The Distribution Operations Manager is responsible for managing the SoCal warehouse operations, which consist of Inventory Management, food safety, EDI systems interface, warehouse cost management, and customer billing. Additionally, will manage dedicated transportation relationships which consists of cost management, which consists of ensuring routed trucks, on-time deliveries, and cost management. The manager will supervise two supervisors and 13 warehouse associates. small team of billers, and inventory management. It will also work closely with the Location buyers, Sales team, the local leadership team along with the corporate Operations Manager located in Wichita, KS.
The manager is also responsible for food safety, employee health and safety, completing all necessary paperwork and reports. The candidate must be able to work closely with the local leadership team along with the corporate Operations Manager.
This role will be part of the SoCal Primary Leadership Team.
40% - People Management EHS and training.
20% - Warehouse operations and warehouse P&L management.
15% - Inventory Management.
15%- Daily interaction with the sales and management team and monthly inventory reconciliation.
10% - Dedicated Transportation and cost oversight.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in warehouse management, operations management, logistics, engineering, and/or plant management.
Supervisory experience managing a team
Must have strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to interact with all levels within an organization. both internal and external
Must be able to provide leadership to the operations team and create an engaging environment to achieve established location goals.
Must be detail oriented and have exceptional documentation skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and e-mail.
2 years warehouse/cold storage experience
Supervisory experience, (team of 5 )
Food Safety and EHS/OSHA experience.
Knowledgeable of USDA, FDA and FSMA regulations
SAP System experience
Certified to operate forklift
Working knowledge of warehouse management systems.