Distribution Manager

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: January 10, 2020
  • Job Order ID: 324325
  • Consultant: Sean Baker
  • Industry: Logistics / Distribution
MacDonald Search Group
Distribution Manager - Edmonton

Our client, has been a national leader in the sales and distribution of industrial products. As the company evolves and the needs of their Branch in Edmonton changes so too does the requirement for talented people to lead the organization. They have asked Sean Baker of MacDonald Search Group to assist them with the recruit for a Distribution Manager for their facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

As Distribution Manager, the selected individual will be responsible for leading a team of supervisors and floor level staff in the daily operations of all functional areas of receiving, put away, picking, packing, shipping and returns. Reporting to a Branch Manager you will be responsible to lead, coach and direct your team to ensure a safe and productive operation to support the needs of this high volume, fast paced direct to consumer distribution operation.
A few of the Responsibilities are:
  • Managing a team of supervisors and material handlers in all aspects of the warehouse
  • Performing continuous improvement activities where possible
  • Planning and managing through fluctuations in business volumes
  • Ensure industry safety and health standards are followed
We are looking for an experienced individual comfortable being on the floor, working alongside their team or sitting in the board room capable of assisting with long term planning and strategic decisions.
  • Post-Secondary education or industry certification is an asset
  • 5+ years of management experience preferably from a high velocity, pick and pack operation.
  • Exceptional inventory control and logistics knowledge
  • Experience working in an industrial environment
  • Prior use of WMS or other ERP, warehouse management or inventory systems
  • Solid leadership and management skills of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Above average time management and organization skills
  • Ability to analyze and provide results
We are looking for someone with a track record of leadership. A distribution professional that really understands the importance of inventory control and accuracy and how to follow process to ensure it.

If you have been responsible for adding value to your employer, driving out bottom line costs or increasing productivity, we want to know who you are.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Sean Baker at sean@macdonaldsearchgroup.com and ensure the subject of your email reads Distribution Manager.