The distribution center general manager plans, directs,
coordinates and implements all warehouse policies/procedures for
the warehouse operation. In conjunctions with these
responsibilities, the leader will lead in accordance with Kenco??s
Guiding Principles and operate the facility using the Kenco
Operating System (KOS / Shingo) methodology to obtain optimum
efficiency and economy of operations, while maximizing profits by
performing the following duties or through delegation to
Lead activities of site management and personnel to ensure
compliance with defined operating system, corporate policy and site
standard operating procedures, personnel policies and workload
Maintain all safety, operations, quality, financial, legal and
regulatory functions executed on site.
Develop long-term planning and strategic initiatives for the
site to ensure continued success and satisfactory relationship with
Responsible for site metrics associated with Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs), Business Improvement Plans, Efficiency Programs,
and Profit and Loss (P&L) indices subsequent data analysis to
develop reports for interpretation and communication for the
customer, and site personnel.
Ensures communication and feedback for site and customer
relations, including management review.
Provide coaching and mentoring to site management and personnel
in support of bench strength to ensure sustainability of the
business and facility.
Responsible for supporting a healthy and effective ??Lean
Culture?? participating in and leading 5S, Gemba walks, A3??s,
Kaizen events, Employee Suggestion Boards, etc. daily, weekly, or
as necessary to promote continuous improvement to the benefit of
Analysis of operations on a continuing basis to make necessary
improvements to ensure cross functional operating efficiencies in
the warehouse. Analyzes throughput information, capacity planning,
flow through and financial information.
Build a strong relationship with Customer. Understand Customer
strategic goals and ability to translate those to site specific
Bachelor degree in Logistics or Business field or related
Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience within a
distribution center and/or warehouse or related required.
Prior experience leading a team of salary and hourly associates
with a strong ability to build strong, positive rapport with
associates in a team environment; successfully manages people to
achieve performance goals; excellent people management skills
including conflict resolution, coaching and developing others,
promoting teamwork, and performance management.
Experience with labor/workforce management systems (i.e. SAP,
Red Prairie, High Jump, etc.) highly desired.
Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt preferred but not
Ability to work effectively in a multi-tasking environment;
demonstrated ability to work effectively under stress and pressure;
ability to manage multiple projects and meet specific goals and
Highly proficient in necessary computer applications (i.e.
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Business Acumen - Knowledgeable in current and possible future
policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting
his/her business and organization.
Communicate for Impact - Devoting the time and resources
necessary to communicate the strategic vision, direction,
priorities, and progress of the team for which you are
Leading People - Ability to develop and implement strategies to
maximize employee performance and foster employee engagement in
meeting the organization's strategy.
Managing Transitions / Change Management - Effectively plans,
manages and communicates changes in processes with appropriate
Relationship Management - Building and maintaining relationships
with internal partners to successfully complete projects and
Strategic Agility - Gains perspective and balances the pressure
between daily tasks and strategic actions that impact the long-term
viability of the organization.
This position is expected to travel approximately 25% or
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