Bed Bath & Beyond has made a crucial hire as it works to turnaround its operations.
The home furnishings retailer has appointed Juan Guerrero as senior VP, chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Guerrero, who will report directly to COO and president of buybuy Baby John Hartmann, will be responsible for leading the transformation of the retailer’s global supply chain network.
Guerrero joins Bed Bath & Beyond from FleetPride, where led the supply chain and merchandising teams. Prior to that, from 2014 to 2019, he was chief global supply chain officer at global restaurant company Bloomin' Brands.
Guerrero also previously led the supply chain function at Office Depot and held senior global logistics and supply chain roles at Starbucks, where he oversaw a logistics network that supported over 16,600 retail and licensed locations.
Guerrero will lead Bed Bath & Beyond's work to reconstruct and modernize supply chain operations, including 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.
"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,” said COO Hartmann. “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."