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Distribution Manager

Our client is a leading player in the food production industry, renowned for their commitment to quality, safety, and innovation. With a reputation for excellence and a robust portfolio of high-quality products, they are dedicated to delivering the best to their customers.

The Distribution Manager will be responsible for the management of their warehousing, logistics and distribution. It is a full time permanent role. This role will suit a candidate who is looking for a leadership role in a company that they can develop their career with.

Responsibilities of the Distribution Manager:

  • Managing and developing a culture of continuous improvement within the Transport and Warehouse function, ensuring engagement of staff to deliver a “best in class” performance in all aspects of day-to-day duties.
  • Collaborating closely with all functions in Customer Supply department to ensure orders are delivered to customer standards and expectations.
  • Managing the performance of direct and indirect reportees in a systematic, objective and professional manner.
  • Demonstrating strong leadership skills by providing work direction, guidance to direct reportees in performance management and staff development, training initiatives, and business process improvements.
  • Continually assess the distribution team staffing and skills requirements, developing plans to address gaps and needs.
  • Developing ongoing site departmental plans to deliver the business objectives in terms of customer service targets, controlling costs and H&S requirements.
  • Progressing an innovative approach to continuous improvement, delivering efficiencies in our day to day operations. Ensuring relevant business Improvement principles are understood, embraced and implemented.
  • Budget Management.
  • Managing cost reconciliation of relevant billing processes including haulier self billing & 3PL storage costing.
  • Liaison with production on feedback from customers, 3PL facilities on accuracy, quality of manufactured pallets.

Requirements for the Distribution Manager:

  • Must have 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Must have strong people management experience
  • Ideally this person would have experience working in a fast paced environment and have experience with 3PL providers
  • Must have good systems experience ideally using an ERP e.g. SAP
  • Must be an excellent communicator and team player

For a confidential conversation contact Niamh Cregg