Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    625 Westport Parkway
    Grapevine, TX
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description



Working independently and strategically, the Supply Chain Strategy Vice President builds long-term distribution services capability to support a rapidly growing, multi-brand organization. The Vice President is responsible principally for building the company’s Supply Chain Network strategy and outsourcing strategy.  This includes strategic planning analysis for core and growth segments, and talent capability while leading a large group of senior leaders responsible for supporting daily business activities. He or she serves as the most senior talent strategist.  Creates executive-level supply chain network and direct import logistics strategy for product distribution, transportation, and inventory planning, which includes working closely and collaboratively with the organization’s most senior organizational leaders to maximize distribution supported profitable sales and cost management. This role is characterized by exceptionally high levels of business scope, technical and relationship complexity, and independent decision making. The VP and SVP will consult as frequently or infrequently as needed to achieve the role’s objectives.  Many decisions may be made without prior SVP authorization.


  • Define and develop Supply Chain enterprise and outsourcing strategy, including strategic planning analysis for core and growth segments
  • Develop Supply Chain Network strategy
  • Develop Direct Import logistics strategy
  • Determine key SLAs to operate the business in coordination with the overall company strategy of key value to the customer
  • Determine Capital needs within the Supply Chain, calculate ROI and justify CERF expenditures.  In some cases manage the implementation of the supply chain capital projects.
  • Define enterprise level business development strategic vision and related analysis
  • Deliver relevant insights across the supply chain businesses and with internal customers
  • Determine competitive delivery strategy (Possibly including same day ship strategy) and determine consumer demand as well as profitability of the model
  • Collaborate with leadership team, strategy counterparts, and business leads to develop strategy and identify key priorities
  • Develop relationships with senior leaders and cross functional team members to craft strategies aligned to drive growth of existing businesses and new area of opportunities
  • Collaborate on cross enterprise and business unit initiatives in support of the company’s priorities
  • Identify new growth opportunities and potential disruptive threats for the business
  • Build out ship to store ship from store and ship to customer strategy
  • Drive continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Lead enterprise global standards assurance
  • Model the behaviors expected of all GME associates including a drive for results with a clear bias for action; high levels of maturity and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a high service orientation; and clear commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
  • Create a productive, collaborative work environment by developing a common vision, setting clear objectives, facilitating teamwork, recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance, encouraging risk tolerance, and maintaining open communications
  • Consistently demonstrate his or her proficiency with relationship management, consensus building, critical thinking, risk tolerance, and creative, unconventional thinking


  • Building Strategic Working Relationships - Developing and using collaborative relationships with other senior leaders throughout the organization to build internally one’s functional reputation in pursuit of improved enterprise-level business results
  • Emotional Intelligence - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behavior in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions
  • Strategy Development - Translating long-term strategic direction into mid- and short-term strategies; aligning financial and human capital based upon enterprise level resource capabilities


  • 10 or more years of related experience required; at least 3 years of Director level experience required
  • Accredited Master’s degree preferred; additional undergraduate study, certifications, and related leadership experience may be considered in substitution
  • 7+ years of leadership experience in strategy and/or corporate development and technical/functional expertise in one or several of the following areas: strategy, financial analysis, and supply chain strategy
  • Experience in productivity improvement initiatives within supply chain operations


  • Expert ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to define organizational strategy well
  • Expert relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization, and leverage influential leadership
  • Expert ability to manage emotionally-charged disagreements through consensus building, relationship management, and the formation and presentation of logical, business-based arguments
  • Expert ability to assertively solve strategic problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Expert knowledge of employee development: talent assessment, competency-based development, motivation and reward
  • Proficient understanding of human capital strategy
  • Expert ability to model consistently GME’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
  • Proficient understanding of change management strategy and practice
  • Proficient ability to align talent, financial resources, and processes to organizational strategies
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GME policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities