Director of Distribution

State Oregon
Country United States

Director of Distribution

Position Summary:

The Director of Distribution is accountable for the efficient operation of distribution and warehouse operations to manage expenses, minimize loss, and maximize revenue. Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, procedures and logistics. Oversees all of the functions and activities of the entire distribution network to ensure quality, accuracy, safety, cost and volume standards are being met. Coaches and directs the development of the distribution center’s leadership and management team to ensure employees are being challenged, motivated, and rewarded, and that processes being used maximize efficiency and accuracy.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop a distribution strategy that will allow the company to keep its competitive edge through distribution excellence
• Development and implementation of company’s distribution, procurement, and inventory strategy.
• Drive sales strategy while supporting marketing analysis, strategic planning, and trends in the cannabis industry.
• Build a strong collaborative relationship with all internal and external parties through effective communication, conflict resolution, and compliance management.
• Accountable for creating a culture of continuous improvement.
• Monitor product import and export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
• Collaborate with other department to integrate logistics with business systems and/or processes such as customer sales, order management, accounting, and delivery.
• Guiding, directing and coaching leadership in the overall functionality and effectiveness of the distribution center, motivation and recognition systems for employees, and improvement processes in the center.
• Oversee and direct the Sales Department.
• Establishing departmental productivity, accuracy, and safety goals, tracking progress toward goals, and communicating progress to employees to achieve breakthrough performance
• Interviewing and selecting of all leadership and key personnel.
• Developing departmental and management performance goals with leadership teams and completing performance appraisals, conducting performance evaluations, determining appropriate compensatory rewards, and handling discharges.
• Establish common processes and procedures (SOP’s) to ensure a smooth running distribution center by establishing warehouse guidelines, systems, processes, and procedures, as well as coaching leadership on more effective ways to streamline work flow and improve productivity.
• Maintain KPI’s, reports, process documentation, and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• 7+ successful years of logistics, distribution & supply chain management experience
• Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices, cost analysis, trend analysis and statistical data.
• Strong communication, negotiation, collaboration, and leadership background.
• New distribution center start up experience (preferred).
• Experience with multiple, nationwide distribution operations preferred.
• Experience and knowledge of cannabis helpful.
• Must be and remain compliant with any and all legal company regulations and for working in the cannabis industry.
EDUCATION
Required:
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, supply chain, operations management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred:
• Master’s Degree
• APICS or equivalent supply chain certification preferred
• 5+ years of LEAN experience

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest with salary expectations, and resume to hr@gw-ind.com.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send a letter of interest with salary expectations, and resume to hr@gw-ind.com.

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