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Distribution Center Manager

Job #: 105668
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: Colorado (CO)

Responsible for establishing, monitoring and coordinating daily work schedules and warehouse activities; establishing inventory management systems and improve control processes; recruiting, training, developing, and reviewing employees; determining budget objectives, and ensuring expenditures are in alignment with approved budget.


  • Continually and proactively demonstrates strong leadership and managerial skills in recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, reviewing, coaching, developing, and retaining a high performance team.
  • Establishes and monitors daily work schedule and priorities to ensure targeted goals are met; make necessary changes to ensure optimum operations.
  • Determines budget objectives; reviews forecast and goals for distribution (one or multiple sites); ensures expenditures are in alignment with approved budget.
  • Confers with department head to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control and purchasing.
  • Establishes policies and procedures related to all activities within the distribution center; including safety, returns, receiving, stocking, inventory control, shipping, traffic, supply purchases and maintenance; ensure established procedures are followed between the plant and warehouse.
  • Conducts timely and accurate employee performance evaluations; addresses performance issues as needed.
  • Ensures compliance in Health, Environment & Safety/Quality in all areas of operations; ensure company policies and guidelines, as set forth in the Corporate Human Resources Policy manual are followed; maintain a safe and clean work environment.

Inventory and Quality Control

  • Establishes inventory management systems of all products stored in distribution center through the use of SAP, cycle count programs and physical inventory counts.
  • Establishes and rolls out continuous improvement initiatives based on productivity and services to align distribution budget and corporate strategy.
  • Develops, maintains and leads improvement control processes including but not limited to Kaizen; 5S activities to organize and manage workplace; lean methodologies for cost reduction and continuous improvement; establishes standardized work procedures and continually checks processes for improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word, Outlook; SAP and warehouse related maintenance software
  • Good knowledge of distribution center practices and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and managerial skills
  • Ability to develop and implement budgets
  • Ability to manage processes
  • Ability to perform with superior service, reflecting a positive company image while sustaining a positive attitude with those you interact with; always going above and beyond to help others out, regardless of their position or department.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of quality while continually performing at the highest possible level.

Education, Certification/License & Work Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Lean experience
  • Six Sigma green or black belt certification and experience preferred
  • 10+ years of Logistics management experience