Central Garden and Pet - Dallas Manufacturing Company
Dallas Manufacturing Company, a division of Central Garden & Pet is searching for a Distribution Manager for our Athens, TX facility. This position will direct logistics and distribution activities of a high volume, manufacturing and distribution center. Responsibilities include managing and overseeing all distribution functions and operations in a cost effective manner. We offer full time employees excellent medical and dental benefits, 401k, free life insurance and product discounts! If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we invite you to apply to this position! Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.
Distribution Manager
Central Garden and Pet - Dallas Manufacturing Company
Central Garden & Pet - Dallas Manufacturing Company
4038 Rock Quarry Rd. #100
75751 Athens , TX
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Participate in formulating and administering facility's policies and developing long-range goals and objectives for operation.
  • Monitor the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods.
  • Plan best allocation and utilization of space and resources for current and/or re-organization of Distribution Center.
  • Monitor and maintain an effective and efficient forklift operation to support warehousing and distribution.
  • Review analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine the facility's progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Partner and interact with the Safety Committee to helps ensure that facility is operated in a safe manner, where employees are not exposed to undo risks, and environmental laws/regulations are adhered to.
  • Responsible for the overall function of the distribution activities; logistics, shipping, receiving, order picking, cost control, and inventory control.  Includes developing procedures to verify incoming and outgoing shipments, handling merchandise, and maintaining inventory.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Confer with department leads to ensure coordination of distribution activities with activities of other functions such as production, order entry, and purchasing.
  • Track and maintain accurate controls on spending relating to distribution budget. Provide and manage costs to keep center on track and operating within the budget.
  • Responsible for the development of employees including hiring, termination, and performance reviews, keeping in balance with Human Resource guidelines and policies.
  • Direct reclamation of returns/damaged merchandise with appropriate departments. 
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in management  in a distribution and/or manufacturing environment and 10 years distribution/logistics experience
  • SAP Experience required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience implementing and managing a WMS required
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Previous supervisory and leadership experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Work Environment: 
  • Plant environment with periodic visits to the office area.
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pound with or without accommodation.
  • Exposed to any number of elements, but none present to the extent of being disagreeable.
  • Noise level in the work environment varies with specific areas requiring hearing protection.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.