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Posted July 1st

Shipping Supervisor

Bardstown, Kentucky

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Posted July 1st

Shipping Supervisor

Bardstown, Kentucky






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.

Company/Location Overview

Barton 1792 Distillery is a family-owned company based in Nelson County, Kentucky, whose rich distilling tradition dates back to 1789. Barton 1792 Distillery operates on the site of the historic Tom Moore Distillery, established in 1879 near the "Tom Moore Spring", the same spring we draw our iron-free limestone water from today. The 192-acre distillery is home to beautiful wildlife and many historic buildings, including our still house and 28 aging warehouses. Barton 1792 is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon, rye, and corn whiskey on site and bottling labels.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Shipping Supervisor counts inventory coming into the warehouse and updates the ERP system; manages Customs Bonded receiving and withdrawal of imported cases; supervises shipping employees to ensure daily work schedule is met; manages export, military, and refund stock orders; works closely with the Louisville Export Order Manager and freight forwarders to schedule shipments; analyzes inventory for refund needs and ensures refund statements are applied; and checks and processes breakage.

  • Ensure that transportation related activities are completed to ensure that customer orders ship out accurately and completely and that exceptions are either resolved in advance or properly communicated to the affected parties. Use the shipping schedule an
  • Develop and document SOPs and best practices to ensure highest standards for Shipping Department. Proactively generate ideas to improve the Shipping operation. Optimize available warehouse space to accommodate existing and new products. Manage and continuously improve the configuration of the warehouses. Maximize shipment throughput. Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for shipping processes. Implement logistics and supply chain best practices.
  • Ensure inventory in assigned warehouses (on-site and off-site) is accurately accounted for. Investigate and fix inventory, receiving, and shipping errors. Ensure inventory is cycle counted. Oversee the employee cycle counts and adjustments. Oversee Custom
  • Learn about, master, and develop the Warehouse Management System software (WMS). Train others to use the WMS. Act as primary contact for employees' questions and problems with the WMS, RF devices, and other inventory or system related questions.
  • Leads the Shipping Department 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. Through personal example and direct management, create an environment that supports self-directed work teams and productive employee relations while maintaining compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Investigate and report accident and injuries in the work place. Assess and audit work areas and develop new processes to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Document and improve Shipping Department processes. Use the system to manage and update processes.
  • Ensure adherence to all Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Ensure adherence to applicable quality, safety, distribution and logistics standards, and GMPs, with a consistent focus on excellent customer service, and budgetary and regulatory guidelines. Analyze and resolve problems relating to product quality, shipping errors or shipping delivery issues.
  • Work closely with manager to improve work related skill which will lead to improved performance, benefiting professional growth as well as the company's success. Understand, follow, and enforce company work rules and policies while maintaining a positive
  • Develop a career plan for myself that will allow me to achieve my overall career objectives with the company.


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Requires Experience in manufacturing software (ERP, MRP, MPS, WMS)
  • Record of successful leadership
  • Demonstrated success in the design and implementation of process improvement initiatives
  • Experience managing in a union environment
  • Experience with System 21 ERP software
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Wine and spirits industry experience
  • Experience with three tier distribution system
  • Participation in CSCMP and/or ISM
  • Supply Chain Experience

Bardstown, Kentucky