• Distribution Center Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Posted Date 4 days ago(5/17/2018 11:35 AM)
    Job ID
    2017-1316
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Logistics
  • Overview

    The Distribution Center Manager (DCM) is responsible for the overall performance of his/her assigned facility.  Duties include oversight of warehouse operations; compliance with OSHA, Safety and DOT regulations; logistics; inventory management; shipping and receiving; personnel management of material handlers and drivers; promotional support; and transportation management.  He/She will ensure inplementation of standard operating procedures and foster a high-performance culture which values quality and continuous improvement.  

    Responsibilities

    • Lead, train, coach and motivate team members
    • Ensure a safe work environment that is consistent with company safety and health standards
    • Resolve and report any accidents or unsafe conditions
    • Maintain compliance with, and knowledge of, Federal Department of Transportation regulations and other safety standards
    • Proactively monitor and manage inbound/outbound material
    • Maintain fleet in a safe manner in accordance with company and governmental standards
    • Minimize waste by ensuring driving routes are reviewed and analyzed regularly
    • Schedule DC team members
    • Facilitate communication within and amongst management, departments, headquarters, and team members
    • Own and manage P&L for DC, ensure all costs are within budget, identify and implement cost savings opportunities
    • Monitor all scheduled tasks to insure they are efficiently completed
    • Provide training as needed to maintain an efficient and knowledgeable work force
    • Administer general company policy and procedure
    • Collect, analyze and report productivity data and manage inventory
    • Liaison with and provide customer service to sales team and all other business units
    • Manage DC inventory, including but not limited to performing regular cycle counts and monitoring physical inventory (FIFO)
    • Provide department back-up, ancillary coverage, and leadership while maintaining managerial professionalism
    • Research and develop new techniques and procedures to increase efficiency and safety in operations
    • Recruit, select, on-board and train employees
    • As needed, operate forklift, drive light to medium duty trucks, load samples including carrying boxes weighing up to 50 pounds

    Qualifications

    8+ years of management experience in all facets of inbound/outbound transportation, preferably in the building materials industry

    2+ years of experience working with material handling systems
    Demonstrable experience and management of inventory and inventory controls systems

    Knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma / Kaizen methodologies
    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and inter-company memos/outside correspondence

    Bachelor's degree in business management, supply chain, operations management or related discipline

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