Analyst III Dsd Prg - #495491

ADUSA Procurement

Date: 10/14/2021 16:01 PM

City: Salisbury, North Carolina

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Address: USA-NC-Salisbury-2110 Executive Drive

Store Code: Vendor Collaboration-SDP (2762819)

ADUSA Procurement is the supply chain procurement company of Ahold Delhaize USA, one of the largest grocery retail supply chains in the nation. ADUSA Procurement employs a team of supply chain experts focused on best-in-class ways of working, efficiency, and effectiveness in the holistic procurement process, including Demand Management, Logistics, and Procurement functions that directly support the flow of goods from supplier to consumer. Our team is supporting the supply chain network evolution to become a fully integrated self-distribution model of the future, serving leading omnichannel grocery brands

– Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford, and Stop & Shop. To learn more about our company and the other supply chain companies of Ahold Delhaize USA, visit

This individual will play an important role in our DSD supplier collaboration efforts with specific focus on identifying, validating, confuting and communicating opportunities and risks affiliated with our DSD VIC that will be deployed in 2,000 stores and the Preferred program that will include several hundred suppliers. It will be imperative that this associate have ability to rapidly grasp the intricacies of the new DSD VIC and Preferred programs and the new ways of working in the new Supply Chain entity. They will be required to understand and leverage a variety of systems, provide ongoing interpretation of data and counsel our Vendor partners, Supply Chain, Merchandising and Operations teams. This individual will be a key point of contact for our supplier partners, Merchandising, Operations and Supply Chain teams, spanning all 5 Brands and therefore, must possess strong communication skills, both oral and written. The position will require a certain level of business maturity as they will be required to maneuver around all the complexities and obstacles that might exist

Principle Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions)

Provide both reactive and proactive analysis of key data elements affiliated with the DSD processes

Leverage DSD VIC data to monitor and address Retail execution

Leverage DSD VIC data to investigate Supplier VIC concerns

Leverage DSD VIC data to identify trends and opportunities and provide recommendations

Partner with Retail Operations and Merchandising providing statistical insight to measure results, drive efficiencies, assess supplier performance, in-stock conditions, sales and customer satisfaction

Support our efforts to drive change-management within our strategic partners through continuous improvement, implementing new processes and ensures these processes support the brand strategies and goals

Provide Supplier support regarding alternative approaches to ordering, transporting, receiving and stocking,

Leverage the learnings from the Team, Suppliers and the Industry to drive “Best Practice” behavior with the brands and suppliers

Provide reporting to measure supplier performance against KPIs, perform analysis, and create period reporting to drive hold our suppliers accountable

Confirm or debunk assumptions, harness data and deliver impactful and actionable insights


High proficiency in Excel or other data analysis/mining software (MicroStrategy)

Solid understanding of all elements influenced by the DSD channel including store operations, IT, Finance, Category management, Transportation, Forecasting, and Replenishment

A firm understanding of the DSD supply chain flow of goods, from order conception to on shelf availability

A basic understanding of the different systems that do or can influence the DSD Supply Chain, including Forecasting, CAO, EDI, DSD Receiving, and associated Store processes


Strong written and oral communication skills

Advanced Excel and Presentation skills

Strong analytical skills with experience developing data-driven analytical models

Strong change management skills

Excellent people skills and ability to build strong relationships and lead groups

Strong troubleshooting skills


Strategic Planning Acumen

Proven track record of delivering high quality results in a timely manner

Attention to Detail

Initiative and ability to self-manage

Ability to manage and influence others without formal authority


(Identify the minimum education required to perform the essential functions of this position. Include certifications and licenses when applicable.)


2-4 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: CPG industry, Supply Chain Demand Management / Forecasting, Replenishment, Merchandising, Vendor Management, Category Management

Job Requisition: 206872_external_USA-NC-Salisbury

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