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Position Summary:

The Logistics (Supply Chain) Planning Manager will play an integral role in Belk’s success by leading our cross-functional operational planning activities.  He/She will focus on improving both short-term tactical and long-term strategic initiatives related to merchandise flow and inventory placement. To accomplish this, the SC Planning Manager must demonstrate strong leadership skills, be comfortable driving cross-functional change initiatives, and create and execute to a strategic roadmap related to supply chain initiatives. This individual will act as the key liaison between Supply Chain, Buyers, Planning and IT teams regarding merchandise flow and supply chain capacity planning initiatives. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Lead, support, and improve operations planning processes to better optimize merchandise flow and inventory placement across the supply chain, balancing sales requirements with operational capacities.
  • Collaborate with buying and planning teams on sales and inventory goals, issues and strategies. Includes holding status meetings with cross functional teams to ensure key milestones are reached on time to support sales and inventory goals.
  • Establish and actively monitor tools and reports to analyze key performance indicators related to supply chain planning processes. Proactively communicating and advising stakeholders and leadership of business trends and potential issues.
  • Conduct analysis on key performance indicators, identifying opportunities for improvement, determining root cause and developing plan to resolve; leading execution of resolution. Develop and implement corrective measures in order to update best practices.
  • Monitor plan vs. actual supply chain capacities related to business and operating plans. Provide updated forecasts on an ongoing basis, thereby providing all teams with better information to manage their business.
  • Create and maintain in depth analytical tools that support issue identification, decision making and executive oversight
  • Champion ideas and opportunities for cost reduction, review and action by a cross-functional group of stakeholders.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Present, communicate, and manage expectations regarding supply chain planning and optimization with both tactical and leadership teams.
  • Regularly development presentations and project status materials for executive updates.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • All employees are expected to be in compliance with government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Requirements/Qualifications:

Experience:

Minimum Required:

  • 6 or more years of applicable experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in supply chain operations or planning role.
  • Experience leading new process development, leading large projects with cross-functional teams, familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies, leading merchandise or supply chain planning experience, and/or capacity planning.
  • Industry experience: Retail

Preferred:

  • 8 or more years of applicable experience
  • Specific work or project experience: 3-5 years of experience in supply chain operations or planning role.
  • Industry experience: Retail and Omni-Channel

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