At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamental values- Proactive, Respect/Win-Win, Growth, Great Operations, and Giving.
Panda Restaurant Group includes the original Panda Inn fine dining restaurants, Panda Express, our Gourmet Chinese food concept served in a fast casual environment, and Hibachi San, our Japanese grill concept. The family owned and operated company is still run by founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng.
Panda offers competitive benefits and rewarding opportunities, from entry-level positions to management. We have restaurant positions available nationwide and support center positions in Rosemead, CA. Come join the nation's largest and fastest growing Asian restaurant company.
The Executive Director, Logistics & Distribution Services is responsible for working with the Vice President, SCM on the design and execution of the five-year logistics and distribution strategic plan, anticipating business requirements. This position serves as the company's expert on industry trends and changes in federal and state laws and regulations affecting logistics and distribution services. The Executive Director leads a SCM team of managers and professionals in logistics, distribution, and SCM systems. The Executive Director, with the support of the team, designs and implements the most cost effective inbound freight saving programs to lower landed costs of the products carried by PRG Distribution Partners as well as the optimal distributor partner program, delivering the highest level of service in the most competitive cost to stores.
Assists the Vice President, SCM in the design and execution of the five-year logistics and distribution strategic plan, anticipating business requirements. Informs the VP on industry trends, labor disputes, fuel commodity pricing, and changes in federal and state laws and regulations.
Recruits, selects, and develops an effective Logistics & Distribution Services team comprised of managers and professionals in logistics, distribution, and SCM systems. Provides leadership, coaching and development to the team to meet the department's people planning and development goals.
Executes the company's inbound freight program. Iidentifies selects and contracts third party logistics providers. Implements in-bound freight saving programs to lower landed cost of products carried in the distribution centers.
Executes the company's distribution services arrangements in support of its business strategy and plan. Identifies third party distributors and supports the implementation of optimal contracts in terms of cost, service, and quality. Monitors and reports performance of third party distributors and makes necessary improvements.
Responsible for inventory planning, deployment, and management of all products at Distribution and Supplier partners. Develops and implements inventory procedures to ensure continuous supply and minimize inventory obsolescence.
Manages new product introduction and LTO roll outs in support of PRG Marketing programs. Collaborates with supplier and distribution partners in planning, production, and deployment and depletion of LTOs in distribution centers.
Supports the PRG international expansion program in relation to inventory requirements. Develops and implements inventory planning, forecasting, and deployment policies ensuring continuous supply to international stores.
Responsible for SCM system management to achieve greater efficiency. Develops software applications with a third party to provide data on sales and inventory as the basis for managing distributors' inventory, pricing compliance, and procurement. Utilizes the software applications for logistics analysis and contract negotiation.
Maintains a strong relationship with third party logistics and distribution providers. Acts as a liaison between third party providers, PRG suppliers, and Operations. Communicates with third party logistics and distribution providers concerning PRG philosophy, performance, and growth plans.
Identifies third party logistics and distributors, as well as SCM providers, to support future growth. Attends industry conferences to identify potential partners and gain industry insights. Evaluates potential third party providers with cross-functional team to determine financial viability, capability, and capacity to perform.
Manages cross-functional projects with departments such as Systems, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Product Development, FSQA, International, and Operations to support company growth. Stays current on all issues related to Logistics & Distribution Services, domestic and international.
Provides global and strategic solutions to international stores with support from FSQA, International. Legal, and Distribution Partners. Supports logistics operations for international expansion, covering company-owned, franchise, and licensed stores.
Conducts quarterly surveys with Operations regarding the performance of the third party distributors. Communicates survey results to Operations. Meets with third party distributors quarterly to communicate survey results and address identified issues.
Bachelor's degree required; MBA degree preferred
Minimum twelve to fifteen years of experience in Supply Chain Management with focus on logistics/distribution management and supply chain systems, preferably in a multi-unit food service distribution organization.
Panda Restaurant Group's culture is strongly guided by our Mission and Values, highlighted on the Panda websites. We recommend all interested candidates become familiar with our Mission and Values, as well as the principals of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.