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Distribution Center Manager (Othello, WA)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role will provide leadership and direction in the establishment and implementation of Group goals/objectives directed at effective, efficient customer order fulfillment, production unit support, redistribution of products, staff development at the production and warehouse facility. Develop line management staff skills in employee motivation, functional training, interpersonal and interdepartmental work team-building effectiveness, CIP training, goal achievement, budget training and cultural diversity issues. Through staff, facilitate effective implementation of department and Food Group programs designed to enhance customer service performance and operating efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for supporting, managing, or implementing Food Safety and Product Quality standards.                                
  • Monitor warehousing and production activities through matrix analysis, DCS/JDE resolution, process improvements and operational meetings. Ensures that orders arrive and are dispatched on time to appropriate destinations and in expected quantities.
  • Educate the work force about the competitiveness of the industry, pinpointing those points of differentiation in our products and service mixes, customer service levels and tailored distribution programs in particular, and soliciting their ideas for enhancing Group's competitiveness through higher efficiency and service level. 
  • Achieve and maintain industry leadership in distribution, while work to improve productivity, accuracy, reduce costs, safety, and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. Secure buy-in to the need for continually developing creative and innovative product handling methods. Keep up with expanding plant production, an increasingly complex overall product mix, receive inbound loads from various production facilities allowing redistribution of finished goods products direct to customers and to the forward FDC network using rail and truck.
  • Manages staffing, development, and performance management of warehouse workers. Communicates warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements.
  • Identify warehousing bottlenecks and work with cross functional teams to create systems and /or trained-focused approaches to expanding through-put before the bottleneck develops. Conveying the distribution center's role in the customer service chain; track and identify which disruptions are most critical in their impeding performance and assigning selected work groups to mitigate or eliminate those unplanned occurrences. 

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate)

Job Requisition ID: 7776

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Plant - Othello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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