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Location: New York City, NY, US, 10019

Date: May 20, 2017

Requisition Number: 101364

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

 

Position Title: Inventory Control Supervisor, M & M’s World

Reports to: Assistant Store Director, Operations M & M’s World

 

Purpose of Role:

 

The primary purpose of this position is to support the day to day inventory control activities of the store to ensure compliance and accuracy in all inventory control practices.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

DRIVE RESULTS / GUEST SERVICE- ACHIEVE OUR GOALS BY BRINGING MORE CHOCOLATE SMILES TO OUR GUESTS

 

  • Display a "Guest comes first" attitude by Smiling and saying Hi to all Guests even when working in a merchandising role
  • Contributes to and is knowledgeable of store sales goals and results
  • Balances serving multiple Guests and completing multiple tasks
  • Acts as a positive role model for others by demonstrating passion and enthusiasm

 

 

PRESENTATION EXCELLENCE- CREATE A VISUALLY EXCITING MERCHANDISE PRESENTATION BY DELIVERING OUR BRAND STANDARD PROMISE

 

  • Partners with Manager on Duty to uphold M&M’s World visual standards and product   

     placement

  • Ensure all Onstage are neat, clean and organized and filled to the correct capacity and that all styles are represented
  • Proactive in recovery of Onstage to protect the stores appearance with a sense of urgency
  • Consistently adheres to stock processing standards
  • Complies with all safety standards

 

 

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE- ENSURING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES WHILE DELIVERING AN EXCITING RETAIL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Initiates and completes cycle counts accurately and efficiently
  • Prepares adjustments and submits them to the Inventory Control Manager at the Support Center
  • Responsible for working the Negative on hand report, in the warehouse and the Item not sold in the past 4 weeks report.
  • Prepares Damages report and submits any necessary adjustments to the Inventory Control Manager at the Support Center
  • Ensures stock room controls of big ticket items, i.e. jewelry etc.
  • Responsible for shrink control and entering damages into the system
  • Manually order and review VMI orders
  • Ensure skus are scanning in the POS system and re-ticket as necessary.
  • Prepare and manage reports, as requested by the Store Director and/or Operations Assistant Store Director
  • Manage waste and shrink potential for company assets
  • Compliance to all company policies and procedures including Loss Prevention and Safety/Emergency procedures
  • Ensures sku books on sales floor are updated and accurate.
  • Controls stock aging thru stock rotation.
  • Completes reverse logistics functions (i.e. RTV, RTW) accurately and on time.
  • Place timely and efficient orders for store supplies
  • Supervise Guest shipping associate to ensure accuracy and timely  processing of all Guest purchases

 

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP- EXEMPLIFY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES THAT DRIVE A HIGH PERFORMING, HIGHLY ENGAGED TEAM

 

  • Trains new associates, as needed.
  • Must be on time for work and take breaks in timely manner
  • Adheres to all dress code standards
  • Ability to represent our brand appropriately and responsibly
  • Ability to maintain standards in designated area of responsibility
  • Ability to manage time at work effectively and efficiently
  • Must be able to contribute to the success of the team in a positive way
  • Sense of urgency in handling job responsibilities
  • Exemplify Mars Five Principles
  • Be an inspiration to others, ethically and professionally
  • Ability to develop personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company
  • Supportive of management decisions
  • Other duties as assigned by the management team
  • Communicates frequently with business partners on status of store inventory

 

Mission Critical Competencies

  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Drive for Results
  • Process Management
  • Peer Relationships
  • Effective Communication
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Key Functional Retail Knowledge Skills/Knowledge

  • Guest Service
  • Selling
  • Merchandising
  • Brand / Product Knowledge
  • Store Operations
  • Business Acumen
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
    • Demonstrated ability for mathematical skills
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Lotus Notes

 

Key Experiences
  • Retail experience required
  • Store inventory control experience preferred
  • Experience with customers in a service oriented environment

 

Desired Education

  • High School Degree or Equivalent required

 

Decision Authority

  • Analyze results from cycle counts; determine next course of action to adjust inventory with Inventory Control Manager in the Support Center
  • Ability to coordinate with warehouse for deliveries     
  • Ability to make recommendations to enhance operational and associate needs

 

People Management Responsibility

Direct (management associates)

 

Non Direct (management associates)

 

Direct (non-management associates)

1

Non Direct (non-management associates)

4-5 associates

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Merchandising, Retail

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