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Processing Supervisor - The Glenmore Distillery

Sazerac Company

Location: Owensboro, KY 42303
Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-Remote
Posted on: October 28, 2023
Processing Supervisor - The Glenmore Distillery
Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro
Posted Date 2 days ago (10/26/2023 6:08 PM)
# of Openings 1
Category Manufacturing/Production/Warehouse
Type Regular Full-Time
Sazerac Company Overview
Build your career at Sazerac! With almost 400 years of rich history, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! 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, Seagram’s V.O., Myers’s, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.
We’re proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.
Job Description/Responsibilities
This position is responsible for leading a team of 10 processing team members on a 4 on - 4 off (work half the year) 12 hour shift schedule (6pm-6am). Responsibilities include safety, food safety, environmental, and regulatory guidelines, formula and product spec adherence, alcohol and flavor inventories, equipment reliability, and the coordination of all resources needed to meet the Bottling schedule.
• Responsible for overseeing bulk alcohol and sweetener procurement and receiving, including adherence to DOT, USCG, DHS TWIC and Hazmat regulations for unloading tankers, railcars, and barges, as well as the supervision of all activities related to manual product batching, automated and semi-automated batching cell operations, continuous inline blending skid operations, RO water system operation, and all product and ingredient filtration systems. The Processing Supervisor determines usage of these systems, as well as staffing and tankage to meet the Bottling schedule.  Primary metrics include Juice Loss, WGs/Labor $, and Department OHV.
• Responsible for all aspects of plant and regulatory safety adherence on their designated shift. This includes adherence to DOT, USCG, DHS TWIC and Hazmat regulations, product spill management and reporting, confined space program adherence, ensuring Class I, Div I explosion proof policies are followed, and appropriate PPE are being used.  The Processing Supervisor will be engaged in promoting a culture of safety, complete accident investigations and root cause analysis on time, remain active with Near Miss reporting, deliver thoughtful and relevant safety kickoff messages, and always drive to zero recordables and LTAs.
• The Processing Supervisor will actively engage with our PDS development system. Regular and insightful comments will be made at established company frequencies, at a minimum.  Personal development competencies will target important areas of the Supervisor's growth based on individual needs and departmental goals.  The Processing Supervisor will also be expected to engage and manage various projects and initiatives that support their growth and developmental needs.
• Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Analyzes and resolves problems relating to product quality in a timely manner to avoid loss of product and incorrect product being bottled. Supervise the batching and filtering work of the Processing employees to ensure product accuracy and quality standards are met.
• Meets and strives to exceed internal customer service expectations related to OTIF product for Bottling, and compliance adherence for Gov't Compliance, as well as external expectations related to product food safety and quality specifications.
• .Actively own financial metrics and participate in activity related to meeting or beating departmental goals. It is expected that a Processing Supervisor will either lead or support cost savings projects focused on key departmental metrics, such as Juice Loss % and 9L/case, WGs/Labor $ and hour, OT % utilization, and Department OHV. Provide input on annual budget.
• Provides leadership to Processing employees in a manner consistent with the culture of the company. Ensures employees are treated fairly and with respect.  Creates a team environment where all employees are encouraged to make a difference in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Participates in efforts to address issues identified through climate surveys and achieve Vision of "Industry's 'most desired place to be".
• The Processing Supervisor will maintain and ensure team members adhere to strict guidelines provided by DOT, USCG, DHS TWIC, Hazmat, and TTB. Will conduct periodic internal audits to ensure compliance (reciepts, proofing, loss reporting, system transactions, calibrations of equipment, etc.), and will support external audits by any and all agencies when called upon. Ensure compliance reporting is correct and complete for inventories, calibration, 122 and 137 records, monitor day-to-day interaction, initialization of variances related to losses and other applicable records completed by Processing Clerks and Technicians.
• Understands career goals of employees and works with them to develop skills that will help them reach their career goals. Creates and executes a personal Career Develop Plan with Manager to identify career goals and skill development needed to achieve the goals.
Required Qualifications • Bachelors Degree or commensurate experience
• 3 years relevant experience (minimum)
• Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
• Experience with process/receiving activities
• Requires Supervisory experience
• Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Strong analytical and technical skills
• Detail Oriented
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in Alcohol Beverage Industry or CPG overall
• Experience managing in a union environment
• Familiar with beverage processing and its associated equipment
• Experience in Alcohol Beverage Industry or CPG overall
• Experience with inventory control, perpetual inventory and budget process.
Salary range - $67,000 - $101,000
*Placement within the salary range is calculated based upon years of directly relatable experience for the position.
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Sazerac and its affiliates engage in personnel decisions and administer our personnel policies without regard to race, religion or creed, color, sex or gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We affirm in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.
Sazerac requires all team members to act responsibly around alcohol and to responsibly consume alcohol. As such, the Company evaluates alcohol related offenses as part of its background check processes.
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