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Director of Operations

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Seattle
  • Salary: $130000 - $170000 per annum, Benefits: bonus + benefits package
  • Job reference: RWWA5
  • Sector: Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 01/12/2017
Director of Operations for Leading Food Retail business
  • Director of Operations
  • Seattle, WA
  • $130,000 - $170,000 + bonus + competitive benefits package

A highly successful food business is now seeking a new Director of Operations to help reduce costs, optimize distribution, scale a 3rd party warehousing network and reach their next phase of growth.

The role will oversee the building and enhancing of the company’s overall distribution, warehousing, logistics capabilities and create an environment in which a performance management culture is adhered to.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop distribution processes that enable the firm to have a competitive advantage
  • Determine short, mid and long term performance objectives in areas such as safety, quality, costs, asset utilization, storage and service
  • Collaborate with Supply/Demand Planning, Production, Procurement and Sales to ensure distribution costs, optimization of transportation costs, inventory levels, asset utilization and service levels
  • Direct and develop management of remote warehousing to ensure proper and timely receipt of finished goods, efficient order processing, and accurate inventory control.
  • Analyse short & long term production plans for all products produced and liaise closely with Supply Planning function to determine raw material inventory requirements
  • Oversee all aspects of distribution facilities and activities as well as analysing 3rd party distribution operations
  • Plan and coordinate requirements with manufactured locations for distribution directly to customer of shipment to remote warehouses for distribution

The successful candidate will ideally have:
  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in an analytical subject)
  • 15 years min Distribution & Warehousing experience including imports/exports with experience in ocean, air and ground transportation
  • Proven experience of distribution in multiple channels, e.g. retail/-commerce
  • Strong turnaround experience (ability to turn average individuals/teams into successful ones)
  • Excellent project management skills (ability to follow through)

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