Who is Brown-Forman?
Brown-Forman is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. A 147-year-old family-controlled company headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman is one of the top 10 global spirits companies. The company employs about 4,500 people in 30 facilities and sells its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe.
At Brown-Forman, we enrich the experience of life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations. We believe people build brands and that our people and our brands are the best in the world.
Tell us about your flagship brands- e.g. the vision, branding, heritage etc.…?
We are the people behind some of the most well-known spirits brands in the world, producing and marketing such familiar names as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Old Forester, Finlandia vodka, and Herradura and el Jimador tequilas, BenRiach Scotch Whisky and more.
At Brown-Forman, brand-building is our passion. Each of our brands is vital to our company’s success and holds a unique place in the hearts of our consumers. Whether it’s celebrating with friends, enjoying a private moment, gathering for the holidays, or relaxing after work, our brands are part of life’s richest moments and life’s every day happenings.
Meet each of our individual brands and discover their stories at: http://www.brown-forman.com/brands/
How would you describe the culture at Brown-Forman?
Brown-Forman’s core values of integrity, respect, trust, teamwork, and excellence, guide us in how we conduct our day-to-day business and in how we gauge success in the workplace. They shape our culture and define the character of our company. We exhibit these values not only in how we work together, but in how we partner within our industry, our community, and our global world.
We believe in having fun at work, sharing our passion for building brands and building friendships. People at Brown-Forman genuinely love what they do, and it shows. We believe that the collective wisdom of all employees is far superior to the individual intellect of any one person. The result is a collegial and collaborative company where employees depend on each other to be successful.
What training and development opportunities are provided to employees?
Brown-Forman believes the key to our global success is our people and their ongoing growth and development. If we grow our people, we grow our teams, we grow our brands, and, ultimately, we grow our company. We believe that people thrive in an employee-led, manager-supported and company-enabled learning culture where learning happens all the time and everywhere.
We have dedicated global resources, programs, and tools to promote individual and team development. Moreover, Brown-Forman’s global leadership programs build core capabilities needed for every leader across the organization. Our functional, regional, and diversity leadership programs build on this foundation and focus on the distinct leader capabilities needed to thrive in a specific business areas. Together, they build the leaders who build Brown-Forman.
What’s the best thing about working for Brown-Forman?
Brown-Forman is comprised of a diverse and global workforce of innovative and passionate people. Our people work collaboratively and creatively to build some of the world’s best known brands. We foster a culture where our people can bring their best self and whole self to work each day, and where each individual is empowered to make a direct and personal impact on our company, our consumers, and our communities.
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