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Manager Material Cost Optimization

Company: Advance Auto Parts
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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Job Description

Manager Material Cost Optimization
The Manager, Material Cost Optimization will manage a team of SR Business Analyst's and is responsible for delivering the organizations product cost savings targets. The position will engage with teams and leaders across Merchandising, Finance, Supply Chain, Inventory, and the Vendor community. The Manager, Material Cost Optimization will develop strong cross-functional and collaborative relationships with business partners to fully understand their strategies and deploy the best analytical process to help partners achieve objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Recruit, hire, and develop a high performing team of analysts
Support team in all category engagements insuring we have thought and applied analytics to every scenario to deliver maximum value
Improve process to evaluate commodities, currency, and other cost model reporting to strengthen AAP's position in negotiations by completely understanding what a vendors cost is or how it has changed over time
Improve adoption of Economic Value Calculator within negotiations to further incorporate impact to OI and Free Cash helping the team scenario trade-offs
Plan, prepare and present executive level materials around macro-economic factors, potential impacts, work performed, etc.---
Assist merchant leadership in designing, planning, and building adhoc processes as the business may require
Drive process improvement and innovation within current tool set simplifying and speeding up the team's ability to execute day to day work.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High analytical aptitude
Ability to take complex issues and simplify through plan/process design enabling execution
Ability to continually find ways to improve and create process efficiencies to deliver expectations
Ability to lead in dynamic environment requiring execution across multiple projects at same time
Ability to influence decision makers using facts and data
Proficient in all Microsoft products including SQL & Power BI Design, Alteryx, APT, a plus
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, or Accounting
1-3 years experience leading business teams
3-10 years relevant experience
or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Keywords: Advance Auto Parts, Raleigh , Manager Material Cost Optimization, Executive , Raleigh, North Carolina

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