Director, Fuel Inventory & Supply
The Pantry, Inc. - Cary, NC

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The Director of Fuel Inventory & Supply Management supports the Fuels team by leveraging analytics, insights and business knowledge to effectively make the right decisions on product, supplier and brand. Provides functional and thought leadership on brand, and business research and insights . Develops analysis methodology, analyzes data, develops strategic recommendations, and presents findings. Works with suppliers to optimize company fuel inventory, minimize station fuel run outs, and control the amount of cash tied up in tank inventories and take advantage of margin capture opportunities through the raising or lowering of inventories.

Scope/Key Responsibilities

1. Provides business analysis on new Fuel contract opportunities to lower company overall cost and improve supply reliability.
2. Provides business analysis and decision support data on operational issues; assesses bottom line benefit of various alternatives.
3. Determines lowest cost fuel purchasing alternatives for the business on a long-term and daily basis utilizing contract and rack.
4. Assesses alternative fuel purchasing opportunities
5. Assures that business meets it contractual fuel lifting requirements.
6. Performs monthly billing and auditing of Fuel Suppliers Formula Agreements.
7. Analyzes actual company performance against broad fuel-related business objectives. Identifies reasons for variances and provides a roadmap for closing gaps identified.
8. Establishes/provides reporting capabilities to improve decision making and highlight opportunities for improvement. Helps lead projects to upgrade Fuels Department technology tools and capability.
9. Tracks and analyzes trends in Global Crude, Refined Products, Demographics and other Oil market related data to provide insights to better understand and manage the business.
10. Provides the analytical and quantitative foundation for plant, area, region, segment and product strategies to serve as the foundation for tactical operational execution.
11. Establishes effective working relationships with key senior management, operations, financial and IT personnel.
12. Optimizes our fuel inventory to minimize station fuel run outs, control the amount of cash tied up in tank inventories and take advantage of margin capture opportunities through the raising or lowering of inventories.
13. Manages the relationship with Fuel carriers to ensure low delivery costs and high service levels. Develops relationships with new fuel carriers to lower costs.
14. Promotes collaboration with fuel suppliers� supply departments.
15. Manages new fuel product introductions to the company.
16. Ensures that the company complies with the Fuel related requirements (volume, grade, and brand) in its fuel contracts.
17. Recruits, selects, trains, coaches and develops a competent team of Demand and Supply Analysts.
18. Performs other job-related tasks and projects as assigned.

Required Experience

� Requires a track record of successful development of short and long term business plans.
� Sound understanding of business and key performance measures is required, along with financial modeling and negotiating experience.
� Requires advanced use of Excel 2007 & 2010 (Pivot tables, V-lookup, writing formulas e.g. IF, SUMIF, linking worksheets/workbooks, linking with other applications etc.)
� Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
� Must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to develop effective working relationships with all levels of management and external vendors.
� Requires the flexibility, persistence and prioritization skills to meet tight deadlines.
� Competencies required: High intellect, combined with pragmatism and a strong results-orientation.
Ability to synthesize divergent data sources, connects the dots, and provides insightful, actionable business recommendations. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-moving, high-competition sector. Resourceful, proactive, and able to take initiative and multi-task priorities

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration


MBA required, with a minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible financial or analytical experience. Supply Chain experience is a plus.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demands: Work requires frequent sitting, standing, walking and use of keyboard/computer. Work requires occasional bending, reaching and lifting/moving up to 35 pounds. Work is subject to tight deadlines and interruptions can be stressful.

Working Conditions: Normal office environment with little or no exposure to adverse working conditions. Work may occasionally include long hours, week-ends and holidays.

The Pantry, Inc. offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. It is the policy and practice of The Pantry, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other criteria deemed unlawful under any applicable laws and to provide reasonable accommodations as required by law.

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