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W. M. Barr & Company, Inc.
Job Posting Notice
|October 2, 2013|
|Director Distribution and Logistics|
|WM Barr – Operations – Distribution|
|Reports To (Title):
|Senior Vice President & COO – WM Barr|
|Location:||Distribution Center – Presidents Island
|Grade Level:||Exempt 23|
This position will develop and implement distribution and transportation strategies to meet current and future business needs; will lead and develop a high performance distribution and logistics organization within Barr to meet customer service levels while minimizing distribution and transportation costs; will ensure optimum utilization of assets and excellent customer satisfaction. Works under the general direction of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in all day-to-day activities and projects; includes responsibility for the management and performance of direct and indirect staff.
Key Performance Areas: Strategic Leadership, Customer Satisfaction, Low Costs, Efficiency, Productivity, Safety, Employee Development, Performance Management/Metrics
Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field and ten years progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of strategic and tactical logistics and distribution initiatives including big box retailers, third party logistics, EDI, least carrier analysis, warehouse organization (i.e. layout, locations for most effective picking, customer impact analysis, etc.), warehouse management utilizing WMS systems, and a minimum of five years in a management capacity. Master’s degree a plus; international experience a plus.
Must have excellent organization and follow-up skills; ability to plan and execute strategic and tactical programs and activities; excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills, ability to lead and drive change within the logistics and distribution teams and throughout the Barr organization; ability to organize and prioritize work assignments; ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner; ability to participate in multi-functional teams; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Barr organization; ability to manage the work performance of employees; ability to establish and implement new processes; must be proficient in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, charts and graphics; must be focused, results driven, team player.
To apply or obtain additional information, please contact
Ann AllardAnn_Allard@wmbarr.com no later than Wednesday, October 9, 2013
WM Barr Job Posting Notice
Please see the attached job posting for Operations Supervisor, Distribution. Deadline, April 9th.
|Date:||March 29, 2012|
|Title:||Operations Supervisor, Distribution|
|Reports To (Title):||Distribution & Transportation Logistics Manager|
|Location/Shift:||Distribution Mon-Fri 1st shift|
This position will manage and coordinate activities of employees engaged in receiving, distribution, and material handling. This position is responsible for the efficient handling and shipment of finished products to meet customer requirements. Will lead and train employees to improve department and individual performance. Identifies and implements safety, quality, and productivity improvements. Must be results driven and drives for excellence. Work is performed under the general direction of the Distribution and Transportation Logistics Manager and includes responsibility for the work performance of others.
Leadership, Driving Improvements, Troubleshooting/Analytical Thinking, Performance Management (coaching, training, accountability), Lean Operations Training; WMS Experience, Microsoft Office Applications, and Hazardous Materials Training.
Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field and a minimum of five years management experience in Distribution (in a Big Box Retail environment). Must have experience managing others and have worked in a fast-paced, Big Box Retail environment. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work independently with general direction are necessary. Must be results driven with strong customer focus. The ability to communicate very effectively (verbal and written skills) in English is necessary. Ability to train and coach others is essential. Experience with Lean Operating Principles in a distribution environment required.
To apply for or obtain additional information, please contact
Deb Atkinson at (901) 334-4227 Office extension 227 no later than Monday, April 9, 2012.
WM Barr and Company, Inc.
PO Box 1879
Memphis, TN 38101