Logistics Planner

Website DenverBeerCo Denver Beer Co

Denver Beer Co. – Logistics Planner

Who we are looking for:

We are in search of one insanely organized person. The ideal candidate will know every detail about how many bags of grain we have in house, how many are on order, how many cans of Graham Cracker Porter are empty, how many are full, and where they are located in various warehouses across Colorado at all times. The person who fills this role must love spreadsheets and processes. This person is responsible for ensuring that we have every ingredient at all times to make our beer. We make frequent adjustments to our brewing schedule so we need someone who knows what a final gravity is and when each beer achieves it. Problem solving and flexibility will be regularly required. This role reports directly to the Production Director and must interact with the production, sales, accounting and taproom teams across the DBC organization.

Position Responsibilities:

This position is based at our Canworks facility and is responsible for managing ingredients, production supplies, full goods, new product development timelines and merchandise inventories throughout the organization. Below is a list of many of the job responsibilities:

  • Maintain raw ingredients and packaging materials inventory within established boundaries
  • Efficiently manage bulk ingredients storage
  • Perform accurate physical monthly inventory counts
  • Create production schedules based on demand planning forecasts and historical trends
  • Achieve inventory targets using formal, established ordering policies and procedures
  • Review established production schedules to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible
  • Place purchase orders based on forecasting and seasonal trends
  • Follow all documented procedures and maintain vendor/documentation files as required
  • Reconcile and resolve invoice variances
  • Process all documents related to inventory receipts or credits
  • Create production splits based on review of distributor orders and current inventory levels
  • Manage taproom merchandise stock
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision
  • Must be able to work effectively, professionally and relate well with others including colleagues, supervisors and individuals both inside and outside of the company
  • Manage timeline of new product developments. For example: Ensure marketing signs off on packing design before production deadlines

Performance of this role will be measured using KPIs such as:

  • Frozen Plan Attainment
  • Out of Stock incidents
  • Inventory Accuracy

The production environment is hot, cold and wet. The Logistics Planner must be able to stand and walk for periods of time in this environment. This position must be able to work OT, holidays and weekends when required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in logistics, supply chain management or accounting field
  • Familiarity with inventory management or ERP software
  • Familiarity and experience with TPS or Lean Methodologies
  • Proficient in spreadsheet software such as Google Sheets or MS Excel
  • A passion for beer
  • Flexible schedule
  • Active drivers license and a clean driving record

Desired Qualifications

  • BS degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • Experience in EKOS software a plus
  • 2-3 years experience managing material inventories
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of the brewing process and either home brewing or professional brewing experience

Who We Are:

Independently owned and operated, Denver Beer Co. is founded on the core belief that beer is serious fun. Using locally sourced grain and the finest ingredients available, traditional methods and innovative spirit, our team creates craft beer that is approachable, fun, damn delicious and consistently wins awards to prove it. We believe in environmental stewardship and our corporate responsibility to operate sustainably which is why we produce our beer using 100% clean solar power. We believe in creating and supporting an accepting community where good beer can be enjoyed with friends and neighbors, loved ones and strangers.

Do you think you would like to join our team? Qualified candidates, please submit your resume and the attributes you’ll bring to the DBC Crew that separates you from other candidates to john@denverbeerco.com.

To apply for this job please visit denverbeerco.com.