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Manager, Retail Supply Chain + Procurement with Rank + Rally in Chicago · IL

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The Manager - Retail Supply Chain & Procurement is responsible for helping to establish solutions to drive best in class Omni channel guest experiences at the lowest cost to Rank + Rally. Focusing on everything from optimizing inventory management to establishing a vendor management framework that ensures best possible outcomes for Rank + Rally. Here, you’ll work with divisional leadership using your skills for analytical rigor, creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, and sound decision-making to position Rank + Rally and its vendors for the most productive and successful partnerships.

We're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. You’ll drive outstanding financial results by enabling and accelerating Rank + Rally’s strategic execution, bringing innovative solutions that have a direct impact on financial and operational direction-setting, merchandising, as well as capital investments and how to best use our resources.

Essential Duties:

  • Serve as direct supply chain business partner to division leadership optimize business operations and financial performance.
  • Create forecasts, design inventory optimization strategies, and leverage technology to ensure inventory is available at the right time, in the right places and quantity to meet the needs of our consumers, stores, and operational goals.
  • Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities, including—but not limited to—open to buy, compliance to category strategies, cost of goods sold, inventory days and turn ratio, and financial (AP) performance.
  • Identify, evaluate and lead initiatives to drive improvements in the retail supply chain, including business case development for new capabilities across distribution/fulfillment, store/e-commerce operations, inventory management, and reverse logistics.
  • Identify, analyze, and assess vendor profitability in regards to contract negotiations, leveraging, compliance, vendor income, and supply chain impact.
Required Qualifications (Education, Job Knowledge, and Skills):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain/Procurement, Business or relevant field
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong initiative and willingness to take risks.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation, and analytical skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Can deal with ambiguity, showing strong self-confidence and determination
  • Strong financial background
  • Experience streamlining warehouse processes and/or design   
About Levy
Levy is the leader in Sports & Entertainment dining, catering at such renowned sports venues such as Wrigley Field in Chicago, STAPLES Center and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Ford Field in Detroit and Churchill Downs in Louisville. Levy also caters events including Super Bowls, World Series, NASCAR Racing, the Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and the Grammy Awards.

Levy is an equal opportunity employer. At Levy, we are committed to treating all applicants and team members fairly based on their abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

About Rank + Rally

Rank + Rally is the retail subsidiary of Levy, the premium restaurant and sports & entertainment dining company within the Compass Group family of companies.  With over 40 thousand employees and in excess of $2 billion in revenues in 2019, Levy was named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports by Fast Company magazine.  Levy’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants, iconic sports and entertainment venues, and convention centers, as well as premium food service at events such as the Super Bowl, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA All-Star GamesRank + Rally is fast-paced growing company with lots of opportunity to make a difference continuing to be the leader in making the best experiences in sports and entertainment, featuring an incredible team of experienced retailers. We currently partner with some of the most prestigious and recognizable brands in sports and entertainment, handling every facet of retail operations including product design and development, pricing, and promotion planning, e-commerce, and store operations. Our dedicated team members have done amazing work building and growing the brands of our partners to create remarkable retail experiences.

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