Cree Distribution Center Manager in Racine, Wisconsin

Location: Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Job Summary

Cree is currently recruiting for a Distribution Center Manager with fulfillment and distribution experience to lead our newest center in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The Manager, reporting to the Director of Logistics & Distribution, will manage all activities within this growing, high-volume operation. He/she will drive productivity and continuous improvements across all functional areas, including safety, inventory control, receiving, picking, packing, shipping and returns. He/she will lead and inspire the development of the management team and associates by demonstrating a command of operational efficiencies and a mastery of team member engagement. This person will be responsible for setting high standards and goals for the operation and ensuring that these targets are achieved. This position requires a results-oriented, high-energy, and dynamic individual able to work and thrive in a fast-paced, growth environment. Excellent communication skills with all levels of management and staff will be critical.

Distribution Manager – Responsibilities

  • Accountable for all activities at the Distribution Center, including overseeing operations to achieve maximum efficiency, leading inventory control activities, building a strong culture of safety and quality, and ensuring all functions exceed customers’ needs and established financial benchmarks.

  • Drives operational requirements by deploying, scheduling and assigning employees; closely monitoring results on the floor daily, weekly and monthly

  • Maintains Distribution Center morale and improves performance through innovative and relevant coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees

  • Ensures close communication and collaboration with Customer Service and other relevant company departments and functions

  • Achieves or exceeds financial objectives by preparing and monitoring daily and weekly output and labor budgets; analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions

  • Assists in safeguarding warehouse assets, operations, inventory and employees by establishing and monitoring safety and security procedures and protocols within appropriate scope

  • Enables inventory accuracy for the Distribution Center by conducting cycle counts and/or physical counts; reconciling with system counts; changes processes as needed

  • Quickly and accurately processes customer returns

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending technical workshops and reviewing professional publications

  • Complies with all applicable federal, state and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by reviewing existing and new guidelines; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions or investments

  • Other tasks as needed to meet business needs

What can Cree do for you?

  • Be part of a dynamic organization poised for significant growth

  • Assume a leadership role in Cree’s new Supply Chain Operations team and help shape the future of distribution within the Company

  • Ample room for personal development and advancement

What can you do for Cree?

  • Bring your “A” game and contribute to an energetic and exciting work environment

  • Maintain a focus on meeting/exceeding objectives and delighting our customers on a daily basis

  • Contribute to the Cree culture by demonstrating passion, honesty and courage in everything you do

What you need for success:

  • 4-year university degree preferred

  • 7-10 years of direct management experience, including a salaried and hourly workforce, in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment.

  • Ecommerce or direct-to-consumer fulfillment experience strongly desired

  • Experience with performance metrics, process improvement, and Lean techniques

  • Experience working in an ERP WMS environment required, Oracle WMS preferred

  • Candidates must be flexible to work a variety of hours as business demands, including overnight, weekends and holidays when necessary

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • Demonstrates initiative; able to set priorities and follow through

  • Solid staffing expertise, including interviewing, hiring, performance management, promotions and terminations

  • Demonstrates confidence and influence in leading a team to achieve goals

  • Proven ability to train and mentor associates

Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition ID: 2017-4913

External Company Name: Cree, Inc

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