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Distribution Center Manager

Company: General Pet Supply
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Job Description:

General Pet SupplyDescription:
Distribution Center Manager Position OverviewThe Distribution Center Manager is responsible for ensuring that all activities for the distribution facility are completed in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner. This includes receiving, warehousing and shipping of pet foods and accessories. The Distribution Center Manager is accountable for the supervision of exempt and non-exempt administrative, and warehouse personnel at our Milwaukee, WI Distribution Center.Distribution Center Manager Essential Job Functions

  • Handle all personnel management, including recruiting, hiring, training, directing, developing, scheduling and disciplining employees. Document employee performance and conduct performance evaluations on a regular basis, per Company policy.
  • Develop, implement and administer policies, procedures and controls to receive inbound products in an accurate, timely, damage free, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop, implement and administer policies, procedures and controls for picking, loading and shipping outbound orders in an accurate, timely, damage free, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop, implement and administer policies, procedures and controls to monitor physical inventory and cycle counting.
  • Plan, organize and implement a long-term plan to maintain distribution efficiency with growth of the business.
  • Develop daily business plan to ensure inbound receipts and outbound orders are completed in a timely, accurate, cost-effective, damage free and safe manner.
  • Develop, implement and administer a fully integrated pest management program to ensure safety and integrity of pet food products. This program should be maintained in accordance with General Pet Supply, Hill's Pet Nutrition and AIB guidelines.
  • Responsible for maintaining all quality systems for the warehouse including, but not limited to, AIB standards, compliance with GDPs (Good Distribution Practices) and all employee training required to support quality systems. This includes managing quality processes such as hold requests and mock recoveries when required.
  • Develop budget and establish cost-control measures to operate in a cost-effective and profitable manner.
  • Work with Warehouse Supervisors and other Department Managers to meet company objectives.
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with vendors for purchase of supplies and services.
  • Negotiate pricing with freight brokers and LTL carriers to maintain low shipping rates.
  • Ensure operations follow federal, state and local laws and regulations, including OSHA, etc.
  • Promote a safe and efficient work environment for all employees.
  • Active member of the Safety Committee, which includes scheduling quarterly meetings and walk-through inspections of the facility, following up on any safety concerns, electing safety committee members on an annual basis and ensuring the safety of all employees, guests, vendors, etc.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to employees, customers, Hill's and government agencies.
  • Coordinate daily, weekly, monthly and annual activities for Hill's Pet Nutrition, including all SAP activities.
  • Oversee maintenance of the facility and material handling equipment. Communicate any property issues with business unit leadership.
  • Communicate any operational or personnel issues with Vice President of Operations and/or business unit leadership.
  • Regular attendance and onsite presenceAbout UsGeneral Pet Supply is a division of Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading distribution company in the lawn and garden, and pet supply industries. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented distributor of pet food and supplies with operations based throughout the Midwest..

    Requirements:
    Distribution Center Manager Required Qualifications
    • 7-10 years of progressive management experience in a fast-paced, high volume distribution environment.
    • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management or Logistics preferred.
    • Must be process driven and be willing/able to continuously review and analyze processes to ensure processes are being completed in the most timely and efficient manner.
    • Extensive experience working with Common Carriers and UPS and/or FedEx is a must.
    • Must have excellent computer skills, including previous experience working with Warehouse Management Systems.
    • Excellent analytical and planning skills. Able to plan and be proactive to prevent time spent reacting to problems.
    • Must be familiar with, understand, abide by and enforce all company policies and procedures.
    • Able to safely operate and become certified in the operations of all warehouse equipment including forklifts, pallet jacks and shrink wrap machines.
    • Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephones, copy machine, fax machine and computer (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook).
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and management skills to aid in the development, direction, delegation and discipline of staff. Must be understanding of people and their problems, diplomacy and have a sense of fairness and consistency.
    • Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written format. Must be able to read, write and speak English.
    • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
    • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
    • Must be flexible to changing customer or operational demands, and able to work overtime on short notice. Position requires working until the job is complete.
    • Must be an excellent problem solver, organized and attentive to detail. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time.
    • Able to perform the physical requirements of the Warehouse Associates.
    • Previous delivery, routing, material handling experience and warehouse sanitation program knowledge is preferred.
    • Able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.This is not intended to be an exhausted set of duties, responsibilities and qualifications, but acknowledgment of the main duties, responsibilities and job qualifications of the position. Individuals will be required to perform other functions as required by management.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.PM19 PI120188690

Keywords: General Pet Supply, Milwaukee , Distribution Center Manager, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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