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Analyst Logistics

Job Number: nest-00018190
Logistics (Supply Chain)
Logistics (Supply Chain)
Rogers AR

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will serve as the main Supply Chain point of contact (POC) between Nestle/WalMart/Sams/McLane and subject matter expert on Nestle Confections/Power Bar business in WalMart. Special focus will be paid to translating the strategic relationship between the 3 parties and optimizing operational efficiencies.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic:
' Translate, communicate, and influence the strategy of all 4 parties:
- WM/Nestle Partnership Strategy (CSI)
- Confections Division Strategy
- McLane strategy
- Power Bar strategy
' Be aware of WM ED/Seasonal sales strategy and ensure consistency between sales communication strategy and supply chain communication
' Serve as key enabler of the WM/Nestle Partnership strategy from a Supply Chain perspective.
' Identify and execute opportunities for operational improvement between WM/Nestle/McLane, including maximization of key metrics (Customer Scorecards, Nestle KPI's etc).

Monitor weekly store/item sales at WM/Sams
' Work with the sales group to translate these trends to all internal and external stakeholders (Power Bar/Confections Supply Chain Teams as well as McLane) Key is to ensure Supply Chain groups are appropriately acting on this information
' Analyze the trends and translate into shipment needs for WM/McLane, serve as the one POC for relaying this information to Nestle Supply Chain
' Monitor and analyze the effects of competitive advertising/promotion on WM/Sams business as it relates to Nestle product requirements
' See through to resolution all out of stock issues at WM/Sams

Serve as the main POC for Nestle with WM's replenishment Managers
' Translate the needs of the WM Replenishment Manager and local McLane team to Nestle
' Maintain close (monthly) contact with the WM replenishment team, customer service and customer logistics teams
' Translate POS data into replenishment trends/needs and analyze/communicate to Nestle
' Maintain frequent contact with the replenishment team during peak seasonal builds
' Monitor in stock levels at McLane/WM/Sams DC's and backrooms, to ensure optimal in stock and sales levels
' Work with NROC where needed and appropriate

Provide Forecasting Support to the WM Sales Team
Utilize product sell through data and inventory position analysis to influence positive forecast accuracy results from WM ED and Seasonal sales teams.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

' Works collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Wal Mart Replenishment team & McLane to optimize operational efficiencies.
' Receives direction regarding business priorities and process methods.


FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT:

' Major impact on: (1) customer service, (2) supply chain costs, and (3) financial risk assessment.


Experience - External:
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

' BA/BS required. MBA/MS desirable.

' Coursework in a combination of 2 years Economics, Calculus, and Statistics desirable.

' Coursework in Marketing OR work experience in consumer goods Sales/Marketing desirable.

' Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.

' Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels. Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities.

' Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer.

' Understanding of how to collect appropriate data and influence business changes with that data.

' Solid understanding of the overall supply chain and the levers to affect positive change.

' Ability to work under minimal supervision, and ability to develop a focused executional plan to support positions strategic objectives.

' Experience in consumer good Supply Chain, Marketing or Sales helpful.

' Experience influencing cross functional partners to drive positive change

' Proven project/change management and strong technical skills

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