Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Responsible for the assigned Distribution Center operations to include, but not limited to, receiving, storage, shipping, delivery, personnel management and maintenance activities. Works in partnership with the senior distribution management to manage distribution operations in a productive, efficient and cost-efficient manner.
Bachelor' s Degree-Required-Major Business Administration
Alternate-Supply Chain Management, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
10 years-Distribution Center; three years management/Director level experience required
Bellefontaine Tobacco-Prior Cigarette/Tobacco distribution experience required
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Oversight and direction of distribution operations acclivities Including but not limited to warehouse operations, transportation, maintenance, facility and reclaim (as applicable). Work with cross-functional departments within the distribution center and Corporate office as It relates to the distribution center operations.
Responsible for the Distribution Center operations P&L cost centers to Include, but limited to, expense and capital budgeting, planning, Inventory (asset arid product), cost controls, revenue and productivity objectives, and operational execution, Make recommendation for equipment purchases and distribution center related capital expenditures.
Accountable to establish and/or ensure adherence to Company practices, processes, procedures and policies.
Responsible for the development and execution of facility operations planning to include productivity levels, staffing requirements, seasonal operation needs, distribution center capacity, etc.
Maintain strict compliance to Company sanitation, risk management and asset management programs; audit programs to ensure adherence to such programs to include, but not limited to, safety, training, facility maintenance and Inventory, security, and proper utilization and maintenance of material handling and transportation equipment.
Responsible for accurate record keeping and timely reporting of data as required, such as distribution center scorecards, productivity and metrics reporting.
Establish and/or maintain expected service metrics to customers such as on-time delivery, selection and inventory accuracy, cost per case, product damage, and other reporting metrics as required.
Ensure facility compliance with legal regulations and laws (i.E., OSHA, EPA, FDA, Dept. Of Agriculture, FCC, DOT), as well as Company policy, procedures and guidelines.
Participate on assigned projects and initiatives (i.E., operational effectiveness, profitability, etc.)
Evaluate business operations and technology for improvement opportunities; recommend and implement approved changes to processes and/or technology.
Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals. Develop and monitor department budget as required.
Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best practices within Distribution Center operations; make recommendations to improve current processes and to ensure company legal compliance.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization, prioritization, decision-making, problem solving and conflict management skills. Strong leadership abilities with capability to work in a hands-on environment. Strong strategic planning and business: acumen skills. Experience working across business units, and ability to leverage resources to accomplish company goals. Strong knowledge of distribution center operations; knowledge of warehouse management systems. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to travel up to 20% as necessary.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and ls rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies; office selling may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high.
General office equipment (I.E., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)
Leader: Director and VP - Leader: Director and VP
: Developing Self and Others - Ensures that the organization has the skills and talent needed to be successful; hires and
assembles highly talented staff; drives the development system within the organization; continues to develop oneself.
: Customer Focus - Establishes relationships both internal and external to the organization; represents the organization in a
positive light to both internal and external parties; sets the tone and culture around integrity and trust; uses information from
customers to drive business decisions.
: Problem Solving and Decision Making - Makes decisions in line with the strategy and with a broad view to the future;
takes into account all relevant information; involves others as needed.
: Communication - Communicates the strategy in a compelling manner; is able to motivate organizations; is clear and
succinct when presenting ideas; can manage the dynamics of group presentations.
: Innovation & Change Management - Owns and drives innovative and creative initiatives; makes decisions around what
creative ideas will and won' t work; pursues needed changes with energy; remains composed in the face of resistance and
challenges. Assures metrics are in place to track improvements.
: Collaboration and Teamwork - Understands the role and interrelationships of each functional area; assures collaboration
and synergy across areas; models effective cross-functional navigation.
: Business Knowledge - Understands the competition; takes a longer-term view of the business; has broad, multi-
disciplinary business knowledge; creates effective strategies; assures groups within his/her area remain current in their
: Results Orientation - Delivers long-term value to stakeholders; places company success ahead of personal gain; works to
do what is best for everyone in the organization; organizes resources to accomplish corporate objectives. Holds self and