Parts Distribution Manager

Summary:
The Parts Distribution Manager manages the distribution of products, parts, and inventory, providing leadership, resolving customer service issues and training subordinates. Ensures distribution staff deliver efficient operations and timely deliveries to meet distribution performance goals. Analyze existing processes and propose improvements and new methods to control costs and enhance customer satisfaction. Directs distribution operations including transportation, maintenance and order management. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing.
 
Job ID/Number:
 
Posted Date:
11/19/2017
 
Job Location:
East Chicago, IN
 
Position Type:
Full-time
 
Division:
Heavy Equipment
 
Description:

 

The Parts Distribution Manager manages the distribution of products, parts, and inventory, providing leadership, resolving customer service issues and training subordinates. Ensures distribution staff deliver efficient operations and timely deliveries to meet distribution performance goals. Analyze existing processes and propose improvements and new methods to control costs and enhance customer satisfaction.  Directs distribution operations including transportation, maintenance and order management.  Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing.

 

Duties:

  • Oversees team in the stocking and dispensing of items
  • Ensures items received are compliant with the company’s quality standards
  • Notifies purchasing to order additional items as needed
  • Oversees inventory audits by directing subordinates to cycle and count inventory on a scheduled basis
  • Arranges stock for better access, counting stock to ensure accuracy of inventory levels and recommending disposal of items that may be outdated or no longer relevant
  • Establishes efficient check-in procedures, stock-picking procedure to include how one should take the stock, reporting of what had been taken, how much taken, and where the stock went
  • Resolving customer service issues
  • Coordinates various activities with the administrative and clerical support staff
  • Trains subordinates and supervise their work to ensure compliance with quality standards, procedures, policies, deadlines, and helps in resolving any issues
  • Has detailed discussion with the coworkers to help them identify actual problems and resolve them immediately so that they do not hamper the process
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of subordinates
  • Interpret and explain in detail the policies of the organization and make sure that subordinates adhere to them
  • Coordinates damaged and defective inventory items ensuring it is accounted and handled properly via deposal, reconditioning or returned to the producing plant
  • Ensures that subordinates work towards achieving the objectives related to inventory management, follows GMPs and Hoist Liftruck safety rules/practices
  • Participate in company improvement programs such as Strategic Process Objectives, Safety Initiatives or Continuous Improvement Programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Must be able to work in a physically demanding role. The work involves long hours of standing, bending, stooping, kneeing, walking, and reaching. Heavy lifting up to 75lbs required
  • Ability to multi-task, detail oriented with strong Project Management skills
  • Advanced math and computer skills are necessary. Knowledge of the inventory database used is desired, but may learn this on the job
  • Strong Leadership skills, follow-up, and time management skills
  • Understand and practices GMP’s and safety procedures