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Distribution Center Leader

Company: Dawn Foods
Location: Romulus
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Dawn Foods is a global leader in bakery manufacturing and ingredients distribution. As the partner of choice for inspiring bakery success, we helpcustomers grow their business through meaningful partnerships, research-driven insights and innovations, and products and expertise they can depend on. As a family-owned company, our commitments to our people, products, customers, and corporate values, are all part of our recipe for success.Why work for Dawn Foods?PEOPLE. PRODUCTS. CUSTOMERS.Why should you apply? We invest in you! Industry-leading health insurance on Day 1! Competitive Pay 401(K) + company match 10 Paid Company Holidays Paid Time Off Professional training Family-owned business over 100 years in service An opportunity for career advancement, working as part of an empowering workforceJob Purpose and OverviewThe Distribution Market Leader will manage the overall operations of the Detroit distribution center. The leader ensures overall accordance with DOT, IFS, and Dawn Foods standards and meets or exceeds budgeted expense and operating income goals while at the same time, maintaining appropriate relationships with key customers and vendors to support sales goals for the distribution center. The Distribution Leader maintains targeted service levels ensuring that customer orders are complete, delivered on time with an accurate invoice while driving margin improvement through warehouse and delivery productivity, reducing expenses, and eliminated non-value-added costs and activities. This position is also responsible for the supervision and development of several direct reports along with the front-line team members that support the distribution site. Travel Requirement: 20%Relocation Assistance: Available as neededWhat will you do as a District Market Leader Iat Dawn Foods? Accountable to manage the Warehouse and Private Fleet Distribution Center efficiently and effectively safeguarding Dawn s assets. Continuously drives and improves productivity and eliminates nonvalue added expenses. Ensures Inventory control, processes, and accuracy at all times implementing and following Dawn best practices and technologies reducing inventory losses to a minimum. Responsible to build the Distribution Center budget, developing financial projections and manages performance vs budget. Customer Service: Ensures that all products are delivered on-time and in-full, with the best possible Customer Experience (order to delivery). Accountable to manage recovery of service issues in the market in a cost-effective manner.
Team Member Leadership & Development: Responsible to ensure appropriate staffing (quantity and quality) to support safety, service and savings. Accountable for recruiting (in partnership with Human Resources) and retention of all site team members. Assesses market wage rates and ensure that Dawn remains competitive to attract and retain top talent. Ensures Team Member training, development and performance management to meet Dawn business objectives.
Safety/Compliance: Ensures that the Distribution Center adheres to and complies with all DOT, IFS, OSHA, and FDA standards throughout the facility. Builds and sustains safety culture, ensuring on-time training, active safety committees, near-miss awareness & reporting, and team member coaching. Drives consistent improvement in go-home-safe rate.
Warehouse Execution: Accountable to ensure that all warehouse processes and procedures are followed, leveraging WMS technology to support proper inventory control and effective and efficient receiving, storage and picking / loading. Ensures facility maintenance and sanitation are completed timely and according to Dawn standards. Utilizes and implements technology solutions for efficient distribution operations.
Strategic Planning: Develops and executes strategic plans for distribution within the area. Able to align distribution strategy with overall business objectives. Anticipates and proactively plans for distribution needs and challenges that will arise.
Private Fleet Management: Ensures safe, compliant, and efficient operation of Dawn private fleet, leveraging technology (primarily Descartes Suite: Roadnet and Greenmile) to plan and execute delivery in compliance with all DOT regulations and Dawn policies. Ensures that Dawn drivers serve as front-line ambassadors of Dawn in all delivery interactions.
Matrix Leadership: Partners with Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Administrative and other Dawn Team Members in the market to build and maintain a cohesive culture reflecting Dawn values and ensuring exceptional service to our customers.
Dawn Ambassador: Acts as an ambassador for the company within the industry and the community to bring awareness to the Dawn brand. Demonstrates Dawn Values and supports the Circle of Excellence.What Does It Take to be a District Market Leader I at Dawn Foods?
Minimum of a high school diploma or GED required; Bachelor s or advanced degree preferred.
Minimum 7 years
experience in a stand-alone site leadership role in a distribution center or manufacturing environment required or combination of related training and experience, certification preferred.
Prior experience with Continuous Improvement/Lean methods required. Green or Black belt certification preferred. Ability to professionally interact and influence internal and external contracts positively and proactively. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Suite, particularly Excel. In-depth knowledge of systems and process relating to inventory management, warehouse management and customer order fulfillment.
Demonstrated experience in utilization WMS technologies required, SAP and EWM highly preferred.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required, including prior responsibility for building annual budgets and managing performance within financial parameters.
Prior experience in a multi-temperature distribution environment highly preferred.
Leadership and supervision of private fleet operations, including sound knowledge of DOT requirements and supporting technology (e.g. Roadnet, Greenmile or similar applications) highly preferred.
Must be able to travel up to 20%Physical Demands & Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required to use motor coordination with arm, hand, finger, and leg dexterity. Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. Ability to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Ability to withstand cool and/or cold temperatures. Normal setting for this job is warehouse/office. Will be exposed to a physical environment, which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the workday.Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply. About Our BenefitsDawn is proud to employ the top talent in the baking industry, and we reward our people with comprehensive health and well-being coverage, competitive compensation packages, and award-winning benefit offerings. We also help protect your future financial health with a generous 401(k) matching program that provides additional retirement funds and many tools and resources on financial wellness. Dawn encourages professional growth through tuition assistance and educational programs, and we are always searching for ways to improve our industry-leading services and benefits.Compensation: $100,130 - $165,220 with a Target Annual Bonus#LI-MW1#LI-OnsiteAn Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other status or condition that is protected by applicable law.Requisition ID: 35257

Keywords: Dawn Foods, Detroit , Distribution Center Leader, Professions , Romulus, Michigan

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