Barrel Warehouse Supervisor - Bardstown, KY

Job Locations US-KY-Bardstown
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/9/2022 3:59 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

Welcome to Barton 1792 Distillery, Barton Brands of Kentucky.  Our proud heritage dates back to 1879 with the founding of the Tom Moore Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky.  Renamed Barton 1792 Distillery, we continue to produce the highest quality spirits for over 130 years. 


In 2009, we became a part of Sazerac Company which was established in 1850 and is a leading U.S. spirits supplier, with the world's most decorated distillery, and a portfolio of award-winning brands.  Sazerac is an independent, family owned company; we attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people.


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.



  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience
  • Strong planning, problem solving, and organizational skills with a results drive focus
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products, especially Excel
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Continuous Process Improvement mindset
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • GMP Knowledge and experience
  • Strong desire to learn and develop


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience managing in a union environment
  • Lean Manufacturing Skills preferred
  • ISO certifications or worked in ISO environments preferred
  • Food Safety Experience preferred
  • Previous Safety Committee team member experience preferred
  • OSHA/ANSI standard knowledge of fall protection, lockout/tagout, a plus
  • FRA Railroad guidelines knowledge a plus




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