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Distribution Leader, Outbound

Libertyville, IL 60048

Posted: 03/12/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Operations - Management Job Number: 720825

Job Description

The Outbound Leader  will oversee the outbound  and production operation. This individual will be tasked with ensuring productivity is maintained, orders are processed accurately and on schedule, assisting with labor planning, and providing guidance and leadership to distribution center employees. 

• Inbound operations, including receiving, put-away, and replenishments.
•Production operations, including promotional builds and work order completion.
•Lead a team of 15-25 people. Develop team to deliver unparalleled performance.
•Maintain safety and high levels of accuracy in daily operations; maintain a clean and organized operating environment.
•Drive employee safety and engagement.
•Meet customer requirements and exceed customer expectations.
•Be passionate about inventory accuracy.
•Be proficient with WMS (warehouse management system) and TMS (transportation management system).
•Set priorities, plan labor, and assign work.
•Hire, train, promote, terminate, and task.
•Develop and coach team members who sustain highly repeatable processes, while identifying and escalating opportunities for improvement.
•Ensure order completion in all inbound, replenishment, and production operations.
•Periodically audit product moves and how team members perform standard work.
• Inbound operations, including receipt and put-away.
• Accurate and timely receipt and put-away of inbound.
• Schedules inbound loads.
•  Audit product moves.
• Researches and resolves discrepancy issues.
• Replenishment
• Make accurate and timely bin-to-bin transfers.
• Maintains reserve and fixed locations.
• Execute proactive and reactive replenishments; execute bin-to-bin transfers.
• Create bin openings through bin consolidations.
• Pick fill from reserve picks
• Audit product moves.

•Bachelor’s degree in business, Operations, Supply Chain, or Logistics or equivalent experience.
•7 years of operations experience in a distribution center with progressive responsibilities
•3 years leadership with a demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others, enabling personnel development and reliable and accurate execution
•Warehouse equipment experience a plus.
•Systems – Experience with ERP, Infor M3 a plus and a WMS and TMS required
•Utilization of standard processes & metrics is required.
•Structured problem solving – Lean, Six Sigma / DMAIC, Root Cause Analysis and related counter measures.
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