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VP, IT Distribution and Supply Chain Applications

Akron, OH, USA | Signet Jewelers

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The VP of Distribution and Supply Chain Applications will be responsible for leading transformational initiatives related to distribution and supply chain, including flexible fulfillment, logistics network optimization, shipping, sourcing, and repair.The position will require past experience overseeing large IT delivery teams through entire program lifecycle, including but not limited to, implementations, integrations with various sales channels, supporting legacy systems, and partnering with business executives to help drive transformational process reengineering, process harmonization, and organization design.

IT Leadership

Collaborate and build trusted relationships with senior management across Signet, including the Chief Supply Chain Officer and other members of the Signet Leadership Team.

Serve as a trusted business adviser, demonstrating strong service leadership, and be responsible for developing a clear understanding of business needs.

Lead cross-functional teams through concept/discovery, design, implementation, and deployment of initiatives and projects/enhancements.

Work with various IT and business teams to determine business goals and interpret technology trends to develop long term technology roadmaps.

Lead the team of technologists responsible for the supporting, enhancing, and transforming the application landscape supporting the distribution, repair, and sourcing functions within Signet.Drive ongoing development of the team members and ongoing improvement of the team’s capabilities.

Leading Transformational Initiatives

Drive the planning and execution of transformational initiatives for the distribution, repair, and sourcing functions within Signet; including, but not limited to: Flexible Fulfillment, Distributed Order Management, Logistics Network Optimization, Shipping Optimization, Chain-of-Custody, and Repair Transformation.

Lead the design and implementation of new systems and applications for the distribution, repair, and sourcing functions within Signet.

Lead strategic planning and own the roadmap for Supply Chain, including the evaluation of new systems.

Oversee all aspects of IT project delivery done by the internal IT teams and/or solution integrators/consultants.

Develop and manage the IT budget and strategic plan in collaboration with business sponsors and other IT representatives, for the Supply Chain area.

Work with business sponsors and users to define requirements, produce system specifications, coordinate programming, and determine priorities. 

Manage the overall base budget and project budgets for the Supply Chain area.

Continue to refine established best practices, owning the communication and training of changes internally within the team and communicating externally, when appropriate.

Promote and drive Signet IT’s Guiding Principles and standards

Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase in an effort to refine approach, applying learnings consistently.

Develop and present analytics and reports to Senior Management, including the SLT.

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