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Brown-Forman Interim Operations Leader - External Manufacturing - Western Europe in Stein, Netherlands


Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table.

Meaningful Work From Day One

Our Culture at Brown-Forman is to foster Personal Growth, Collaboration, Teamwork, Self-Initiative and Problem Solving in a Respectful and Safe Environment where every employee has a high degree of Self-Awareness, Accountability, Credibility, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.

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. This is expected to be a 1-year role to provide leadership and support to the team.

What You Can Expect

Providing leadership and guidance for the team, managing production operations at co-packing partners in Belgium Netherlands, Ireland, and RSA as well as the Stein Concentrate plant. Support and drive strategic business objectives into operational plans for the Stein team.

Lead and provide overall operational direction and consistency to enhance productivity, quality, safety and customer service. Directly manage the relationship with co-packing partners with tact and diplomacy.

  • 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.

We Are Looking For People Who

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

  • 10+ years 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

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

  • 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.

Nothing Better in the Market

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


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Stein


Country: NLD

Req ID: JR-00004624