Distribution Manager | Grand Prairie, TX | Papa Johns

Distribution Manager


Job Summary

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.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 as needed.   

  • Monitor daily distribution of all products, including accurate records of all transactions, purchase orders, packing slips, 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 culture/teamwork in leading and demonstrating Papa John’s Core values while ensuring daily business and customer service objectives are achieved. 

  • 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 and effectively 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 and local regulations (OSHA, FDA, DOL) and all Papa John’s International, Inc., policies & procedures.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.