Last Updated on October 6, 2022
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most exciting spirits companies in the World, in a supply chain role where you will lead the daily operations, system development and process improvement of a fast-paced function.
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, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Tuaca and Peychaud’s.
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.
Hi-Spirits is the UK subsidiary of the Sazerac Company and is one of the UK’s leading spirit distributors and brand builders representing an award-winning range of Sazerac owned and third-party agency spirit brands. Our enviable, diverse portfolio of award-winning brands include the UK’s fastest growing bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace, the UK’s largest American whiskey liqueur brand, Southern Comfort, and the number 1 sambuca brand in the UK, Antica Sambuca.
We have a highly passionate and motivated team of industry experts working across multiple functions including Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Our reach extends across all BWS channels in the UK and our key to success is building long term partnerships with some of the best operators in the industry to bring our brands to life. We’re proud to say we do things a little differently to other drinks companies, highlighted by our belief in bringing the right brands to each consumer through a multi-faceted and flexible approach. An approach which allows us to work with a wide array of brands from category leaders to new, incubator brands.
The UK Logistics and Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain, from forecasting and purchase order management with distilleries across the word to processing sales orders and first-class customer service. This role works closely with our production and Sales teams, third party logistics and over 200 customers to achieve our objectives. As logistics and supply chain manager you will lead a team of 5 people to deliver outstanding service while playing a key role to the development of operational processes and systems as we position ourselves for continues significant growth.
|Position Title:||Logistics & Supply Chain Manager UK & Ireland|
|Qualifications/Experience:||3+ years’ experience working in a similar role within FMCG supply chain with experience in delivering change.
High level of technical capability including ERP systems and Microsoft excel etc, comfortable working with large sets of data across multiple sources.
Demonstrates experience decision making, prioritising work and delivering through others.
|Reports To:||Operations and Logistics Director|
|Reason for Position:||Running the daily operation of the supply chain while supporting process and system improvements that will support the business growth.|
|Responsibilities:||Managing 3PL warehouse provider, monitoring their KPI’s, building relationships, establishing areas for improvements and holding them to account to deliver.
Support the forecast process, step change the way we forecast and monitor forecast accuracy. Working closely with sales team to optimise our processes and deliver improved availability and reduced stock holding.
Develop the team to enable greater focus on avoiding future issues proactively rather than tacking preventable issues. Support systems development to free up the team’s time.
Act as project manager within the logistics team as we implement new systems and software as we align our operation with our parent company (Sazerac).
|Requirements:||A creative, challenger mindset
Supporting and developing others to drive performance improvement for individuals and the whole team
Excellent communication skills with experience collaborating across functions and with senior stakeholders
Project management skills with the ability to successfully plan, manage, prioritise tasks and evaluate across multiple projects
Focused on continues improvement across all tasks
High level of technical capability
Must demonstrate commercial acumen with a strong ability to analyse and draw insights from data
Passion for Spirits with knowledge of the UK supply chain and the wider trade
Willing to learn, positive can-do attitude and desire to own decisions
If you would like to apply for this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org