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Brown-Forman Operations Leader - External Manufacturing Western Europe 1 year FTC in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meaningful Work From Day One

Our small, multi-functional team at Stein manages external production for Brown-Forman products in Western Europe. Leading this team requires a collaborative and flexible approach, building strong relationships within the Brown-Forman global team and our production partners. Initially a 1 year fixed term, the priority of this position is to provide leadership and support to the team.

This is an office/hybrid role and can be based in Stein or Amsterdam.

What You Can Expect

  • Working closely with the Director EMO Western Europe and Americas, act as the primary liaison and manager of the supplier relationship with the region copackers relating to all facets of the supply chain through product shipment. Interface with the region copackers on all issues related to the production of finished goods

  • Provide leadership and vision to the organization by collaborating with staff and partners in the development of short term production plan and long-range strategic planning for the region.

  • Ensure B-F’s risk management requirements are met at Co-packers.

  • Work with the team and our stakeholder to problem solve production and supply issues.

  • Assess processes and drive continuous improvement.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Significant operations experience in supply chain in a consumer goods environment.

  • Excellent collaborator and relationship builder; internal and external.

  • Process and problem solving oriented.

  • Ideally experience of production planning

What Makes You Unique

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage/motivate people and projects; ability to multi-task and work with results focus.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, manufacturing, food science, or business.

  • Excellent planning, financial, root cause analysis / problem solving, and conceptual skills.

  • Has a demonstrated passion to align with the core of values at Brown-Forman.

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman - We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture - We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Nothing Better - At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.


Business Area: Global Supply Chain

Function: Prod

City: Stein


Country: NLD

Req ID: JR-00007702