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Distribution Center Manager




Imperial offers

  • Competitive base salary, annual bonus opportunity
  • Immediate, industry leading benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, company paid life and short term disability
  • Minimum 8% company contribution to retirement annually
  • Work-life balance! 18 days PTO + 6 paid holidays, and a Monday – Friday operation!


Under limited guidance, the Distribution Center Manager is responsible for overall DC operation and implementation management of company policies and procedures within the Regional Distribution Center. Provides direct supervision of four to eight leadership positions within various operational areas of the DC and management of the Capital plan and budget, and achievement of order shipment metrics. Work cross-functionally with Customer Service, Sales, Purchasing and Human Resources to achieve sales, operational, safety and continuous improvement goals.


The Distribution Center Manager will: 

  • Oversee operational activities of the Regional Distribution Center including budget up to $5 Million, capital plan achievement up to $3 Million and order shipment goals up to $75 Million annually.
  • Provide leadership and employee motivation for successful DC operation and completion of CI goals.  Communicate effectively with supervisors and associates and create an open communication style that fosters a collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure successful recruitment, training and development of all department associates. 
  • Develop and coach leaders utilizing a variety of Human Resources technologies and tools. Exercise authority for staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, disciplinary notices and terminations.
  • Recommend Capital investments involving warehouse space requirements, industrial lift equipment and material handling needs with budgetary authority of up to $3 Million.
  • Process and report company records including: labor, payroll, quality and inventory. Ensure daily electronic confirmation of all orders shipped each day. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Lean principles and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and events. Engage and educate direct reports in CI through coaching, training, and reinforcing progress.  Achieve up to $200k in annual CI savings.
  • Incorporate strong safety focus into daily activities including safety training, establishing and reinforcing safe practices and documents. Schedule preventative maintenance of all distribution equipment and handles any necessary repairs as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent leadership experience and 5- 7 years of manufacturing, warehouse, operations or distribution leadership experience; continuous improvement related certification or education preferred.
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills, effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to plan, delegate, and execute to achieve shifting priorities within the business. 
  • Ability to learn and operate computer systems software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.  Problem solving ability. Knowledge of materials handling equipment and its operation. 


Imperial is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.