Senior Distribution Operations Manager


Senior Distribution Operations Manager
Senior Distribution Operations Manager
Division: POET Nutrition
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Senior Manager Distribution Operations is responsible for the operational oversight of all POET nutrition co-product transload, storage and distribution facilities and agreements. This position will work closely with POET Nutrition’s Leadership, Quality
Assurance and Logistics Teams to ensure that POET Nutrition’s strategic business objectives are met.
1. Inspect all POET Nutrition trans-load, storage and distribution sites prior to use for compliance with all QA and logistics
2. Conduct annual audits of all outside POET Nutrition facilities to ensure compliance with all quality and operational
3. Assist in negotiating all distribution agreements by insuring compliance with all POET Nutrition quality, legal, insurance and
operational requirements.
4. Provide loading and sampling oversight for ocean vessel, barge, container and storage facilities to insure compliance with
POET Nutrition standards.
5. Support the Co-Product Merchandising Teams in developing and executing marketing strategies through use of outside
6. Work with POET Nutrition Business Development Team to evaluate potential trans-load, storage and distribution sites.
7. Coordinate implementation of FSMA requirements with the Quality Assurance Team at all outside facilities.
8. Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
9. Work in an honest and ethical manner and maintain confidentiality on all business related matters.
10. B e d e p e n d e d o n t o report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent.
11. Complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments.
11. Maintain a team environment with other departments.
12. Champion POET in the community.
13. Maintain a high level of customer service and a friendly atmosphere.
14. Others duties as assigned.
To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
 Bachelor’s degree required. Distribution/Manufacturing Operations, Plant Engineering, Logistics/Transportation focus
 At least 8 years of prior distribution and general management experience required.
 Knowledge of rail, highway and water borne distribution systems, processes and regulations.
 Functional experience working with Quality Assurance.
 Ability to function effectively at both a strategic and a tactical level.
 Ability to work in fast-paced environment while meeting multiple deadlines.
 Strong ability to multi-task and work well within a team and maintain a professional attitude at all times.
 Self-motivated and have the ability to work independently with little supervision.
 Knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
 Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills.
Revision Date: April 2015
This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of company policy, procedures, and values. Team members
will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments. This position operates both in an office
environment and in the field. In the office, the team member will work on a personal computer.
Travel is required up to 50% of the time.
Revision Date: April 2015
Specific physical requirements include:
a. Occasionally lifting weights of fifty (50) pounds or less.
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