The Manager, Replenishment oversees all replenishment activities for his/her assigned category specialization and related RSC staff. He/she trains staff to drive consistent processes and procedures; manages performance results against established divisional KPI goals; resolves issues, takes corrective actions and makes decisions as needed ensuring a clear line of communication among all stakeholders
Replenishment Manager, Replenishment Service Center (RSC)
Purpose statement: The Managers own all aspects of inventory; seeking the right amount at the right place at the right time for the entire area.
Direct and coordinate the day-to-day activities of RSC Buyers, Demand Planners and/or Cost Analysts to achieve P.O. accuracy, DIOH goals, established service levels and inventory management expectations. Acts as RSC Grocery functional backup for all department related activities. Area Buying teams typically consist of one Buyer II & up to 9 Buyers.
The Manager must gain understanding of the Market; focusing on inventory on hand to ensure key results; metrics will include service level, days inventory on hand (DIOH), excess & obsolete inventory, spoilage, operating cost per case.
Monitor and review KPI performance against established department goals weekly or more frequently as needed. Provides direction and takes needed corrective action when appropriate to insure performance targets are achieved or exceeded.
Serves as a subject matter expert\source on all functional department systems and procedures.
Partner with Category Management to maximize growth and profit opportunities within Replenishment.
Trains staff on RSC Grocery replenishment processes, procedures, tools and best practices.
Schedules and conducts meetings to review performance, issues\resolution effectiveness and takes appropriate action when required.
Conducts quarterly performance\developmental reviews with direct reports.
Manages and develops personnel and is actively involved in recruitment, interviewing, hiring, terminations, performance evaluations and personnel development opportunities.
Monitors market prices and works with Buyers to insure appropriate actions are pursued.
Contributes to the creation and modification of processes relating to all department activities.
Schedules and conducts regular calls, meetings or business reviews with key stakeholders.The Manager will conduct analysis to determine problem areas and partner with Area Replenishment Manager and Area Merchandising VP as well as Demand Planning, Costing, Logistics, Sales, Vendor Collaboration and Category Management.
Provides needed stakeholder support for new processes, issue resolution and communications.
Manage the daily Buyer report (DBR).
Overnight travel as required (up to 25%).
*Education/Training:*Four-year college degree in business, operations, supply chain management or equivalent food service industry work experience required.
*Related Experience:*Prior foodservice and foodservice management experience preferred. Three years management experience required.Supply chain understanding – focus on inventory required. Strong Financial Acumen required. (must be able to interpret sales data within the market).
+ Exercises independent judgment and decision making in executing replenishment and inventory management activities.
+ Proactive and critical thinker/problem solver
+ Possesses superior analytic and written \ oral communication skills.
+ Excellent organization skills.
+ Ability to foster relationships while achieving performance objectives.
+ Possesses a high degree of professionalism, tact, and persistence.
+ Possesses the ability to solve complex problems in an expeditious manner.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Microsoft Word
Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time over night.
**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Buyer
**Job Level:** Manager
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.