IND-Team Lead

IND-Team Lead

03 Jan
Lowe's India

03 Jan

Lowe's India


Job Description

At Lowe's India, we are the enablers who help create an engaging customer experience for our nearly $90 billion home improvement business at Lowe's. Our 3100+ associates work across technology, analytics, business operations, finance & accounting, product management, and shared services. We leverage new technologies and find innovative ways to ensure Lowe's has a strong competitive edge in the market. Lowe's India is certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great to Place to Work® Institute, India, and has been recognized as one of Economic Times Best Brands for 2020.

Our Technology team supports E-commerce, Mobile, IT & Cloud Infrastructure, and Corporate Systems at Lowe's India,

enabling various functions such as supply chain, merchandising, distribution, corporate services, etc. The Data & Analytics teams help make data-driven decisions in merchandising, store operations, finance, and supply chain. The Business Services team builds business services capabilities across Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Store Operations, Enterprise Item Content, and Private Brands. The Finance and Accounting team manages Transaction Accounting, Customer and Inventory Accounting, Margin and Cost Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Finance support, Tax and Enterprise Strategic Sourcing for the U.S. and Canada business. The Product Management team builds and manages tech products and solutions for our stores and online channels. And Lastly, our Shared Services team empowers other groups to do their job well. To know more about Lowe's India, visit

I. Job Summary:

The Merchandising Logistics Management (MLM) Lead will be aligned to one Businss Area and is responsible for improving inbound flow from suppliers to Lowe's distribution centers and stores based on complex analytics that impacts channel selection, inventory placement decisions, supplier ship-point optimization, freight mode selection, freight ownership that is informed by merchant and replenishment business parameters and service expectations. This will also include direct ownership of the Prepaid-to-Collect conversion program.

The position is responsible for directing a team of Analysts in completing complex analysis regarding channel selection and freight flow, including trade-offs between inventory, handling, transportation, service levels and other inputs. MLM Lead must prioritize optimization opportunities along with allocating analytics resources between product categories based on line review schedules, seasonality and tactical needs for their given business area.

II. Roles & Responsibilities:

Core Responsibilities:

. Lead team of analyst to drive optimal channel and flow strategies for assigened business

. In conjunction with Director - MLM, collaborates with Supply Chain Planning and Replenishment VP's, Sr. Directors, Merchandising's MVP, and DMMS to identify and explore key supplier supply chain opportunities and analysis.

. Collaborates with Supply Chain Planning, Network Optimization, Transportation and DC Ops teams to execute improvements to inbound flow for targeted product areas, supplier programs, and replenishment strategies.

. Helps establish and accomplish store and DC service improvements, as well as cost savings, and reports out progress monthly to EVP, SVP's and VP's of Supply Chain.

. Main point of contact for supplier-specific network flow issues that require channel, frequency, ship-point or other identified supplier inefficiencies

. Designs and manages proactive and reactive Supply Chain by monitoring channel and flow of product for categories

. Monitors reporting weekly to identify items that need additional analysis and/or to have their strategy adjusted based on changing business conditions

. Act as Subject Matter Expert for all central channel analysis using the appropriate optimization tool and model to review alternatives and trade-offs.

. Manages the processes and governance of channel business rules and decisions that ensure costs, capacities, and capabilities are accounted for to ensure timely flow of goods through the network.

. Evaluate Inventory depth and flow timing of freight ordered vs recieved

. Support reset activity, seasonal build entry/exit, promotions by executing PLR packets

. Identifying and mitigate business risks and opportunities

. Builds content to support decision making, including the supporting modeling results, alternatives considered, timelines and financial impacts/requirements.

III. Years of Experience

Overall 8+ years of Experience

. 6+ years of experience in Supply chain Management

. 5+ years experience in optimization principals, modeling, and tools

. 5+ years experience modeling and data analytics

. 4+ years experience of project management

. 3+ years of prior leadership experience

IV. Education Qualification & Certifications (optional)

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research or Related Field

V. Skill Set Required

Primary Skills (must have)

. Experience in Data mining and visualitzation tool such as PoweBI, SQL, MS Access and Excel

. Experience in building analytical models, proficient in mathematical and Statistical analysis

. Experiecend in Python and R

. Experience in or knowledge of Supply Chain Planning and Optimization through use of modeling and simulation tools

. Working knowledge of Merchandising decision-making tools for Suppliers, Items and Sourcing to include Financial determinations

. Familiar with Inventory Management, Planning, Forecasting, and Transportation processes and systems

. Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to develop analytical documents for presentation to management