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The Senior Director, Vendor Collaboration will be responsible for developing and implementing key strategies and processes with our vendor community in alignment with our family of business structure. The role works cross functionally with supply chain and merchants to ensure the timely and efficient flow of merchandise through the combined vendor and Macy’s supply chain. The role leads the development and iteration of our vendor standards program with a focus on customer outcomes. Other duties as assigned.
Lead strategic vendor initiatives in partnership with supply chain and merchants.
Act as the supply chain subject matter expert for merchant and vendor partners.
Establish and evolve a best in class vendor standards and efficiency program.
Articulate and support the transfer of new solutions or processes to merchants and vendors.
Provide updates of supply chain initiatives to senior management.
Leverage analytics and insights to identify and eliminate waste in the combined supply chain.
Partner closely with merchants and finance to determine optimal COGS and terms.
Champions the communication of supply chain strategic initiatives to vendors and ensures alignment and support.
Any other responsibilities that management deems essential.
Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree a plus. Experience: 5 years or more of Supply Chain or Merchandising experience working closely with vendors.
Communication Skills: Ability to read, write, and interpret instructional documents such as reports and procedure manuals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
Mathematical Skills:Ability to review and lead execution decisions based on statistical reports/data.
Reasoning Ability: Must be able to work independently. Provide strategic direction and leadership to a team of professionals.
Physical Demands:This position involves regular walking, standing, hearing, and talking. May occasionally have to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Involves close vision, color, vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment.
Other skills: Strong leadership profile and strong negotiation skills. Proven track record of working cross-functionally with focus on merchants, vendors, transportation and finance. Strong change management skills. Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses.
Work Hours: Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs. Able to travel up to 25% of the time.
This job description is not all inclusive, and Company reserves the right to emend this job description at any time. Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
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