Tyndale USA

  • Director of Distribution

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    5 months ago(9/11/2019 4:13 PM)
  • Overview

    Purpose of Position: To oversee the management of the Distribution Center including the policy, procedure, and operational aspects of the Warehouse and Embellishments departments. The Director will work with the Operations department, as well as interdepartmentally to facilitate quick, accurate and efficient shipments to our customers. The Distribution Center is operational on multiple shifts.


    Accountabilities and Job Activities:
    • Oversee and develop managers of the Embellishments and Warehouse departments;
    • Partner with Human Resources to hire, train, develop, and coach the distribution center managers to ensure proper staffing and training levels are met;
    • Coordinate the cross-training and sharing of members and workloads between departments during low and peak seasons;
    • Implement and manage a set of metrics for evaluating performance by department and for the Distribution Center as a whole;
    • Work with the Safety Committee to ensure all safety guidelines are followed.
    • Coordinate with the Diversity and Sustainability Coordinator to facilitate compliance to Tyndale guidelines;
    • Coordinate with other department managers and staff for orders requiring special fulfillment attention;
    • Work with the Embellishments Manager to determine outsourcing needs and projections;
    • Communicate with VP Supply Chain on a daily/weekly basis to ensure cohesion between distribution center departments;
    • Complete budget and planning responsibility for all personnel, supplies, equipment and other costs for the distribution center;
    • Ensure the Distribution Facility performs within the budgetary guidelines established.
    • Oversee the administration of the Warehouse Management system;
    • Oversee and monitor inventory control of finished goods, including receiving, storage, picking, shrinkage, damage, alterations and logo inventory. This includes continual cycle count process;
    • Conduct tours of the Distribution Center to existing and potential customers;
    • Working with the Facilities Maintenance Staff to resolve any maintenance issues;
    • Working with Distribution center department managers to ensure proper maintenance is performed on all material handling equipment and production equipment;
    • Conduct daily/weekly department managers’ meetings to ensure smooth, efficient transition and cooperation between the Distribution Departments
    • Troubleshoot and resolve customer discrepancies;
    • Monitor workload allocations and adjust accordingly;
    • Perform other projects and duties as assigned;

    Periodic Responsibilities:
    • Actively participate in Vision 2020, Director’s meetings, and other Company meetings as required;
    • Assess short term and long term objectives on a quarterly basis;
    • Review with VP Supply Chain quarterly demand projections to adjust labor requirements;
    • Conduct negotiations with transportation vendors;
    • Perform capital improvement research for distribution center equipment;



    • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, management, business, or a related field required;
    • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred;
    • Five to ten years’ experience in a high-volume distribution environment required;
    • Logistics knowledge and experience required;
    • Experience with barcode technology and automated pick bin management preferred;
    • Background in apparel supply preferred;
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus;
    • Excellent analytical skills;
    • Detail oriented planning and organizational skills;
    • Strong negotiating skills;
    • Computer skills including a strong knowledge of Word, Excel and warehouse management software required;
    • Must have excellent attention to detail;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Must work well on a team and possess skill in managing supervisors;
    • Strong inter-personal skills;



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