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National Replenishment Manager

Company: Albertson's
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

About the company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw's and many more recognizable names.

Albertsons Companies recently rolled out our Presence with a Purpose work model. Placing a premium on adaptability, safety and family well-being, Presence with a Purpose will help us build a hybrid work environment between remote work and office time. A one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to everyone, and teams are allowed to make decisions that are best for them.

What you will be doing

Albertsons Companies has an exciting opportunity to drive optimization in National Replenishment operations leading large teams. You will play an integral part in our growth and transformation as a company, as we seek to provide industry leading customer experience and grow our market share. In this role you must be comfortable as both a team leader and team player.

What does it take to be successful here? You have experience in Replenishment operations and working with suppliers. You are passionate about driving efficiency and managing processes. You are a great team leader with a collaborative approach. You want to be part of a team that will make Albertsons Replenishment highly efficient and build an amazing culture to drive the overall success of the company. If that's you then what are we waiting for? Let's do this!

The National Replenishment Manager is responsible for leading a team of senior buyers and buyers that are keenly focused on the efficient buying of products from their assigned suppliers. The National Replenishment Manager leads the team through planning and inventory management activities to ensure achievement of all team, distribution center, and company profit objectives. Through collaboration with Replenishment Category Directors (RCDs) and Replenishment Category Managers (RCMs) who serve as supplier leads, the National Replenishment Manager facilitates regular collaborative planning sessions, ensures that supplier specific goals and objectives are met, and executes against key replenishment strategies as assigned. As a key member of the national replenishment team, the National Replenishment Manager commits to delivering a high standard of professional integrity.

The position will be based in Pleasanton, California, remote or must reside in one of Albertsons' operating areas

Main responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and provide insights to RCD/RCMs who are supplier captains to establish supplier specific goals for performance, leverage data driven scorecards to monitor performance. Deliver on performance targets for assigned supplier group.
  • Together with RCD and RCM team, define and provide overall National supplier group goal setting and direction based on key performance indicators.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with division personnel and facilitate beneficial communication related to products and promotional activity to replenishment team and distribution center operations.
  • Interface with other National Replenishment Managers, division personnel, Merchandising teams, warehousing, transportation, and demand planning team to accomplish job functions.
  • Attend key meetings to maintain awareness of programs and issues providing relevant National replenishment information in support of fundamental and strategic programs.
  • Ensure the established sales plan is understood and executed by the buying team.
  • Participate in developing and managing Distribution P&L by providing analyses on relevant replenishment data.
  • Monitor National supplier group results compared to projections, identify solutions and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review and analyze operating reports with replenishment team and take appropriate action when necessary.
  • Develop and define best practices for buying team with support from National Replenishment leadership team.
  • Visit stores, as needed, to monitor programs, obtain store feedback and assess overall effectiveness as needed.
  • Work with assigned suppliers to obtain their feedback on the National replenishment program.
  • Remote access (buying system) from home or off-site location when necessary.
  • Train and mentor new National buying team members. Responsible for evaluating team member performance.
  • Seek and implement continuous improvements and encourage team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.
  • Deliver expected business results while putting the customer first
  • Adopt a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team's direction.
  • Identify, attract, and retain diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.
  • Build strong and trusting relationships with team members, internal business partners, and assigned supplier partners. Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives.
  • Communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.
    A copy of the full job description can be made available to you.

    What we are searching for
    • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent replenishment and planning, and/or Supply Chain experience.
    • 3+ years of experience in multiple facets of Supply Chain including Retail Operations, Buying, Logistics and Manufacturing.
    • 3+ years of Purchasing, Replenishment, Planning or Supplier Management experience in the retail industry; experience with a major grocery retailer chain in purchasing or strategic sourcing role with responsibility for working with major national suppliers of consumer-packaged goods or commodity food products.
    • 3+ years of people management experience.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent negotiations skills
    • Proficiency in PC systems required.
    • Strong understanding of meat and seafood commodity markets and published industry reporting platforms.
    • Must have a full understanding of regulatory requirements including those of USDA, USDC and FDA where applicable.
    • Ability to recognize and understand industry trends and impacts to the region and enterprise.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to make appropriate decisions in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
    • Must have the ability to represent the company's interests in negotiations with outside professionals and suppliers.
    • Ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions. High degree of initiative and sense of urgency.
    • Exceptional systems skills especially MS Office and Supply Chain systems.
    • Strong detailed understanding of business operations.
    • Working knowledge of procurement, logistics, inventory management, marketing, accounting and financial management practices.
    • Demonstrated people leader: build strong relationships, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on team and lead by example.
    • Travel requirements: 5% - 10%
      What it is like at Albertsons?

      Albertsons Culture Principles

      Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect

      Team: We always support and recognize each other

      Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective

      Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others

      Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer

      Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

      #LI-Pleas, #LI-DFW, #LI-BOI, #LI-CHI, #LI-PHX

Keywords: Albertson's, Pleasanton , National Replenishment Manager, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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