Supply Planning Analyst

Brown Forman

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Type: Full time



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Meaningful Work From Day One
Manage, facilitate, and coordinate Supply Chain inventory planning, reporting, and analysis process for Brown-Forman bailment warehouses. Participate as a member of the Sales & Operation Planning team and work in conjunction with Supply Chain, Production Operations, Marketing / Sales, Finance, and Customer Service management to support the supply chain management process.

Management of supply chain inventory levels and replenishments. Monitor network inventory levels and requirements, replenishing inventory to meet Supply Chain Planning targets including inventory investment and customer service levels.

Communicate with demand planners / plant master schedulers to translate forecasts into supply requirements for all brands within Brown-Forman’s portfolio. Conduct ongoing reconciliations and audits to ensure inventory reporting balances to BF’s perpetual inventory balances.

This position will be an Office Hybrid Model (working from the corporate office in Louisville, KY 3 days a week with the flexibility to work remotely 2 days a week)

What You Can Expect

Evaluate demand plans vs. actual activity, plan inventory replenishments to network distribution centers and bailment warehouses that meet supply chain goals and provide updated supply requirements to assigned production facilities and suppliers.

Maintain the inventory planning model which includes SKU maintenance, parameter maintenance, and network maintenance.

Measure and report inventory actual balances vs. targets. Report corrective action taken to alleviate out-of-tolerance conditions. Manage deployment of short-supply materials.

Reconcile reported field inventories to Brown-Forman perpetual inventories.

Periodically audit field inventories to ensure the accuracy of field-reported inventories.

Audit warehousing invoices, allocating costs to various brands.

Participate in the Sales & Operations Planning process for the purpose of;

  • reporting aged and un-saleable inventory, obsolete and/or de-listed materials to reach consensus on disposition

  • planning re-packs as required

  • planning deployment of short supply materials

  • re-defining inventory planning parameters

  • resolving other inventory exceptions and supply constraints

Conduct Operational Analyses as requested by the Lead Supply Planning Analyst.

We Are Looking For People Who

Have a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 - 4 years planning or related business experience; or 4 - 6 years of combined education and experience.

Demonstrated ability to understand and apply standard analytical concepts and inventory planning methodology.
Basic understanding of inventory planning processes and how inventory planning supports the supply chain effort.
Problem-solving skills with a heavy emphasis placed on the ability to diagnose and solve problems.
Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates.
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work with speed and accuracy within established timeframes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to perform and adapt in a rapidly changing environment as necessary.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work necessary overtime to ensure successful accomplishment of assigned tasks.

What You Can Add To The Team
Experience: APICS certification
SAP/APO experience
Strong information technologies aptitude
Diverse logistics background (Production Planning / Inventory Planning / Operations Management / Distribution Planning)
Planning experience with an APS, i.e. APO, I2, Manugistics; APO preferred
Experience with SAP R/3 environment.

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