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Pernod-Ricard/Jefferson Distillery
Lebanon, Kentucky United States America

Coordinator, Site Operations

Lebanon, KY
time type
Full time
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Posted 30+ Days Ago
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Attention all problem-solvers! Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be the glue that sticks a team together? We have just the role for you! We are seeking a key driver for continuous improvement, production optimization, and employee engagement. This hands-on role will be responsible for daily operations, from warehouse inventory to paying invoices, and everything in between. Join our team and be an integral part of our success. This is an on-site position


This Jeffersons distillery is a new construction build. The Operations Site Coordinator will support construction, start-up, and commissioning activities during those phases of the project.


After construction, this role will be a key driver for continuous improvement, production optimization, and employee engagement. This unique role is designed to be hands-on in the daily operations of the site from warehouse inventory, picking up equipment parts, ordering lunch to paying invoices with numerous duties in between. Be the glue that sticks the team together!


Position Summary


The Lebanon Distillery Operations Site Coordinator is responsible for the administrative, engagement, reporting, and communication component support and will be part of the leadership team at the Pernod Ricard distillery in Lebanon, KY. They will report directly to the Site Director with dotted line reporting to the HR Business Partner and will be “utility player” throughout the facility, supporting the business in a wide range of activities. This will include being HR support for the staff, coordination with the Controller & Planner, Team Leads, Operations Manager, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, and Governance Manager.


If you enjoy an environment that is technical, professional, self-directed but also hands-on, and you happen to love whiskey – this could be the right opportunity for you. Ownership, engagement, integrity, and a passion for whiskey are musts.


Key Accountabilities

  • Drive a culture of safety ownership, with a continuous focus on improving safe work practices.
  • Support the introduction and sustainment of continuous improvement processes and methodology.
  • Identify, prioritize and provide resources to assist the site in meeting site goals and objectives.
  • Support diverse, highly engaged, salaried site staff responsible for all aspects of distillation, by-product removal, and warehousing operations for continuous operations in a safe, quality-focused atmosphere.
  • While this role is normally dayshift Monday through Friday, due to the 24-7 schedule of the overall site, it will require periodically being on call or being onsite during alternative hours.
  • Supports site for HR related activities and works with HR business partners as well as other site coordinators and administrators to facilitate communication, community engagement, sitewide employee activities, town hall events, visitors, etc.
  • Support the Custom Single Barrel program with labels and shipping of samples as needed.
  • Support Contract Distillation with sample shipping.
  • Assist with the hiring and onboarding process of new employees. Activities to include, but not limited to; recruitment, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, orientation, training, compliance.
  • Purchase order creation and payment management including support on capital expenditure projects.
  • Coordinates, communicates and tracks training compliance (training records) activities across the site.
  • Lead coordination and budgeting development & ownership for plant engagement initiatives at the site, including brand ambassador events, committees, and town halls. Support brand home with cross-coordination of events.
  • Prepares special or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Monitors operations department to help pivot around bottlenecks and streamline cost/efficiency drivers.
  • Responsible for the tracking and publishing of inventory numbers.
  • Participates in site Gemba Walks and supports improvement/efficiency actions.
  • Contributes to strategic planning of existing and new product introductions to ensure production optimization.
  • Responsible for liaising with the operations department to determine constraints and capacities to optimize plant resources while supporting production and customer service needs.
  • Anticipates and prepares materials needed for trade shows, conferences, correspondence, appointments, and meetings.
  • Greets site visitors and is first point of contact for inquiries from the public. Provides visitor and event support as needed (e.g. setting up catering/meals, coordination of vendors).
  • Supports leadership team with follow-up on action items as well as leading/scheduling/coordination of some vendors such as facilities, janitorial
  • Maintains site calendar (visitors, events, celebrations, vacations, out-of-office, holidays).
  • In partnership with site risk manager – coordinates, communicates and tracks compliance activities across the site.
  • Lead KPI tracking and focused / continuous improvement activities, including taking on CI projects.
  • Contribute to sensory taste panel for distillate and maturate.
  • Develop and execute budget for site supplies pertaining to office or as needed.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and understand the whiskey production process in order to best support team members. May be called upon to assist with various operational activities as business needs dictate.
  • Support leadership and provide ownership on compliance with site and company safety goals and initiatives. This includes ownership of personal safety and responsibility.
  • Work transversally with other Pernod sites to share knowledge and learnings.
  • Be an ambassador for the brand and for Pernod Ricard.




– Required Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business or related field. Will consider military with relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in a Human Resources or Site Administrator role in an operations environment preferred but not required.
  • Experience developing schedules and managing budgets.
  • E1 or related system experience preferred but not required.
  • Must have an intense sense of ownership and a strong desire to understand the entire bourbon process.


– Required Competencies:

  • Proficient computer literacy with ability to utilize the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player, must be able to establish rapport with all team members.
  • Self-motivated, driven to see a task through to completion.
  • Must be detail oriented with high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, agile and flexible environment with changing priorities.

Please take a look at this exhilarating video to learn about us!

Location: Lebanon, KY this is an on-site position


Careers that unlock the magic of human connection

Pernod Ricard is a global premium spirits and wine company. We’re the team behind leading brands such as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila, as well as many more superior wines and exquisite champagnes!


Working at Pernod Ricard is all about igniting conviviality in that all that we do. Derived from the French word, convivialité…it means human connection, authenticity, friendly, and jovial. Conviviality is energy and spirit with a splash of je ne sais quoi and is a core philosophy around how we live and work at Pernod Ricard. Here, we are team players, dream makers, trailblazers, movers and (cocktail) shakers. We have a passion for living life to the fullest, making a new friend every day, and realizing our potential as people and as a business!


The salary range for this role, based in Kentucky is $56,200.00 to $77,200.00, range will vary if outside of this location.  Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate’s experience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Ready to work with spirit? Read on…


Life and perks at Pernod Ricard


Proud to belong – Just as we help to create moments that matter for our customers, we lead by example every day…bringing our whole self to work and building bonds that celebrate the human spirit, diversity, and foster deep connections.

Empowered to soar – We set high expectations and seek to get the most out of life. Through flexibility and a hybrid workstyle, as well as unique learning opportunities, generous tuition reimbursement, and one-of-a-kind learning programs, we passionately grow our skillset.

Committed to care – We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of our people, our industry, and our planet. We call this return on responsibility. From environmental sustainability to supporting local communities, our commitment is steadfast.

Inspired to dream – We treasure new experiences and are proud to develop as people, not job titles. From rich immersive learning programs in Paris to exciting high-profile events, we blend a love of exploration into all that we do.


Plus, great benefits and perks to toast to a life filled with support including:

  • Competitive compensation including performance bonuses
  • Domestic & international career development opportunities
  • Competitive paid time off plan + wellbeing days
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Product allowance to enjoy on Pernod Ricard products
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • BetterUp Care wellness benefits including nutrition, sleep, executive coaching, etc.

And much, much more! Check out to view our extensive people programs and support.


Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It employs qualified individuals based solely on ability, training and experience, and does not and will not, discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment or promotion based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service or any other classification protected by law. Offers will be subject to United States local terms.



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