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This role is HYBRID and may be located in either Atlanta, Boca, Chicago or Dallas with onsite work within our offices in those marketplaces. 

The Lead SC Optimizer will play a key leadership role in AOP strategic initiatives such as SKU replenishment strategies, Ship from Store, alt-sourcing, etc. This will be achieved through the development of inventory flowpath models, which will look at the flow of product from the vendor all the way to the customers (contract, e-commerce, and retail). The models will be developed using SQL databases, LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru optimization tool, and Excel. The recommendations will be implemented in order to save inventory expense, transportation, and labor in the DCs, cross docks and stores. 

Examples of the flowpath models to be developed include:

  • Model the impact of multi-echelon inventory holding and transportation on total network costs.
  • Simulate the replenishment process, factoring in labor cost, picking costs, transportation cost, inventory etc. to determine when inventory should be pushed vs pulled at different locations within the network.
  • Determine when it is best to source from alternate DCs using UPS or Fedex vs Wholesale and VW vendors in order to maximize bottom line while maintaining customer satisfaction.

All such projects require related business experience with just as importantly, knowledge of LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru, years of coding (SQL, VBA, scripting, etc.), data management, mathematical and modeling experience to pull of the information and process it into a coherent process.  The Lead will be responsible for interacting with partners within supply chain and merchandising in order to understand the viability of the suggested solutions and design their implementation.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop Sourcing models to determine when it is best to source from alternate DCs using UPS or Fedex vs Wholesale and Virtual Warehouse vendors in order to maximize bottom line while maintaining customer satisfaction. This will be done utilizing Network Optimization software like LLamasoft.
  • Simulate the replenishment process, factoring in labor cost, picking costs, transportation cost, inventory etc. to determine when inventory should be pushed vs pulled at different locations within the network. This will be done utilizing software that has the capability to integrate Network Optimization and Simulations.
  • Discuss Supply Chain business processes with Directors and their teams to capture the necessary information to model current business processes. This information will be used to populate Network models for the purpose of optimizing the distribution network to achieve a optimal balance between cost and service.
  • Provide mentorship, teaching and training to team members to grow the skills in team.
  • ·Model the impact of multi-echelon inventory holding and transportation on total network costs.  This will be done utilizing software that has the capability to integrate Network Optimization and Simulations.
  • Think Strategically -- understand the holistic picture.
  • Identify the desired end-state of the analytical activity, develop representative models, interpret the results to build initiative business case.
  • Influence the SC leadership on projects and initiatives directly affecting functional cost and efficiency.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Similar Field
  • Minimum 8 years experience in related field
  • Master and 8 years of experience or 10 years of experience in the related field.
  • Supply Chain, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Similar
  • Data Retrieval, Data Modeling, Data Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization
  • English (Reading, Writing, and Verbal
  • Leadership
  •  Strategic thinker who is able to succinctly communicate operations strategy to business stakeholders.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal and presentation skills with ability to influence piers as well as executives.
  • Problem Solving/ Analytics
  • Exceptional knowledge of Mathematical / Statistical modeling
  • Expert in Supply Chain Operations, methods and procedures.
  • Expert in Mathematical / Statistical Modeling. Utilize data mining results to develop feasible solution alternative.
  • Technical Skills
  •  Advanced expertise in SQL Server, MS Access, Project, Excel, and other MS Office products.
  • LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru experience
  •  Advanced experience working in a Buisnes Intelligence reporting applications. Cognos experience preferred.
  • Advanced skill in data retrieval, data management, data modeling.
  • Strong knowledge of data warehouse systems.
  • Knowledge of visual basic or similar coding experience.

About The ODP Corporation: The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! Salary Range - $82,900 - $140,000K based on experience. For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How to Apply: Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity: The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flu shots

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

Financial:

  • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Employer Match
  • Discount Center
  • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Physical:

  • Flu Shots

Work-Life:

  • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

Financial:

  • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
  • Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Discount Center

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    This role is HYBRID and may be located in either Atlanta, Boca, Chicago or Dallas with onsite work within our offices in those marketplaces. 

    The Lead SC Optimizer will play a key leadership role in AOP strategic initiatives such as SKU replenishment strategies, Ship from Store, alt-sourcing, etc. This will be achieved through the development of inventory flowpath models, which will look at the flow of product from the vendor all the way to the customers (contract, e-commerce, and retail). The models will be developed using SQL databases, LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru optimization tool, and Excel. The recommendations will be implemented in order to save inventory expense, transportation, and labor in the DCs, cross docks and stores. 

