• Materials Planner

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2019 11:34 AM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Sazerac Company Overview

    Build your career at Sazerac. The 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, Margaritaville Spirits, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, 99 Brand, 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 the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged 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.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The Materials Planner develops, implements and maintains a best in class Supply Planning process resulting in creation, review and communication of accurate material supply plans and coincident supplier capacity plans. The process and resulting actions ensure the highest level of materials supply service is achieved and maintained both in the short and long term.

    • Participate in the PDS process, learn and develop in skills and expertise in this process, and influence adoption by others.
    • Develops and implements materials supply planning strategies and processes for all supply categories ensuring that the efficient and timely supply of materials just satisfies ongoing production requirements.
    • Ensure that the Materials Supply plan accuracy is measured and reported, issues identified and effectively addressed in a timely manner.
    • Develop, implement and maintain the best in class MRP process and configurations in support of service excellence. Work with suppliers and internal stakeholders to integrate materials planning and inventory data to provide a single point of control and visibility for materials supply management. Participate in the ERP Functional Expert Group providing MRP leadership and expertise.
    • Create, develop and maintain a cross functional Materials Supply Planning team with the goal implementing and documenting best practices across all production facilities. Ensure that the MRP system and Best Practices are in use, is effective, appropriately configured, that data is accurate and issues resolved as required.  
    • Take responsibility for developing and managing an obsolete parts process ensure that waste and liability is avoided.
    • Ensures that all material needs, either forecasted or short notice requirements are incorporated into the supply plans in advance of supplier lead times. Works with suppliers to fit in short notice demand to avoid OOS's
    • Ensures that all NBD material needs are incorporated into the supply plans in advance of supplier lead times. Engages in the NBD process to extract relevant information in support of this and to establish realistic project completion targets.
    • Regularly review supplier 12 month rolling inventory, demand and supply plans identifying and closing gaps in production ensuring continuity of supply. In addition to this identifying any future capacity shortfalls and escalating the need for capital investing with sufficient lead time to support descisioning and implementation. Work with the suppliers to develop and align methods of measurement, review and reporting.
    • Designs, develops and implements the materials supply planning process, KPIs and reports. Ensures that professional and consistent materials planning process are applied across the business.




    • Proven strong analytical and technical skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and effectively in demanding situations
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
    • Over 2 years Supply Chain Experience
    • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, Logistics or related
    • Over 2 years Experience in manufacturing software (ERP, MRP, MPS, WMS)


    • Successful implementation of an integrated planning/forecasting system
    • 2 years with use of CPFR (Collaborative planning, forecast, and replenishment) Internet systems
    • 2 years experience in purchasing materials for food/beverage/ or packaged goods manufacturing



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