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Director of Distribution Operations

Location: Countryside, IL, United States

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Director of Distribution 

Are you the type of worker who thrives in a fast-paced and professional work environment and gains satisfaction from achieving goals consistently and efficiently? Are you looking for a long-lasting career where your earning potential, growth, and advancement coincide with your hard work?  Now’s the time to consider a career with Colony Hardware. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain, the Director of Distribution is responsible for leading the operations of our Distribution Center network, providing a safe work environment to our teammates, and working with internal and external stakeholders to consistently fulfill our customer order needs with the service that differentiates Colony Hardware. The Director of Distribution will work with the branches to share best practices and drive continuous improvement in warehousing operations. 

A Little About Your Day: You will: 

  • Provide leadership to a team of Distribution Center Managers and associates to drive continuous improvement in the distribution center and warehouse operations, including safety, strategy, processes, and efficiency.
  • Ensure the team is responsive to daily internal customer demand and drives a bias for proactive action.
  • Develop and use metrics and KPIs to measure performance across all relevant areas of DC and delivery performance to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure processes are standardized, scalable, and sustainable across all ERP platforms.
  • Manage all inventory management processes in the DCs to ensure high inventory accuracy (cycle counting, physical inventory, etc.)
  • Ensure efficient operation of DCs through workflow analysis, slotting updates and use of lean techniques to streamline operations on a continuous basis.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement training programs for our associates.
  • Work with our Transportation Director to optimize the use of the carrier network, address any issues, and drive effective utilization of our spending.
  • Work with Branch Managers and suppliers to optimize processes and drive efficiencies.
  • Support acquisition integration.
  • Ensure DCs have resources and processes to support the fast growth of the business while continuously optimizing the flow of information and product to/from the DC and the branches
  • Perform staffing functions such as selection, training, and evaluation including conducting interviews, making hiring decisions, and participating in onboarding activities.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop existing employees and resolve performance problems and discrepancies.
  • Conduct timely performance evaluations by monitoring performance and initiating action to strengthen results with goal setting including periodic one on one meetings with direct reports. 

This might be the opportunity for you if you: 

  • Are a strong leader who strives to get the very best out of everyone on the team, using metrics to determine efficiency, effectiveness, and performance.
  • Have excellent time management skills and are able to prioritize work and implement changes for scale.
  • Have a deep understanding of warehouse operations and best practices.
  • Enjoy using data to drive key decisions on the operation of a distribution center operation. 

What You’ll Need to Have for success: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or related discipline. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience leading multi-site distribution center operations in North America
  • Minimum 10 years of successful distribution center, warehousing, or logistics combined experience.

 We Can Offer You:

We value performance that exhibits a high sense of urgency, coupled with attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation! We also care about the welfare of our employees, which is why our salary and benefits are competitive. Colony’s benefits include:          

  • Quarterly bonuses based upon performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance (company paid!)
  • 401k with a generous match
  • Competitive PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-provided PPE as required
  • Industry-leading training and development
  • Generous discounts on the best products from leading industry vendors 

Life at Colony:

Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally. 

If you possess a will to win and would like to join a culture where integrity and collaboration are integral to success, apply to Colony Hardware today to join our growing family! 

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, a victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition, or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

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