• Associate Production Planner

    Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/4/2019 11:54 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company/Location Overview

    Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. 


    Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.  The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.

    For more information, please visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com or www.sazerac.com

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The Associate Production Planner supports production planning at Buffalo Trace Distillery; Supports 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; Ensures customer orders are accurate and finished goods items are available for customer requested ship dates; Provides a professional point of contact to our distributors.


    Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


    • Help to create a production plan to support forecasted demand
    • Provide exceptional customer service by serving as a professional and friendly point of contact between customers and Company Operations and Sales
    • Enter customer orders into systems accurately and timely, ensuring that finished goods items are available for customer requested ship dates, thereby maintaining stability in the production schedule and improving production efficiency
    • Communicate with and support production planning and distribution to ensure that all reasonable customer requests and expectations are met or exceeded
    • Monitor aging orders and work with customers, distribution, and 3PL to ship these orders as quickly as possible and speed up revenue cycle
    • Participate in process improvements that deliver cost savings in the production planning areas


    Required Qualifications for Position:

    • Undergraduate degree

    • Minimum 2 years successful work experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and technical skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • Ability to project a professional image
    • Strong interpersonal skills


    Preferred Qualifications for Position:

    • Experience in manufacturing software, such as ERP, MRP, MPS, WMS
    • APICS Certification or Six Sigma Certification
    • Experience in development of query programs on AS400 or similar proficiency
    • Experience in the alcohol beverage industry


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