Dollar Tree has ordered up a round of layoffs at its Chesapeake, Va., headquarters.
About 90 employees will be let go in the coming weeks, mainly due to the establishment of an outsourced model for Dollar Tree's Enterprise Contact Center.
The Dollar Tree said it will be providing transition support for the released workers, including severance pay and outplacement services.
The discount retailer did make an important hire just a few days ago with the addition of Mike Kindy, who will serve as chief supply chain officer. Kindy has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and operating distribution centers.
“Improving our overall operating efficiency is contingent on a strong, resilient supply chain,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with high-caliber leaders like Mike and the rest of our leadership team to drive improved supply chain performance, architect our next chapter of growth and create long-term value for all of our stakeholders.”
Prior to joining Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, Kindy served in multiple leadership roles for another large value retailer, most recently as the Executive Vice President accountable for supply chain strategy, which included transportation, distribution, demand chain, allocations, procurement and master data management. He also held leadership positions at ConAgra Foods, Safeway and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Dollar Tree operates 16,340 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of Jan. 28, 2023.