Distribution Manager | Cranbury, NJ | Papa John's

Distribution Manager

THIS IS A CORPORATE POSITION

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 peer relationships/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.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. An equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for any of the listed position qualification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS
  • 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.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Occasional travel required.
  • 2 4/7 on call availability required.
  • Must have flexibility to work all shifts as necessary


Overview

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. ®

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.