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Posted October 7th

Customer Collaboration Specialist - Franchise

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted October 7th

Customer Collaboration Specialist - Franchise

Chicago, Illinois

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory 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. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Customer Collaboration Specialist - Franchise

The following positionis open in Chicago, Illinois , United States .

What makes this a great opportunity?

At Beam Suntory, we believe in hard work, a fun environment, and the kind of creativity and innovation that only comes about when talented people from diverse backgrounds approach problems for varying perspectives.

The Ideal candidate must be passionate about day-to-day interfacing with internal and external customers at all levels. This position will support the O2C process and focus on improving customer experience through continuous improvement efforts. Must be self-directed and motivated with strong analytical, collaboration and presentation skills in order to coordinate the facilitation of an effective O2C process within applicable market. It is essential for the candidate to be able to drive cross functional accountability, guide collaboration efforts to drive service/efficiency gains in the end to end process. Individual must be able identify and resolve barriers in the day to day order management process and escalate issues impacting the customer and business goals.

Role Responsibilities
  • Manage the end to end processing of OTC cycle for customer.Ensure that orders move through process with focus on accuracy, timing (SLA), automation, and limited touch from receipt through invoicing. Manage root cause analysis of escalations and inquires to identify opportunities impacting OTC process and work collaboratively to resolve issues and improve service level
  • Identify and provide "Best in Class" service experience to customers, internal sales and operations teams located within the region.Emphasis should be on both continuous improvement and enhancing the customer experience while managing cost to serve
  • Understand and develop a menu of services tailored to the customer base and create structure around standard processes and communication where applicable and manage the differentiated needs though appropriate and cost-effective solutions
  • Interface with internal and external partners, including Commercial, Logistics, R & D, Supply Planning and Manufacturing to support the Monozukuri/Gemba program development and actioning from responses. Work in conjunction with Collaboration Manager to support the development of customer agenda including presentation data and ownership to see that follow up actions are closed off
  • Ownership and execution of the communication to customers and/or sales team related to OTC processes such as monthly order launching windows, OA, OOS, allocation reporting, service reporting, etc
  • Standardize process for OTC to ensure uniformity and identify and implement differentiated service requirements where applicable designated by commercial
  • Utilize and demonstrate ability to improve processes within existing or new systems/tools such as SAP, Salesforce, Tableau, Hana, and Esker to improve efficiency and/or customer experience
  • Utilize reporting software such as SAP, Salesforce, Tableau, Hana, and Esker to create KPI's (Key customer specific ones) and metrics around monthly initiatives to better monitor impact of process enhancements and help identify any other areas for improvement

Qualifications & Experience
  • 3 to 5 years or more experience in supply chain role (Customer Facing is a plus)
  • Bachelor's degree in business related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Capable of working independently on daily work activity and miscellaneous assignments, and be able to organize and prioritize workload and follow-up accordingly
  • Adaptable to change and show ability to manage at all levels and with different styles of leadership and or personalities
  • Exhibit ability to ensure current procedures, policies, and processes are being followed, providing customer support to continuously improve ways of working, service levels and overall customer experience
  • Express ideas clearly, inform others effectively, practice attentive and active listening, and achieve mutual understanding through written and verbal communication as a competent and articulate writer of business communication, presentations and proposals
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work in a team environment and accomplish goals through cooperation and maintains composure under pressure of deadlines
  • Exhibits a strong presence, comfortable with providing key deliverables and updates across all levels of management
  • Possess a high degree of business acumen
  • Embrace organizational changes within the working environment and assist others to ensure adoption
  • Proficiency in ERP (SAP a plus), Microsoft project suite, Tableau, and Salesforce

At Beam Suntory, 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. Beam Suntory 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.
Location
Chicago, Illinois