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Distribution Center Manager

Seattle, WA
by Search Group Solutions

Supply Chain And Logistics

Job Description

Search Group Solutions has an exciting opportunity with a Seattle based apparel and fashion company seeking a Distribution Center Manager for their Kent, WA site. This is the perfect for the person with an entrepreneurial spirit and is successful at managing small teams.

This hands-on position will be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day operations of the Distribution Center are executed in a way that aligns with goals and our customer expectations.  This role will support a lean team of managers, department leads and DC associates as well as coordinate logistical operations with corporate leaders to ensure the DC has adequate staffing, proper training, and tools to meet this goal.     

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  
o Learn relationships between Sales, Merchandising, Customer Service, Distribution Center, IT and Finance to gain an overall general understanding of our operation  
o Review DC status reports and work with DC managers to ensure department productivity, processing volumes, and backlogs are in line to meet DC goals and deadlines.  
o Review key reports to confirm future volume trends to anticipate and plan staffing
o Evaluate freight services, negotiate contracts as needed, and manage relationships
o Work closely with IT department to maximize WMS capabilities
o Supervise and manage daily work of teammates encouraging a spirit of development and entrepreneurship 
o Ensure adherence to proper operational and safety procedures, while being a visible and vocal advocate for safety
o Identify and minimize inventory loss and customer chargebacks under span of control
o Review vendor invoicing and route to accounting for payment 

Job Requirement

  • 7+ years of management experience in a DC environment, apparel industry experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of warehousing and distribution management, including understanding customs requirements
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication abilities both written and verbal
  • Experienced with warehouse management systems, specifically WM2009.1 preferred
  • Familiarity with local ocean freight terminals and trucking companies a plus
  • Excellent sense of teamwork and flexibility 
  • Knack for continuous process improvement, and willingness to share new ideas with management
  • Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers; Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Forklift experience preferred, but will train the right candidate