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Position Summary:

The Logistics Planning Manager will play an integral role in Belk’s success by leading a cross-functional sales and operations planning (S&OP) task force focused on improving both short-term tactical and long-term strategic initiatives related to merchandise flow and inventory placement.  To accomplish this, the Logistics Planning Manager must demonstrate strong leadership skills, be comfortable driving cross-functional change initiatives and create and execute to a strategic roadmap related to S&OP initiatives.  This individual will act as the key liaison for Supply Chain, Merchandising, Planning and IT teams regarding merchandise and capacity planning initiatives.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Lead, support and improve sales and operations planning processes to better optimize merchandise flow and inventory placement across the supply chain, balancing sales requirements with operational capacities.
  • Collaborate with merchandise and planning teams on sales and inventory goals, issues and strategies.  Includes holding status meetings with cross functional teams to ensure key milestones are reached on time to support sales and inventory goals.
  • Establish and actively monitor tools and reports to analyze key performance indicators related to S&OP processes. Proactive communication advising stakeholders and leadership of business trends and potential issues
  • Conduct analysis on key performance indicators, identifying opportunities for improvement, determining root cause and developing plan to resolve; leading execution of resolution. Develop and implement corrective measures in order to update best practices.
  • Monitor plan vs. actual of supply chain capacities and business and operating plans.
  • Provide updated forecasts on an ongoing basis, thereby providing all teams with better information to manager their business
  • Champion ideas and opportunities for cost reduction, review and action by a cross-functional group of stakeholders.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree and/or equivalent years of experience
  • 6 or more years of applicable experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in a logistics operations or planning role.  Experience leading new process development, leading large projects with cross-functional teams, familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies, leading merchandise or supply chain planning experience and/or capacity planning.


Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Experience implementing logistic systems, i.e. Warehouse Management System (WMS)
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