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Manager – Supply Chain Optimization

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Supply Chain
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223967 Requisition #

As a manager in the Supply Chain Optimizatin (SCO) team within American Eagle, you will be part of an analytics and insights focused team that drives foundational changes in our supply chain through defining a globally optimal strategy while collaborating closely with inbound, field, planning, data/technology, services and outbound teams. This cross-functional team will think ahead while being aware of the present. As a member of this team,  you will bring insights to American Eagle’s supply chain, providing clear visibility to the opportunities and challenges and enabling a data and metric focused culture. You will partner with your manager and other stakeholders to take the insights to appropriate action. You are expected to be an analytical thinker that takes delight in writing SQL queries (or Python/R code) while being able to explain the work in a simple language. You will inspire your team and lead efforts to deliver sound results; exceeding customer expectations, optimizing spend, delivering innovation while being part of a strongly engaged team.

 

Your responsibilities include:


  • Understanding AEO’s supply chain and supply chain data; using data to drive key insights in order to drive foundational changes within the supply chain and optimize process/outputs/results. 
  • Designing and owning methods to analyze supply chain data; providing KPIs and driving initiatives 
  • Convert data to information and then to insights enabling strategy definition and execution 
  • Collaborating within your team and other teams to deliver a globally optimal approach that benefits the overall supply chain and the company; improving speed, cost and service through proactive planning and operational excellence 
  • Being proficient in statistical/analytical/modeling approaches in order to provide insights to AEO’s supply chain; demonstrating subject matter expertise and assisting others in digesting the output of these models
  • Assisting with the establishment of a data driven culture - always questioning using anecdote-based-statements and proving/disproving theories/assumptions through data
  • Striving towards quick turnarounds – don’t make perfect the enemy of progress
  • Enabling planning as well as the implementation of supply chain optimization projects
  • Working closely with the Global Logistics team for long-range transportation planning and the Global Distribution Operations team for operational excellence; bringing clear visibility, accelerating speed and enabling more informed prioritization for the supply chain
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with various leaders and team members; displaying role model leadership, thought leadership and alignment with the Company’s core values and strategies
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or related field. Advanced degree (Master’s) strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working with supply chain management/logistics. Can be reduced for candidates with a graduate degree in a STEM field
  • Demonstrated ability in working with data, performing analysis and converting the analysis to actionable insights.
  • Prior experience leading data and analytics centric business initiatives and driving action across business functions.
  • Understanding of supply chain concepts such as inventory, transportation and forecasting
  • Retail experience is a plus, while not required
  • Experience working with SQL, Python, R, Gurobi, SC Guru etc
  • Strong communication including written/verbal; experience presenting to large audiences including top leadership 
  • Ability to build trust and effectively influence at all levels of the organization 
  • While travel should be minimal, should be willing to travel 2-4 times a year domestically 


 

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer



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