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Distribution Manager

Company: Veritiv
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Assist the Pacific Coast in exceeding their financial and strategic goals by playing an active role as a key leadership member of the division area team. Provide supervision, direction and leadership to the warehouse employees to raise the standard of performance in meeting the goals of our internal and external customers. Plan, direct and monitor operation of the warehouse (including shipping and receiving, inventory, and repack) to ensure a competitive service advantage by maintaining a high degree of accuracy and customer service at a minimal cost. This position will have oversight of 3 warehouses in California.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Set up Company's safety program in San Leandro, Santa Rosa, and Simi Valley, CA.
  • Reinforces programs to ensure safety of all personnel, equipment, and property to comply with OSHA, DOT, EPA and other government regulations.
  • Provide safety training to personnel as needed.
  • Responsible for conducting training regarding the safety program and accident investigations as they pertain to the warehouse/delivery operations.
  • Interpret, understand and act on individual and collective performance and quality data.
  • Utilizes existing technology in warehouse/transportation and develop logistics scorecard by function.

Maintenance of Facility and Equipment:

  • Develop procedures to ensure the efficient operation and utilization of all warehouse equipment.
  • Monitor cleanliness and working condition of all equipment (fork lifts, order pickers, etc.).
  • Plan the quantity and type of equipment to meet business needs to minimize costs.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and government regulations.

Staffing and Employee Development:

  • Plan and coordinate facility training program for all logistics personnel by function.
  • Directs training operations of warehouse supervisory and hourly personnel on all shifts to achieve prescribed objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a productive work team by utilizing programs for hiring, training, and professional development to match skills and background of personnel to the work required.
  • Apply sound communication and motivational techniques, utilizing programs to supervise, counsel, and discipline subordinates.

Systems and Measurements:

  • Works with logistics team to develop internal processes and procedures related to warehouse operating systems, i.e., AX, D365, etc.
  • Implement preferred methods by function and roll-out accountability process for measuring against established standards.

Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations:

  • Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with all sales, management, customer service, office personnel, and customers.
  • Audit operations to ensure customer service standards are being met, and visit customers and vendors as needed.
  • Promote a positive teamwork environment between departments and among employees.
  • Provides backup support to other facility supervisors/manager. This may necessitate schedule and shift adjustments as needed
  • Participates in group and regional distribution projects.
  • Implement company policies and procedures according to company guidelines for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Is knowledgeable of safe work practices, policies and procedures and performs all duties in a safe manner. Supports division safety committee with the objective of an accident free work place. Ensures regular safety meetings are conducted; completes and reviews safety incident reports as necessary; recommends changes to assist in maintaining a safe working environment.
  • May be requested to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • A thorough understanding of distribution management (customer service, sales, purchasing, warehouse, credit, information systems and logistics). Preferably from a large, national or decentralized organization.
  • 5+ years of successful supervisory/management experience is required. Ability to motivate and develop direct reports, as well as identify new talent.
  • PC proficient in Windows based software programs. Familiarity with mid-range and mainframe systems is helpful. Warehouse Management System (WMS) experience a plus.
  • Excellent leadership, customer relations and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to motivate team, manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adapt to sudden changes in the work environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, people, and diplomacy skills are required.
  • Strong planning and organization skills are required.

Competency Profile:

  • Action Oriented: Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning; identifies and seizes new opportunities; displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times; and steps up to handle tough issues. (Core)
  • Collaborates: Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives; represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas; partners with others to get work done; credits others for their contributions and accomplishments; and gains trust and support of others. (Core)
  • Customer Focus: Gains insight into customer needs; identifies opportunities that benefit the customer; builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations; and establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. (Core)
  • Delivers Results: Has a strong bottom-line orientation; persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks; has a track record of exceeding goals successfully; and pushes self and helps others achieve results. (Core)
  • Instills Trust: Follows through on commitments; is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; practices what he/she preaches; and shows consistency between words and actions. (Core)
  • Optimizes Work Processes: Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done; separates and combines activities into efficient workflow; designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance; and seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering. (Core)
  • Communicates Effectively: Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; attentively listens to others; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization; and encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Manages Conflict: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities for improvement; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; good at focused listening; understands others quickly; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  • Decision Quality: Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions; considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles; and recognizes when a quick 80% solution will suffice.
  • Directs Work: Provides clear direction and accountabilities; delegates and distributes assignments and decisions appropriately; monitors progress by maintaining dialogue on work and results; provides appropriate guidance and direction based on people's capabilities; and intervenes as needed to remove obstacles.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirement:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Travel is required to manage multiple sites
  • A significant portion of the incumbent's job responsibilities will require PC work that involves the continuous use of the fingers, hands, wrists, and sitting for frequent periods of time.
  • The incumbent is required to talk, see and hear.
  • The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • The incumbent must be certified to use material handling equipment (MHE) typically found within a distribution facility.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • A portion of the incumbent's job responsibilities will require PC work that involves the continuous use of the fingers, hands, wrists, and sitting for frequent periods of time.
  • The incumbent is required to talk, see and hear.
  • The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Normal warehouse working conditions.
  • Some travel to customers, suppliers, group meetings, etc.
  • Equipment: Personal computer, telephone, fax, copier, pager.

Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv's legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:

Veritiv is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

EEO Policy US | EEO Policy Canada | EEO Policy Mexico

This description does not attempt to define the job's essential functions as defined by applicable disabilities law.

Keywords: Veritiv, San Leandro , Distribution Manager, Other , San Leandro, California

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