What you’ll be doing...

This position includes project management and operational elements. You will implement strategies to improve service quality, employee efficiency, equipment performance and interdepartmental communication. It involves but not limited to working at the FGO SAP SME as it relates to the development of reporting and system enhancements, creating distribution paths and establishing channels for ongoing feedback and improvement.

You will also be responsible for monitoring operational and financial data, identifying high variances or exposure areas, explaining actual variances to plan, or trend, producing regular readouts to senior leadership. Based on the data you will proactively design, implement, and execute the required systemic and operational changes to address negative trends and exposure areas.

Inventory Control:

  • Develop strategies and processes to measure and ensure the security of the inventory on-site at the 3PL's.
  • Ensure the adequate controls are in place to minimize shrink at the distribution centers.
  • Oversee cycle counts audits with internal and external audit teams.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans, with DC & internal/external audit teams.
  • Develop processes to ensure accuracy of the Verizon Inventory System (SAP) to the 3PL’s warehouse management system and physical inventory on the floor.
  • Manage inbound discrepancies with original equipment manufacturing vendors, alternative repair networks, direct from consumers, and sales channels and establish new processes to reduce the number and hold them accountable to SLA's.
  • Reduce product obsolescence through inventory reviews and re-balancing efforts. Must identify obsolescence drivers and effectively communicate solutions to third-party logistics providers.
  • Research emerging issues that are customer impacting or business impacting; identify prompt resolution to these issues with root cause analysis, corrective actions across impacted systems or processes.
  • You will be required to review current processes and provide solutions to enhance and optimize all processes under your scope to drive towards time and spend reductions for the operations at Finished Goods Warehouse (FGO).
  • Identify opportunity for and lead IT infrastructure implementation and development.
  • Support Reverse Inventory Planning team in the inventory balancing and reconciliations.

Vendor Management:

  • Partner with multiple VZW OEM's to establish inbound delivery schedules of repaired and seed stock inventory.
  • Partner with OEMs to closely manage the inbound transportation from their facilities (domestic and foreign) to the VZW DC's. Ensure transit time metrics are maintained, carrier performance is being evaluated, and constrained product is expedited.
  • Manage receiving at the DC's to ensure that priority receipts are properly expedited and that all service level agreements for receiving are met.

Managing DC Receiving & Shipping Processes:

  • Partner with DC and OEMs to ensure compliance with VZW receiving & shipping processes.
  • Ensure DC staffing is maintained to handle inbound/outbound schedule and volumes.
  • Plan and develop flex inbound and outbound plans to support new product launches and holiday season.
  • Evaluate, design, and improve the efficiency of the inbound receiving processes at all DC's. Ensure that all DC's are following the same best practices.
  • Manage and monitor outbound/inbound pallets trends. Identify changes and adjust plan to support growth and seamless execution.
  • Compliance, Audit Controls & Oversight:
    • Partner with Audit teams in support of CPI efforts.
    • Ensure the DC's and FSL's are compliant with all inbound receiving and QA testing.
    • Oversee audit compliance, cycle counts, segregation of duties.
    • Manage weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual inventory reporting.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related field.
  • MBA or Master's degree.
  • An understanding of managing a product portfolio.
  • Capability to collaborate well with internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrated excellent forward thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast paced and fast changing environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to implement process improvements.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and schedule.
  • Ability to partner with internal and external vendors.
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead large scale projects and handle multiple tasks to meet required deadlines on time.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, interpersonal and follow up skills.
  • Proven ability to work well independently and with team members.
  • Capability to communicate effectively throughout multiple levels of the organization.
  • SAP experience.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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