Analyst, Product Allocation
C&S Wholesale Grocers - Keene, NH

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Overview

The primary purpose of this position is to: (1) Perform and manage detailed analyses and project planning related to strategic transformations of product carriage & presentation within/among C&S and ES3 facilities, (2) Define and enforce standards for evaluating the efficacy of slotters and/or warehouse modification initiatives, (3) Supervise local slotters in performance best their duties, and (4) Develop tools and training programs for local slotters.

Responsibilities

Assume a dotted-line supervisory relationship over approximately 7-10 local facility slotters that are stationed in a given geographic area, with multi-disciplinary approaches tailored to the various facility types in the network (e.g. Dry, Perishable, Frozen, GM/HBC), and decide on means of monitoring their efficiency and efficacy. The role works with the Operations Management team in their respective facilities to ensure each warehouse slotter is utilizing the software tools properly and managing the routine slotting function to the corporate standard.

Take responsibility for key event planning (i.e. business transitions, new business, holiday planning, etc.) of C&S facilities in a comprehensive project-managerial fashion, including (but not strictly limited to) the following:
Item-level product allocation to slotting methods and facility geography
Impacts to peripheral facility operations and/or labor ramifications
Anticipation of changes to data systems and/or facility operations 
Forge and maintain a body of software tools, analytical processes and operational assumptions that guide event planning, and which local slotters also use to maintain best stewardship of their respective facilities:
Determine the needs for new tools or innovations to existing slotting tools
Determine priorities of such competing emergent requirements
Management of such in the context of resource and project planning
Assume a dotted-line supervisory relationship over approximately 7-10 local facility slotters that are stationed in a given geographic area, with multi-disciplinary approaches tailored to the various facility types in the network (e.g. Dry, Perishable, Frozen, GM/HBC), and decide on means of monitoring their efficiency and efficacy. The role works with the Operations Management team in their respective facilities to ensure each warehouse slotter is utilizing the software tools properly and managing the routine slotting function to the corporate standard.

Develop & maintain a formal training program for local slotters covering such topics as:
Interface and use of the relevant systems, e.g. WICS, EXE, Red Prairie, etc.
Analytical techniques for processing the relevant information, e.g. MS-Access, MS-Excel, Teradata, etc.
Slotting “best practices,” e.g. tradeoffs/compromises & rules of thumb
Assume ownership of WMS modifications (e.g. shot breaks, putaway logic, etc.), and act as a gatekeeper for various facility data requests, particularly those outside the standard skill scope of a local slotter.

Assist local facility management teams in the endeavor of hiring qualified personnel to perform local slotting duties, conduct and/or arrange their training program, and monitor their performance on a semi-daily basis.

Assemble and manage ad-hoc teams of warehouse associates to assist in analysis and optimization of such plans as needed, and/or to execute slotting plans in conjunction with local management.

Anticipate any points of failure in the C&S facilities, particularly those related to slotting (i.e. “product allocation”) and take initiative to coordinate a fix with the relevant parties.

Qualifications

BS in Industrial Engineering or Business Analytics field, but preferably 6+ years’ distribution/warehousing experience in the capacity of planning and/or optimization.
1-3 years of condensed experience absolute minimum, but only with heavily commensurate education and/or computer skills. 1-3years of standard experience minimum, with preference for selection/lift work.
Proficiency & confidence with the MS-Office suite (esp. MS-Access, MS-Excel & MS-PowerPoint), and familiarity using & interacting with warehouse operating systems.

Special Skills:
Strong interpersonal and team work skills.
Ability to assume informal but authoritative leadership roles with ad hoc teams as required by project execution needs.
Level of comfort with shifting requirements and timelines, to think “on their feet,” and adjust pre-laid plans “on the fly.”
C&S offers excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, 401K with company contributions, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S - An Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is the lead supply chain company in the food industry today – and the largest wholesale grocery supply...