Barrel Warehouse Supervisor

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2021 6:53 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing/Production/Warehouse
Type
Regular Full-Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including 1792, 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. During COVID-19, Sazerac distilleries began producing hand sanitizer for some of the world’s largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharma, and banking. Also, during this time, while many companies are wading through uncertainty, Sazerac is poised for acquisition and growth – recently acquiring 18 more brands, two companies and a distillery.

 

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’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

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Franklin County, Kentucky. The distillery’s rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon, rye, and vodka on site, and is listed on the National Historic Register. Buffalo Trace has been awarded several distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Malt Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Buffalo Trace has also garnered more than 170 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.

 

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

 

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision to the warehouse operation according to the standards set by federal, state and local agencies and company policy; coordinates necessary maintenance actions to maintain production; maintains entry and regauge as directed by manager; responsible for solving production related problems, and directs union personnel to meet production needs.

 

  • Directly supervise union employees, including development, training, coaching, and administrative duties. Under the direction of Warehouse leadership, evaluate inventory transfers for bulk and barrel inventory.  Maintain quality specifications within the warehouse department.  Maintain accurate records for barrel management, institutional knowledge transfer and transition of daily activities.
  • Implement continuous improvement techniques and systems to improve warehouse operations. Maintain current successful systems and provide feedback to support the continuous improvement efforts.
  • Continuously work on safety initiatives to improve safety performance. Document all safety related incidents, investigate root cause and ensure safety standards are maintained daily.  Continuously evaluate and improve upon safety standards, methods, processes and equipment. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices.
  • Lead the Warehouse team in implementing and documenting the SOPs. Optimize and audit each process to improve inventory integrity and process control.
  • Work closely with my Manager to improve a work related skill(s), which will lead to my improved performance, benefit my professional growth as well as the company's success.
  • Ensure proper barrel handling and tracking in appropriate systems.
  • Develop10QCL Program for the distillery side and support needed maintenance work order planning and prioritization in the Warehouse.
  • Support the bar coding procedures and help manage the systems implementation in the Aging Warehouse.
  • Coordinate load scheduling and demand planning. Maintain the quality of the used barrels.
  • Ensure timely delivery and accuracy of samples provided for sampling. Document sample coverage.
  • Through personal example and direct management, create an environment that supports self-directed work teams and productive employee relations while maintaining compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements and Company Policies.
  • Ensure KPI goals are achieved or exceeded.

Qualifications/Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience
  • Solid computer skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Requires Supervisory experience

PREFERRED

  • Experience managing in a union environment

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