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Director Alternative Sourcing - Retail Business Services

Company: Delhaize America
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title Director Alternative Sourcing - Retail Business Services

Positions Available 1

Operating Company Retail Business Services

Full/Part Time Status Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt (Salary)

Address 1149 Harrisburg Pike

City Carlisle

State PA

Description About Retail Business Services

Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to five East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, The GIANT Company, Giant Food, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services including Information Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Sourcing Services, Private Brand Products, Pharmacy Services, Not for Resale, Store Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply Chain and People Systems and Services. Retail Business Services operates across seven campuses in the Greater Charlotte, Harrisburg, D.C., Portland, Boston and Chicago Areas. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com. To stay updated with the latest news, follow Retail Business Services on LinkedIn (@Retail-Business-Services) and Twitter (@RBServicesNews).

Position Title: Director Alternative Sourcing

Position Location: Scarborough, ME or Quincy, MA or Carlisle, PA or Salisbury, NC

Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities include managing Alternative Sourcing: Inbound Diverting, Outbound Diverting, Investment Buys, Deals Expiring & MLP changes, Forward Buys and Troubled Inventory. The focus is to attain budget targets (COG savings $, outbound revenue generation $ and removal of Troubled Warehouse Inventory (Pended & close coded) across all of AD (Ahold Delhaize USA). This role also has direct responsibility of setting revenue / savings targets, developing and managing process and communicating results throughout the organization for all of AD (Ahold Delhaize USA). This role will manage teams that sell or create orders in excess of $1 billion annually and generate $100 million in savings / revenue. In addition, this role will lead planning in the areas of advanced analytics, projects, additional value opportunities and IT design as needed for Alternative Sourcing. This role is the primary interface to Leadership team across: Diverter vendor partners, AD USA Supply Chain operations and Chief Merchants for all the Brands of ADUSA.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

• Will set the strategy for the Alternative Sourcing: Inbound Diverting, Outbound Diverting, Investment Buys, Deals Expiring & MLP changes, Forward Buys and Troubled Inventory for all of AD USA.

• Provide leadership and direction for the Alternative Sourcing Outbound & Inbound Managers to achieve goals for COG savings $, outbound revenue upcharges $, and removal of pended inventory.

• Assign appropriate strategies to personnel and oversee deliverables.

• Direct, mentor, motivate and develop the Alternative Sourcing Team while maximizing their individual contribution, professional growth and their ability to function effectively.

• Assignment of Alternative Sourcing Managers / Team members for balancing workloads and enabling effective collaboration with DC, Forecast, Replenishment and Banner leaders.

• Assess the chronic concerns / feedback and develop root cause analysis to determined and implement the best resolution

• Conduct periodic Alternative Sourcing reviews with Banners and Supply Chain Leadership to set direction as needed to maintain or improve performance across all of AD USA.

• Partner with Chief Merchants for Joint Business Planning process for key suppliers.

• Ensure continuous improvement processes are executed by Alternative Sourcing Managers for diverter performance across all of AD USA.

• Apply architectural and functional specifications to each strategic project

• Stay informed on category trends, commodity or other supplier issues that impact Brand sales. Insure the Alternative Sourcing Managers are anticipating and act on supplier issues, seasonal changes, natural disasters, crop conditions, and manufacturing issues to protect our sales.

• Build and maintain positive relationships with internal leadership (Category, Brand, Distribution Centers, Logistics, Trucking, Retail, Private Brand) and external leadership (vendors) customers.

• Ensure that Alternative Sourcing Managers and their teams execute timely communication to necessary parties related to PO transactions, resolving issues, LTMO, PVP program and responding to questions via phone, email or online.

Requirements Basic Requirements:

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

• 7-10 years combined experience in retail, category, pricing, logistics, supply chain, procurement, and distribution

• Professional level of knowledge for company, business and industry practices

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Programs

• Category Management

• Supply Chain Management - Replenishment or Forecasting

• Alternative Sourcing – Diverter network

Skills and Abilities:

• Solid understanding of Diverter networks with clear understanding of their capabilities and how Alternative Sourcing can support all of AD USA.

• Solid understanding of Category and Supply Chain processes and terminology with clear understanding how it can impact AD USA.

• Commercial Planning Negotiations

• Vendor investment program and forward buy process.

• Vendor efficiency programs

• Highly self-motivated

• Goal oriented and works well under pressure.

• Negotiating & Tactics

• Influence and create buy in with leadership

• Analytical

• Leadership & Professionalism

• Organized

• Active listener with an ability to build trust across varying levels of the organization

• Strategic management

• Fiscal control

• Driven and focused

• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to executive level management, both written and verbal.

• Ability to foresee future problems by discovering trends across multiple vendors or purchases.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with excellent follow-up and attention to detail

• Able to operate in a fast-paced environment

• Conflict Management across team and departments

Keywords: Delhaize America, Harrisburg , Director Alternative Sourcing - Retail Business Services, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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