Vitacost.com
  • 13-Oct-2017 to 12-Dec-2017
  • - Operations
  • North Carolina, NC, USA
  • Full Time

About Vitacost:   Vitacost.com, an online retailer part of the Kroger Company family, has a Fulfillment Center based in Las Vegas, Nevada with an intense dedication to customer happiness.  We sell nearly 50,000 products geared towards customers with a passion for healthy living.  Food, sports nutrition, vitamins and supplements, and household items are just a few of the categories of products we fulfill.  You will be joining an innovative dotcom environment where customer engagement with relevant content is an ever-increasing aspiration.

Following the August 2014 merger with The Kroger Co., Vitacost has assumed an even greater role enhancing a ship-to-home platform for delivery around the world.  Kroger's increased focus on digital experiences, and the natural/organic markets, are huge catalysts for Vitacost's growth in these areas.

Position Summary

Create, prioritize, and develop business case for strategic plans and projects, with short and long term initiatives that enable the overall long-term vision of the Company to meet our growth and Customer Service objectives. Develop overall network strategy and develop an integrated approach, conduct cost/return on investment analysis, and align leadership. Provide cross functional project management in all phases of projects with objective of attaining project's stated objectives and Internal Rate of Return (IRR).  Role model and demonstrate the Company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

 

Essential Job Functions

 

  • Develop strategic initiatives and projects which enhance our Fulfillment (Logistics) network capabilities to meet Company growth and Customer Service objectives.  Develop and identify strategic initiatives/projects, including scope and approach for each project, recommendations for project timelines and strategic enhancements, preparation of schedules, agreements, and coordination of contractors, vendors and consultants, as well as department project managers.
  • Initiate projects by recommending cost saving/productivity enhancing alternative solutions.
  • Develop and align leadership for long-term strategy.  Focus includes project identification and scope, schedule, budget, and long-term benefit streams.
  • Ensure all major projects include risk analysis and contingency planning will maintain service levels in the event of unplanned interruptions or delays.
  • Evaluate construction, installation and/or business activities versus the schedule and anticipate problems.
  • Ensure proper documentation occurs throughout projects and provide regular updates to company leadership on progress on major projects.
  • Communicate and coordinate cross functionally to accomplish goals and build relationships regarding all aspects of projects including but not limited to: Merchandising, Marketing, Replenishment, Customer Service, Finance, IT, Operations management, senior / executive management, as well as capital, expense, and non-capital expenditures.
  • Develop and implement transition plans that ensure continued customer service level, lowest practical cost and least interruptions to operations during all FC projects, whether they be layout changes, product handling / packaging changes, operating & parcel pickup schedule changes or conveyor layout / routing / design changes.
  • Coordinate project activities in order to minimize impact to operations and maximize EBITDA.
  • Perform close out functions (i.e. reanalysis of IRR) ensuring reanalysis accurately reflects project performance against expectations.
  • Develop RFPs and manage vendor bidding processes.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5 to 7 years direct project management experience
  • 3 years experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement
  • Supply chain knowledge
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and leadership skills
  • Proficient in Excel / Word / PowerPoint, proficiency with MS Project a plus
  • Ability to communicate to all levels within organization
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Effective written / presentation skills
  • Ability to travel independently
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