Burlington Director of Vendor/Buyer Relations in Edgewater Park, New Jersey
LOCATION 4287 Route 130 S Edgewater Park NJ US 08010
Are you innovative and do you excel in identifying opportunities to move business forward? Do you have a high level of integrity and thrive in fast paced , people oriented environments? If yes, come join one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation- join the Burlington Stores team as a Director of Vendor/Buyer Relations!
The Director of Vendor/Buyer Relations is accountable for the flow of Burlington merchandise from our vendors to the Burlington DC’s... This individual will lead and direct all strategic activities including the development of transportation strategies, policies, programs and systems to support the future growth of the PO Tracking program.
Lead and develop members of the Global Logistics team as well as securing cross functional resources for large scale improvement programs. Manage a team of direct reports to handle and problem solve transportation, logistics and Vendor On Boarding related questions from merchant partners as well as our vendor community.
Map current processes in order to diagnose issues and then provide a framework by which to address, prioritize, and resolve any inconsistencies or inefficiencies. Develop, update and rollout SOP for the teams with training in place for any future changes in processes.
Manage, and where it doesn’t already exist, build & streamline operational processes to build a successful organization.
Develop, update and rollout SOP for the teams with training in place for any future changes in processes.
Coordinate face to face meetings with all levels with our vendors while leading the development and improvement of relationships with our vendor partners.
Collaborate closely with merchandising, DCs and our partners in Global Logistics on a daily basis to ensure that they are delivering what we need to lead vendors effectively.
Development/update of strategic plan to increase on time fill rate and overall monthly receipts including resources, systems and processes that support business objectives.
Reinforce supply chain standards and processes with our vendor community.
Manage and provide insight on several strategic supporting the Burlington 2.0 initiatives.
Provide updates of supply chain initiatives to team and develop proper training and rollout timing.
Partner with IT department as well as third party partners to develop a roadmap for data and information sharing through existing systems as well as seek opportunities to update current systems and visibility.
Oversee investigations by direct reports into causes of merchant or vendor identified issues/concerns regarding Supply Chain service levels and responds accordingly.
Participate in updating Burlington’s vendor manual by providing insight on any updates or changes based on market trends.
Enhance on boarding process / program within the team while utilizing other areas of Vendor Relations to create a best in class program.
Work with third party partner to create robust online on boarding program.
Monitor the external environment and internal trends to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the supply chain
Lead with collaboration, a growth attitude, be data driven and remain focused on key priorities.
Research, analyze, develop and manage projects, including reporting and presenting results, and devising recommendations for change in processes and procedures.
Provide data analytics on the performance of the operation through regular Key Performance Indicators and shared as part of a departmental vendor scorecard with Vendor Relations.
Plays a leadership role in identifying ongoing cross functional process improvement opportunities including education in regards to the shipping and on boarding process that will ultimately reduce merchant time with operational activities.
Representing Burlington and the Global Supply Chain team as an executive leader at industry venues and events.
Any other responsibilities that management deems essential
Manages a team of 2 Direct Reports and 32 Indirect
Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance or Retail Buying along with Management Experience.
…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;
…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;
…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;
…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;
…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;
Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!
You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
Posting Number 2021-151409
Location US-NJ-Edgewater Park
Address 4287 Route 130 S
Zip Code 08010
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 10/18/2021 10:33 AM
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Supply Chain