Distribution Center Manager job – General Cable – Marion, IN

You, as the Distribution Center Manager will have responsibility for the coordination of all distribution functions. You will report to the Plant Manager, and be responsible for coordinating all shipping, receiving, late point packaging, customer service functions, traffic, inventory control, storage and handling of both raw materials and finished goods. You will be responsible for managing the department/facility budget as well as supervisory responsibility for distribution personnel.

Your primary responsibilities will include:
Lead the DC Teams to support company objectives in cost, quality, service and safety.

Cost – manage the DC budget and drive productivity by reducing the volume-adjusted cost to operate year over year.

Quality – maintain inventory accuracy at 98% through cycle counting. Reduce shipping errors by 10% year over year.

Service – ship 98% of finished goods material within business team specific shipping window targets.

Safety – provide a safe working environment as measured by ORIR.

Provide responsive customer service to all customers, both internal and external. Interact frequently with corporate sales team.

Establish and maintain an effective system of operation and implementation of written procedures in the form of Standard Operating Procedures, ISO 9001 and Technical Operating Instructions.

Establish, implement, and maintain effective training programs and safety programs.

Manage the traffic functions within corporate guidelines including the use of approved carriers, the Transportation Management System and routing guide.

Support transportation cost reduction initiatives.

Provide an environment for LeanSigma culture, techniques and principles to flourish within the DC.

Work with the Plant Manager to establish goals and objectives for the department.

Responsible for the control and repair of all returnable reels.

All other duties as required.

Job Requirements

You must be a results driven individual who has demonstrated ability working in a high performance distribution environment, preferably within a manufacturing campus.

You will need proven experience in the area of distribution, transportation or materials management.

You must have great attention to detail, while also managing the big picture and driving metrics.

You must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.

You are required to have leadership skills including the ability to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.

You must be a critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.

You will need good written and oral communication skills.

You must have the willingness to work collaboratively with corporate support teams i.e, Distribution, Transportation, IT, Inside Sales, Finance, etc.

You will need high energy, and to demonstrate urgency and fast pace.


Bachelor’s degree in in Business Administration or Logistics required


5 years distribution or transportation management experience.

Experience managing distribution within a manufacturing environment.

Experience leading teams

Lean Enterprise and/or Six Sigma exposure and certification preferred

Experience managing a budget


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