"Distribution Supv"

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016


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Bachelors Degree


The Distribution Supervisor has responsibility for
managing drivers for the distribution function. This
role will be accountable for meeting all financial
commitments, will own safety, and will ensure customer
expectations are met all the time, every time. The
Distribution Supervisor will be responsible for
demonstrating the Dean Foods Guiding Principles and
utilizing Continuous Improvement (CI) resources in
building team capability and unity. He/she will have
specific budget accountability and will ensure
integration of Dean Foods operating principles for the
location(s) for which they have responsibility.
Sets work schedules, ensuring coverage of each route.
Maintains focus and responds constructively to daily
routing situations. Acts decisively at the right time.
Deals effectively with routing and customer
Trains drivers to merchandise products if required.
Utilizes data from XATA and other sources to manage
KPI s.
Ensures driver safety training conducted and coaches
safe driving practices.
Optimizes distribution productivity.
Ensures compliance with any DOT regulations; keeps
informed of regulatory and logistical issues.
Coaches and develops each driver by demonstrating
skills and route riding on regular basis.
Encourages others to work as a team. Provides input
and guidance to team.
Establishes direction and helps senior management
identify resources and remove barriers to goals.
Helps sustain a culture that encourages commitment to
quality service and high performance.
Solves problems with desire to produce exceptional
Coordinates and dispatches special deliveries.
Manages customer complaints.
Applies knowledge of basic Distribution techniques and
concepts. Uses good judgment to handle issues and
Collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate
activities of individual departments.
Provides for the supervision of assigned employees in
scheduling and daily activities, ensuring effective
selection, retention, feedback, disciplinary action and
performance management. If a collective bargaining
agreement exists, may participate grievances or other
contract related activities and discussions.
Committed to product quality and contributes to the
best management practices in maintaining or reaching
quality goals.
Models, leads, and trains staff to ensure continuous
improvement in all areas relevant to position.
Leads by example with the Dean Foods Code of Ethics.
This includes following company policies, standards and
Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager
requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating,
and delegating.
Leads a team of drivers within the market ensuring
proper coaching, training, performance management and
talent management for direct reports.
Collaboratively develops and executes specific
technical training ensuring driver skill levels are in
line with company expectations.
Ensures optimization and care for all distribution and
fleet assets ensuring proper maintenance.
Owns Safety Culture, ensuring a safe work environment
and that employees use safe work methods.
Ensures execution of Dean Foods standard operating
Ensures proper employee relations culture and programs
are executed.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory (OSHA, DOT,
EPA) requirements.
Bachelor s degree preferred
Previous supervisory experience a plus
1-4 years managerial distribution, transportation or
logistics experience in multi-site facility. Experience
should include research and cost reporting procedures,
budgeting, inventory control as well experience in
routing software, GPS systems and routing optimization.
Strong DSD (direct store delivery) background.
Experience with handheld computers, ASN, SBT,
Scanning, and other store receiving platforms.
Proficient in use of MS Office Suite.
Project management skills.
Financial skills to understand and analyze budgets.
Regulatory knowledge in applicable federal, state and
local guidelines (DOT, OSHA, DMV).
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (verbal
and written).
Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens
(including drug, background and criminal checks).
Dean Foods Company is an Equal Opportunity employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
age, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other category protected under federal,
state, or local laws.