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Associate Director of Distribution & Logistics




 Associate Director of Distribution & Logistics 


Location: Southeastern Indiana, United States


Company Overview: Join our client, a dynamic $500M division of an $8B global company, leading the industry with innovative solutions and unparalleled commitment to excellence. With operations spanning across the United States, Europe, and Asia, our client offers a thriving environment where career growth is not just encouraged but celebrated. We’re seeking an ambitious Associate Director of Distribution & Logistics for their growing Indiana manufacturing campus where you can embark on an exciting journey of professional development and advancement.


Position Summary: Are you ready to elevate your career in warehousing and shipment management? As the Associate Director of Distribution & Logistics, you’ll play a pivotal role in driving operational efficiency and strategic initiatives within their Indiana facilities. Reporting directly to the Director of Distribution & Logistics, this position offers immense career potential for individuals with a passion for leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Safety Leadership: Champion a culture of safety excellence, ensuring strict adherence to all regulations and standards while fostering a collaborative environment where employee well-being is paramount.
  2. On-Time Delivery Excellence: Lead efforts to ensure on-time delivery of parts and equipment orders, surpassing customer expectations and setting new benchmarks for service excellence.
  3. Strategic Optimization: Collaborate on warehouse design and layout analysis, presenting innovative plans to optimize operations and drive efficiency.
  4. Inventory Management: Oversee inventory processes, implementing best practices for accuracy and efficiency while proactively identifying opportunities for improvement.
  5. Traffic Function Mastery: Take charge of all traffic-related functions, including inbound/outbound optimization, route utilization, and carrier selection, positioning yourself as a key driver of supply chain success.
  6. Cost Efficiency: Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities, leveraging your expertise in best-in-class methodologies to drive savings and maximize profitability.
  7. Metrics-Driven Approach: Develop and monitor metrics to ensure accuracy in receiving and establish productivity standards for parts picking and shipping, paving the way for data-driven decision-making.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Participate in product planning and development, driving process improvements in parts and shipping areas to enhance cost, efficiency, and productivity.
  9. Lean Manufacturing Leadership: Lead the implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles, spearheading initiatives to eliminate waste and optimize operational processes.

Overall Qualifications – Skills and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required with a preference for Industrial Engineering
  • Experience: 5 to 7 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, coupled with extensive knowledge of shipping and receiving procedures. Strong PC skills and a dedication to continuous improvement are essential, with experience in ISO9000 operating principles preferred.
  • Focus: Strong data analytics and presentation skills. Experience with Oracle is a plus.


Key Competencies:

  • Career Growth Mindset: At our company, we believe in nurturing talent and providing ample opportunities for career advancement. As you demonstrate your capabilities and drive results, you’ll find yourself on a clear path towards exciting career milestones.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Build and manage collaborative relationships across the organization, positioning yourself as a trusted leader capable of driving change and inspiring others.
  • Results-Driven Excellence: Excel in producing results that exceed company objectives, leveraging your strategic acumen and sound judgment to achieve success.
  • Business Acumen: Develop a deep understanding of our business and industry lan