Distribution Manager



Come join The Better Ingredients, Better Pizza Team!

We are SERVING up more than just PIZZA! We are NOT just a REGULAR ole' PIZZA company! We stand behind BETTER INGREDIENTS! BETTER PIZZA! Come join a QUALITY TEAM!

We are looking for a hard-working, fun, dedicated leader for a Distribution Manager role at our "FRESH" Dough Manufacturing Facility in Grand Prairie. TX!

Don't you want the FREEDOM of working for a company that pays you WEEKLY so that you can enjoy a few slices of pizza on your day off! Or maybe your driven by the GREAT PERKS as PAPA JOHNS team member! Apply Today!!

We look forward to making you a proud PAPA JOHNS team member, not just another employee on the roster!

What are some PERKS?

  • Competitive Compensation!
  • Career advancement opportunities!
  • Working with great people in a smaller environment
  • Employee discount on pizza!
  • Affordable health, RX, Vision options - just ask for details
  • Dental Coverage Available!
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Vacation- to enjoy the GREAT things LIFE has to offer!
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance and many, many more..

Salary: negotiable based on experience

The Distribution Manager manages all aspects of the warehouse and distribution operation within the Quality Control Center (QCC) to ensure adherence to all quality assurance programs, meets plant productivity goals, develops leadership skills in self and direct report team, while creating a safe working environment according to PJFS standards. This position ensures excellence in customer service through product availability, accurate loads within specified delivery/dispatch windows to Papa John's restaurants.



  • Maintain a high level of productivity through on-the-job training, measurement and follow-up.
  • Perform weekly inventory counts to ensure adequate product supply; order product from selected vendors asneeded.
  • Monitor daily distribution of all products, including accurate records of all transactions, purchase orders, packingslips, restaurant invoices, debit/credit memos and inventory count.
  • Partner with transportation team to drive supply chain cost reduction opportunities/solutions.
  • Drive productivity standards by analyzing metrics surrounding key performance indicators.
  • Recommend/implement ways to improve performance.
  • Function as a key member on the QCC Leadership Team, maintaining positive peer relationships/teamwork inleading and demonstrating Papa John's Core values while ensuring daily business and customer service objectives
  • Manage departmental budget, including all metric performance and payroll
  • Manage the overall leadership in safety awareness and performance in the department and throughout the QCC.
  • Effectively manage labor through planning, scheduling, and assessment of operational needs.
  • Maintain an organized, efficient and sanitary warehouse and loading dock area to exceed PJFS quality standards.
  • Manage & develop distribution team by conducting regularly scheduled meetings, timely performance reviews andeffectively resolving performance issues.
  • Act as liaison with In-Bound Transportation Manager to resolve problems with delivery, order accuracy, supply,invoicing and rejections of in-bound freight.
  • Lead and participate in system wide cross-functional teams and taskforces.
  • Establish department goals and objectives in alignment with PJ Food Service QCC and Company goals.
  • Ensure compliance with PJFS Safety standards, Sanitation and HACCP policies & procedures, federal, state andlocal regulations (OSHA, FDA, DOL) and all Papa John's International, Inc., policies & procedures.


  • Able to effectively communicate and provide verbal and written direction in English required.
  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift and manual/electric pallet jacks.
  • General understanding of mechanical and mathematical skills required.
  • Working knowledge of basic principles of food manufacturing (including Good Manufacturing Practices)and warehouse/distribution operations.
  • Warehouse Management System knowledge.
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) PeopleSoft, Kronos experience preferred.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree or equivalent experience in industrial/food manufacturing preferred.
  • 3 years progressive management experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and audits required, i.e., FDA audits, HACCP, etc.
  • Formal continuous improvement methodology (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM, etc.) preferred.


  • Occasional travel required.
  • 24/7 on call availability required.
  • Must have flexibility to work all shifts as necessary.


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®