• Production Planning Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/14/2018 2:24 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Sazerac Company Overview

    Build your career at Sazerac. 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, Weller, 99 Bananas, Wheatley Vodka, Margaritaville Spirits, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, and Platinum Vodka.

    Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since 2008, Sazerac has experienced double-digit growth every year! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you are 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

    The Glenmore Distillery has been a fixture in the Owensboro Community since the late 1800s. During Prohibition, The Glenmore Distillery was fortunate enough to be one of four distilleries in the country allowed to operate on a limited scale for medicinal necessity.


    In March of 2009 the Sazerac Company purchased the distillery and reprised the name The Glenmore Distillery. The distillery boasts one of the largest and most modern bottling facilities in the country and continues to be a sizable employer in the city of Owensboro, KY.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The Production Planning Manager manages, oversees and coordinates production planning needs to meet company goals, safety and government compliance.



    • Lead the production planning process for the bottling operations at Glenmore Distillery using Master Production Scheduling module.
    • Lead the team to provide world class customer service by ensuring all Glenmore Distillery customer orders are accurate and all finished goods items are available for customer requested ship dates.
    • Participate in and lead process improvements that deliver cost savings in the imported goods, production planning and materials planning areas. Lead the Glenmore Distillery production planning functions to ensure that the appropriate amount of inventory is held to meet customer service goals while minimizing carrying costs and improving production efficiencies.
    • Work with Brand Managers on production plans or planned FG purchases for new products and brands.
    • Help the bottling operations achieve desired efficiencies by providing a stable production schedule that optimizes line efficiency with inventory carrying costs. Ensure materials are released to meet this production schedule. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices.
    • Manage the Barrel Warehouse Supervisor to ensure adequate supply of properly aged barrels is available when requested by other Sazerac manufacturing facilities. Lead the development, implementation & use of clear processes, procedures, systems, and accountability for the entire import and purchased finished goods supply chain.
    • Implement a PDS for myself and my direct reports that will move people toward improving at least 1 competency at any given time and improving performance against position description outcomes.
    • Identify, streamline, and document a production planning process with focus on reducing frustration and improving the quality of our work life.
    • Use the priority system to focus on the most critical tasks to the success of the company.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree
    • 5-10 years of relevant experience
    • Experience with manufacturing software (ERP, MRP, MPS, WMS)
    • Experience in development of query programs on AS400 or similar proficiency
    • Supervisory experience
    • Experience in the Wine & Spirits industry

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • APICS Certification or Six Sigma Certification
    • MBA


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