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Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt
Create, prioritize, and develop business case for strategic plans and projects, with short and long term initiatives that enable the overall long-term vision of the Company to meet our growth and Customer Service objectives. Develop overall network strategy and develop an integrated approach, conduct cost/return on investment analysis, and align leadership. Provide cross functional project management in all phases of projects with objective of attaining project's stated objectives and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). Role model and demonstrate the Company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop strategic initiatives and projects which enhance our Logistics network capabilities to meet Company growth and Customer Service objectives. Develop and identify strategic initiatives/projects, including scope and approach for each project, recommendations for project timelines and strategic enhancements, preparation of schedules, agreements, and coordination of contractors, vendors and consultants, as well as department project managers.
Initiate projects by recommending cost saving/productivity enhancing alternative solutions.
Develop and align leadership for long-term strategy. Focus includes project identification and scope, schedule, budget, and long-term benefit streams.
Ensure all major projects include risk analysis and contingency planning will maintain service levels in the event of unplanned interruptions or delays.
Evaluate construction and business activity versus the schedule and anticipate problems.
Ensure proper documentation occurs throughout projects and provide regular updates to company leadership on progress on major projects.
Communicate and coordinate cross functionally to accomplish goals and build relationships regarding all aspects of projects including but not limited to: store operations, information systems, procurement, operations management, senior management, as well as capital, expense, and non-capital expenditures.
Develop and implement transition plans that ensure acceptable store service level, lowest practical cost and least interruptions to operations during all business and product moves within DC projects, whether they be remodels, product sourcing changes between DC's, store order and delivery schedule changes, and significant transportation routing changes.
Coordinate project activities in order to minimize impact to operations and maximize EBITD.
Perform close out functions (i.e. reanalysis of IRR) ensuring reanalysis accurately reflects project performance against expectations.
Develop RFPs and manage vendor bidding process.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
7 years direct project management experience
3 years experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement
Supply chain knowledge
Strong strategic and analytical skills
Excellent organization, prioritization and leadership skills
Proficient in Excel/Word
Ability to communicate to all levels within organization
Ability to meet project deadlines
Effective written/presentation skills
Ability to travel independently
Desired Previous Job Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Experience with DC design
Experience in working systems within an end-to-end Supply Chain
Experience in network strategy or capital management
Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 50%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: General Office- Cincinnati
Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in
About the company
Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.
Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit Kroger.com.