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Brown-Forman 3rd Shift Bottling Plant Production Leader in Louisville, Kentucky

Meaningful Work From Day One Responsible for safety, morale, quality, productivity, delivery, and cost of assigned team members within the Brown-Forman Distillery Operations Team. Leads team members to achieve performance targets through the effective communication of job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Schedules daily and weekly production activities and assigns duties and responsibilities for team members. Establishes and executes training plans to ensure the team's success. Drives continuous improvement program to deliver sustainable improvements. Responsible for controlling labor costs to productivity targets and budget. Responsible for understanding the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and managing to its guidelines.

What You Can Expect


Maintain a safe work environment and promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards and leading root cause analysis for safety incidents, spills. Understand and adhere to federal, state, and local regulations. Requires partnership with Plant Safety Coordinator, Safety Working Action Team, Corporate Safety leaders, employees, and Environmental departments.


Manage quality of finished goods to meet or exceed quality standards. Manage operational performance and area housekeeping to meet or exceed plant KPIs.


Lead production operations to achieve targeted standards and facilitate recording downtime for all equipment in assigned area. Lead daily gemba meetings to drive ownership of losses with the team and facilitate action identification and resolution. Investigate equipment failures and provide trouble-shooting guidance to operators on production equipment. Support maintenance organization by utilizing work order processes, preventive maintenance program, and equipment downtime tracking. Develop, implement, and evaluate job specific skills training for each individual employee within the work team. Requires cross functional partnership and collaboration with multiple departments i.e., Maintenance, Quality, Engineering, Shipping, Finance etc.

Continuous Improvement

Lead team in continuous improvement and standardizing production processes including influencing culture change to integrate TPM principles to drive sustainable improvements to achieve business results. Explores innovation in terms of technology, people, processes, and systems. Utilizes resources effectively – evaluating internal/external resources.

Cost Containment

Participate in budget development; maintains responsibility for labor/overhead budget; and develops scope, justification and implements cost savings projects. Requires partnership with Finance and General Manager. Leverage resources effectively to meet plant KPIs per budget standards (e.g., cost/case).

Diversity & Inclusion

Apply inclusive leader strategies to nurture a work environment where all employees feel empowered to bring their whole and best selves to work each day. Actively seek diversity of thought when working to solve problems, overcome challenges and innovate.

We Are Looking For People Who

Have a Bachelor's Degree and 2-5 years people management experience in a manufacturing environment. Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing sustainable processes through motivating and facilitating cross-functional teams. Combination of education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Experience & Education:

Bachelor's Degree Engineering

Experience: Continuous improvement experience.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00003460