Distribution Center Manager

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.
Design, Build, Deliver:
Using our internationally acclaimed in-house design team, we create the look without paying expensive design fees. Then, by adhering to some of the most efficient production standards in the world, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize waste, generating additional savings for you. Finally, all orders are filled from strategically located regional warehouses and are serviced by our own fleet of trucks, the largest in the industry.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Plan and schedule all distribution center services including shipping, receiving, returned/damaged goods, maintenance, and administrative activities to ensure the customer requirements and demands are met in an efficient manner.
Prepares departmental annual budget based on the forecasting by the Company and direction from leadership.
Coordinate short-term and long-term labor needs based on sales forecasts and direction from Leadership and other Stakeholders within the business.
Achieve optimum performance levels and adequate expense levels of consumables, space, equipment and overhead to meet annual budgetary plan.
Formulate and recommend distribution center policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving the Company's competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
Maintain and analyze key metrics for self and distribution center Superintendents and Supervisors. Improve departmental performance measures through use and interpretation of Continuous Improvement Tools.
Develop and maintain distribution center plans and establish procedures for maintaining high standards of quality in the movement of product to ensure customer and Company quality standards are met.
Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and waste. Monitor damage and rework and direct the establishment and implementation of distribution center standards.
Directs and coordinate various programs essential to distribution center procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, quality, employee involvement, security, etc.) to distribution center supervisors and employees.
Act as a liaison between department management and subordinate levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, safety, quality, attitudes and results. Ensure awareness of the Company's goals and objectives.
Hire, train, and evaluate staff. Take corrective action as necessary in accordance with Company policy. Consult with Human Resources as appropriate.
Initiate and coordinate major projects, (e.g., distribution center layout changes, equipment and space needs and utilization, capital expenses and major repairs).
Participate in safety, retention and recruiting committees and initiatives.
Keep current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and make appropriate recommendations to leadership as necessary.
Work effectively and communicate and relate well with others. Maintain effective and constructive working relationships.
Demonstrate the Company's Core and Growth Values in performance of all job functions.
Job Requirements
BA/BS in logistics, business or supply chain management, or a 4-year technical degree in related discipline.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a medium to large sized distribution center environment managing a significant segment of the distribution center.
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a medium to large sized distribution center environment managing a significant segment of the distribution center.
Licenses or Certifications:
Lean/Six Sigma basic certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Competency in budgeting, forecasting and planning
Understanding basic knowledge of logistics
Developing/implementing business plans and goals
Working knowledge using continuous improvement tools such as Lean/Six Sigma and other problem solving methods
Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of basic accounting principles
Effective meeting facilitation skills and negotiation skills
Basic computer/keyboarding skills
Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite and MS Excel
Knowledge of distribution software and inventory/warehouse management software
Basic math skills
Time management skills
Problem-solving and analytical ability
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We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all employees only those meeting specific job requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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