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Mgr Regional Distribution


Location: Remote 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Ensure safe, efficient and cost-effective distribution of Ventura products to our customers by acting as a resource to the Senior Director - Distribution, and the various Plant Managers for the North Region - Toronto, ON, Edmonton, AB, Chambersburg, PA, Waukesha, WI, and Thornton, IL. Mentor and develop the skill sets of plant distribution managers and operating personnel. Manage special projects as assigned.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support plant warehouse locations as an expert resource on warehousing issues (e.g. safety, material handling, labor productivity, facility layout and operations, order management, customer support, and others as required).
  • Lead or participate in the development of business process improvement through implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures and software technology, creating or ensuring best practice evolution.
  • Lead or participate in special projects (e.g. systems implementations, cross-functional teams) in support of plant operations and departmental projects.
  • Maintain documentation relative to distribution policy and essential operating information.
  • Participation in career development activities.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree or equivalent mix of experience and education.  
Demonstrated experience in project management.  
Five or more years in warehousing operations (refrigerated preferred).  
Computer experience including both PC and system terminal applications, as well as WMS/Locator systems implementation and operation.  
Background should include some situations with direct customer contact.

Knowledge and Skills:

Must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of warehousing operations and controls.
Required communication skills:
   Written (spelling, grammar, structure, clarity)
   Oral (concise, clear, relevant, organized)
   Presentation (appropriate use of media, stage presence, organization, content)
Ability to utilize computer tools (spreadsheet, database mgmt., word processing) effectively and with minimal additional training or guidance.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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