Logistics Distribution Manager
Company: Wismettac Asian Foods
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: November 12, 2020
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Wismettac Asian Foods is searching for a senior level distribution
professional to support our continued sales growth and has the
capability of growing their career with the organization. This
leader must be a people person first, process-driven individual
that will thrive in a fast paced environment. The Logistics Manager
has full operational, P&L and safety accountability. Plans,
directs and coordinates end-to-end distribution operations,
including: product receipt, replenishment, inventory control, order
fulfillment and customer delivery. This leader must be committed to
delivering exceptional customer service, while focusing on
efficient operations and cost effective operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Shipping, receiving and delivery management:
-Coordinate shipping and receiving schedule, equipment and
-Checking and verifying shipping records, handling questions or
concerns of shipping shortages or overages and addressing any
problems with inventory control.
-Overseeing maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment.
-Oversee scheduling truck drivers, coordinate delivery routes and
loading dock use.
Warehouse layout & space management:
-Analyze, plan and improve warehouse layout to maximize the
efficiency of space usage.
-Periodically monitor and analyze inventory movement and adjust
-Ensure product inventory safety and quality.
-Minimize inventory losses and record discrepancies.
-Maintain FIFO process and accurate replenishment to prevent
Customer service management:
-Develop and maintain a service-orientated workforce and ensure the
service standards, policies and procedures are closely
-Validate agreements with individual customers against company
rules and policies.
-Analyze information obtained from customer complaints to improve
and maintain product quality control system.
Work process and cost management:
-Analyze the workflow, develop and implement new processes to
reduce the manpower and work hours required.
-Discuss with other department personnel about sales, purchasing,
production and record control to ensure that warehouse activities
are running efficiently
Warehouse distribution system management:
-Monitor and ensure that the system is functioning according to the
-Identify and eliminate the system glitch on a daily basis.
-Monitor and manage warehouse/delivery driver employees and
environment to ensure compliance to the federal and state laws that
are governed by, including but not limited to, Department of
Transportation and Department of Labor.
Safety program management:
-Ensuring that all appropriate safety regulations are being
followed both with regards to personal safety and safety of
-Conduct periodic safety meeting with the warehouse employees
-Ensure that all warehouse personnel receive proper training and
certification to handle equipment in a safe manner.
-Ensuring the health, safety, cleanliness, tidiness and security of
the work environment
Logistics employee management:
-Plan and coordinate adequate staffing to ensure safe and accurate
-Conduct interviews and make decision on warehouse/driver staff
-Supervise and train employees to work in the warehouse either as
laborers, equipment operators, product handlers, drivers, clerks or
inventory control personnel.
-Monitor and manage employees to maintain good attendance and
-Conducts yearly performance evaluation on all logistics personnel
and assist employees attainment of high individual productivity and
performance of the responsibilities and duties contained in their
Experience/ Training/ Education:
Must have a proven record of effective management in high volume
distribution operations (food distribution is a plus). A Bachelor
degree is preferred, or equivalent years of distribution management
experience. Working knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems. Must
be a strong leader, able to lead a team of supervisors and
warehouse associates in a sales growth environment. This role
requires hands-on supervisory/management skills, along with the
interpersonal skills needed to maximize operations; 4-6 years
experience in warehousing or in
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
Logistics Managers must have the ability to organize and prioritize
numerous tasks and complete them under various time constraints;
Principles, practices and procedures of warehouse environment;
Logistic Managers should have knowledge of business and management
principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation,
human resource modeling, leadership technique, production methods,
and coordination of people and resource; have knowledge in the
principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection,
training, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and personnel
information systems; knowledge of DOT, OSHA rules and regulations;
ability to speak clearly so others can understand you; ability to
apply general rules and policy to specific problems to produce
answers that make sense; motivating, developing, and directing
people as they work, identifying the best people for the job; using
logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
identify measures or indicators of system performance and the
actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the
goals of the system.
Logistics Managers work in the warehouse office close to those of
facility management. The incumbent is located in a busy, open area.
The incumbent is faced with constant interruptions and must meet
with others on a regular basis. They sit for long periods and
sometimes must content to noise levels caused by various warehouse
equipment and machines.
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