The Director, Planning and Replenishment is the business process owner for planning and replenishment of centrally ordered trade merchandise ($10B scope growing to $16B) of several merchandise departments. Responsibilities include: Building & executing planning and replenishment strategies, development & maintenance of SKU demand profiles, demand forecasting & managing to target inventory levels, ordering & tracking, balancing of stock across stores and DCs, specification & implementation of new inventory mgmt and replenishment systems, and analysis & reporting. Overall responsibility is to assure delivery of the right product to the right place at the right time using consistent, repeatable processes to optimize inventory position while meeting customer demand. Key metrics & deliverables include improving in-stock, driving inventory turns, and improving forecasting accuracy. The position is responsible for very large-scale projects that span across numerous business areas. Duties include project planning & execution, fiscal mgmt/ROI, process improvements, people development, team building, motivation, and living & instilling our values.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Build strong relationships with business partners and actively support cross-functional initiatives to drive improved overall business performance
Strategy Development/Planning Partner with functional and operating leadership to drive overall business specific strategies. Key strategic themes focus on delivering consistent, repeatable processes to optimize inventory position, profit enhancement and operating effectiveness.
Develop and support technology development/solutions for process improvement
Effectively execute all inventory management activities using metrics to track and improve performance
Coach and develop team of direct reports
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Vice President - Inventory Planning and Replenishment
Accountable for the management of a department or functional group through subordinate supervisors/managers and for all personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Masters Degree with an emphasis in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
Previous retail experience in inventory mgmt
Understanding of inventory mgmt principles
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES
Ability to build strong relationships and effectively contribute on cross-functional teams. Strong Influence skills and ability to persuade others through multiple communication methods.
Strong presentation and communication skills
Sound business and financial acumen; understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators; uses analysis to create and evaluate strategic options and opportunities.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to implement against a wide variety of challenges.
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