Sr Director - Human Resources

American Eagle Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 3 weeks ago

POSITION TITLE: Senior HR Director, Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics

REPORTS TO: SVP - Human Resources

STATUS: Full -Time Exempt

SUPERVISES: HR Distribution Center leaders and Corporate HRBP


The Senior Director, HR- Supply Chain provides strategic and tactical leadership for all aspects of HR, including employee relations, change management, coaching, talent assessment/development, succession planning, performance management and organizational design. This individual oversees a large team of HR Business Partners supporting over 3,000 employees. This leader has accountability for our Supply Chain corporate teams, three Distribution Centers (DCs) in the US and Canada, and a newly acquired logistics start-up organization that is rapidly scaling. This position requires strong partnerships across the organization to ensure alignment of company-wide HR initiatives that support the success of our business strategies. This leader should have superior strategic expertise, business acumen, and demonstrated experience in building/retaining trust and relationships across the organization.


  • Serve as the primary HR Business Partner to the Chief Supply Chain officer

  • Directly manage a team of 3 HR leaders and an indirect team of over 20, ensure that all team members are provided clear expectations, direction and are empowered to achieve their goals

  • Maintain a strong focus on creating positive working environments and ensure management and employee relations remain collaborative and supportive

  • Consult, advise, and counsel Supply Chain Leadership and DC HR Managers on employee relations issues to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all employees

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to implement talent management, compensation, learning and development and benefit strategies that align with overall business needs

  • Continually assess and evaluate HR practices for recommendation and implementation of industry best practices, programs and systems to support Supply Chain

  • Create, guide and facilitate workforce planning, succession planning and organization structure input to achieve business objectives

  • Create robust and proactive workforce plans for our DCs, planning for current and future needs and anticipating where/how the workforce will evolve over time in an increasingly competitive labor market (i.e., introduction of new staffing models like gig/flex, workforce of the future, upskilling, etc.)

  • Identify potential areas of opportunities/risks and create mitigation strategies related to our people, talent, and culture goals

  • Ensure alignment to all AEO policies and compliance with state/federal employment legislation in partnership with Legal and Compliance

  • Analyze data and benchmarking insights to identify better ways of working, attracting and retaining talent in a competitive and rapidly evolving landscape for our Corporate roles and Distribution Center roles at all levels

  • Create and execute new leader assimilation plans for newly hired and promoted talent, ensuring people have the tools and resources to be successful in their roles

  • Respond to the needs and concerns of associates to foster and maintain an inclusive environment in line with AEO values


  • MA/MBA in HR, Labor Relations or related field preferred

  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience in supply chain environments

  • Relevant HR leadership experience including organizational change management initiatives, communications development, organizational design and development, HR strategy and operations; DC leadership experience preferred

  • Track record of leading transformational change in an energetic and positive manner

  • Experience leading large, cross-functional projects, including business reorganizations

  • Experience supporting workshops, large meetings, or presentations to senior leaders

  • Ability to execute a project plan, managing to deadlines

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and ability to work effectively across teams, levels and varying professional styles

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS PowerPoint) and data analysis (MS Excel)

  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills with the ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment

  • Ability to travel by plane and overnight

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.

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