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Meaningful Work From Day One

In this role, you will be managing and controlling Brown-Forman Europe procurement activities including Sales and Marketing materials in addition to all other related sourcing for this division.

You will establish an effective and trusted business partnering with the Brown-Forman Europe Procurement team and the Global Procurement and Logistics team, as well as a wide range of internal customers across all departments, taking ownership for all the procurement activities, including sourcing, control, execution, and supplier management.

What You Can Expect

• Procure goods and services as required by internal customers at the best cost, ensuring quality specifications, while delivering in a timely manner, leveraging internal tools (Coupa, Concur, SAP, Smartsheets etc.) and ensuring that we drive spend towards preferred suppliers;
• Identify, select and negotiate with new and existing providers and vendors that meet Brown-Forman specifications... according to the corporate sourcing strategy;
• Identify fresh sourcing opportunities through regularly running spend reports and analyzing data;
• Tracks purchases and negotiates delivery times. Communicates status of purchases/deliveries to stakeholders as needed;
• Delivers value in our procurement process for goods/services by focusing on innovation, service, quality, risk mitigation and overall costs;
• Adheres to standardized B-F Sourcing Policies and Procedures.

Control and Execution
• Coordinates and communicates with suppliers and carriers to ensure that specified delivery dates are met on purchase orders issued by the purchasing group;
• Review and resolves claims and complaints with suppliers regarding unsatisfactory materials and services;
• Provides direction to site-level personnel responsible for tactical execution of packaging category strategies;
• Ensures POs are issued properly and Smartsheet trackers accurately maintained;
• Support the European procurement leadership in implementing and championing procurement best practices.

Supplier Management
• Maintains an understanding of supply base on a local, regional and global level;
• Builds effective, consistent, and equitable supplier relationships while maintaining a high standard of ethics. Meets regularly with suppliers to build rapport and serves as the primary point of contact for local suppliers;
• Performs periodic supplier reviews for select suppliers to ensure performance standards are maintained.

Business Partnering
• Works closely with colleagues across all departments including Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand their needs and to ensure consistent availability of materials and services, at the right quality, quantity, and time;
• Partners with Global Procurement Category Managers and PTP Process Architect to execute the regional strategic sourcing decisions and to use the standard process and tools to delivery the work;
• Makes recommendations to optimize costs and/or improve services;

What You Bring to the Table
• Experience in Procurement or Purchasing;
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business or related discipline;
• Demonstrated ability to make clear and concise oral written communications especially in describing materials and completed packages;
• Proven track record of successful related work within a changing environment;
• Demonstrated ability to work in an administrative capacity including budget development and control;
• Demonstrated organization skills with attention to detail;
• Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts and with diverse cultures;
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently based on logical assumptions and factual information.

What Makes You Unique
• Prior experience in wine and spirits or luxury FMCG industries
• CIPS qualified, or studying towards
• Involvement in Tender Management and contract negotiation;
• Experience with Coupa, SAP, and other procurement tools.

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.


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 Supply Chain

Function: Supply Chain



Country: POL

Req ID: JR-00007756
Warsaw Poland


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