Sears Holdings Corporation (http://jobs.sears.com/vet/learnmore_military.html)
Full Time Employee
GENERAL SUMMARY: Director Inventory Optimization will be the leader of Strategic Development for the business. This position will lead the Data Scientists and Operational Research Scientists. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing new planning, allocation, and replenishment processes, as well as systems or tools.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Collaborates strategically with VP Optimization and Member Technology and others to identify business solutions for the key business needs • Identifies long term and short term process, system and reporting needs • Manages staff and develops their project management and solutions development acumen • Facilitates cross-functional work sessions to develop and enhance merchandising processes and systems/tools • Directs development and design of performance and exception reporting • Directs development and design of dynamic query functionality for decision support • Collaborates with Buying and Planning/Inventory Management and Finance staff in system and report design • Supports team by producing daily, weekly and monthly reports • Directs collaboration of Sears and Kmart Category processes and reports • Facilitates interaction across the company to gain needed systems and data support • Directs administration and maintenance of planning, forecasting, allocation and replenishment solutions • Directs development of training documents and sessions for new/enhanced processes and tools • Supports new corporate system development with time and resources, examples include i-Plan Assortment Planning and IDRP • Partners with Finance to develop and support top down merchandise financial forecasting • Manages projects and resources to compete at high quality levels, on time and on budget
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