Assistant Bottling Manager - Glenmore Distillery, Owensboro, KY

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/14/2024 5:21 PM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! With almost 400 years of rich history, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits, including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Seagram’s V.O., Myers’s, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka. 


We’re proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Company/Location Overview



Job Description/Responsibilities

Our company is currently experiencing exciting growth and with this growth comes a need for solid leadership at each and every one of our Sazerac facilities. The  Distillery is currently in search of an experienced manager as an Assistant Bottling Manager to develop plant supervisors as well as hourly production employees. The Assistant Bottling Manager position is responsible for, but not limited to: 


  • Manage the safety programs for the Bottling Department through development and execution of safe practices, process documentation and insure understanding of SOP's to minimize severity of workplace accidents. Monitor and enforce all OSHA and Company safety regulations and policies. Direct responsibility for Bottling Supervisors and Bottling staff to reduce injuries and improve safety KPIs with the target of zero recordable injuries
  • Meet and exceed customer expectations through efficient management of line efficiency targets and stretch goals for the Bottling Department. Manage deliverables of product on time, within budget and to meet all quality specifications. Work with the Shipping Department and Customer Service Department to deliver results to improve the SOAR Report, Order Fill Rate and on time shipments
  • Monitors and enforces all Company, OSHA, EPA, labor agreement, safety regulations, rules and policies. Leads Root Cause Corrective Actions for sustainable improvement.
  • Responsible for managing departmental supervisors and support personnel to achieve target & stretch plans. This role supports the department manager to accomplish Safety objectives, Quality Standards, Company Policies, Good Manufacturing practices and Production requirements within specified budgets. Trains, monitors, evaluates, and develops employees. Provide technical assistance to direct reports and associates for best practice resolution of  safety, quality, and 
  • Conduct professional development reviews with all Bottling Supervisors and staff to improve skills and performance of all employees in the department. Trains, evaluates and develops Bottling Supervisors and ensures they are developing all Bottling Departmental employees. 
  • Manages bottling to accomplish production requirements within guidelines for safety, quality, cost, service and regulation which meet plant goals. Plan and implement operational improvements working with supervisors and employees on joint problem solving techniques. Create /evaluate production efficiency plans and organize and direct improvements utilizing root cause corrective action techniques. Review all initiatives to be completed at Barton Brands of Kentucky and lead the discussion. Employee must lead adherence to all Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices
  • Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Plan, layout, and assign resources and work expectations for departmental supervisors and labor associates to achieve short term and long range planning. Analyze and resolve problems relating to product quality. Investigate all quality issues and insure QA complaints trend to zero. Enforce the monitoring of quality line checks by shift to deliver 100% inspection at established time intervals. Manage/ Lead/drive continuous quality improvement efforts across the site.
  • Manage/lead/drive supervisors and bottling employees to maintain good housekeeping conditions and comply with safety and sanitation rules and requirements. Lead departmental initiatives to be world class in a 5S facility.
  • Leads as an example in professionalism and fosters organizational policies and rules of conduct. Develop multiple salaried exempt Supervisors and their teams in career development. Understands career goals of employees and works with them to develop skills that will help them meet their career goals. Creates and executes a personal Career Development Plan with manager.
  • Provide support to the New Product Development Team for efficiency in operations and manage within timelines and budgets. Provide input to evaluate equipment capabilities and capital expenditure requirements. Leads along with the management team to implement new initiatives including new products and packages. Coordinate work with other departments to maintain product quality and in-field delivery targets. Ensure that defect free products are scheduled, produced and shipped, in full and on time to meet customer demand.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Related Field
  • At least 3 years of management experience within fast paced manufacturing environments
  • Proven success and experience in the areas of LEAN, Continuous Improvement, and Kaizen initiatives
  • Well versed in collaborating with maintenance, quality, and safety leadership to achieve operational goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Business or related field
  • Experience in the food & beverage industry
  • Organizational Development experience
  • Supply Chain Experience
  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Salary range - $81,874 - $122,811
  • Shift differential - 10%
  • Placement within the salary range is calculated based upon years of directly relatable experience for the position






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