Distribution / Shipping Manager

Novolex Holdings, LLC - Chicago, IL3.2

Full-time
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Position Summary:
The Distribution/Shipping Manager is directly accountable and responsible for the management of safety, quality, production, scheduling/planning, and distribution/warehousing activities of the facility in accordance with the Company’s policies, principles, and procedures. The facility Distribution/Shipping Manager will continuously review all of the operational processes, systems, assets, and methodologies of the plant and will develop a strategic and tactical operational plan which aligns with the objectives and strategies of the Company’s annual business plan and budget.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:
The Distribution/Shipping Manager directs all operations of the facility by perpetuating the following responsibilities, either personally or through subordinate Leads, and in a manner consistent with the values and standards of the Company:

Execution and achievement of the objectives and goals within the annual business plan and budget

Motivate and maintain a safe and environmentally-compliant facility

Perpetual assessment and adjustment of current strategies, systems, procedures, performance, capabilities, equipment, facilities, and people to maintain and enhance safety, production, service, quality, and profitability

Oversight of all Quality, Distribution, and Warehousing activities in accordance with policies, principles and procedures

Execution of supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems

Conference and collaborate with customers, sales, and internal/external support resources to evaluate, develop, and process

Oversee/confirm invoice process

Promote strategies designed to improve service, quality and product value.

Oversee order planning

Communicate with operations team regarding scheduling conflicts and allocate orders in MRP system

Identify, troubleshoot and resolve logistical issues with minimal guidance

Inputs information into sales orders and related customer information into applicable systems along with investigating problems related to shipment of products, credits, new orders and other customer-related matters.

Reviews exceptions with Leads prior to action.

Ability to quickly and accurately input data into computer software applications (ERP (PRMS), TMS applications, TRANSPLACE web application)

Proficiency and demonstrated experience in business/freight computer systems functionality

Ability to identify complex problems and review related information

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

Team Player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships

Knowledge of inventory control, warehouse operations, transportation operations, order management, performance metrics, costs, and other techniques

Candidate Requirements:
The minimum education requirement of this position is a B.A. or B.S. Degree from a four-year university or college. A Master’s degree in Business Administration and hands on understanding of Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is preferred.

This position requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience and/or training in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience

Good judgment, initiative, attention to detail, drive for change, getting organizational support, building ownership and commitment, making though decisions and developing others.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

The Distribution Manager will possess and demonstrate the following competencies: Visionary Leadership; Business Acumen; Strategic Thinking; People Management; Problem Solving; Teamwork; Change Management; Delegation; Cost Conscious; Customer Service; Technical Skills; Interpersonal Skills; Oral and Written Communication Skills; Ethics.

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at 800-845-6051.

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