Interline Brands, Inc. (“Interline”) is among the nation’s largest distributors and direct marketers of specialty maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products, both branded and private label. In 2015, Interline was acquired by The Home Depot®.
It stocks more than 100,000 plumbing, janitorial, electrical, hardware, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and other MRO products, from more than 3000 suppliers worldwide. Products and value-added services are sold to more than 175,000 active customers, including facilities maintenance customers, professional contractors, and specialty distributors.
Key end-markets include multifamily housing; health care institutions; educational organizations; lodging; plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC contractors; locksmiths and hardware stores. The company operates more than 70 distribution centers / branches and four regional replenishment centers across the United States, which facilitates reliable same-day or next-day delivery service to 98% of the U.S. population.
Interline employs a multi-dimensional sales model to drive market share gains, utilizing the following primary channels: field sales representatives, telesales and direct marketing including online websites, catalogs, business-to-business selling portals, and fliers. With a unified operating platform, the company can sell the same product to various customers utilizing different pricing schedules and different service models, depending on the needs of each customer.
If you want to join a dynamic organization where leadership strives to put their best foot forward with their employees and their clients, come join the Interline TeamPOSITION PURPOSE
The Sr. Planning and Replenishment Manager serves as a business partner to the merchants for Planning and Replenishment for a Merchandising department by maximizing revenues and gross margin dollars while reducing inventory investment. This is accomplished by providing the highest levels of services and in-stock to the stores, actively contributing to decisions on receipt flow, timing and quantities, and assortment breadth and depth. Advises on the timing and depth of markdowns in order to optimize gross margin return on inventory (GMROI). This position will lead a team that will be accountable for the successful execution of planning and forecasting of trade merchandise (imports and domestic). This leader is directly responsible for the consistent execution of common processes and algorithms that are used to effectively manage inventory performance. His / Her team will conduct analysis, stock balancing, ordering, finalize inventory requirements, generate orders, monitor / prioritize merchandise flow, and review in stock performance for multiple billions of dollars of inventory, thousands of SKU' s, and sales responsibility of more than 5 billion dollars annually.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
25% Effectively execute all inventory planning activities using metrics to track and improve performance
35% Develop and implement process & system improvements related to replenishment activities. Provide functional core competence in the specification of enhanced replenishment algorithms and systems.
25% Strategy Development/Planning Partner with functional and operating business partners to drive overall business specific strategies. Key strategic themes focus on delivering consistent, repeatable processes to optimize inventory position, profit enhancement and operating effectiveness.
15% Build strong relationships with business partners and actively support cross-functional initiatives to drive improved overall business performance
NATURE AND SCOPE
Director, 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
Additional 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.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional 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: 5 years
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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