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Distribution Managers, or Retail Distribution Managers, oversee the logistics of moving retail products from warehouses to vendors and suppliers. Skills relevant to this position and found on applicants' resumes include managing retail merchandising programs and point-of-purchase offering, and identifying key targets and structuring team business development activities to close new customers. Entry-level requirements for Distribution Managers include a high school diploma and prior experience in the field; however, a bachelor's degree in distribution management and technology, logistics and supply management or business administration may be required for some positions, as is shown on sample resumes in the field.

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Distribution Manager

Responsible for all facets of inbound and outbound activities for west-coast operations, comprised of 2 facilities and 40 employees. Set departmental objectives and implement policies and procedures that maximize performance, profitability, customer satisfaction, safety, and accountability. Administer annual operating budget in excess of $5 million. Coordinate logistics projects through partnering with cross-functional teams across the organization. Project Manager for global logistics initiative, aligning with finance, sales, and marketing departments with objective to gain more market share from key customers. WMS "Superuser" with thorough knowledge of system structure and heavy involvement in testing, training, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Increased fulfillment productivity 46% through conveyor and racking redesign and re-slotting of high-velocity SKU's.
  • $456K departmental savings in 2014 through numerous continuous improvement and "JDI" projects, utilizing lean methodologies and value stream mapping activities.
  • Key member managing 466K sq. ft. east coast site relocation; including construction, design, testing, employee training, and ongoing improvements. Accomplished in 10 months, on-time and under budget.
  • Spearheaded standards engineering project, providing training to management staff on process standardization, data collection through time studies and grade factoring, and program sustainability.
  • Achieved safety facility record of 1,252 days with zero incidents.
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Global Business Management
2

Senior Distribution Manager

Manage two distribution facilities and all warehouse operations for a multi-channel running shoe company. Hire, develop and evaluate all warehouse managers and employees (10 departments, 90-150 personnel with 6 direct reports). Create policies and procedures to ensure a continuous improvement environment measured by key performance indicators including labor and productivity metrics. Drive cost savings for fulfillment division each year by streamlining processes and negotiating vendor contracts. Write annual budget for both facilities based on strategic sales plan and company business objectives. Directly responsible for over $200M in inventory annually, containing over 10K skus.

  • Supported 25 retail stores, global web channel and shipped over 900K packages annually direct to consumer.
  • Decreased total spend by 10% while production increased 10-15% yearly.
  • % to net revenue dropped from 3.76 to 2.70 in 2 years for a savings of over $1.5M.
  • Created and managed annual budget for both facilities of $4M.
  • Combined building shrink of less than .01 with annual losses under $10K.
  • Reduced shipping costs by $1M annually on $9M gross spend by negotiating contract with Fed Ex and UPS.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
3

Distribution Manager

Managed simultaneously a 45,000 square foot distribution facility and a 15,000 warehouse facility with 3 supervisors and 45 personnel, shipping $50 millions in medical device products including $4 millions in export sales a year.

  • Implemented productivity, cost and performance management programs to meet on-time delivery requirements increasing service levels.
  • Developed and implemented a new barcode system including shipping, receiving, and cycle count transactions reducing indirect labor and produced operational improvements, organizational change, increased customer satisfaction and enhanced profitability.
  • Provided ongoing operational process analysis, communicated project status and identified and resolved operational issues and constrains.
  • Designed and implemented an Audit Locations Programs reducing inventory discrepancy in less than 1% and capable of eliminating annual physical inventory
  • Designed and implemented a Management of Hazardous Materials Programs recognized and accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Effectively developed and implemented a Loss Prevention Program.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BBA
Business Administration
4

Distribution Manager

Responsible for all logistics functions in the production center as well as management of 3rd party warehouses in Birmingham, Tampa, and Jacksonville. Also responsible for all production and MRP functions with dotted line authority for production and material planning supervisors

  • Designed and implemented a new warehouse layout utilizing random slotting techniques which increased actual storage capacity by 33% for the facility and allowed for increased productivity
  • Leveraged the productivity increase to drive headcount reduction in the distribution group with a net labor savings of 140k annually
  • Led the implementation of the SAP WMS module to further enhance productivity gains as well as improve inventory accuracy and thru put with the use of batch picking, and bin level inventory management resulting in a 350k improvement in annual inventory adjustments
  • Implemented a min\max inventory system with overflow capacity on raw materials to improve space utilization as well as improve production planning
  • Improved on time delivery to 98.4 % annually
  • Implemented visual management and 5S programs to improve quality control and assist in productivity improvements
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
5

