Director, Distribution

SpartanNash   •  

Omaha, NE

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 40 days ago

Position Summary

Responsible for the assigned Distribution Center operations to include, but not limited to, receiving, storage, shipping, delivery, personnel management and maintenance activities. Works in partnership with the senior distribution management to manage distribution operations in a productive, efficient and cost efficient manner.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor's Degree (Required) Business Administration

Supply Chain Management, or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Experience

Ten (10) Years distribution center experience; three years management/director level experiencerequired.

Bellefontaine Tobacco Operations Only: Prior Cigarette/Tobacco distributionexperiencerequired.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Oversight and direction of distribution operations activities including but not limited to warehouse operations, transportation, maintenance, facility and reclaim (as applicable). Work with cross-functional departments within the distribution center and Corporate office as it relates to the distribution center operations.

Responsible for the Distribution Center operations P&L cost centers to include, but limited to, expense and capital budgeting, planning, inventory (asset and product), cost controls, revenue and productivity objectives, and operational execution. Make recommendation for equipment purchases and distribution center related capital expenditures.

Accountable to establish and/or ensure adherence to Company practices, processes, procedures and policies.

Responsible for the development and execution of facility operations planning to include productivity levels, staffing requirements, seasonal operation needs, distribution center capacity, etc.

Maintain strict compliance to Company sanitation, risk management and asset management programs; audit programs to ensure adherence to such programs to include, but not limited to, safety, training, facility maintenance and inventory, security, and proper utilization and maintenance of material handling and transportation equipment.

Responsible for accurate record keeping and timely reporting of data as required, such as distribution center scorecards, productivity and metrics reporting.

Establish and/or maintain expected service metrics to customers such as on-time delivery, selection and inventory accuracy, cost per case, product damage, and other reporting metrics as required.

Ensure facility compliance with legal regulations and laws (i.e., OSHA, EPA, FDA, Dept. of Agriculture, FCC, DOT), as well as Company policy, procedures and guidelines.

Participate on assigned projects and initiatives (i.e., operational effectiveness, profitability, etc.)

Evaluate business operations and technology for improvement opportunities; recommend and implement approved changes to processes and/or technology.

Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals. Develop and monitor department budget as required.

Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best practices within Distribution Center operations; make recommendations to improve current processes and to ensure company legal compliance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization, prioritization, decision-making, problem solving and conflict management skills. Strong leadership abilities with capability to work in a hands-on environment. Strong strategic planning and business acumen skills. Experience working across business units, and ability to leverage resources to accomplish company goals. Strong knowledge of distribution center operations; knowledge of warehouse management systems. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to travel up to 20% as necessary.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies; office setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high.


General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)