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Distribution Center Manager

Date: Jun 16, 2021

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Distribution Center Manager oversees and directs all warehousing and shipping functions.  The Manager is responsible for all resale, and finished product inventories for the facility.  In addition, the Manager coordinates the effective use of people and equipment in the most efficient manner possible to meet customer and GLC requirements.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead Warehouse Operations, including: 
    • Ensure the safety of all GLC team members through safety program development and execution. 
    • Oversee daily and long-term staffing needs to assure on-time shipping, receiving and production put away within functional cost parameters 
    • Develop Distribution Center team through effective training program and coaching. 
    • Participate in the hiring/interviewing process for new employees. 
    • Ensure warehouse meets all GLC, regulatory and independent auditor criteria. 
    • Provide leadership to WMS (Warehouse Management System) enhancements and upgrades. 
    • Develop and institutionalize warehouse metrics that support progress in efficiency and quality of service and product.  
    • Provide strategy to support inventory accuracy throughout the DC. 
    • Provide analytical skill set to identify opportunities in the areas of performance and cost.  
    • Provide leadership in progressive initiatives through the use of an effective change management approach. 
    • Provide leadership in assessing and implementing opportunities to implement automation to support DC operations.  
    • Monitor inventory discrepancies determine cause and corrective action. 
    • Collaborate across functions effectively to support optimum services levels.  
  • Responsible for regularly scheduled continuous counts: 
  • Oversee the movement resale product between other facilities. 
  • Manage projects as assigned. 
  • Initiate and support continuous improvement plans. 
  • Participate with Management Team to develop, implement, and ensure adherence to GLC and Plant procedures. 
  • Oversee the Plant’s DC material handling equipment maintenance and repairs, PM’s, etc. 
  • Monitor virtual bin locations, follow-up and clean as needed. 
  • Off shift work, weekends, and overtime required as needed.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies & procedures. 
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in supply chain, operations, and or business or 8 years or more warehouse management experience in lieu of degree.  
  • Minimum of 5 years of warehouse management experience. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of warehouse and or logistics experience. 
  • In depth understanding of inventory control and warehouse operations management.   
  • Proficiency in quantitative analyze of performance and cost variable to drive optimum outcomes. 
  • Direct project management and continuous improvement experience.  
  • Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to department personnel.   
  • Direct work experience with WMS (Warehouse Management System) and the use of an RF bar code.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. template and excel formulas). 
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • SAP Warehouse Management Module experience. 
  • Food warehousing experience 
  • Temperature controlled warehouse experience 
  • High volume, high inventory turn warehouse experience. 
  • Leading a large team of 50+ employees. 

Working Conditions

• Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder and pushing/pulling/carrying.
• Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
• Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-60 degrees F.
• Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.
• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer