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Director of Logistics and Distribution Center

Gardeners Supply Company Burlington, VT

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Join the team at Gardener’s Supply Company

We are a 100% employee-owned company and an award winning and nationally recognized socially responsible business. We work hard AND offer a fun place to work including BBQs, staff parties, employee garden plots and much more! We also offer strong cultural values, competitive wages and outstanding benefits!

OVERVIEW:

Responsible for efficiently running all parts of our Distribution Center(s) while hitting service level goals. Creates a strong employee culture and implements best practices through systems, processes and employee involvement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all warehouse functions--Fulfillment, Quality Assurance, Product Assembly, Ship Alones and Material Handling--to assure a tight working team that produces a high level of service to our customers and the proper care and custody of our inventory, and to plan and oversee all facility space changes and upgrades.
  • Oversee manager/supervisors who manage the day-to-day operations of our seasonal business with multiple shifts ensuring the accurate and rapid fulfillment of customer orders.
  • Responsible for budgeting all DC costs including labor, facility, education, capital, packing materials and supplies.
  • Ability to adjust labor quickly to variable order flows labor.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for warehouse technology stack, including warehouse ERP and shipping solutions.
  • Provide increasing levels of customer service while finding efficiencies to reduce costs per order.
  • Encourage strong teamwork and employee involvement and inputs.
  • Implement ideas for facility and space planning to maximize efficiencies.
  • Control and oversee the flow of inventory and packing materials including all in and out-of-house warehousing and assure accurate inventory counts.
  • Responsible for outbound shipping contracts and the accuracy of the bills.
  • Maintain open communications with all necessary departments and any new venture that requires fulfillment.
  • Push for continuous improvement throughout the facility while hitting service and accuracy goals.
  • Collaborate with internal cross functional partners to create functional business processes and positive communication streams.
  • Set and adhere to all policy standards.
  • Maintain working knowledge of all warehouse equipment, including forklifts, conveyors, elevators.
  • Maintain basic knowledge of facility needs including alarm system, heat and air systems, ventilation systems and plumbing.
  • Provide a safe work environment through equipment, policy education and procedures.
  • Act as member of the Leadership Team participating and giving input on company direction, policies and customer service.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that fosters and sustains successful relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested or required.
  • Lead the team by managing stressful situations with positive and data driven solutions.
  • Have the ability to help where needed and repair equipment as required.
  • Model and lead enthusiasm for the AGR/GSC history, culture, mission, and operating principles.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10+ years of experience in ERP functionality, Warehouse Management Systems, payroll processing and MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent problem-solving and management skills equivalent to those usually acquired in achieving a bachelor’s level of study with 10 years of warehousing experience preferably in the Direct/Ecommerce/Retail environment.
  • 3-5 years of Direct/Ecommerce business distribution experience in a $75+ million company.
  • Experience being the leader and decision maker of ERP needs for system adds/upgrades.
  • Experience with fulfillment expansion and design of new space.
  • Experience implementing new Warehouse Management Systems and the necessary change management leadership needed to lead the team through change.
  • Experience integrating and implementing 3PL warehouse fulfillment.
  • Experience in an omni channel company with Direct/Ecommerce and Retail
  • Experience with FIFO and other fulfillment best practices
  • Experience negotiating freight contracts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent people and organizational skills with the ability to lead, motivate and resolve conflict.
  • Strong analytical skills for budgeting, planning and finding efficiencies in processes and products.
  • Ability to prioritize and satisfy multiple and complex demands in a timely, service-oriented manner.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
  • Ideal, but not required, experience with Fulfillment by Amazon and/or other marketplaces (Target/Walmart)

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Gardeners Supply Company

Address

Burlington, VT
USA

Industry

Transportation and Storage

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