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Managerial Cost Manager

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! 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. During COVID-19, Sazerac distilleries began producing hand sanitizer for some of the world’s largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharma, and banking. Also, during this time, while many companies are wading through uncertainty, Sazerac is poised for acquisition and growth – recently acquiring 18 more brands, two companies and a distillery.


Since 1850, 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! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. 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.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Managerial Cost Manager is responsible for supporting the business with the primary goal being cost control. Responsibilities include managing the Managerial Cost Systems and the Managerial Cost Accountants. This role is responsible for ensuring Sazerac operates with the most accurate full costs in the industry. Additionally, responsible for managing the Standard Cost Setting process, and providing cost analysis to Sales and Marketing.

  • Lead annual MCS cost setting for all production facilities. Ensure the MCS Costing System is continuously maintained and up-to-date with the latest cost information for S/M. Maintain a thorough understanding of the process, the system (MCS 1st priority, S21 2nd priority), and the data contained therein. Work with the OCS (S21) experts to develop consistencies between the two systems. Become the lead MCS expert for S/M. Manage NBD costing.
  • Provide reliable costing data and support to all Management. Lead the translation and understanding of the individual MCS cost calculations to support cost-saving initiatives and promote production efficiency. Look for optimized buying opportunities related to quantity, freight, and sourcing.
  • Provide intuitive reports and analysis to all necessary departments to improve business decisions and understanding. Research and develop streamlined processes to improve efficiency in retrieving data.
  • Work with Finance to improve understanding of GAAP versus MCS and reconcile difference. Research and analyze costing inquiries and provide analysis to eliminate future problems and understand cost discrepancies.
  • Lead the improvement of the current cost setting process to increase efficiency and accuracy. Find and communicate Best Practices between facilities. Ensure processes are documented and up to date.
  • Use PDS to enhance performance within the company through evaluation, planning, and goal execution. Strive to constantly develop oneself as a valuable asset through personal and professional growth and attention to the position’s outcomes. Lead MCA team through evaluation and personal and professional development.
  • Utilize CDS system to identify training needs and design development curriculum, programs and content for the purpose of preparing for career opportunities within the company. Provide feedback to manager regarding on-the-job learning opportunities. Use the system as a foundation to discuss career opportunities with direct reports.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products, especially Excel
  • Requires Experience using Microsoft Access 2003 or newer
  • Requires Management experience
  • 10 years business experience


  • Experience in Alcohol Beverage Industry
  • Experience with System 21 ERP software

Sazerac and its affiliates engage in personnel decisions and administer our personnel policies without regard to race, religion or creed, color, sex or gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We affirm in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

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