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Distribution Center General Manager

Whitewater, WI

Industry: Logistics/Storage/Warehouse Job Number: 48548 Pay Rate: $160 - $170k
Execute the daily operating plan and management of a multi-temperature, technology-driven, highly customer-focused warehouse.

Position responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

- Ensure a safe working environment for all employees.
- Provide direction and leadership to the Transportation Manager and Warehouse Manager.
- Execute company processes successfully to ensure 100% compliance.
- Ensure annual performance goals are met or exceeded.
- Participate in the development of budgets.
- Present at customer and employee meetings.
- Foster a work environment that maximizes employee involvement, morale and engagement.
- Ensure quality standards are achieved for all good shipped and received.
- Promptly solve problems to the maximum satisfaction of our customer(s.)
- Participate in, contribute to and potentially lead various committees, such as quality and safety.
- Travel for annual meetings or other Distribution centers as needed.
- Be a champion of change.

Any other duties as assigned.

Skills and experience:

- 5+ years of relevant leadership experience.
- Self-motivated and disciplined team player.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
- Sound organizational skills with the capacity to prioritize and multi-task to ensure deadlines are met.
- Exhibit a sense of urgency and focus on results.
- Demonstrated business and financial acumen.
- Professional self-presentation.
- Proven track record of developing successful customer/business partnerships.
- Demonstrated ability to anticipate business needs, think proactively and respond appropriately.
- Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite with intermediate Excel skills.
- Willing to work any shift and any schedule due to the 24/7 environment.
- Must pass post-offer background check and drug test.

Preferred experience:

- College degree preferred.
- Food distribution experience a plus.

Core Competencies:

- Strategic thinking
- Aligns people, processes, technology and capital to the strategic priorities
- Creates and executes on plans to drive business outcomes
- Understands and responds to industry trends
- Uses financial information to make decisions
- Developing self and others
- Maintains an organization that identifies, attracts, develops, and retains talent
- Delegates authority to the appropriate level
- Role models performance management and continuous feedback, both positive and constructive
- Ensures a culture of inclusion so everyone can succeed
- Role models ongoing employee coaching and development
- Makes it a priority to prepare future leaders for success through development

Leading Change:

- Sponsors initiatives that drive continuous improvement
- Maintains an environment where safety and employee total well-being are a top priority
- Leads change locally by planning for change and ensuring buy-in to the change
- Ensures people understand the reasons for change and the process so they can actively support it
- Plans changes for optimal execution
- Communicating effectively
- Uses communication to align the team to the organization's vision
- Drives a culture of clear, consistent, timely, and respectful communications
- Remains approachable and visible
- Roles models organization's values and an environment of openness and inclusion
- Fosters trust and transparent communication
- Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and opinions

Driving results:

- Leads a culture aligned to the organization's mission, vision, and values.
- Contributes to a culture of accountability and excellence.
- Eliminates barriers to success.
- Sets challenging goals for self and others to continuously elevate performance.
- Achieves results while maintaining ethics, integrity, compliance and company values.
- Focuses the team on the critical priorities including safety and employee wellbeing.

$125k - $130k base + 30% bonus, 10k car allowance, full comprehensive benefits plan

Significant leadership experience
This role is the top seat running a major distribution center within one of the industry's top logistics companies.
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