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 Distribution Center Manager Vancouver WA - Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: Benjamin Moore 
Hiring entity type: Chemical 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Operations - Logistics
Operations - Other
Service/Skilled - Warehouse
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 5000618157606 / Latpro-3744922 
Date posted: Jun-24-2020
State, Zip: Washington, 98660


Company Profile:

Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's third most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home décor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.

Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.

Job Summary:

The Distribution Center Manager is responsible for managing safety, quality, customer service, cost efficiency, and continuous improvement of the Company's Distribution Center.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work collaboratively with the Continuous Improvement team and responsible for the creation of a Distribution Center-wide culture of continuous improvement that reduces waste throughout all distribution processes using CI Tools as well as Lean techniques around process re-engineering
  • Responsible for understanding internal and external customer service expectations through establishing and maintaining effective relationships and developing cost efficient strategies to meet service expectations
  • Implement and enforce all environmental, health, and safety programs to ensure compliance and effectiveness
  • Drive change in culture towards Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
  • Lead and implement Lean Manufacturing projects to address quality, material flow, through-put and productivity improvements and ensure results are sustainable
  • Develop performance standards and processes for optimizing operations, customer satisfaction, and controlling costs
  • Obtain and maintain performance metrics requirements for personnel
  • Develop contingency plans to provide services in emergency situations
  • Identify new technology through past experiences working with Logistics, transportation and warehousing software around optimization, "asset track and trace" as well as WMS
  • Proactively source, validate and implement new technology as above, with overall purpose of increasing efficiency and enhancing customer service
  • Participate and support the development, training, and post auditing of all Standard Operating Procedures
  • Communicate often and effectively with facility employees on all issues to create an engaged work force
  • Manage financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans
  • Measure and report financial performance metrics against budget
  • Recommend allocations and/or adjustments to Logistics budget in response to changing conditions
  • Build pipeline of new ideas (kaizen activities) related to cost efficiencies, service enhancements and inventory reduction
  • Partner effectively with Human Resources on all employee relations and work culture improvements
  • Ensure compliance on all local, state, and federal laws and regulations

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics or related discipline in Operations is required, Master's Degree is highly desirable
  • 10+ years of experience in Operations with evidence of progressively increasing responsibility, with at least 3 years in a leadership role of a Distribution Facility or Warehouse within the Consumer Products industry
  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement principles like Kaizen, 5S, Lean, Six Sigma, etc. is required
  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems, Transportation Systems, and Warehouse Slotting software
  • Experience with private fleet management and retail delivery
  • SAP experience a plus



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