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Location:Agoura Hills (Calabasas Hills), CA
Company:Harbor Freight Tools
First posted:February 04, 2020

Job Description:
To support this dramatic growth, the company is building, and in some cases, strengthening its executive team. This position will lead internal Supply Chain Projects, engaging cross functional teams. The complex supply chain projects will include new or expanded distribution facilities, related large-scale material handling installations and supply chain systems implementations. Other projects will include high-impact process improvement initiatives involving interdisciplinary teams, and the routine operational support that the project management team affords to Distribution, Logistics, Import Logistics, Store Operations, Facilities, and Real Estate.
Reporting to the Director, Supply Chain Project Management the Project Manager will be responsible for managing planning and execution of Supply Chain capital improvement and other projects. This will include responsibility for managing project outcomes to achieve objectives on-time and within budget. The Project Manager will need to be detail-oriented and an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills. He or she will be responsible for coordinating project communications and deliverables, planning, and execution. The ability to meet capital budgets and deliver high levels of quality and service will be essential. Relationships with key internal business partners and related reporting needs are a further critical aspect of this role; including with, Information Technology,   Purchasing, Inventory Management, Imports, Transportation, Accounting and Finance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of project management for Supply Chain assigned projects through the entire lifecycle, including, but not limited to: chartering, scoping, requirements gathering, document approval tracking and management, project plan creation, status reporting, issue resolution, project resource allocation, project costs and financial analysis, and benefits validation.
  • Creates cohesive project programs and plans with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the approved plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters.
  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of projects.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding project status.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Supports team members in executing tasks as needed to meet project deliveries
  • Coordinate meetings, writes minutes, updates budgets, manage presentations and RFP bids.
  • Extensive travel (50-75%).

Essential Background, Qualities, Duties and Responsibilities:
Ability to lead a team of professionals who can interact across all levels and functions of the organization effectively, lead during a time of significant growth, and an ability to establish credibility and influence other executives through both formal and informal leadership.
Additional professional and personal requirements include:

  • Approximately 2 to 5 years in leadership of distribution center Improvements, MHE or systems implementation &  complex projects.
  • Proficient in MS office suites, MS Project and Visio. SharePoint and Jira a +
  • Ideal background includes national, multi-unit retailers with multiple warehouse operations, such as department stores, mass merchants, or other general merchandise retailers; hard line experience is preferred.
  • A history of success operating as a key strategic partner to an energetic senior executive team.
  • A history of developing and managing to key metrics and scorecards.
  • Competency in developing strategic plans, as well as directing tactical execution; strong project management skills.
  • Experience working in a high growth environment, with consistently shifting priorities; ability to create order out of chaos.
  • Successful track record of leading companywide supply chain management initiatives from the project management and engineering perspective.
  • Ability to function in an unstructured environment; thrives on bringing order to chaos.
  • A clear, coherent, and rational thinker adept at establishing efficient, disciplined, and optimal processes and methodologies.
  • Energetic, proactive, self-motivated, and an independent thinker who is willing to try new and creative ideas.
  • Dedicated to the success of the company and willing to commit to necessary hours, if and when appropriate, to reach goals, and complete tasks on time - this is an opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth of the Company.
  • A personable teammate who is able to inspire confidence and to build collaborative relationships with others in all levels of the organization.
  • Tough-minded and willing to stand one's ground when deliberating on issues, but also flexible and willing to change course as the situation dictates.
  • Aggressive, quick, smart and instinctive.
  • Quantitative and analytical.
  • Secure, balanced ego driven by need for success rather than the need for personal imprint on every decision
  • Decisive - able to make decisions without fully developed information.
  • Strong negotiating style and experience.
  • Pragmatic problem solver - makes things simple and gets things done.
  • Record of delivering concise, persuasive, and comprehensive reporting, recommendations and risk/alternative assessments of complex business situations to top management and peers.
  • A thinker who strives to understand causality in data and its context in terms of overall business objectives. Asks what the goal is, what key segments of management and peers require, defines the types of data and sources needed, formulates theories and sets out to prove, disprove and refine these until an answer rooted in process is crystalized.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Management, Operations, Information Technology,  and coursework viewed favorably. Advanced degree a plus.

Physical Requirements:
Extensive travel (50-75%). General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to move about an office.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
Supervisory Responsibility
Direct: Exempt Employees & Non-Exempt Employees
  About Harbor Freight Tools:
In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.

We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $4 billion company with over 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.

Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977

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