• Director Applications - Supply Chain and Operations Systems

    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/24/2018 10:35 AM)
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    Job Locations
    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Duties & Responsibilities

    • Oversee all packaged applications (such as WMS), user interfaces, and in-house built add-ons related to supply chain, warehousing, inventory and assortment systems
    • Ensure continual improvement in flexibility and efficiency of Pier 1’s supply chain and operations through creative use of technology
    • Work closely with Supply Chain, Planning & Allocation, Merchandizing and Sourcing Executives, Business Partners, and Product Management to deliver key initiatives related to Project Bannister, including but not limited to:
      • Anywhere to Anywhere – provide technical capability for Pier 1 to ship a product from anywhere in the supply chain (In-transit, Distribution Center, Fulfillment Center, Stores) using any carrier (UPS, Fedex, USPS, local courier services) to any customer in any store or online
      • DC/FC Efficiency – improve efficiency and cut cost of operating an Distribution or Fulfilment Center through automation and innovative use of technology
      • Localization – ability to have localized pricing and localized assortment in stores and online
    • Manage 3rd party relationships with key supply chain technology vendors and influence their technology roadmap to support Pier 1’s vision of Anywhere to Anywhere, DC/FC Efficiency, Localization
    • Manage and Negotiate technology contracts/renewals related to supply chain, warehousing, inventory and assortment systems
    • Work closely with Direct of Engineering to provide optimal software engineering solutions using backend micro-services and build vs buy decisions
    • Ensure availability, reliability and uptime of all supply chain systems working closely with the in-house Infrastructure teams (for internal applications) and 3rd party vendors (for packaged applications and SaaS solutions)
    • Manage security risks in Supply Chain systems (working closely with the CISO)
    • Oversee technology teams (both onsite and offshore) to deliver optimal technology solutions and reduce technical debt with the highest possible velocity and throughput while ensuring professional well-being and morale of team members

    Education & Experience

    • Passion to make a difference to Pier 1’s business through innovative and scrappy technology solutions
    • Positive and can-do attitude
    • Ability to work with Ambiguity (translate desired high-level business outcomes into optimal technology solutions with little guidance) and adapt to changing priorities/needs of a dynamic organization
    • Critical Thinking to understand and solve complex problems
    • Ability to work well with others and communicate with executives, business and technology peers, and team members
    • Technical Acumen to challenge and lead developers, testers, and engineers towards optimal technology solution built using micro-services architecture
    • Ability to connect the dots and see the bigger picture so as to build a strong technology foundation that will provide flexibility and speed to value for Pier 1’s business while avoiding duplication of systems and processes
    • An eye for where and how to improve efficiency in the organization through automation and machine learning
    • Ability to Follow-up and follow through to completion whether it is a large initiative or small task discussed with Business / IT leadership


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