Toys'R'Us, Inc. VP Supply Chain Sales & Ops Planning in Wayne, New Jersey

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Job Description

An effective leader who can develop, implement, set and meet targets for key performance indicators inclusive of cost control, efficiency, and customer service at a line, manager, and executive level, to include forecast accuracy, capacity utilization/efficiency, schedule adherence, lead times, inventory turns, in-stock performance/on-time delivery, excess/obsolete inventory, etc.

Effective leader with a broad skillset that covers being an effective facilitator and coach for their team while also bringing an analytical and technical ability to read, analyze and synthesize information to Executive or Senior Leaders to inform and support inventory & replenishment planning decision making.

Demonstrated collaboration, influencing, and communication skills to work successfully across business functions, suppliers, management levels, and international borders. A passionate driver for continuous process improvement and attainment of KPI goals.

Major Responsibilities:

Inventory Planning

  • Drive change in operational efficiencies to support long-term business growth

  • Establish best practices and course of action for challenges and opportunities including inventory planning as it relates to replenishment strategies and analytics

  • Aggregate and understand unconstrained demand

  • Identify and execute inventory reduction opportunities backed with ROI

  • Formalize inventory plans and targets for supported business unit,

  • Standardize inventory management and planning processes and policies across supported business units, such as but not limited to: inventory settings, days of supply coverage targets, order minimums, lead time management, and replenishment orders

  • Define policies and guidelines for expediting given inventory position and outlook; define and oversee supporting budget

  • Improve the performance analysis processes for mid-term to long-term product inventory planning

  • Create collaborative strategies among Supply, Inventory and Demand Planning to maximize inventory availability

  • Determine appropriate staffing requirements by developing, hiring and training talent

  • Implement training and cross-training (e.g., demand and supply) opportunities for team

Communication & Leadership:

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external partners

  • Identify potential shifts in demand and collectively decide on how that may impact current and future inventory levels

  • Continually strive for Supply Chain Optimization and Inventory Fulfillment Goals and Initiatives

  • Lead, coach, manage and develop team

  • Disseminate knowledge among cross functional teams regarding team responsibilities and Supply Chain Optimization initiatives

  • Identify key opportunities for development by others to ensure success of team

Education & Experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related Business degree. MBA a plus.

Experience

  • Minimum 10+ years in Supply Chain management roles, including: supply chain planning, inventory & distribution planning, inventory management, operations, buying/procurement, and/or logistics/distribution

  • Retail or consumer products company experience, especially a fast-moving, multi-channel consumer goods business with global manufacturing/sourcing

  • 8+ years supervisory role/experience managing a team

  • 8+ years with a leading inventory/replenishment/supply chain planning solution; preferably with JDA Fulfillment (or replenishment) or 4R experience

  • Strong working knowledge and experience implementing inventory management/replenishment and supply planning leading practices & principles

Toys"R"Us is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are to be made without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disability, military status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Toys“R”Us recognizes that its team members are its greatest asset and is committed to developing high-performing, highly engaged and diverse talent. The company offers various employment opportunities, ranging from internships to top management positions at the company’s Global Resource Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition, job seekers can explore positions at Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores and distribution centers coast-to-coast.