Director of Supply Chain Strategy

Living Spaces - La Mirada, CA

Posted: December 9th, 2020


The Director, Supply Chain Strategy is a key position that will act as a “Hands On” Project Manager and provide leadership for implementing a standardized network of supply chain process from the point of origin to retail store locations. Will create integrated processes among Sourcing, Merchandising, Operations, Logistics, and outside suppliers to execute the sourcing, planning, allocation, and replenishment process. Will focus on eliminating waste throughout the supply chain and creating visibility and efficiencies wherever possible. With a solid overall supply chain management understanding and expertise, this role may focus on inventory consolidation and allocation, freight optimization and distribution functions. Ideal candidate will know supply chain strategies/process from point A to point Z.

Experienced Director Supply Chain Strategy with degree in Supply Chain preferred.Position Description 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establish structure to organize and manage initiatives of supply chain strategy
  • Develop baseline of current supply chain practices to implement sourcing strategies and objectives in support of the business unit
  • Implement best in class supply chain technology and infrastructure suitable to the scope and size of the business, as well as scale for future growth
  • Determine overall optimal supply chain processes for Living Spaces across all products and markets
  • Develop, implement and manage the requisite disciplines and skill sets that underlie an optimal supply chain operation as well as the ultimate organizational structure for its successful ongoing execution
  • Provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of company-wide materials on logistics policies and procedures as well as regulatory compliance
  • Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks to measure the success of the materials and logistics initiatives. Results against goals will be measured on a regular basis and presented to senior leadership
  • Assist in the development of annual supply chain budgets in accordance with the overall strategy to achieve company goals
  • Support site management on major fulfillment issues, implement program modifications within contracts and support business units to meet company requirements
  • Support inventory strategy execution and implement best practice S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) process. Ensure overall capacity is secured throughout the network
  • Develop and maintain supplier and material spend database and drive site performance on inventory goals and targets
  • Leverage best practices where opportunities arise across all business units and drive compliance as defined by Supply Chain operation
  • Ensure that supporting project initiatives in key areas of the business are on time and on budget
  • Ability to present supply chain strategy to executive leadership steering team
  • Excellent strategic problem solving, negotiation & analytical skills; strong business acumen
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with all levels of employees
  • Demonstrated ability of managing cost performance, supply chain/demand forecasting and distribution execution across product lines from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional projects at an enterprise level
  • Ability to self-initiate and prioritize workload to meet goals and objectives on time and on budget
  • Ability to analyze information effectively and consistently
  • Engage in the high-performance culture of Living Spaces characterized by high integrity, efficiency, productivity, teamwork, collaboration, innovation and camaraderie


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) or equivalent from four-year college in supply chain management or related field is preferred. 10+ years of experience in a Senior Management position with success in business improvement and supply chain leadership including a background that includes complex organization change and management and leading teams in multiple location distribution centers, manufacturing and retail with a high volume of products. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Project Management tools and AX system preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: None required

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will manage a team of 4-7 team members. Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the board and shareholders. Provide strategic advice so direct reports will have accurate view of the market and the company’s future. Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate. Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times. Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners, and authorities. Able to delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of direct reports providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.

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