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Head of Replenishment Optimization and Engineering at Chewy (Seattle, WA)

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Our Opportunity:

If you are a data driven leader looking to solve complex supply chain problems and drive innovation in e-commerce, come join us! Chewy is looking for a Head of Replenishment Optimization and Engineering to join our Supply Chain Team based in Dania Beach, FL or Seattle, WA.

We are seeking a senior biz-tech leader who is highly motivated, goal-oriented, and an analytical hands-on leader who excels in a fast-paced environment. This leader will build, manage, and develop a high-performing team of People Leaders, Operations Research and Data Scientists, Product Managers, and Software Development Engineers. As single threaded owner, you will have end to end responsibility of the science and systems to create an industry leading purchasing and replenishment supply chain function.

A successful leader will drive improvements in domestic and imports supply chain, improve inventory availability and inventory health, improve and scale ordering logic, manage inventory management systems, drive inbound flow optimization, scheduling and routing, and more. You will develop analytical models and processes to improve purchase order creation, inbound flow, and integration with vendors, carriers, and fulfillment centers. You will also own production implementation of these critical systems to ensure continuous scalability.

This leader must have strong communication and partnership skills as it requires working closely with cross-functional leaders in Merchandising, Operations, and Transportation. You will be responsible for building a strategy and then designing and implementing solutions and technologies which will handle the growing business needs and play a key role in redefining what it means to be a world-class Science, Engineering, and Supply Chain organization.


What You'll Do:

  • Develop long term strategy for scaling the purchasing and replenishment planning, processes, and systems to support the business growth and vision.
  • Develop and operationalize analytical and science-based tools/models iteratively to support growing business use cases and complexity.
  • Develop and deliver on key performance indicators for inventory availability, plan accuracy, inbound lead time, inbound flow efficiency, network performance, and more.
  • Develop tactical plans for purchasing and replenishment to support the business and financial plans.
  • Develop and implement multi-year systems roadmap.
  • Hire, develop, and lead a team of research and/or data scientists, product managers, and software engineers.
  • Lead the team in model and algorithm development by taking business requirements and complex problem statements, and clearly defining data science/statistical projects.
  • Engage and drive industry leading engineering practices to drive efficient and scalable technical solutions.
  • Strong communication skills and clear articulation of the vision and implementation plans.
  • Drive Operation and Technical Excellence delivering highly scalable plans and systems.
  • Work with Supply Chain leadership to build a roadmap and clearly defined vision for the team.
  • Identify and manage priorities within the context of overall Chewy objectives


What You'll Need:

  • 15+ years in inventory purchasing and replenishment and/or engineering positions in top CPG, retail, or e-commerce organizations
  • 7+ years’ experience managing people and leading a team of leaders.
  • Ability to understand and apply advanced mathematics
  • An advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., or equivalent experience) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Proven experience with bringing structured thinking in ambiguous problems spaces and delivering solutions.
  • R or Python mastery
  • SQL expertise
  • Extensive experience working with Purchasing and Replenishment optimization
  • Experience building complex analytical models
  • Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
  • Highly analytical Biz-Tech leader who can drive significant value
  • Experience architecting fault tolerant, high scale distributed systems
  • Experience developing inbound strategy for maximum efficiency
  • Experience leading, coaching, and developing a high performing team
  • An ability to flawlessly multi-task and thrive under pressure and deadlines
  • Position may require travel
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact [email protected]. To access Chewy’s Privacy Policy, which contains information regarding information collected from job applicants and how we use it, please click here:
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Bellevue, WA

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Black Team Members @Chewy LGBTQ+ @Chewy Women @Chewy Military/Vets @Chewy
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

I'd say our new onboarding program, which educates and immerses Chewy’s new hires in our business, mission, and Operating Principles. I hope new Chewtopians walk away from our revamped onboarding experience with a deeper understanding of what makes Chewy special and that it helps them build connections with their fellow new team members.


Senior Talent Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Creating a work environment that is accessible to everyone attracts a diverse talent pool and unlocks talents and skills that might not be available otherwise.


Sr. Accessibility Program Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


VP, Software Engineering

What’s the vibe like in the office?

My favorite Operating Principle here at Chewy is “Debate Openly, Commit Fully.” It makes me comfortable having passionate disagreements with my coworkers about a project when appropriate, knowing that we can have a (zoom) beer later that day and feel OK about it. Every company strives for that culture, and it's a part of our DNA at Chewy.


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