Distribution Manager

  • Job Reference: 1108657562-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Doherty Staffing Solutions
  • Location: Waite Park, Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Are you an experienced distribution manager? Do you want to work for a family-owned company that values your contribution? Wonderful. Doherty Career Solutions is partnering with a local Waite Park, MN company as they search for a Distribution Manager to join the team. Our client is in the food/beverage sector with a desire to stay a preferred distribution vendor. The Distribution Manager plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the distribution of our goods. This position offers a competitive benefits package, opportunity to grow and a salary of $70,000-85,000 depending upon experience.

Major accountabilities include:

  • Develop a vision and strategy for Distribution performance including standards of performance, continuous improvement, and safety.
  • Set the stage for a high performing team by engaging Team Members through coaching and mentoring initiatives.
  • Build both internal and external relationships through supporting, networking, and teambuilding.
  • Lead and support company-wide Continuous Improvement efforts through the implementation of lean processes and team collaboration.
  • Support the design and development of IT systems that support all current and future delivery needs.
  • Ensure that every step of the logistics process is functioning effectively to avoid costly delays and lost sales opportunities.
  • Utilize analytics to manage and optimize our Team's performance.
  • Collaborate with managers and key team members primarily in warehouse, fleet, and sales, as well as the location management team.
  • Train, develop, mentor, and assist the team in all the departments that fall within Distribution.
  • Create a comprehensive annual plan for Distribution Team and Fleet capital needs.
  • Collaborate routing decisions with soft drink, grocery, beer, and warehouse teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven Distribution professional; preferably within consumer goods industry.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics or related field or combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory and/or Distribution Management experience.
  • Possess a valid Class A Driver's License; Driving record which meets company standard.
  • Ability to lift and move product weighing 50-165 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, lift, twist, while moving product off the truck.
  • Outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to operate complex computer systems.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills, detail oriented, creative, and highly organized.
  • Possess a high-level understanding of service, equipment, and sales interdependencies.
  • Ability to proactively identify and report problems to the appropriate individual.
  • Required to travel to other locations on either a day trip or overnight.
  • Working in an office and a warehouse environment with changing climate conditions.

Interested in learning more? To be considered for this #DohertyNewCareer please send resumes to achaires@ or call 952-715-5043 with any questions.