Bed Bath & Beyond Hires Supply Chain Leader

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Bed Bath & Beyond Hires Supply Chain Leader

By Thad Rueter - 09/14/2020
Bed Bath & Beyond Hires Supply Chain Leader
Juan Guerrero 

Bed Bath & Beyond has hired Juan Guerrero as SVP, chief supply chain officer, effective immediately.

He reports directly to John Hartmann, COO and president of buybuy BABY. Guerrero is responsible for leading the transformation and optimization of the Union, New Jersey-based retailer’s global supply chain network.

Guerrero will lead Bed Bath & Beyond's work to reconstruct and modernize supply chain operations as it further improves its "omni-always" shopping experience for customers. In August, Bed Bath & Beyond said that it would cut its workforce by about 2,800 positions, launch brands and take other steps to build out its omnichannel powers in the coming months.

Guerrero’s job includes supporting strategic sourcing and the introduction of an array of owned brands; securing faster, more efficient delivery through an optimized store fulfillment network; and driving profitability improvements through the supply chain. Guerrero will lead a cross-functional team to improve the company's logistics proficiencies and rebuild supply-chain infrastructure systems, while leveraging data and analytics to transform and optimize technology, procurement, expenses and network operations.

Prior to joining Bed Bath & Beyond, Guerrero led the supply chain and merchandising teams at Irving, Texas-based FleetPride. Before that, he was chief global supply chain officer at Tampa, Florida-based Bloomin' Brands, where he managed a complete supply-chain transformation to enhance productivity and cash flow for the global restaurant company.  Guerrero also previously led the supply chain function at Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot and held senior global logistics and supply-chain roles at Seattle-based Starbucks, where he oversaw a logistics network that supported more than 16,600 retail and licensed locations.

“Our digital-first customers rely on us to deliver a faster, more convenient and omni-always shopping experience, with a strong assortment of customer-inspired products delivered with clear, compelling value,” Hartman said. “Juan's experience implementing supply-chain optimization and omnichannel distribution strategies at some of the world's leading retailers will enable us to accelerate our work to rebuild our authority as we make it even easier to feel at home with Bed Bath & Beyond.”

"I am thrilled to join Bed Bath & Beyond and play my part in accelerating this iconic company's omni-always transformation,” Guerrero  said. “Together with the leadership team, we expect to improve operational performance with strategic relationship management, responsible procurement and targeted investment to deliver for our customers the truly differentiated array of products they want, when they want, where they want.”