Senior Distribution Facility Manager

Giant Foods
Jessup, MD
Jun 18, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary:
  • Responsible for managing internal distribution team in the implementation and execution of, a selling organizational culture with a customer-centric focus through distribution responsibilities. Support strategic direction, for a single warehouse within the distribution network with a focus on execution, process implementation, and initiatives that align with company goals. Will collaborate with other functional areas, e.g., Giant Food team members, shared services, SC operations, Vendors, Government agencies, Union leadership, etc., to ensure all are in support of overall strategy for Giant Food.

Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with leadership and execute outlined Distribution strategies and initiatives that support the Giant Food brand.
  • Support the implementation of strategies and defined business approaches within the warehouse that will align with overall goals and initiatives for Giant Food.
  • Responsible for oversight and adherence of the P&L for the operation supervised.
  • Develop and manage warehouse team to meet budgeted key performance metrics, which include, but are not limited to: Safety, P&L metrics. Payroll, Over Time, Staffing and Attrition, Throughput, Shrink, Cost per Case etc.
  • Responsible for warehouse culture and adherence to Associate Relations best practices and compliance within a union environment.
  • Responsible for relationship management, internal and external, of cross functional departments, associates, vendors, contractors, general public, union officials, as well as government and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide leadership that will motivate employees and function as an effective promoter of change and growth.
  • Foster a safe working environment with a focus on continuous improvement in safety practices.
  • Drive the implementation of a continuous improvement culture:
    • Implement changes to internal process and procedure for the functional area to streamline efficiencies and introduce savings opportunities.
  • Lead and/or serve as a member of key teams and committees as needed.
  • Responsible for the development, talent planning and performance management of the warehouse associates.

Essential Skills

Special Skills:
  • Change leadership:
    • Open to newideas from every level of assigned facility and from retail and supply chain partners.
    • Adaptability to change when appropriate.
    • Support and effectively implement contractual language changes within a unionized work environment.
  • Communication:
    • Proactive in communicating upcoming change, involving multiple levels within the organization to assure effective communication.
    • Effectively communicate in front of a large workforce population to layout company directives and information.
    • Navigate and conduct conferences with all levels of the organization effectively.
    • Confident in reporting out on business status and operational updates with an awareness of the participating audience.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Create a collaborative environment and model a support-based management style.
    • Establish open and consistent lines of communication with each level of the organization.
    • Proactively remove obstacles for their team through highly organized planning and strategic foresight.
    • Hold associates accountable for individual performance in a consistent manner in line with our company guidelines and expectations.
  • Results Orientated:
    • Meet or Exceed annual production and financial goals.
    • Clearly communicate warehouse and company priorities and goals and ensure they are understood universally by both distribution management and associates.
    • Demonstrate scope in approach to results and consider impact and success of retail, supply chain, and union partners.
    • Exhibit future strategic planning for continuous improvements and results driven culture.
    • Consistently execute on assigned responsibilities.
  • Development of Self:
    • The ability to layout a well-defined development plan that identifies strengths and opportunities, as well as specific developmental items.
    • Actively undertake assignments or projects outside identified area of expertise in order to develop.
  • Development of Others:
    • Create a culture of development within the warehouse that generates strong leaders capable of advancement within the company.
    • Develop leadership by delegating challenging projects or responsibilities not solely based on strengths and outside assigned responsibilities.
    • Align associates with potential to specific positions of advancement.
  • Teamwork:
    • Create structure that ensures all departments within the warehouse are working in a collaborative method to attain universal goals within the organization.
    • Build collaborative partnerships with internal and external departments to ensure focus is with company goals and not solely departmental goals.
    • Ensure involvement of impacted parties in problem solving projects to ensure solutions are universally accepted.
  • Strategic Impact:
    • Focus on specific areas of impact and execute deliverables.
    • Demonstrate future strategy and consistency of performance.
    • Manage their time through appropriate delegation of priorities and support rather than micromanagement and directive driven leadership.
    • Consistently realize future impacts above day to day activities.

Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or supply chain management
  • 8-10 years of work experience with emphasis on strong leadership, within a unionized environment.
  • The ability to lead in a fast paced 500,000 sq ft., refrigerated facility with multiple temperature zones, and that supports multi-billion-dollar sales.
  • Expertise in warehouse management systems, engineered labor standards, and reporting software.
    • e.g. WMS, TMS, YMS, Kronos, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with organizational change management and a strong comprehension in applying labor contract rules.
  • Highly detailed organizational skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to an ever-changing supply chain environment and provide comprehensive solutions to both short- and long-term obstacles.

Job Status: Full-Time (40 Hours)
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Title: Senior Distribution Facility Manager
Department Name: Supply Chain Distribution
City: Jessup
State: Maryland
Education (Highest Level): Bachelors Degree
Job Category: Distribution
Travel Requirements: 10%

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