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Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation

Company: CS Recruiting
Location: Fontana
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1997 our client has been providing Boutique, Turn-Key Fulfillment services to the Apparel, Footwear, Action Sports, Outdoor and Lifestyle industries. With facilities in California, British Columbia, and Quebec, our client offers 3PL Pick and Pack services, Inventory Management, Vendor Compliance, Freight, Returns & Repair Management, EDI, Customer Service, and a variety of Brand Support Services. Their custom built 3PL Software Suite offers clients access to superior technology and seamless integrations. With years of experience and industry focus - over 150 leading brands of the Apparel, Footwear, Actions Sports, Outdoor and Lifestyle industries entrust their business to our client's team.

Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation

The Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation is responsible for the successful execution of projects and implementations related to scalable solutions. Accountable for a delegated Leadership team with a big impact, this new role is imperative to the company's organizational success as they continue to grow and find creative solutions for their Clients and their Team Members. As they look to adopt new technologies and continue to add square footage around the globe, the Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation will be accountable for the opening of new facilities, user adoption of new technologies and initiatives/projects across the Company's 16 facilities (and growing) in the USA and Canada, with plans for further international growth and expansion. The Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation will require collaborating with internal stakeholders and third-party vendors/Clients, to deliver specified requirements and objectives within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, utilizing project management methodology. The Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation will partner with leadership across all lines of business to ensure changes to the operating model contributes to improvements in metrics, financial performance, and employee engagement. They will be expected to deliver measurable results while leading change management efforts to build support and buy-in from employees and leadership teams.

Job Type: Full-time

Responsibilities
Consult with internal departments to complete project start tasks for building startup, Client moves, and racking layouts including but not limited to review drawings and request for quotes, complete materials take-offs, review quotes, coordinate completion of drawings, document client approvals, and make modifications as necessary.
Negotiate with a wide variety of vendors on a regular basis.
Secure the best prices and contracts with vendors on behalf of the company.
Create and manage project budgets.
Create and manage CAPEX budgets.
Act as a liaison between internal departments and our vendors-managing complex projects and timelines from inception to completion.
Provide detailed updates to management through both written and verbal communication.
Develop and control project schedule and deliverables ensuring scope of work is well defined and understood by both internal and external stakeholders.
Manage the project to defined plan, ensuring sign offs and customer approvals (internal and external) as needed and detailed documentation of all agreements, changes, and issues.
Manage risks and their impact and create awareness of risks with internal and external stakeholders.
Manage all phases of project delivery from concept to sustainability, including stakeholder management, project/program governance, scope, schedule, budget, issue, and risk management.
Work with stakeholders at all levels to develop project charter and scope of work documents, project schedule, and risk and issue management plans.
Track progress against project milestones and hold others accountable for assigned tasks.
Identify and mitigate barriers to successful project execution and escalates as appropriate.
Schedule internal and client facing project meetings; track and manage follow-up actions; independently facilitate client update calls.
Incorporate best practices to design and deliver measurable productivity improvements.
Perform operational analysis including risk assessments, process mapping, process redesign, process simulations, root cause analysis, and time in motion studies.
Embed consistent processes across North America operations.
Identify, evaluate, and implement new technology solutions.
Develop and maintain process documents (process maps, etc.).
Review and monitor Plans vs Actual while tracking, managing, and reporting out KPIs.
Amend and change reporting routines at local stations.
Advise necessary changes to Operations leadership.

Experience
Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Engineering, or related field.
5+ years of project management or industrial engineering experience in a logistics and/or distribution center environment required; experience in either 3PL or Brand level in apparel, footwear, or accessories highly preferred.
Managed multi sites operations globally a plus.
Six Sigma, Lean or 5S certified or trained is a plus.
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business purposes and be mobile to work at multiple facilities.
Must have physical ability to carry out essential job functions, including but not limited to, walking, and standing, climbing ladders/stairs, and working around equipment in a safety sensitive environment.
A genuine curiosity of how things work and an ability to work collaboratively to find creative solutions.
A servant leadership mindset.
Excellent technical capabilities, inclusive of WMS experience and proficiency in Excel.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong internal and external client service orientation.
Experience with Project Software, e.g., Microsoft Project.
Project management designation or education, PMP or other related certification.
Ability to be hands on, in the Distribution Center - cooperate & collaborate through influence.
Ability to bring cross-functional teams together to collaborate on projects.
Strong attention to detail, time management and analytical skills.
Winning boldness and team development
Sense of urgency

This position offers a competitive base salary.

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Keywords: CS Recruiting, Fontana , Director of Distribution Growth and Innovation, Executive , Fontana, California

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