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Distribution Manager


The Europe Distribution Manager is responsible for performance of all activities occurring in the ‘EDC – Europe Distribution Centre’.  This DC handles all Finished Goods produced outside of Europe (Thailand, China, Mexico, USA) that are sold to customers in Europe and portions of Middle East. Activities of the EDC include Intra CO PO planning, Inbound Receipt, Storage, Outbound Shipping, and RMA returns flow and are executed by Therm-O-Disc 3PL provider. 

The Distribution Manager Europe is responsible for the 3PL Distribution operation, International Trade Compliance, Kanban replenishment systems, and FG Inventory policies.  The Distribution Manager Europe is accountable for key KPI such as On Time Delivery, Inventory turns and Europe Distribution operating cost including Inbound & Outbound Freight cost. 


Main tasks

  1. Responsible for the Performance of EDC Europe Distribution Center:
  • Create and Monitor Annual Departmental Strategy (A3 / A4);
  • Europe Sales & Operations Plan (S&OP);
  • Service / Delivery performance (OTD, RDSL, Past Dues);
  • Inventory Performance ITO;
  • Cost:
  1. 3PL;
  2. Inbound and outbound freight cost;
  3. Key GP/OP drivers’ improvements;
  1. Inbound FG flow
  • Intra Co PO management through Pull Systems or open SO planning;
  • Inbound Distribution Planning (Air & Ocean);
  • Ensure policies for accurate receipt Inbound shipment to Oracle Stock are followed;
  • Help resolve Quality issues / on Hold issues from Inbound;

3. FG Storage & Inventory Management

  • Classification of ABC and Demand analysis;
  • FG Inventory management: maintain the customer’s Safety / Consignment stock at the agreed levels by monitoring actual inventory levels, customers expected demand and actual production orders;
  • Inventory performance optimization by adjusting planning parameters;
  • Responsible for KBFG Pull systems performance;
  • Cycle counts and stock accuracy;
  • Excess & Obsolete product policies;

4.Outbound Shipping & Delivery Process Handling 

  • Ensure proper procedures followed for Pick, pack, Ship according to Customer needs, tools and Systems;
  • Work with Customer Service, Sales, Customers and forwarders in case of issues;
  • Ensure procedure is followed with regular review of expedite freight cost;
  • coordinate RMA Return shipments from Customers back to the MFG site;

5. Lead WH Operations team – 3PL contact

  • Monthly & quarterly performance reviews with 3PL provider;
  • Ensure proper tools, equipment is present in DC;
  • Corrective action on Service misses due to logistics / Warehouse;
  • Optimize WH Logistics & Operational cost;

6. Responsible for International Trade Compliance

  • Ensure proper Inbound Import activities are executed by 3PL;
  • Follow electronic record retention procedures for each shipment;
  • Ensure that customer & transaction screening is properly performed as per the company’s trade compliance procedures and instructions;
  • Ensure all Style nrs via EDC have proper COO setup;
  • Any concerns or questions are to be escalated to Company gatekeeper;


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors’ degree;
  • Direct and interactive computer skills and electronic business interfaces;
  • Strong and articulate verbal and written communications skills;
  • Proactive and high energy style;
  • Minimum of 5 (five) year experience working in Logistics /  Planning related activities, preferably with a manufacturing or distribution company;
  • Experience in ERP systems Supply Chain module such as Oracle ASCP;
  • Expert knowledge of Materials mgmt. systems, Pull, JIT, Kanban;
  • Proven leadership and analytic skills;
  • Ability to coordinate between the different departments in the organization such as Materials mgmt., Production Planning, Shop Floor, CSR;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, or equivalent productivity suites, currently in use by the Company;
  • English Written and verbal communication skills and negotiation skills.


Distribution Manager

Full time

Published on 09/02/2022

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