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  General Manager

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Our client, California Cartage Company a Division of NFI, made its first delivery in 1944 and has since become an industry leader in trucking, warehousing, and deconsolidation. With its multiple logistics companies, California Cartage Company operates over 1,200 trucks and over 4.25 million square feet of warehouse space throughout the United States.

The General Manager is responsible for the operation and financial performance for a green-field start-up of a 600,000 square foot state of the art, fully automated distribution center for Puma using Bastian Solutions AutoStore goods-to-person order picking system. The new DC is focused on e-commerce and retail channels and will operate 7 days a week with an expected go live date in June 2020. This position reports to a remotely based Director of Warehouse Operations

Whitestown, Indiana

Role you will play
Learn Puma’s needs by spending time in the Torrance, CA distribution center, particularly through peak season prior to facility go-live
Responsible for developing and leading a team that will manage the employee performance, inventory, vendor, carrier, and customer relationships.
Ensures operational procedures for executing activities for incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of products, and keeping the highest standards of inventory accuracy in place.
Develops and manages a comprehensive strategy for the facility by shaping requirements, assessing deliverables and utilizing resources to help eliminate process problems.
Plans long-term operational needs based on sales, forecasts, and historical data
Liaise with on-site customer representative ensuring customer priorities, needs and requests are met and timely executed
Responsible for facility P&L and budget
Drives continuous improvements to safety, quality, cost and delivery while growing and expanding capabilities within the warehouse.

Background Profile
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.
10+ years overall experience and experience in managing a warehouse/distribution center of increasing size, responsibility and complexity
Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (Manhattan preferred)
Strong understanding of systems integration and conveyors
Working knowledge of warehouse / mechanical equipment
Working knowledge of OSHA, DOT, HAZMAT, FDA regulations and the willingness to become certified in one or more of these areas as necessary
Experience with performance metrics, process improvement, and Lean/Six Sigma tools.
Excellent customer service skills specifically with external clients 
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred