The Regional Director of Inventory Control Programs is responsible for leading a region in adopting Inventory Control best practices designed to build and maintain a culture of process improvement across GEODIS. The Regional Director will provide guidance, direction and insight to Campus and Market Line Inventory Leaders to ensure they are using the Inventory Control program to improve their operations. This will be accomplished by implementing the Inventory Control Program, identifying gaps in processes and in reporting and actively listening to needs of the on-site teams. The Regional Director works with Campus, Regional and Market Line Leadership to drive results, reduce risk and ensure Great Inventory equals Great Productivity.
Requirements: Education and Experience:
- Provides direct leadership to the campus Inventory Control Managers to ensure they are able to understand, report on and develop improvement plans for each account in their control. Provides daily guidance and direction for one or more regions
- Determines the priority and timing of the Inventory Control program roll-out in their region. Provides on-site support as needed to ensure the program is adopted and being utilized on a daily basis
- Performs operational reviews both on-site and systematically to ensure accounts are using the best practices and methods to ensure accurate location inventory exists
- Proactively identifies problem accounts and shares detailed findings with local and regional leadership
- Provides guidance and support to the Deployment team when resources are needed in an account
- Facilitates Physical Inventory preparation calls and validates that each account is properly prepared for the count.
- Performs Inventory Control Evaluations on each account once per quarter
- Ensures each account is providing timely and accurate Inventory Control reporting
- Drives a culture of process improvement by holding weekly defect meetings with their accounts until the account is able to sustain this process on their own. Monitors the Defect Action Log tracker on a weekly basis for content and timeliness.
- Monitors quality audits and defect logs for each campus to help uncover any root cause issues that are not being addressed by the team.
- Oversees new business requirements for each campus ensuring inventory and quality control needs are being addressed, staffing and start-up plans are in place and closely followed for Inventory Control
- Accountable for DPPM, Shrink and Inventory Accuracy KPI's for their region that meet the standards of the company
- Other duties as required and assigned
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Minimum 8 years of experience in Operations and Inventory Control in Supply Chain businesses, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in Third Party Logistics preferred
- Experience leading others through direct and indirect lines of influence
- Strong experience with WMS systems, ie. Synapse, Manhattan, SAP
- Experience in Project Management and Training with a focus on delivering content in through all mediums; in person, via teleconference, webinars and in a classroom
- Strong PC skills with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel
- PC literate with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel
- Excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external customers
- Excellent planning and organizational skills
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
- Ability to travel at least 50% of the time
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. The employee is regularly exposed to ambient lighting and temperate climate conditions.