Director, Supply Planning & Inventory Management

Elizabeth, NJ
Full Time
Gellert Global Group


The Director of Supply Planning and Inventory Management for Gellert Global Group’s operating companies will be responsible for leading a diverse team of supply chain professionals to support the overall supply chain strategy of maximizing service levels while minimizing sourcing and inventory related costs on a $1.4 billion dollar portfolio. The position reports to the Vice President of Supply Chain and will be a critical leader within our organization, helping us live by our values to drive impact by building a scalable, cost saving and data centric supply planning team.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a supply chain team consisting of multiple managers, supply planners, coordinators, and inventory analysts to meet specific KPI’s focused on fill rates, inventory levels, cost/profitability, spoils as well as aging and dead stock
  • Manage yearly purchase and inventory plan and adjust to meet business needs while also driving internal alignment within the team
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning, Sales, Operations & Business Development to drive service level improvements while minimizing operational cost and maximizing inventory utility
  • Partner with Business Development teams to promote good vendor relationships and high performance. Will require managing purchasing and supplier statistics
  • Analyze current inventories and procedures; continuously evaluate opportunities to increase the efficiency of our supply chain and the profitability of the company
  • Champion the development of team members to be more effective and productive in their day-to-day activities with a focus towards better decision making through data
  • Work closely alongside demand planning team to ensure proper forecasts are honed in
  • Align with warehouse operations and logistics on stocking levels by facility and projected inbound and outbound volume

Skills Required:

  • Quick learner with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain focus, and adapt to a variety of challenges
  • Very close attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Creative problem solver with a process improvement mindset
  • Strong Leader with a proven track record of building and managing successful teams
  • Strong quantitative and analytical experience
  • Data driven decision maker who is passionate about bringing that mentality to the team
  • Ability to properly manage time and know when to apply a sense of urgency


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, or equivalent experience. MBA preferred
  • Experience using ERP systems and MRP platforms (experience with Infor M3 highly preferred)
  • 10+ years of supply chain or procurement experience ideally within the food industry
  • 5 years’ experience managing teams with multiple direct reports

The Gellert Global Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/ Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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