Brown-Forman Inventory Manager (Fixed Term Contract) in Sydney, Australia
Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table.
Meaningful Work from Day One
This position will manage the operation of the business inventory management and its integrity, while ensuring legal compliance with the various authorities.
*Note - this is a fixed term contract until March 2023*
What you will experience
Manage by-monthly stock takes around the country
Review and communicate Best Before Date management for RTD's
Collaborate with the commercial team and planning to implement solutions to minimise BBD write off.
Review and communicate Slow Moving and Obsolete SKU management.
Engage commercial team and supply chain to facilitate stock write off minimisation plans
Monitor inventory integrity with SOH reconciliation at a batch level for Local Economy, Duty Free and eCommerce
Manage the SAP Error notification file (EDI issues), analyse variances, collaborate with 3PL for process improvement and update SAP inventory system
Investigate transport losses and create appropriate system transactions
Investigate, and guide stock adjustments in accordance with Customs, ATO regulations, and accounting standards
Manage the FICA (Food Import Compliance Agreements) Quarantine process with the Commonwealth, participating in FICA stock take and training.
Ensuring compliance with SOX to meet external audit requirements.
Reconcile Weekly Excise and Duty settlement payment in compliance of Customs and ATO requirements.
Collaborate with 3PL to manage inventory processes to ensure under-bond and duty paid stocks are maintained correctly at batch level to meet Customs and ATO requirements.
Coordinate with internal stakeholders and 3PL to ensure system duty rates are updated properly and timely in accordance to latest changes.
Manage the Demand Dependent SKUs (DDS) co-packing process, gift lines, mandatory requirements & NPD within SAP and work closely with planning and 3PL co-packer to achieve desired outcomes. Communicate re-packing timelines to Sales and Marketing and work closely with approved supplier and B-FC manufacturing facilities to achieve desired timelines.
Manage the outsource quality assurance process for noncompliance products.
Commercial and Financial Analysis
Manage the monthly cost per case analysis & SC KPI
Reconcile Weekly settlement payment to Customs and ATO
Reconcile quarterly duty payments for stock take gains and losses
Oversee the refunds with Customs and ATO for BBD, obsolete stock w/off
Analyze, and reconcile raw materials, and packaging at approved 3PL manufactory sites
Supply Chain month end - Analyze expenses and create appropriate accruals for month end.
Support the Supply Chain Manager with yearly budgets
Identify & communicate Customer SOH changes and potential impact to the business.
Identify current inventory within NZ & AUS and partner with BFC to ensure appropriate Insurance is applied, including co-packers and any offsite storage locations.
Validate and approve supply chain costs, in accordance with contract rates and guidelines.
Projects and Continuous improvement
Assist with ongoing project work analysis (Freight Analysis, Warehouse location and storage analysis, eCommerce and other RTC models)
Work closely with the Planning Manager to analyze appropriate inventory cover by SKU, pending on forecast accuracy. Make safety level proposals.
Process improvement for eCommerce operations and system implementation, NPD and promotional packs
Container Deposit Scheme and GS1
Oversee GS1 platform and ensure GS1 certificates are up to date.
Coordinate Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) registration for required products in Australia to support and communicate the latest list to sales team.
Liaise with vendor and government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to update and renew the CDS register for container deposit refund and compliance in all states
Manage and lead inventory team, coach the Inventory Analyst and eCommerce Analyst for performance.
Manage internal and external commercial relationships with 3PL logistics, AQIS (Commonwealth government), Marketing, CMD and Sales.
Minimum 5 years experience in Finance or logistics
Ability to work with people at all levels, hands on manner
Collaborative yet hands on approach
Experience in Compliance with Customs, ATO and Quarantine
Proven analytical experience, and reconciliation experience
Enriching life, Enriching careers
Brown-Forman believes that everyone should be their authentic selves in our workplace. We strive to create an inclusive culture that empowers individuals to contribute their uniqueness. Together, our diversity is what makes our business great.
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
State: New South Wales
Req ID: JR-00003342