Manager, Strategic Supply Chain at Constellation Brands

Posted in Management 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

Based in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Manager, Strategic Supply Chain will play a large role in establishing the standard for quality, production performance, materials availability, and execution of new product development through a network of suppliers, contract manufacturers, packaging, and warehousing facilities.

As the Constellation Brand’s new Manager, Strategic Supply Chain, you will be responsible for inventory accuracy, materials purchasing and quality while driving improvement in processes and reporting.  You will be responsible for analyzing both short- and long-term opportunities to improve efficiency throughout the craft spirits and external operations network as well as developing the KPI scorecards and quality programs that will focus on the continuous improvement of our supplied products and materials.  Reporting, purchasing, auditing, qualification programs, and process improvement skills are your toolbox as you partner with teams of both internal and external stakeholders to improve external operations results by focusing on identification and mitigation of risks and weaknesses to prevent supply shortfalls and quality compromises while providing transparency to performance.


  • Establish new processes and improve existing processes for managing suppliers

    • Support External Operations department in developing and maintaining a KPI scorecard to ensure finished goods and materials suppliers are performing to the expectations and standards of Constellation Brands; responsible for gathering, analyzing data and recommending improvements

    • Institute weekly production performance reviews with suppliers as well as report on quality, order fulfillment and related performance indicators monthly, quarterly and annually to internal management

  • Coordinate with suppliers and other internal functions (i.e., Packaging Technology, Planning, Procurement, Quality Services) to establish quality objectives, improve supplier performance, ensure material supply availability and deliver against NPD timelines

  • Drive reconciliation process and ensure accuracy of:

    • Materials transactions

    • Finished goods transactions

    • Bill of materials consumption of inventory

    • Regular reporting from internal and external materials warehousing

  • Monitor, investigate and report on consumer complaints and field quality reports (FQRs) pertaining to materials and finished goods produced at contract manufacturers.

  • Provide general analytical and technical support with the goal of continuously improving our operations to reduce costs, improve service levels, establish quality related priorities, and better utilize assets.

  • Ensure contract manufacturing related quality documentation is properly maintained and compliant with good documentation practices.

  • Manage projects at sites pertaining to but not limited to sanitation, filtration, food safety, and environmental biological monitoring programs.

  • Support NPD product change launches and activities as the liaison to contract manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Responsible for the buying function for all third-party materials to support production

  • Ensure suppliers are paid within payment term limits via SAP Ariba

  • Develop standardized supplier quality operating procedures across all external/internal sites and train impacted personnel. Procedures shall minimally include nonconforming product reporting, defective material reporting (DMR) and follow-up, and specification evaluations.

  • Ensures Corrective Action Requests (CAR) are executed per procedure, monitored/ trended as required, and closed as effective in a timely manner.

  • Conduct onsite inspections, audits and represent Constellation Brands as needed with both internal and external auditors.

  • Assist with various projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of related operations experience, including 3+ years of project/program management experience

  • Experience facilitating Lean/Six Sigma & Kaizen evaluations

  • Ability to interpret complex technical data and apply to business decisions

  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, ISO, and applicable federal/state regulations

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, 30% of time

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of related operations experience

  • Prior experience with S4 HANA and SAP Ariba

  • Experience managing a quality program

  • Experience managing external operations or contract manufacturing

  • MS or MBA desired

  • Alcohol Beverage or CPG Industry experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work Environment:

    • Works indoors and outdoors in both warm and cold climates

    • Works in high places

    • Works on wet surfaces

    • Works near loud, moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic

    • Must be able to move up to 55 lbs

    • Primary office environment may be warehouse/production setting


Owensboro, Kentucky

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Supply Chain

The salary range for this role is:

$89,800.00 - $140,400.00

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Salary: $115,150.00

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