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Overview

The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Labor Planning develops labor strategy that supports optimal business results and client experience. This includes oversight of staffing and scheduling payroll direction, and building labor models and budgets, forecasts, and reporting for all North American Distribution Centers and Private Fleet Transportation. This passionate people leader guides a team in driving continuous improvement and analysis in labor processes including automating and improving current budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, and reporting processes, and improving direction on Supply Chain staffing and payroll management. Additionally, this leader partners with senior stakeholders in Supply Chain to provide data-driven insights to improve cost efficiency with how Supply Chain labor hours are utilized and distributed.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
1. Develop and drive long term labor strategy while remaining flexible in the moment to meet ever-changing business needs. Providing strategy, guidance, and recommendation on staffing requirements and cost modeling to SVP & Regional VP’s of Supply Chain using trajectory analysis to include new business forecast. 
2. Oversee development of benchmarks and targets using metrics, industry standards and specific business needs to analyze Average Hourly Rates, Full Time/Part Time headcount mix, and effective staffing direction by DC type, and down to individual departments within the distribution center
3. Build and manage the budget for payroll, benefits, and bonus by month by DC and oversee optimization of reporting tools to drive effective staffing and scheduling
4. Oversee and continuously improve the labor model for allocation of labor by DC, XD, CC, including detailed analysis of trends in hours usage by (department), role, DC, DC type, and trends/impacts in hiring/termination/promotion rate
5. Oversee calculation and loading of payroll data into the PowerBI and financial forecast for monthly payroll budgets and adjustments to budgets as needed and effectiveness of the system reporting
6. Foster and maintain effective relationships with cross-functional and field leadership teams to develop short- and long-term strategies for optimization of labor and scheduling
7. Facilitate, lead, and participate in daily and weekly labor strategy and planning meetings/presentations with key stakeholders
8. Lead ad hoc analysis as requested by senior leaders and stakeholders
 
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, or relevant experience required
Area of Study: Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or equivalent experience
Years of Experience: Minimum 5 year experience in related field
Type of Experience: Supply Chain labor planning and /or field experience a plus
Technical Competencies: 
• Detail oriented, highly comfortable with navigating large data sets from multiple sources with high degree of accuracy
• Advanced expert skills in Excel, with proven ability in developing budget models and detailed analysis from scratch
Skills and Ability:
• Experienced in leading teams of analysts (3-5 years), coaching them to build strategic thinking and analytical
• Skills, and spot-checking their reporting and analysis for accuracy and efficiency
• Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience - verbal and written - throughout all levels of the organization with high degree of comfort presenting and responding to senior level executives
• Ability to work extremely well across functions, successfully bringing people together toward common goals and consensus
• Ability to multi-task, managing multiple projects, people, and initiatives
• Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative supply chain environment
• Ability to travel occasionally to Distribution Centers for collaboration with DC leaders.
Information Systems: Excel, PowerApps, warehouse management systems & timekeeping systems.
Personal Attributes:
• Detailed and analytical
• Ability to collaborate with a variety of levels within the organization 
• High energy, enjoys fast paced and changing environment
 
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot and Office Max 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! 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
Office Depot and Office Max 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:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

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

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

    The Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Labor Planning develops labor strategy that supports optimal business results and client experience. This includes oversight of staffing and scheduling payroll direction, and building labor models and budgets, forecasts, and reporting for all North American Distribution Centers and Private Fleet Transportation. This passionate people leader guides a team in driving continuous improvement and analysis in labor processes including automating and improving current budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, and reporting processes, and improving direction on Supply Chain staffing and payroll management. Additionally, this leader partners with senior stakeholders in Supply Chain to provide data-driven insights to improve cost efficiency with how Supply Chain labor hours are utilized and distributed.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    1. Develop and drive long term labor strategy while remaining flexible in the moment to meet ever-changing business needs. Providing strategy, guidance, and recommendation on staffing requirements and cost modeling to SVP & Regional VP’s of Supply Chain using trajectory analysis to include new business forecast. 
    2. Oversee development of benchmarks and targets using metrics, industry standards and specific business needs to analyze Average Hourly Rates, Full Time/Part Time headcount mix, and effective staffing direction by DC type, and down to individual departments within the distribution center
    3. Build and manage the budget for payroll, benefits, and bonus by month by DC and oversee optimization of reporting tools to drive effective staffing and scheduling
    4. Oversee and continuously improve the labor model for allocation of labor by DC, XD, CC, including detailed analysis of trends in hours usage by (department), role, DC, DC type, and trends/impacts in hiring/termination/promotion rate
    5. Oversee calculation and loading of payroll data into the PowerBI and financial forecast for monthly payroll budgets and adjustments to budgets as needed and effectiveness of the system reporting
    6. Foster and maintain effective relationships with cross-functional and field leadership teams to develop short- and long-term strategies for optimization of labor and scheduling
    7. Facilitate, lead, and participate in daily and weekly labor strategy and planning meetings/presentations with key stakeholders
    8. Lead ad hoc analysis as requested by senior leaders and stakeholders
     
    Education & Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree, or relevant experience required
    Area of Study: Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or equivalent experience
    Years of Experience: Minimum 5 year experience in related field
    Type of Experience: Supply Chain labor planning and /or field experience a plus
    Technical Competencies: 
    • Detail oriented, highly comfortable with navigating large data sets from multiple sources with high degree of accuracy
    • Advanced expert skills in Excel, with proven ability in developing budget models and detailed analysis from scratch
    Skills and Ability:
    • Experienced in leading teams of analysts (3-5 years), coaching them to build strategic thinking and analytical
    • Skills, and spot-checking their reporting and analysis for accuracy and efficiency
    • Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience - verbal and written - throughout all levels of the organization with high degree of comfort presenting and responding to senior level executives
    • Ability to work extremely well across functions, successfully bringing people together toward common goals and consensus
    • Ability to multi-task, managing multiple projects, people, and initiatives
    • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative supply chain environment
    • Ability to travel occasionally to Distribution Centers for collaboration with DC leaders.
    Information Systems: Excel, PowerApps, warehouse management systems & timekeeping systems.
    Personal Attributes:
    • Detailed and analytical
    • Ability to collaborate with a variety of levels within the organization 
    • High energy, enjoys fast paced and changing environment
     
    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
    Office Depot and Office Max 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! 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
    Office Depot and Office Max 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:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • 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
  • 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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Career Progression

  • 2008
    SUPPLY CHAIN TRAINER
  • 2011
    DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
  • 2015
    SR. MANAGER, SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS
  • 2019
    SUPPLY CHAIN REGIONAL VP

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