Senior Manager - Procurement, NA - Commodities at Beam Suntory

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Clermont, Kentucky

Job Description:

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

What makes this a great opportunity?

The Senior Manager, Procurement - North America engage in North America with a wide range of deliverables spanning global strategic category management, commodity price risk management including advanced market analytics and futures strategies, supplier relationship management (SRM), supplier performance, driving and supporting Suntory Global Spirits internal and supplier sustainability initiatives, and bringing forward supplier innovation.

Role Responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of commodities markets with knowledge of market factors that influence coverage strategies, price risk, and availability of commodities.
  • Support overall business strategies in concert with global and regional category strategies through benchmarking, market analysis, and category spend management.
  • Manage the procurement of direct material goods in the US & Canada, specifically agricultural goods (corn, wheat, barley, rye) energy inputs, and underlying cost inputs for packaging categories (natural gas, soda ash, aluminum, wood/paper, plastic resins)
  • Partner with internal partners in Global Procurement Commodities, Supplier Quality, Sustainability, Operating Unit Planning, and Finance to ensure best in class supplier agreements, contracts, and performance.
  • This individual will drive excellence in the execution of Category Management, including building and executing category strategies to support Suntory Global Spirits growth and 2030 mission.
  • Support the development and execution of Sustainability initiatives as well as Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives from policy development to implementation across the procurement category supply base.
  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers are engaged and in compliance with Suntory Global Spirits Sedex and Global Citizenship requirements.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 3 years of commodities trading exposure at either producer, mid market, or consumer level in the food or beverage market sector with focus on agriculture and/or energy sectors
  • Deep understanding and expertise in commodity markets, including: category cost breakdown as well as trends in manufacturing, innovation and engineering
  • Experience with sustainability initiatives and development of a supplier sustainability plan
  • Experience using Sedex (or similar) platforms (preferred)
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Business or Agriculture Economics
  • Self-reliant, problem solver, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a conceptual thinker with ability to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated success managing supplier performance and developing supplier relationships into partnerships

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant's skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville
Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Procurement, Supply Chain, Marketing Manager, Relationship Manager, Operations, Marketing, Customer Service

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