At Kids II, we’re really good at what we do. And when we’re great at our jobs, we help parents be great at their jobs.
Parenting is demanding, and that’s where we come in. We want to reimagine how brands can make it easier for early stage parents – not by just selling them products, but by providing holistic solutions that transcend borders, categories and aisles.
No matter our title or department, at Kids II, our job is to create more tiny wins for parents, so they can create bright futures for their little ones. That’s a big task!
We’re serious about what we do, AND we love to have fun. Our team is hardworking, entrepreneurial, and passionate about helping families create millions, if not billions of tiny wins.
The Vice President, Global Supply Chain leads global inventory planning, distribution and U.S. vendor manufacturing. This position provides overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability as well as day-to-day leadership and management to Global Supply Chain Operations, Domestic Account Services, and Global Demand/Supply Planning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Manages organization operations by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies.
- Develop and manage a sustainable S&OP process.
- Work in conjunction with Product Development and Manufacturing executives both in the US and Asia to exceed company metrics.
- Implements improved processes and management methods to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization.
- Develop and create strategies and policies in supply chain, inventory and distribution management, streamlining, cost-reduction, client interaction, production and materials planning, process improvement, team-building and supervision, and process optimization aligned with organizational goals.
- Manage the relationship with the U.S. finished goods and raw material suppliers.
- Develop and manage departmental budgets.
- Development of the Distribution area fiscal budget.
- Maintain effective relationships with Kids II Far East supplier operations and logistics including 3PL warehousing relationships.
- Collaborate on global supply chain strategy that ensures multiple sources for all critical inventories.
- Direct senior staff on contract negotiations and implementation of all third party logistics relationships.
- Oversight of ocean freight, international air freight and all other domestic freight negotiations and rates.
- Customer and vendor chargeback management and corrective action initiatives.
- Support the Sales team with logistics costs and packaging design for special distributions and promotional distributions.
- People Management to include the demonstrated ability to hire the best people and motivate and grow high performance teams. Mentor, coach and train the teams and build the required competencies for success. Able to voice opinions, debate and disagree, but will also respect current processes and final decisions.
Manages subordinate supervisors/managers/directors who supervise all employees in the Account Services, Global Demand/Supply Planning, and Global Supply Chain Operations departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Creates employee development plans and training needs for staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (MBA from a recognized business school is a plus) with a minimum of 15-20 years of pertinent industry experience within a multinational company. Ideally, experience should be broad-based within a bench-marked, highly recognized company within consumer products, retail, or the toy industry. Experience in a multi-channel business environment and a minimum of five years in a management role with an accomplished track record of providing leadership to all aspects of the supply chain in a complex and rapidly changing environment. Significant experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma is a plus
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with general mathematical concepts and understanding of facility utilization, cube calculations and general warehouse configuration. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to implement and lead change management and implementation projects. Ability to drive change initiatives while maintaining a functioning, motivated and stable organization which is delivery results. Ability to develop and implement a comprehensive succession planning, mentoring and future development programs for employees. Ability to engage actively as a member of the senior leadership team and think beyond operations by embracing the vision and strategy of the organization.
We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and generous benefits. Plus, to keep things fun (because we are all kids at heart), we offer a host of team member activities and philanthropic efforts throughout the year and company-wide awards and recognition for a job well done!
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