Distribution Center Manager

Location US-OK-Oklahoma City
ID 2024-1497
Category
Management
Position Type
S- Salary
Schedule
8am - 5pm

Overview

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Logistics Center Manager is responsible for leading people and disseminating a positive team attitude/approach while managing all resources in support of operating the Logistics Center and attaining corporate goals.  This includes:

  • Logistics layout and slotting
  • E-commerce fulfillment techniques, procedures and costing models
  • Distribution process improvements
  • Equipment specification, justification, and procurement
  • Schedule execution in pursuit of 100% on time service
  • Partner training & career development
  • The fair/consistent application of policies and procedures

Pursuit of continuous improvement opportunities

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage staffing levels for all labor requirements (indirect / direct) for regular and modified work schedules including overtime by job responsibility.
  • Ensure adherence to all customer inventory, value added services, storage and delivery requirements.
  • The purchase (or leasing) & management of required material handling equipment.
  • Project Management as assigned by the Director, Global Logistics & Transportation.
  • The fair and consistent execution of policies with respect to attendance, conduct, work hours, compensation, administration, etc.
  • Planning all resource requirements including human, system, equipment and space.
  • Maintaining proper metrics for tracking historical and current key performance indicators for operation.
  • Creating departmental budgets of $11+ million and managing spending accordingly.
  • Be a change agent with coaches and entire DC staff.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels or organization.
  • Hold self-accountable and self-directed while managing warehouse operations.
  • Interpret data and fact-based decision making.
  • Focus on People, Safety, Service, Productivity, and Quality.
  • Departmental safety and housekeeping performance, including accident / injury notification, investigation, primary cause analysis, corrective action implementation and follow-up. Work with Safety Manager to develop safety goals and training program.
  • Ensure service delivery is flawless in execution and achievement of customer service metrics i.e. order delivery accuracy and on-time shipping performance.
  • Appropriate and successful use of technology in the Logistics Center.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support career development to all subordinates.
  • Inventory accuracy and proper cycle counting techniques.
  • General facility maintenance including racking, floor and other stationary equipment.
  • Planning / Managing off-site storage, as required.
  • Support implementation of warehouse executions systems.
  • Maintain positive morale through effective communication and consistent enforcement of corporate policies.
  • Drive performance improvements in the logistics center.
  • Drives continuous improvement projects and culture.
  • Ownership of the design & implementation of e-commerce fulfillment infrastructure.
  • Provide frequent, open communication while maintaining an open-door policy.
  • Communicate performance against the budget. Identify problem areas and implement corrective actions.
  • Ensure best practices are maintained while utilizing industry trend analysis.
  • Performance evaluations for direct reports and support for consistent hourly performance reviews.
  • Identify, justify and implement procedures to improve operational issues & facility throughput.
  • Recommend capital expenditures and perform ROI calculations.
  • Create goals for department that align with the corporate targets.
  • Continually seek process improvement in operations, employees, processes and technology.
  • Implement and take ownership for compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Promote and foster employee engagement.
  • Responsible to manage 50+ people
  • Lean Six Sigma techniques (TIMWOOD)
  • Implement, develop, and negotiate strategic plans.
  • Understand contracts and negotiation.
  • Acquire, influence, and justify ROI on major investments. Present to executive staff.
  • Monitor all cost drivers and improvement targets.
  • Facilitate meetings for DC activities.
  • Develop direct reports to a high level.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-year college, business or technical degree. Logistics / engineering preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with 5-10 years warehouse management / logistics experience.
  • Must have suitable business acumen to understand profitable P&L.
  • Working knowledge of SAP, a plus. Manhattan WMS & TP&E experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Intermediate skill level using Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of logistics / supply chain systems and practices.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

  • Ability to work in front of a laptop or PC workstation for extended periods of time
  • Occasional standing, sitting, walking, and talking on the phone

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is a fast-paced work environment with consistent pressure to complete duties as outlined above which requires ability to manage multiple projects at a detailed level and provide support to many internal departments in a fast-changing environment.  Many duties listed above are time-sensitive and have strict deadlines for completion. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Schedule

8am - 5pm

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