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Brown-Forman Temporary Senior Shipping/Logistics Processing Operations Specialist in Louisville, Kentucky

Scope/ Basic: Manages all processing related inbound and outbound traffic. Facilitates export shipment of bulk spirits and flavors to multiple B-F production facilities and co-packers worldwide. Manages all bulk spirits imports and related paperwork; to support the production of Brown-Forman brands including Jack Daniels.

Brown-Forman offers benefits to all employees hired through Reserve Power. Benefits available include 401K with a 5% match, health insurance after 60 days of employment, $50 product promotion each year for employees over the age of 21, and access to our Employee Assistance Program. In addition, we offer access to the Brown-Forman Employees Credit Union and the Brown-Forman Fitness Center. Hours will be Monday - Friday during business hours, typically 8:30 am - 5pm

This is a temporary position with a duration of 6-9 months


  • Coordinates delivery and customs documentation for bulk spirits from international and domestic suppliers.

  • Receives all bulk materials in SAP and completes all TTB and customs required paperwork within 24 hours of receipt.

  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting all TTB required quarterly inventories of bulk liquids, flavors, and ingredients.

  • Actively participates in CI initiatives on behalf of the processing department.

  • Works with transportation partners to ensure tankers are spotted and unloaded in a timely manner.

  • Directs 1-2 hourly employees as needed to assist in the unload and load-out of bulk spirits and flavors.

  • Manages export of bulk spirits and flavors; including but not limited to assisting Heritage, Pinnacle, and BF warehouse with shipments:

  • Works with freight forwarder to schedule container delivery and pick-up

  • Works with export site to maintain an accurate forecast and delivery lead-time.

  • Communicates daily with Customs Broker to ensure paperwork is timely and shipments are not delayed

  • Maintains bulk spirits inventory to support shipments and LPO production.

  • Prepares customs, DOT, and TTB paperwork for bulk liquid export shipments to Co-packers and other B-F Facilities.

  • Receives and maintains proof of export documentation.

  • Maintains current DOT Haz/Mat, IMDG, and IATA certifications to enable shipments via air, rail, vessel, and road.

  • Backfills for processing PPL for vacation coverage.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or related field and/ or import and export logistics.

  • Certification to ship Hazardous Material managements (this can be offered on site)

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Very Attentive to details

  • Good operating knowledge of SAP

  • Effective interpersonal skills; Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with others

  • Ability to work periodic overtime, to support a 24 hour operation.

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 Human Resources

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00003607