Bottling Manager
Fort Smith, AR 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

At Pernod Ricard, we are creators of conviviality. It means working with great people from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about our brands, our industry, and spirit: in the words of our founder, "make a new friend every day". Conviviality is our way of life - creating a positive, safe and inclusive environment that encourages our employees to bring their unique selves to work each day.

Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, collaboration, openness and simplicity. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development. We pour joy, passion, and meaning into our products, our people and the world.

Company: Pernod Ricard USA

Location:Fort Smith, AR

Position Summary:

Responsible for managing the daily activities of the Bottling Department - production performance, personnel, special projects, and short-term planning in accordance with weekly operational plans. Tasked with analyzing production/downtime data and creating viable action plans to address deficiencies.


Personnel Management:

  • Develop department culture that fosters teamwork, fast pace, training, effective communication, accountability and high individual performance culture.
  • Utilize training matrix to ensure all employees are trained on company policies, safety programs, regulatory standards and ISO work instructions as defined by company standards
  • Mentor salaried leadership, through creation of development plans taylored to individual employees, towards continuous improvement

Production Performance:

  • Participate in research and technical decisions regarding equipment purchases, quality capabilities, efficiency capability studies,

  • Monitor production performance measures to ensure department is performing at expected levels and react accordingly.

  • Establish production quality standards, ensure detailed work instructions, quality checks and resources are available to meet standards

Budgetary Performance:

  • Participate in development of short range capital and M&R projects to ensure department continues improved production performance, cost reduction and high quality production.
  • Monthly review actual costs to identify critical cost drivers and implement control procedures.
  • Enhance and encourage employee involvement in daily production processes by listening, educating and quantifying their ideas for improvement.

Special Projects:

  • Ensure production employees are equipped with appropriate equipment training, quality standards and customer guidelines as required.

Special Programs:

  • TTB/US Customs Compliance
  • ISO 9002 Certification
  • IS) 14000 Certification
  • OHSAS18000(Safety)Certification
  • AAP/EEO Compliance
  • HAZMAT/DOT Compliance
  • HACCO-GMP Certification
  • Quality Standards Implementation
  • COSRI Achievement
  • Pay for Knowledge
  • PMPs - KPIs
  • Promote the Pernod Ricard Safety Culture initiative and ensure that safety concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for ensure all employee follow PPE requirements and abide by all safety guidelines outlined in procedures and work instructions.
  • Responsible for reporting\ all accidents, incidents, and near-misses immediately. These would include all non-disabling and disabling injuries and occupational illnesses, fatalities, fires, and explosions, property damage, chemical spills, and any incident having the potential for property damage or personal injury.
  • Ensures that investigation and corrective action occurs in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Achieve the corporate objective of no lost time accidents.


Director of Bottling - Daily activities; Operations Planning Director - Ensure customer demands are satisfied; Director Engineering - New product development/ equipment requirements; Director Quality Assurance - Ensure quality standards are met or exceeded. Human Resource Manager - Ensure staffing requirements are met and employee relations issues are satisfactorily addressed.


Education: BSBA or Industrial Engineer or related field, or equivalent experience, required. MBA a plus.

Experience / Background: A minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience in various leadership roles and responsibilities are required for this position

Technical Functional Skills: Strong people skills including written / verbal communication. Strong project management skills. Strong analytical / problem solving skills. Strong financial skills. Total production management including balancing quality and quantity. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Long-range goal setting abilities. Adequately versed in most common office and production and inventory control software programs, i.e. MicroSoft Office, JD Edwards


QSE Requirements:

Demonstrate commitment to the PR USA, Fort Smith QSE Management System policy, procedures, and dedication to the achievement of Operational Excellence, business performance, and sustainability through:

  • Producing quality products with a focus on customer satisfaction and cost effective operations
  • Identifying and reducing product safety risks and practicing good manufacturing practices
  • Practicing safety awareness and safe work practices to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors and visitors: by identifying and reducing safety risks, maintaining a clean work environment, and practicing good health, hygiene, and safety practices
  • Protection of the environment through recycling, minimizing waste, and conservation of natural resources

Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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