The Everest Group


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Logistics Distribution Center Manager


COMPANY
Our client is a $600M manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of consumer product goods. This 125+ year company is seeking a Logistics Manager to manage the safety, quality, customer service, cost efficiency, and continuous improvement of their new California Distribution Center.

LOCATION
East Bay CA

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

REQUIREMENTS
• 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
• 3+ years hands on experience and training in Lean Design of Work and Material flow using lean principles
• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics or related discipline in Operations is required, Master’s Degree is highly desirable
• 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 SAP experience a plus
• Experience with a Greenfield/Startup desired 

COMPENSATION
• $85,000-$100,000
• Bonus
• Benefits Package