My job: Lead the Hazelton Omnichannel DC for AEO.
Which best describes your career path? I knew friends and colleagues in the field of logistics/operations. They encouraged me to give it a try.
Which of the following resources have helped you in learning to become a logistics/operations professional? Mentors (both outside & on the job); On the Job/Experiential
My first job in retail operations was: Distribution Supervisor for American Eagle Outfitters, Backstock Replenishment Supervisor
I’ve been in this field for: 17 yrs.
I’ve been in this role for: 5 yrs.
Roughly, what percent of your company’s operations team are women? 35%.
What is the most interesting part of your job and why? Working with a team to overcome the challenges of a startup and the omnichannel environment.
What is the most challenging part of your job and why? Working with a team to overcome the challenges of a startup and the omnichannel environment.
When looking to hire logistics/operations managers, what techniques produce the best results? Promoting from within your current team.
What are you most proud of accomplishing in logistics/operations? On time and on budget startup of the Hazelton DC and a successful first holiday season.
If asked by another woman interested in the field of logistics/operations, what would you list as the pros and cons? Pros – it’s a great test of your critical thinking skills, team leadership abilities and stamina. Cons – if you’re looking for a 9-5, it’s not for you.
Are you currently mentoring other women interested in logistics? No
See which Women in Operations were profiled in the September 2016 issue of Multichannel Merchant: