Distribution General Manager
Posted on Oct 28, 2020 by DSW Inc.
The Distribution General Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, and effective management of the facility; held accountable for delivery of service, productivity, and cost through the management of people, process, and technology.
Reports to: Director, Distribution Services
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for area managers, supervisors, and direct labor across multiple departments and shifts for a 7-day DC operation.
Demonstrates and set expectations in line with Designer Brands leadership competencies including: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility.
Manages safety, security, inventory, productivity, and cost/service metrics through proper KPI's and reporting.
Develops and implements processes and procedures that meet organizational requirements.
Translates inbound and outbound forecasts into effective operational plans to meet cost and service requirements
Builds staffing plans through direct hire and agency staffing partners
Supports cross functional communication between internal and external partners to drive innovative solutions.
Effectively communicates expectations through leaders and team members throughout the organization.
Working knowledge of all systems and material handling automation through collaboration with IT, Maintenance, & Engineering resources.
Develops and aligns staff composition, structure, and competencies to maintain balanced organization structure
Manages vendor/service partnerships to maintain cost and service goals
Makes tough and timely decisions
Provides timely feedback and hold teams accountable
Strong leadership presence while remaining team focused
Required Skills and Competencies:
Business & operational planning skills
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
Effective Verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of Business and Financial Concepts
Knowledge of leadership and supervisory skills & techniques
7 -10 Years of progressive Supply Chain/Distribution Management Experience with demonstrated ability to achieve results.
Leadership across multi shift, 100+ FTE's, in automated warehouse environment of +-500k sq.ft.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field.