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Regional Distribution Manager

 

Location: Remote 

Exemption: Exempt 

 

OUR COMPANY:

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 providing leadership to the plant distribution managers. Mentor and develop the skill sets of plant distribution managers and operating personnel.  Manage relationships with 3PL vendors to ensure that VF's standards of service are maintained.  Continuously look for technological and procedural improvements to improve service and reduce the cost of distribution. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead all Distribution managers at the Ventura Foods sites through a dotted line relationship.  To include cost and quality performance reviews, staffing needs as it pertains to shipping capacity, escalation of issues, and cross functional initiatives.  
  • Business lead for special projects (e.g. systems implementations, cross-functional teams) in support of plant operations and departmental projects.  To include all Fuel for Growth Projects in Distribution.
  • Support plant warehouse locations as an expert 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.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent mix of experience and education.  
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.  
  • 5+ years in warehousing management operations (refrigerated preferred).  
  • Must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of warehousing operations and controls.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel up to 60%.

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.

 

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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