Vice President of Operations and Procurement at Kendra Scott

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About Kendra Scott:
We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Position Overview:
The VP Operations and Procurement will provide leadership and operational oversight for our Distribution, Logistics, Trade Compliance and Procurement functions at Kendra Scott. This role is responsible for the overall operation of the distribution network with a main focus on driving efficiencies in cost and service levels. This individual must be experienced in managing distribution networks, Third Party Logistics providers and transportation operations. The individual will be tasked with integrating retail, wholesale and e-commerce operations together to create synergies in processes and costs. The individual will work with key cross-functional partners throughout the organization to coordinate the execution of receipts and shipments to over 108 stores, several wholesale clients and e-commerce customers. This critical role will play an essential role in developing a strategy for managing Supply Chain operations in a growth retailer. Brings a solid track record of building and managing successful teams.
• Responsible for directing distribution center operations.
• Responsible for managing and cultivating strong partnership with on-site, third-party logistics providers to ensure performance levels and key metrics are achieved.
• Evaluate key performance measures to improve the productively, timeliness and accuracy of deliveries to stores.
• Lead continuous process improvement and optimization efforts of distribution center, transportation networks and systems.
• Be able to evolve the logistics functions with a rapidly growing business by improving the distribution network company-wide from a cost and process perspective.
• Provide strong leadership to guide and develop teams, in order to build a strong management bench, through effective coaching, mentoring, training and performance feedback.
• Lead the evolution of a digitally enabled distribution network.
• Responsible for the financial management of the logistics and transportation budget with specific P&L responsibilities.
• Ensure compliance with all company and facility policies and procedures.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• Bachelors degree in Business or Supply Chain Management or the equivalent in experience is required.
• 10+ years experience of management experience in the distribution, logistics and transportation industry with a high-visibility track record of accomplishments.
• Proven experience in distribution center operations.
• Previous experience working with third party logistic providers is required.
• Previous multi-unit or omni channel experience is required
• Previous experience in negotiating transportation rates, service level agreements and contracts are required.
• Possess strong technical and solid business analysis skills; in depth knowledge of current technologies and concepts and its application in the distribution process.
• Strong background in utilization of a Warehouse Management System.
• Strong leadership, talent development and team building skills are necessary.
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills.
• Proven ability to define, analyze and develop methods to optimize the receiving, order selection and shipping functions.
• Ability to manage a full operating budget, utilizing strong budgeting and cost containment skills, for distribution and transportation functions.
• Flexible team player with ability to manage operational and organizational change.
• Background in managing international trade compliance is required
• Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel), Outlook
• Previous experience managing a Procurement function is preferred.
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy
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Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

How does your team reward individual success?

As a team, we celebrate every win, no matter how big or small. When an individual team member shines with amazing results, we celebrate! Publicly recognizing accomplishments, ensuring the individual gets a little extra visibility, or even just a simple "Thank You" goes a long way in keeping teams engaged and feeling appreciated!


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What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.


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How does the company support your career growth?

Nine years ago, I took an Assistant Manager position at our West Village store. That position served as a stepping stone that has taken me beyond my wildest dreams. The relationships I have built in my time at Kendra Scott have helped shape me into the thriving young professional I am today.


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What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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