- Dollar General announced Tuesday five promotions, including the appointment of Rod West to executive vice president of global supply chain and Jeff Vaughan to senior vice president of inventory and demand management.
- The discounter also announced three other vice presidents overseeing financial planning and analysis; health and beauty; and candy, snacks and tobacco.
- The promotions are the latest in a string of leadership changes at the discounter this year.
Four of the five promotions involve people who have been at the discounter for more than a decade. Among those promoted, the person with the shortest time at the company is Doug Pace, who joined the company in 2017 and is now the discounter’s vice president of financial planning and analysis.
West, the new EVP of global supply chain, has been at the company the longest, having joined Dollar General in 2005. West has led supply chain, finance, merchandising, market and store development initiatives during the past 18 years.
In his new role, West will lead the company’s distribution center operations, transportation, demand chain and its private fleet.
Vaughan, who joined Dollar General in 2012, will oversee essential inventory management functions across the organization including demand planning, product fulfillment and demand management.
Dollar General also appointed Pooh Vichidvongsa, who has been with the company since 2008, to vice president, division merchandise manager of health and beauty and Matthew Belcher, who joined in 2010, to vice president, division merchandise manager overseeing the candy, snacks and tobacco categories.
Dollar General has made numerous leadership changes over the past year while weathering top-level departures. In July, Donny Lau left for Zaxby’s after serving as Dollar General’s chief strategy officer for less than a year.
In May, the company promoted Chad Fox to the role of SVP and chief marketing officer and expanded his responsibilities to include digital operations. In that same announcement, the company also noted it hired a new VP of inventory and demand management and a new VP of asset protection, along with making three promotions of division VPs of store operations.
Also in May, Dollar General created a new role focused on emerging markets. The retailer also welcomed a new CFO in April with the promotion of Kelly Dilts, who filled the spot vacated by John Garratt’s retirement after less than six months in the position.
Dollar General named Jeff Owen as its new CEO last fall following the retirement of Todd Vasos.