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Multi-Site Distribution Center Director - Logistics & Warehousing

Sonepar USA Inc
life insurance, paid holidays, sick time, short term disability, 401(k)
United States, Texas, Katy
May 07, 2024

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At Crawford, the #1 electrical distributor across Texas and Louisiana, successful associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering, and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.

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Position:

Multi-Site Distribution Center Director - Logistics & Warehousing

Location:

Katy, TX (Rotational Travel)

About Crawford:

If you are looking for a company who is committed to building a relationship with you, who encourages having fun at work, who is powered by difference, and who is passionate about your future, it's time to apply at Crawford Electric Supply. Known in the electrical distribution industry for being a great place to work and build a career, Crawford prides itself on being a business partner rather than just an electrical supplier to its customers. Each day, Crawford associates provide the best customer experience while at the same time offering the widest variety of electrical products on the market. For the past 30 years, Crawford has built a culture of growth, opportunity, innovative thinking, and stability for its employees by truly living up to the company motto of, "Whatever it Takes!" through our mindset competencies below:

Adapt: Effectively embrace new situation and people

Dare: Appropriately challenge the status quo

Learn: Learn from others, from mistakes, and self-improve

Responsibilities

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

VP Operations

PURPOSE:

The Director - Distribution Center Logistics & Warehousing (Multi-Site) has accountability for managing all warehousing and transportation logistics across Crawfords' multiple distribution locations. This role has responsibility for all distribution/logistics staff planning, performance, continuous improvement, safety, and training/development. This role has responsibility for strategy and execution in areas of performance, inventory control, cost management, asset management, talent development and maintaining high customer service standards internally and externally. This person will also participate in the duties and responsibilities listed below.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Strong communication skills - written, verbal and with an emphasis on timeliness.
  • Leadership capabilities that support ongoing talent development initiatives.
  • Participate in and support recruiting, hiring, performance management and associate evaluations.
  • Support distribution center and transportation site managers in effective staffing of associates to align with facility peak times/seasons.
  • Develop/support the scaling of operational processes to align with Company and facility growth.
  • Establish performance goals and support multi-site facility leadership in developing and carrying out plans to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
  • Effective P&L management and understanding.
  • Understand and effectively manage automation systems and approaches to optimize productivity.
  • Act as forward-facing representative with company peers, leadership, branch managers, sales associates and our customer and vendor partners.
  • Foster healthy working relationship with Executive Team, Sales Leaders, and Sonepar USA Supply Chain to develop short and long-term strategies that support growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Support Transportation teams in creating/maintaining best-in-class logistics platform.
  • Work with other Operations teams within Crawford and Sonepar USA to share best-practice and process improvement.
  • Project manage facility-related construction projects, expansions, reconfigurations, process implementations, etc.
  • Use multiple software systems to manage transactional accounting, reporting, data analysis and other management functions.
  • Enforce all Sonepar business and operational policies, ensure that controls are in place and operating as planned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • College degree in a Supply Chain, Operations or Logistics field with 5+ years related experience and/or training.
  • Proven experience leading multiple distribution center sites of size (150,000 - 350,000 SF or 100+ HC/ea).
  • Strategic thinker and hands-on problem solver that possesses integrity and leadership.
  • High level of business acumen, including creating and managing a budget, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient use of MS Office applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Power BI, and Internet. Experience with Eclipse ERP, warehouse management systems and/or prior experience with automation systems is preferred.

Environment

  • Long and varied hours are required occasionally.
  • Ability to work in an extreme hot or cold environment.
  • Frequent use of phone, computer, and period use of automated equipment.
  • Able to travel as needed.
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Crawford is an equal opportunity employer

Crawford is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA.

Why work for Crawford?

If you are looking for a company who is committed to building a relationship with you, who encourages having fun at work, who is powered by difference, and who is passionate about your future, it's time to apply at Crawford Electric Supply. Known in the electrical distribution industry for being a great place to work and build a career, Crawford prides itself on being a business partner rather than just an electrical supplier to its customers. Everyday Crawford associates provide the best customer experience while at the same time offering the widest variety of electrical products on the market. For the past 30 years, Crawford has built a culture of growth, opportunity, innovative thinking, and stability for its employees by truly living up to the company motto of, "Whatever it Takes!" through our mindset competencies below:

Adapt: Effectively embrace new situation and people

Dare: Appropriately challenge the status quo

Learn: Learn from others, from mistakes, and self-improve

Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Matching, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation/Sick time, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance, and ample opportunities to learn and grow.

About Crawford

In 1990, Crawford Electric Supply opened its first store in Dallas, TX and began a tradition of excellence. Within five years of opening, the store was ranked #1 in the twin city market. Over the next few years, Crawford grew from just one store of 6 employees with $2 million in sales to 6 locations with $320 million in sales (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and College Station). Always striving to be the preferred business to business provider of electrical products and solutions, each location rose to the top of their respective markets and continued to expand our footprint. Today, Crawford has grown to 25 locations across Texas and Louisiana with more than 600 associates. We are proud to serve commercial, residential, and industrial markets. Over the last 30 years, Crawford has lived up to and exceeded its motto of, “Whatever it Takes!“

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Sonepar and our family of brands are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please call 843-745-2420 or email recruiting@sonepar-us.com.

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