SpartanNash is a value-added wholesale grocery distributor - supplying more than 2,100 independent grocery retail locations throughout the United States - as well as a grocery retailer, with more than 155 corporate supermarkets in nine states. We also serve the military community through our MDV division; in addition to offering premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing through Caito Foods and third-party logistics through BRT.Through our MDV military division,
SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries around the world. Providing service to both the U.S. and overseas locations, we are a purpose-driven, team-centered organization that respects individuality, demands integrity, encourages innovation and celebrates success. We exist to serve our military heroes and their families, whether at home or abroad.
A day in the life of the Director- Distribution is never the same but, in this role, you will be responsible for the assigned Distribution Center operations to include, but not limited to: receiving, storage, shipping, delivery, personnel management and maintenance activities. Works in partnership with the senior distribution management to manage distribution operations in a productive, efficient and cost-efficient manner.
What You'll Do:
- Oversight and direction of distribution operations activities including but not limited to warehouse operations, transportation, maintenance, facility and reclaim (as applicable). Work with cross-functional departments within the distribution center and Corporate office as it relates to the distribution center operations.
- Responsible for the Distribution Center operations P&L cost centers to include, but limited to, expense and capital budgeting, planning, inventory (asset and product), cost controls, revenue and productivity objectives, and operational execution. Make recommendation for equipment purchases and distribution center related capital expenditures.
- Accountable to establish and/or ensure adherence to Company practices, processes, procedures and policies.
- Responsible for the development and execution of facility operations planning to include productivity levels, staffing requirements, seasonal operation needs, distribution center capacity, etc.
- Maintain strict compliance to Company sanitation, risk management and asset management programs; audit programs to ensure adherence to such programs to include, but not limited to, safety, training, facility maintenance and inventory, security, and proper utilization and maintenance of material handling and transportation equipment.
- Responsible for accurate record keeping and timely reporting of data as required, such as distribution center scorecards, productivity and metrics reporting.
- Establish and/or maintain expected service metrics to customers such as on-time delivery, selection and inventory accuracy, cost per case, product damage, and other reporting metrics as required.
- Ensure facility compliance with legal regulations and laws (i.e., OSHA, EPA, FDA, Dept. of Agriculture, FCC, DOT), as well as Company policy, procedures and guidelines.
- Participate on assigned projects and initiatives (i.e., operational effectiveness, profitability, etc.)
Evaluate business operations and technology for improvement opportunities; recommend and implement approved changes to processes and/or technology.
- Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals. Develop and monitor department budget as required.
- Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best practices within Distribution Center operations; make recommendations to improve current processes and to ensure company legal compliance.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Sound Like You? Here's what you'll need:
- Bachelor's Degree (Required) Business Administration Supply Chain Management, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ten (10) Years distribution center experience; three years management/director level experience required. Bellefontaine Tobacco Operations Only: Prior Cigarette/Tobacco distribution experience required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization, prioritization, decision-making, problem solving and conflict management skills.
- Strong leadership abilities with capability to work in a hands-on environment. Strong strategic planning and business acumen skills. Experience working across business units, and ability to leverage resources to accomplish company goals.
- Strong knowledge of distribution center operations; knowledge of warehouse management systems. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to travel up to 20% as necessary.
Posting ID: 558408752Posted: 2020-05-22