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Distribution Center Manager

City:  Willimantic
Country:  US

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for innovation?

Are you seeking a role that will continue to challenge you in a company committed to championing your growth?

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Spanning 50 countries, 112 plants, 25 research and development centers, and employing over 30,000 associates, we have a strategic footprint that allows us to service emerging markets and communities across the globe with ease. Prysmian Group is presently on a full integration path with General Cable. This growth is only the beginning. We are presently looking for top talent to join our team during this exciting time.




The Distribution Center Manager has responsibility for the coordination of all distribution functions.  Reporting to the Plant or Materials Manager, the Distribution Center Manager is responsible for coordinating all shipping, receiving, late point packaging, customer service functions, traffic, inventory control, storage and handling of both raw materials and finished goods. This position is responsible for managing the department/facility budget. The Distribution Center Manager has supervisory responsibility for distribution personnel.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the DC Teams to support company objectives in cost, quality, service and safety.
    • Cost – manage the DC budget and drive productivity by reducing the volume-adjusted cost to operate year over year.
    • Quality – maintain inventory accuracy at 98% through cycle counting. Reduce shipping errors by 10% year over year.
    • Service – ship 98% finished goods material within business team specific shipping window targets.
    • Safety – provide a safe working environment as measured by ORIR.
  • Provide responsive customer service to all customers, both internal and external. Interact frequently with corporate sales team.
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of operation and implementation of written procedures in the form of Standard Operating Procedures, ISO 9001 and Technical Operating Instructions.
  • Establish, implement, and maintain effective training programs and safety programs.
  • Manage the traffic functions within corporate guidelines including the use of approved carriers, the Transportation Management System and routing guide.
  • Support transportation cost reduction initiatives.
  • Provide an environment for LeanSigma culture, techniques and principles to flourish within the DC.
  • Work with the Plant Manager to establish goals and objectives for the department.
  • Responsible for the control and repair of all returnable reels.


1. A results driven individual who has demonstrated ability working in a high performance distribution environment, preferably within a manufacturing campus.

2. Proven experience in the area of distribution, transportation or materials management.

3. Must have good attention to detail, but be able to manage the big picture and have a “make the numbers” mentality.

4. Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.

5. Leadership skills including the ability to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.

6. Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.

7. Good written and oral communication skills.

8. Willingness to work collaboratively with corporate support teams i.e, Distribution, Transportation, IT, Inside Sales, Finance, etc.

9. High energy, demonstrates urgency and fast pace.



1. 5 years distribution or transportation management experience.

2. Experience managing distribution within a manufacturing environment.

3. Experience leading teams

4. Lean Enterprise and/or Six Sigma exposure and certification preferred

5. Experience managing budget in excess of $1mm



BS degree in Business Administration or Logistics


Prysmian Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.




Nearest Major Market: Connecticut

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