Mixing Center - General Manager in Blakeslee, PA at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 9/29/2020

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The General Manager works under the direction of the Senior Director – Mixing Center Operations and in coordination with key members of the procurement department to ensure the mixing center goals for productivity and internal customer service are met while decreasing freight exposure through effective scheduling and Supply Chain communications. The General Manager is accountable for delivering performance in each of the five Balanced Scorecard dimensions: EBITA, productivity: UPH/CPHU, inventory accuracy, safety. He/she oversees all operational and administrative facets of the Mixing Center to ensure compliance with all Company guidelines, policies and federal and state regulations in order to protect the Company’s assets. He/she develops and leads talent and supports and leads rollout of ATD's SEAL program.

Primary Responsibilities:                                                         

  • Delivers the mixing center’s annual operating plan by reviewing and managing cost, productivity, and driving toward efficient labor and costs per unit handled; manages expenses to achieve monthly and annual budget/plan as assigned by the Company.
  • Develops, reports, updates, and shares regular reports of Mixing Center performance with key internal audiences; makes available information on returns, delivery status, delivery issues, credit hold, and other admin activities as needed.
  • Collaborates with other General Managers on all inventory procedures and systems including Bin Location Systems, the Op-Ex Costing Structure, WMS, inventory receiving, shipping, transfers and physical count comparisons as required.
  • Promotes organizational health and leads the company safety program by establishing effective training and clear expectations to assure a safe and compliant work environment.
  • Ensures full compliance with OSHA, DOT, ADA and other governmental regulatory agencies while complying with Company policies concerning health and safety.
  • Coaches his/her management team to ensure accuracy of physical inventory and complete carrier deliveries for all Distribution Centers when staging and delivering shipment orders in a timely manner to maintain inventory integrity to below 2% absolute variances.
  • Develops and leads talent in conjunction with our People First strategy; oversees recruitment, selection, SEAL Right Start onboarding, disciplinary procedures, grievances, counseling, pay and working conditions, training and development, and succession planning.
  • Leads daily and weekly meetings with staff to identify and address issues to improve efficiencies; may communicate messages and relevant changes from other parts of the Company as needed.

Direct Reports:

  • Operations Manager, Inventory Control Manager, Admin Staff

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Regional Supply Chain Director, Regional President, Market Sales Director, Distribution Excellence Manager, Corporate Sales Manager(s), HR Business Partner, Inventory Control Manager, Operations Manager, Operations , Supervisor, Procurement managers.

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:          

  • Education:  Minimum required BSBA – preferred logistics degree
  • Experience:
    • 5-8 years’ experience managing in a high volume, low margin, high customer service distribution environment.
    • Thorough understanding of supply chain, distribution, warehouse, transportation and inventory.
    • Thorough understanding of P&L statements and OPEX costing structures.
    • Demonstrated people skills including influencing skills, listening and the ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.

Key Competencies:

  • Distribution and Processing -- Knowledge of materials, warehouse processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective distribution of goods.
  • Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Management of Financial Resources -- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, in the most cost effective manner available, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Coaching and Developing Others -- Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Oral Expression and Comprehension -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Basic math - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission proportions, percentages and area.  Ability to apply concepts of basic business math.
  • Computer programs - Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Capacity and desire to master other Company tools such as Oracle Discoverer and WMS, Road Net, etc.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required: 10%

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R13142


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