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Distribution Center Assistant Manager

Transportation / DC / Truck Driving | Mattoon, IL Distribution Cntr | Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Distribution Center Assistant Manager

Reports to: DC Manager

Job Location: Mattoon, IL


Job Summary:

The Warehouse Area Manager assists the Warehouse Manager in providing materials, equipment, and supplies by directing the receiving, warehousing, and distribution processes. Focus will be on coaching, operations, process involvement, talent development, training, productivity, quality, customer service, relationship/team building and planning.


Job Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Learns to provide leadership and direction for all aspects of the distribution center
  • Develops and Creates ways to drive continuous improvement with freight processing time and efficiency gains
  • Recommends alternatives for work methods, procedures and controls to achieve accurate and timely movement and processing of product
  • Trains to efficiently operate the warehouse management system and related equipment
  • Confirms inventory is received appropriately and efficiently
  • Creates new ways to ensure warehouse layout is optimally aligned for maximum efficiency as seasonality and inventory needs require
  • Schedules associates based on upcoming events and seasonal changes to achieve excellent customer service, accuracy and on-time deliveries
  • Apply sound communication and motivational techniques in supervising and counseling associates
  • Ensure a culture of safety throughout the organization by following safety and OSHA policies and procedures
  • Provides outstanding customer service in terms of accuracy, timeliness and responsiveness  
  • Coordinates proper maintenance of equipment and building
  • Use discretion and independent judgment when working with the DC Manager in making decisions
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties



  • 2+ years broad distribution center management experience supervising 50+ associates
  • Knowledge of materials, warehouse processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective distribution of goods
  • Working knowledge with warehouse management systems
  • Previous change management experience (driving, influencing and inspiring change through communication at all impacted levels)
  • Analytical skills to include planning, organizing, directing and controlling workflow and processes
  • Ability to interact with the team in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient 
  • Ability to work independently without supervision 
  • Flexibility with hours: ability to work varied hours, days, night and weekends as business dictates


Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • Manage a team of associates and hourly supervisors


Machines and Equipment Used:

  • Forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment 
  • Various Microsoft software programs: such as Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Multiple software logistics programs: such as Eagle and Latitude


Physical Requirements:

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate
  • Ability to repetitively lift, bend, carry and push
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull a minimum of 30 pounds, reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time 
  • Must be able to multitask while focusing on key responsibility
  • Reasonable accommodations my be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.