    Examples of the flowpath models to be developed include:

    • Model the impact of multi-echelon inventory holding and transportation on total network costs.
    • Simulate the replenishment process, factoring in labor cost, picking costs, transportation cost, inventory etc. to determine when inventory should be pushed vs pulled at different locations within the network.
    • Determine when it is best to source from alternate DCs using UPS or Fedex vs Wholesale and VW vendors in order to maximize bottom line while maintaining customer satisfaction.

    All such projects require related business experience with just as importantly, knowledge of LLamasoft's Supply Chain Guru, years of coding (SQL, VBA, scripting, etc.), data management, mathematical and modeling experience to pull of the information and process it into a coherent process.  The Lead will be responsible for interacting with partners within supply chain and merchandising in order to understand the viability of the suggested solutions and design their implementation.

     Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develop Sourcing models to determine when it is best to source from alternate DCs using UPS or Fedex vs Wholesale and Virtual Warehouse vendors in order to maximize bottom line while maintaining customer satisfaction. This will be done utilizing Network Optimization software like LLamasoft.
    • Simulate the replenishment process, factoring in labor cost, picking costs, transportation cost, inventory etc. to determine when inventory should be pushed vs pulled at different locations within the network. This will be done utilizing software that has the capability to integrate Network Optimization and Simulations.
    • Discuss Supply Chain business processes with Directors and their teams to capture the necessary information to model current business processes. This information will be used to populate Network models for the purpose of optimizing the distribution network to achieve a optimal balance between cost and service.
    • Provide mentorship, teaching and training to team members to grow the skills in team.
    • ·Model the impact of multi-echelon inventory holding and transportation on total network costs.  This will be done utilizing software that has the capability to integrate Network Optimization and Simulations.
    • Think Strategically -- understand the holistic picture.
    • Identify the desired end-state of the analytical activity, develop representative models, interpret the results to build initiative business case.
    • Influence the SC leadership on projects and initiatives directly affecting functional cost and efficiency.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Similar Field
    • Minimum 8 years experience in related field
    • Master and 8 years of experience or 10 years of experience in the related field.
    • Supply Chain, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Similar
    • Data Retrieval, Data Modeling, Data Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization
    • English (Reading, Writing, and Verbal
    • Leadership
    •  Strategic thinker who is able to succinctly communicate operations strategy to business stakeholders.
    • Strong communications, interpersonal and presentation skills with ability to influence piers as well as executives.
    • Problem Solving/ Analytics
    • Exceptional knowledge of Mathematical / Statistical modeling
    • Expert in Supply Chain Operations, methods and procedures.
    • Expert in Mathematical / Statistical Modeling. Utilize data mining results to develop feasible solution alternative.
    • Technical Skills
    •  Advanced expertise in SQL Server, MS Access, Project, Excel, and other MS Office products.
    • LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru experience
    •  Advanced experience working in a Buisnes Intelligence reporting applications. Cognos experience preferred.
    • Advanced skill in data retrieval, data management, data modeling.
    • Strong knowledge of data warehouse systems.
    • Knowledge of visual basic or similar coding experience.

    About The ODP Corporation: The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP) is a leading provider of products and services through an integrated business-to-business (B2B) distribution platform and omnichannel presence, which includes world-class supply chain and distribution operations, dedicated sales professionals, a B2B digital procurement solution, online presence, and a network of Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores. Through its operating companies Office Depot, LLC; ODP Business Solutions, LLC; Veyer, LLC; and Varis, LLC, The ODP Corporation empowers every business, professional, and consumer to achieve more every day.

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Other duties may be assigned.

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: The company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! Salary Range - $82,900 - $140,000K based on experience. For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How to Apply: Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity: The company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Medical Insurance/Prescription Drugs
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Flu shots

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 128 hours on a prorated basis in their first year of employment)

    Financial:

    • 401(k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Commuter Benefits
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Employer Match
    • Discount Center
    • Employee & Dependent Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Short & Long-Term Disability

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

    Physical:

    • Flu Shots

    Work-Life:

    • Part-Time Associates are eligible to receive up to 24 hours of paid time off on a prorated basis after their first year of employment

    Financial:

    • 401 (k) and Roth Savings Plans
    • Savings Plan Employer Match
    • Discount Center
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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