Macy’s has hired Dennis Mullahy to fill the newly-created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective April 8. Mullahy will oversee the retailer’s entire product journey, including global sourcing, inventory management, store and e-Commerce distribution, transportation, indirect procurement, supply chain systems, sustainability and supplier diversity.
Mullahy comes to the position with more than three decades of retail operations leadership experience, most recently as EVP, Supply Chain and IT at The Michaels Companies. There, he oversaw the company’s supply chain and IT strategy for both brick-and-mortar and e-Commerce. He also had held leadership positions at Ulta and Meijer, and was a partner at Accenture.
The Chief Supply Chain Officer role will take on particular importance as Macy’s works to improve its strategic plan, which includes improving its supply chain to enhance productivity and efficiency. The retailer nearly doubled its online SKU count through its “Vendor Direct” program, which enables third-party brands to fulfill orders on Macys.com and ship directly to customers, in 2018. Macy’s is continuing its “aggressive” expansion of vendors and SKUs within the program this year.