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General Manager I, Contract Logistics (CLS) - Grand Prairie, TX

Company: APL Logistics Americas, Ltd
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

The supporting General Manager is responsible for the overall performance of the distribution center, including warehouse operations, customer service, office operations, finance and IT. The position has direct leadership accountability for their staff and strives to build effective teams through planning, organizing, and directing all office and warehouse activities. The General Manager assists senior management in establishing warehouse performance objectives and is accountable for achieving these objectives. The supporting General Manager is responsible for coverage of other General Managers within the network, travel is required for the role.
Roles & Responsibilities
Operations -Ensures development of systems and procedures for operating and managing physical facilities. Meet or exceed company and client KPI expectations with regard to inventory, shipping, receiving and process quality standards. Establish a continuous improvement program to drive productivity, reduce cost and drive a safe and more efficient work place.
Labor Management - Directs warehouse management team; develops and maintains a productive work team; creates programs to coach, counsel and discipline staff members; implements effective evaluation system to assist on effective performance management.
Information Technology - Working knowledge of LMS, WMS & YMS. Ensures the creation and functionality of necessary information technology, including systems and reports, to meet company objectives and facilitate efficient operations.
Customer Service - Maintains appropriate contact with customers and responds to requests; assures that customers receive excellent warehouse and administrative support; assists in establishing customer service standards for all accounts.
Financial Management - Full P&L responsibility. Develops and recommends an annual operating budget; manages a system of controls to ensure that service levels and financial performance goals are met; assures that all accounts achieve pre-determined profit standards.
Equipment & Facilities - Procures equipment and facilities required to assure efficient operation; develops programs for maintaining company standards of safety, sanitation, maintenance, security and housekeeping.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of supply chain experience with some exposure to the 3PL industry.
  • Warehousing/Distribution Center experience with multiple channels of business in a high tech vertical
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to motivate a team.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the key metrics that drive our business and how to develop those that are not in place.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement skill set.
  • Complete understanding of a P&L, financial drivers of the facility, and profit margins.
  • PC skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project).
  • Strong analytical skills - data driven with the required ability to explain complex issues, present alternatives, and influence others to reach the optimal solution.
  • Four-year college degree in Business or related field required. Logistics and/or Industrial Engineering Degree preferred.
  • 75% travel required for the role.

    Key Competencies:

    • Strategic and Commercial thinking
    • Attracting and developing talent
    • Driving People Performance
    • Working & Managing as a Team
    • Judgment & Decision Making
    • Innovation & Continuous Improvement
    • Operational Excellence
    • Business & Technical Skills
    • Customer Driven
    • Building Relationships & Networks
    • Communicating & Influencing Others
    • Ethics & Integrity

      Job: *Logistics
      Organization: *Operations
      Title: General Manager I, Contract Logistics (CLS) - Grand Prairie, TX
      Location: TX-Grand Prairie
      Requisition ID: 220001TM
      The company is committed to and supports equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to all employees and applicants for employment. Equal employment opportunity means equal treatment of employees and applicants without regard to the following legally-protected characteristics: race, color, religion, creed, sex (gender identity), pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), medical condition, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), veteran status, physical or mental disability status or any other legally-protected status.

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