Region Distribution Manager, Indirect Sales

Responsible for sales and team across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada including staffing of 30+ employees and 700 national branded location

  • Organize regional projects for new agent partner launches working with numerous additional [company name] teams ensuring completion at preset service levels and deadlines.
  • Developed strategy and created regional policy/procedures for contingent worker program aligning with multiple different workgroups and companies.
  • Served as point of contact for new national partner with including training, market research, leadership communications and design of communication.
  • Tasked with working as project manager on multiple regional programs budgeted annually over $1 million dollars.
  • Hired and trained staff of 30+ employees across the region including program development, team communication, and coaching accountability for all regional markets.
  • Achieved above 100% to quota levels each month in role with current national partners, Cox Communications, Century link, Family Dollar and Dollar General; generating $2.5M projected annual sale.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
BA
History
Leadership
6

Traveling Event Distribution Manager

o Develop distribution plan, forecast quarterly distribution expectations, train and implement new policies and maintain excellence in compliance standards.

  • Currently overseeing 5 full time Territory Managers along with up to 30 additional full time employees and temporary employees in Northern California at 15 event locations.
  • Developed and implemented distribution model that resulted in cost per unit distribution declining from $90.00 per unit to under $14.00 per unit during first half of 2015.
  • New distribution startegy has resulted in 200% increase in monthly production when comparing December 2014 to May 2015 (4,000+ units distributed in December compared to 13,000+ in May).
  • Have guided teams to 105% to forecasted distribution goal in 2015
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Sport Management
7

Distribution Manager

Managed, trained and developed highly cohesive team of supervisory and non-supervisory personnel (permanent and temporary) while overseeing inventory and procedures NY, CA and China.

  • Sourced and negotiated purchase of shipping equipment and supplies: negotiated truck and small parcel rates.
  • Effectively interfaced with customer buying, distribution and sales personnel to resolve chargeback and shipping issues.
  • Supported company growth while reducing operating budget while improving both quality and service.
  • Reorganized warehouse and increased productivity by more than 50%.
  • Managed seamless integration of SAP (Warehouse Management System) in NY, CA and China.
  • Consolidated previously separate billing from carriers to central accounts thus improving negation ability for larger discounts.
  • Self insured small parcel shipments while charging customers small parcel rates as a new source of revenue.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
Graduate Studies
8

Senior Distribution Manager

Managed day to day operations, led and managed 3 Supervisors and 65 hourly associates for Revlon's domestic and international distribution center. Provided operating budget accountability for operations

  • Managed customer relations and ensured customer satisfaction at all times. Managed quality and safety compliance, as well as company policies and procedures
  • Developed various reports related to production, quality, safety, timeliness, staffing, maintenance, and discrepancies.
  • Reduced labor hours over 13% within four months.
  • Achieving a 99.9% shipping accuracy through audit process and performance management.
  • Completed initial Kaizen training for lean manufacturing and managing for daily improvements.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
9

Distribution Manager

Conducted and managed all day to day operations for the location including customer service, warehouse and inventory control associates.

  • Monitored monthly budgets and weekly forecasts to ensure that the cost-to serve goals were achieved.
  • Managed the transportation department for the location including a team of private fleet delivery specialists that serviced the Salt Lake City area, three 3rd party carriers covering Utah and Idaho and two line haul services to Idaho.
  • Monitored the activity calendar to ensure tasks were completed on time by our location.
  • Served as the Safety Committee Chairperson to ensure that the location was in compliance of all safety program elements and held weekly safety committee meetings.
  • Composed and delivered all warehouse and office performance reviews and corrective action documentation.
  • Handled all associate relations concerns and issues in a fair and timely manner.
  • Collaborated with Loss Prevention in order to ensure that all assets and building were safe and secure.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Management
10

Distribution Manager

Responsible for all order fulfillment to national retailers Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot, United Stationers, and hundreds of small wholesale distributors. Up to 1,000 internet orders shipped daily during peak season.

  • Member of management team that designed a new picking layout that resulted in reduction of labor from five minutes to two minutes per line picked.
  • Promoted to Distribution Manager of the Waynesboro Pa. facility to organize operations as the hub of United States operations.
  • Part of management team that reduced Staples fulfillment fines from $500,000 dollars in 2013 to $23,550 through September 2014.
  • Implementation of daily cycle counts which resulted in a variance of .02% on $7.5 million dollars of inventory.
  • Member of safety committee that introduced on going safety training that has resulted in no lost time accidents in the past 13 months.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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