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Supply Chain
229948 Requisition #

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) is rapidly evolving its supply chain as customer behavior patterns shift. As more customers shift to shop online, AEO needs to build a supply chain infrastructure that can service its stores as before, get to more online customers faster, and do so in an economical way. This requires tightly controlling costs with service and flow of inventory plays a critical role in achieving that. In order to achieve this “Operational Precision”, AEO needs to identify the right assortment to place in the right nodes in the right quantities; and do so for items with varied life-cycles. Your role will be to bring that sophistication to AEO using supply chain science. You will be working on end-to-end supply chain problems that deal with building algorithms, optimization/simulation models and processes to manage the flow of units. You will bring the sophistication and tools required for AEO supply chain team to understand the life-cycle of our SKUs. You will be figuring out how to evolve AEOs supply chain technology and processes as a competitive advantage for the company using data driven approaches. You are expected to be an analytical thinker while being able to explain the work in a simple language. You will inspire your team and lead efforts to deliver sound results; exceeding customer expectations, optimizing spend, delivering innovation while being part of a strongly engaged team.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Understanding AEO’s supply chain and supply chain data; using data to drive key insights in order to drive foundational changes within the supply chain and optimize process/outputs/results. 
  • Designing and owning methods to analyze, model and simulate inventory and supply chain policies and product flow; providing KPIs and driving initiatives 
  • Convert data to information and then to insights enabling strategy definition and execution
  • Collaborating within your team and other teams to deliver a globally optimal approach that benefits the overall supply chain and the company; improving speed, cost and service through proactive planning and operational excellence
  • Being proficient in statistical/analytical/modeling approaches in order to provide insights to AEO’s supply chain; demonstrating subject matter expertise and assisting others in digesting the output of these models 
  • Striving towards quick turnarounds – don’t make perfect the enemy of progress
  • Enabling planning as well as the implementation of inventory optimization projects
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with various leaders and team members; displaying role model leadership, thought leadership and alignment with the Company’s core values and strategies 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree required in operations research / industrial engineering or similar field. PhD preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working with supply chain management/logistics. Understanding of modeling/simulation packages, inventory and replenishment systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with data, performing analysis and converting the analysis to actionable insights. 
  • Prior experience leading data and analytics centric business initiatives and driving action across business functions.
  • Understanding of supply chain concepts such as transportation, warehousing and forecasting
  • Retail experience is a plus, while not required 
  • Experience working with SQL, Python, R, Gurobi, SC Guru etc 
  • Strong communication including written/verbal; experience presenting to large audiences including top leadership  
  • Ability to build trust and effectively influence at all levels of the organization

About Us:

Our people come first. We employ more than 30,000 associates throughout the world and we believe that a truly diverse workplace is the result of an inclusive culture. It’s about more than simply bringing together people who are different, it’s about celebrating what makes us REAL.

We strive to be an employer of choice - a place where people are excited to come to work because they believe in what we do, enjoy working with each other, and have fun doing it.  

Learn more at www.AEO-Inc.com

We celebrate the diversity of one through the inclusion of many. That’s what makes us REAL

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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