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Director of Distribution

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Bernardino, California
  • Salary: US$120000 - US$140000 per year + 20% Bonus + LTI + Benefits Package
  • Job reference: 230341/001_1543252051
  • Sector: Distribution, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/11/2018

Director of Distribution in a $1bn+ Retail business

  • Director of Distribution
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • $120,000 - $140,000 + 20% bonus + LTI + Benefits Package

A growing, global Retail business is looking to hire a new Distribution of Distribution to lead and manage the network of 3PL warehouses across the US & Canada. The successful candidate will play a hugely critical role in helping the business reduce operational costs (both strategically in 3PL partnerships + day-to-day with operations efficiency improvements). A world-class talent, with a strong understanding of day2day distribution operations, is required where this individual can run a team of direct reports, negotiate with 3rd party partners, and help propel the business to the next level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a network of multiple 3PL distribution centers, totalling almost 1m sq ft
  • Collaborate daily with sourcing teams, 3PL warehouses, and transportation teams to ensure world-class fulfilment for end consumers across the US & Canada
  • Hold the distribution partners accountable to day2day KPIs, plus strategic objectives listed in the agreed contracts
  • Implement productivity protocols related to aging, obsolescence/liquidation, SKU productivity etc
  • Build actionable reporting of distribution metrics for effective decision making
  • Optimize inventory flow to ensure 'Just In Time' management
  • Manage financial budget controls in relation to fixed & variable costs of 3rd Party Logistics providers

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical subject
  • 7+ years Distribution Management experience within a fast paced environment
  • Proven experience with working to strict day2day warehouse KPIs and reducing operational costs
  • Strong team and individual management turnaround experience
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