Director, Fulfillment Automation
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.
The eCommerce Department has an opening for a Director, Fulfillment Automation. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.
Albertsons seeks to offer customers an easy, exciting and friendly ecommerce shopping experience, through the invention of personalized and localized digital experiences for our 34 million plus weekly customers.
As the Director of Automated Fulfillment, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding the strategy to bring automation to the ecommerce fulfillment process. You will develop a thorough understanding of the business needs that dictate the requirements for automation solutions and develop effective ways of determining suitability and applicability of solutions and solution providers, systems and system integrators.
The grocery industry is underdeveloped in ecommerce, and this person will contribute in influencing the future of grocery ecommerce and establish Albertsons as an industry leader. There are very few places where you can have this much customer and business impact and help shape the future of e-commerce. If you're up to the challenge, we'd love to talk to you!
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and maintain intimate knowledge and expertise on automation solutions within grocery retail, supply chain and e-commerce, by constantly keeping up with market developments and new innovations.
Build strategic relationships with relevant third parties within the automation landscape
Work closely with IT to understand the implications of automation solutions on IT requirements, integration of automation systems with warehouse management systems and order management systems.
Establish financial business cases and support the development of Investment Proposals
Develop and design fully defined solutions, in concert with solution providers and/or system integrators
Developing an implementation process of the solution for business and IT teams
Launch automation pilots, developing learnings, evaluate the effectiveness of the solution using a predetermined set of KPIs and criteria, and work with solution providers and integrators to address any issues and adapt the solution where necessary
Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
Degree in Operations Management, Continuous Improvement or Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related fields.
8+ years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of key abilities and knowledge as presented above.
Intimate knowledge of Material Handling Systems in grocery retail, supply chain and e-commerce
Knowledge of the constraints and methods for defining and demonstrating equipment, subsystem, and system performance criteria
Financial understanding of retail P&L and cost/benefit drivers
Affinity with IT systems and IT infrastructure
Technical knowledge of automation aspects
Aptitude for strategic thinking and problem solving in a fluid environment.
Exceptional at prioritizing and focusing on the highest value opportunities.
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional teams to deliver results.
Executive presence and mindset, with the ability to roll up sleeves when necessary.
Excellent communication skills, able to present, negotiate and influence at C-level.
How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers.html
Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.
The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.
We support a drug-free workplace -- all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.
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