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Distribution Manager

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Industrial
  • Contact: Michael Menzer
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 7323534231
  • Start Date: 04/05/2021
  • Job Ref: 21-04679

Job Overview

As a Distribution Manager you will be responsible for managing the efficient daytoday results of warehouse operations and processes This includes shipping receiving returns and transportation delivery activities You will oversee a team of managers supervisors warehouse associates and drivers The successful candidate will have experience managing a team in the distribution transportation or warehouse industry and an eye for continuous improvement If you have a knack for building efficient processes and procedures experienced in mentoring and coaching a growing team and enjoy working with people we39re looking for you

Job Responsibilities

The following is a list of tasks you can expect to perform on a daily basis

middot Provide direct daily supervision of warehouse and transportation employees management responsibilities include hiring firing managing employee performance and providing feedback training coaching mentoring and ensuring employees have the necessary tools and resources to be successful at their job

middot Partner with department manager to develop an effective and efficient operating rhythm for the warehouse and transportation operations monitor progress and achieve operational goals

middot Manage and oversee all warehouse and transportation operational activities develop work schedules and assignments conduct warehouse planning and update meetings ensure physical inventory levels are optimal ensure company processes are being utilized assist in cycle counts check outgoing and incoming freight for proper counts and codes update records and reports manage the operation budget etc

middot Ensure all employees adhere to all OSHA and the company39s safety and compliance standards provide a safe and hazardfree environment for all employees

middot Ensure all company equipment including the warehouse delivery vans and materialhandling equipment are in outstanding condition the facility should be neat and well organized and all vehicles are clean and presentable

middot Partner with the HR team to ensure all employees are complying to company policies and procedures work with the respective HR Representative to continuously improve the employee experience

middot Direct and supervise all inbound and outbound shipments to ensure they are correct and carried out in a timely fashion

middot Be on the warehouse floor regularly and interact with frontline employees continuously evaluate operations and proactively solicit feedback from employees to improve our processes make recommendations to HR and Regional Operations Managers as needed

middot Coordinate with the maintenance vendors to ensure that a sound maintenance program is implemented and executed for facilities and equipment

middot Perform other related duties as required and assigned


We39re looking for qualified candidates who have the following minimum requirements

middot A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

middot At least 10 years of experience in a warehouse distribution transportation in logistical environments

middot At least 5 years of management and leadership experience including hiring firing and managing employee performance through progressive discipline

middot Experience working in a fastpaced rapidly growing and geographically distributed environment

middot Knowledge of WMS Warehouse Management Systems WTS Warehouse Transportation Systems VTS Vehicle Tracking System VRS Vehicle Routing Systems or other Shipping and Receiving systems

middot Strong technical skills proficiency in Microsoft Office Word Excel PowerPoint

middot Datadriven mindset and relentless attention to detail to execute work at the highest level ability to provide accurate thorough and consistent information when accomplishing a task ability to identify trends and make recommendations from data and analysis

middot Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate effectively with others

middot Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively solve problems think for themselves and create practical solutions to complex analytical and organizational challenges with little oversight

middot Strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects to get things done ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

middot Flexibility to work variable schedules including evenings weekends and holidays