Distribution Manager-Woodridge, IL

Grimco Woodridge , IL 60517

Posted 1 week ago

Distribution Manager

Grimco, Inc. was founded in 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we have over 50 locations across the United States, and 6 across Canada. Our #1 goal is growth in all wholesale markets for manufacturing/distribution of digital print products, signs, and sign-making supplies.

Due to our excellent customer service we have been voted Vendor of the Year by our customers in the FASTSIGNS, Signs by Tomorrow, and Signs Now nationwide franchise networks! We are also celebrating our inclusion in the Top 500 Entry Level Employers listing released annually by CollegeGrad.com.

What makes Grimco Special?

  • We're excited for our 143rd year in business! We are a growing company that continues to evolve in our industry.

  • We foster employee development that is focused on tailoring employees career paths based on their talents, strengths and interests.

  • We have fantastic teams throughout North America and are proud of our reputation of being the most informed and educated supplier in the industry.

  • Our executives and managers are extremely accessible and work on the front lines of our business!

What Separates the Good from the Great at Grimco?

Those who are successful at Grimco demonstrate determination, competitive drive, and an eagerness to learn all facets of our company. They must have a strong desire to provide exceptional customer service and sell. They must also possess the drive to make an immediate impact on a growing company.

Job Summary:

A Distribution Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities within our distribution facility.

Nature of Work:

A Distribution Manager verifies and maintains accurate records on incoming and outgoing shipments, inspects shipments, reconciles packing slips or manifests with actual items, and verifies that materials are delivered to the correct departments or properly stored. This position requires considerable contact fellow staff members at the facility, and upper management to attain common goals. This position requires a high degree of independence and is expected to exercise independent judgment. A Distribution Manager must possess excellent managerial skills and must ensure that the department is in compliance with OSHA and Grimco regulations.

Examples of Duties:

  • Prioritize shipping and receiving tasks including creating a timely and accurate delivery schedule.

  • Monitors the shipping and receiving of all materials in the distribution facility.

  • Lead multiple departments on different shifts (1st and 2nd shift only)

  • Monitors shipping and receiving reporting, and movement and storage of materials, and transfers.

  • Maintains an equipment structure and level to accomplish the warehouse and shipping and receiving mission in a safe, effective manner. Provides appropriate equipment and racking to ensure the safe transport and storage of material. Researches material handling equipment to ensure procurement of the most suitable equipment in terms of performance, safety, reliability, and cost.

  • Determines cost effective shipping methods and verifies that complete orders have been shipped and received in accordance with Grimco requirements.

  • Perform duties using a safety-conscious attitude, improving safety knowledge of all employees.

  • Motivate by example - partner with warehouse employees to perform daily activities, and continuously improve performance. Teamwork is key!

  • Communicate effectively and positively with customers, coworkers, vendors, etc.

  • Perform other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job.

Job Requirements Skill Sets and Experience Necessary Include:

  • 7-10 years management experience in Distribution environment.

  • College degree preferred, or equivalent experience.

  • Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • Manage warehouse budgets and accountable to results.

  • Accountable to Key Performance Indicators in quality, productivity, and service.

  • Maintain warehouse cleanliness and organization to Grimco standards.

  • Maintain a positive and accountable warehouse staff.

  • Responsible for Hiring, Firing, Coaching, and writing Performance Reviews for employees.

  • Computer literate: Printing tickets, UPS Worldship, IBM's AS/400 data management system, MS Office Suite, email, internet navigation.

  • Experience driving a forklift MUST be previously certified.

  • Desired Competencies and Characteristics: strong work ethic; technical capacity; leadership; learning orientation; performance management; communication proficiency; teamwork orientation; ethical conduct; collaboration; safety conscious; attention to detail; flexibility with job duties; professional appearance.

  • Interest in growing with Grimco potential overtime hours, etc.

  • Willingness to travel for training required.

Immediate opening. Full-Time Employment Status. Eligible for employee Benefits Package Including: Base Salary, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Company Paid Life, Voluntary, Long Term and Short-Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness, 401k, Holiday & Vacation Accrual.

By completing this online application for employment, you certify that the information on this application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that any misrepresentation or omission of fact in response to any inquiry made in this application may result in rejection of application or, if hired, dismissal whenever it is discovered. You authorize and release all parties from any liability or damage that may result from seeking, furnishing or using such information. You understand and agree that, if hired, your employment is for no definite period and may, regardless of the date of payment of compensation, be terminated by Grimco, Inc. at any time, for any or no reason, with or without notice. You understand that no representation to the contrary is valid unless in writing, setting a definite term of employment, and signed by the company's CEO.


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