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Distribution Manager

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Janesville
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:


At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind.

We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.

The Distribution Manager is responsible for all functions of our multi-facility distribution operation. Focus will be spent on driving improvements to key distribution metrics including safety, on time delivery and facility throughput. This key position will be responsible for 6-8 direct reports and will drive continuous improvement projects in receiving, material flow and shipping. Successful interaction with our manufacturing plants, order management, demand planning and sales are all critical expectations in order to drive continuous improvement in the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains customer relations by ensuring seamless material flow process from incoming receiving and inspection to shipment of product to customers. Manages materials and movement between secondary distribution center including establishing/improving processes for system driven replenishments and customer shipments.
Designs and directs the work of the team. Selects, coaches and develops staff. Sets clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team. Acts as a mentor, manages performance, recognizes achievement, provides feedback and administers progressive discipline when necessary.
Develops partnerships with various manufacturing plants, demand planning, order management and sales. Is fully engaged in monthly SIOP and as a result, creates appropriate distribution plans. Oversee inventory management and control, accuracy, and established inventory guidelines and procedures.
Management of external 3PLs relating to customer fulfillment including accurate and timely transactions to appropriate customers. Ensure proper facility storage utilization is maintained throughout seasonal changes
Leads and improves Material/Inventory Management best practices including Warehouse Management (Cycle Count Accuracy, Transactions, Bar Coding, RFID) and Advance Replenishment Methods, Fill Rate and other distribution metrics. Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.
Other Duties as assigned and the following:
Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned
Accountable for defining resource needs including headcount needed in each area of the facility
Work within budget and staffing parameters to accomplish objectives in each operational area

Minimal Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
8+ years of progressive management experience in distribution operations or a similar work environment

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA or Advanced degree in Supply Chain Management
Experience in international logistics;
ERP/MRP user (SAP/Oracle);
Member of the Association for Operations Management (APICS);

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Detailed understanding of merchandise flow through the supply chain
Strong understanding of the movement of materials and goods in a distribution setting
Ability to build and maintain positive and supportive relationships at all levels
Personal flexibility in approach
Positive response to change in procedures and processes
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power Systems, Janesville , Distribution Manager, Executive , Janesville, Wisconsin

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