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Distribution Manager - 1st Shift

Company: Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Location: Bessemer
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Why Work for Saddle Creek?

Saddle Creek Logistics Services succeeds by promoting a diverse, friendly, and respectful teamwork environment. As a vital service provider, we not only make a difference in our community but offer our associates opportunities to enhance their skills, build meaningful careers and end each day with a sense of accomplishment. If you're looking for a family-oriented company that lives by its values and offers competitive pay and benefits, join our team today.

Department: Warehouse Operations

Location: Bessemer, AL

First Shift: Monday - Friday (Some flexibility required based on operational needs)


Saddle Creek is in the logistics business. Over the past 50 years our associates have built Saddle Creek into what it is today by treating each other with respect and working together to succeed. Our people make a difference every day to our clients, to our business, and to each other. The growth and success we've experienced requires smart, dedicated people working in a supportive environment.

Position Description

The Distribution Manager is responsible for the day to day operations in a fast-paced warehouse environment, across multiple shifts. This role is responsible for delivering and executing daily and short term plans to achieve operational and business objectives.


Manage multiple Supervisors and 85 to 120 hourly associates in a 1,000,480 square foot distribution warehouse
Plan, monitor and execute staffing schedules and adjust as needed to ensure proper staffing levels that support operational demands and business objectives
Manage inbound and outbound loading and unloading of trucks while maintaining warehouse organization and inventory accuracy
Maintain productivity, customer service, quality control measures and safety standards on a daily basis
Provide superior customer service and maintain professional and courteous relations with strategic partners
Train, coach, mentor and develop staff to achieve business objectives while providing career developing opportunities; conduct performance reviews
Manage revenue and expenses compared to budget; manage, track and communicate key performance indicators (KPIs)
Communicate to operations' staff in areas such as: objectives, policies, procedures, safety methods, practices, programs, etc.
Participate in/and drive various CI opportunities through the application of Lean/Six Sigma methodology



Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field highly preferred
At least 8 years of leadership experience in a warehouse or distribution environment; with at least 4 years of supervisory experience required.
Must have prior experience utilizing a Warehouse Management System (WMS), material handling equipment and/or various storage systems
LEAN experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

Ability to deliver excellent customer service and develop mutual benefiting relationships with all partners
Possess a history of growing responsibilities within a warehouse/distribution environment
Ability to identify and understand problems, challenges and opportunities by analyzing and comparing data to reach a beneficial conclusion
Ability to influence change management and operational performance from areas outside of his/her direct control
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and general public
Ability to read, analyze and interrupt policies and contracts
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to work flexible hours/shifts outside of weekly schedule as needed based on business need.

Keywords: Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Birmingham , Distribution Manager - 1st Shift, Professions , Bessemer, Alabama

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