Distribution Manager

Job Summary

Organize, direct and lead distribution center and facility functions to a “Best in Class” status. Responsible for the safety of employees and efficient running of the distribution center achieving the highest in customer satisfaction across multiple business channels.

Job Duties

  • Ensure all facets of worker safety and health are first priority in accordance with company and OSHA policies and regulations.
  • Plan resources and manage all distribution center functions to achieve and maintain “best in class” distribution performance across all channels.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and training to warehouse employees at all levels placing an emphasis on talent evaluation and leader development.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for material flow functions within distribution center to include, receiving, slotting, shipping and inventory control ensuring efficient delivery of stated goals.
  • Manage material stocking levels, inventory variance reports and provide timely communication for noted issues.
  • Create and interpret facility metric reporting and identify areas for improvement. Communicate results in weekly Operations Meeting.
  • Provide input in planning for annual distribution center budget and capitol expense requirements.
  • Manage the warehouse activities within planned budget ensuring, safety of personnel and efficient utilization of equipment and resources. 
  • Proactively provide data driven recommendations for additional warehouse resource requirements.
  • Effectively align work values with company stated goals and core values.  
  • Provide guidance on work assignments for special projects to warehouse leaders ensuring timely execution of requirement.
  • Ensure production related activities and requirements are completed in a safe manner and delivered to warehouse on time. 

Job Qualifications  

  • A minimum of 10 years prior warehouse / distribution center experience, with at least 5 years in roles leading teams in complex multi-channel operations.
  • Distribution Manager has to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Business Leadership, Supply Chain or related competency.
  • Must be highly effective and able to “thrive” in a fast paced, high growth business environment.
  • LEAN Management principles implementation and leadership experience. (Green Belt Certification)
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete in first 90 days of hire appropriate level OSHA Training and Certifications. (ex: OSHA-30 Hour, BBP, CPR) 
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of multi-channel distribution operations. 
  • Proven track record in all aspects of budgetary planning and management. 
  • Must be Safety and Customer Satisfaction oriented as a “core value”. 
  • Excellent judgment, decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning abilities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Resourceful, highly organized, dependable, flexible and efficient are traits required to be successful in this role. 
  • Must be adept in running system reports and converting raw data into actionable information. 
  • Warehouse Systems related software understanding a must - (SAP) a plus.  
  • Functional understanding of production planning and execution.

Physical/Mental Demands & Working Conditions

In this role the manager can expect frequent exposure to elements and environmental factors commonly found in an active distribution center.  These elements would include heat, cold, noise and dust.  


  • OSHA Safety and Replated Training Programs
  • LEAN Principles and SIX Sigma
  • Logistics and Freight
  • Warehouse Management Systems and Technology
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Coach & Influence
  • Communication (Written/Verbal)
  • Tenacity
  • Forming Partnerships
  • Budgeting

Full time
Salary Range
$57,000.00 - 105,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Rockwall, TX 75087, US
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