language.

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Analytical, entrepreneurial, independent, diplomatic and a good networker.

What Makes You Unique :

  • Purchasing experience is an asset.

  • Additional languages are highly desirable.

What We Offer:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance. At Brown-Forman Netherlands, we can offer a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to flexible-working options, product samples, private pension plan and vacation days above the statutory, along with global career opportunities.


Business Area: Global Supply Chain

City: Stein


Country: NLD

Req ID: JR-00006382