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Lowe’s Companies Supply Chain Analyst – New Stores Contract Temporary in North York, ON

Lowe’s Companies

Branch North York ON CA

Position:
Supply Chain Analyst – New Stores Contract
Location:
North York, ON

Minimum 4 year Bachelor’s degree in logistics, management or business administration and 1 year related experience in one or more logistics disciplines…

Why Join Us?

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Lowe’s! We are one of Canada’s largest home improvement companies and we continue to focus on our Canadian growth and bringing the Lowe’s brand closer to the customer.

Wherever we operate, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees, our customers and in the communities in which we live and work. If you’re a passionate person who shares our values and is committed to delivering exceptional results for our customers, we want to meet you! We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a supportive team environment and plenty of opportunities for personal and career development.

Position Overview:

The Supply Chain Analyst for New Stores is responsible for partnering with Supply Chain Planning, Distribution, Merchandising and Store Operations to deliver opening inventory strategies that will maximize first year selling activity, overall inventory productivity and in-stock position for our New Lowe’s Big Box format locations. The successful candidate will have clearly demonstrated the ability to coordinate activities and drive results across Vendors, Transportation, Distribution, Forecasting, Replenishment, Merchandising and Store Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Responsible for monitoring, delivering and communicating New Store key performance indicators for all new locations from site planning stages through to the store transitioning into comp store status (13 periods post opening).

· Develop and implement strategies, processes and tools that will drive opening inventory targets and overall in-stock position with a strong focus on New Store sales activity in conjunction with Store Operations, SC planning and Merchandising to deliver on results to budget

· Execute and coordinate initial order quantity uploads and tracking to drive SC planning inventory readiness targets for store opening (on-hand inventory %)
· Create exception management reporting, conduct analysis and drive required actions in conjunction with the business teams to ensure timely decisions are executed in support of
New Store setup team
· Coordinate communications and activity updates with Vendors, Business Teams, Store Operations as well as delivering executive level updates on a weekly basis
· Collaborate and coordinate with Vendors and all cross functional teams to ensure our new stores are being closely monitored against in-stock and inventory targets and act as a conduit for feedback on product flow opportunities with the supply chain team
· Maintain data integrity across the New Store database and all exception management reporting; a heavy reliance on navigating and extracting required information from our procurement and information management systems
· Identify and participate in cross-functional projects and process improvement initiatives that support our New Stores
Qualification Standards:

· Minimum 4 year Bachelor’s degree in logistics, management or business administration and 1 year related experience in one or more logistics disciplines (physical distribution, inventory management, manufacturing, DC operations management).

· Strong analytical skills

· 2 or more years’ experience with a large retailer within the Supply Chain functions would be an asset.

· Excellent analytical skills, strong negotiating skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, good planning and evaluating skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting numerous deadlines are required for this role.

· Motivated towards solving problems and must relish an environment of constantly taking on new challenges.

· Exceptional communication skills are heavily relied upon in this position to drive timely resolution across multiple cross functional teams with contending objectives.

· Advanced skills in using the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as prior experience on the JDA platform are considered an asset.

More About Us:

Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA, Inc., operates over 535 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, RénoDépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 24,000 employees, as well as more than 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers.

Serving both retail and commercial customers, Lowe’s offers one of the largest selections of home improvement products and is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and guaranteed everyday low prices. With over 40,000 products in-stock and thousands more online, Lowe’s helps customers build, improve and beautify their homes.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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