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Distribution Center Manager

City:  Willimantic
Country/Region:  US

About Prysmian Group


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video, and data transmission for the telecommunication sector.


We are almost 29,000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. Make Your Mark at Prysmian!


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



Team Overview and Job Responsibilities


  • Lead the Distribution Center Teams to support company objectives in cost, quality, service, and safety.
  • Cost – manage the Distribution Center 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% of 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 Lean Sigma culture, techniques and principles to flourish within the Distribution Center.
  • Work with the Materials Manager to establish goals and objectives for the department.



Who are we looking for? 



  • A results driven individual who has demonstrated ability working in a high performance distribution environment, preferably within manufacturing.
  • Proven experience in the area of distribution, transportation, or materials management.
  • Must have good attention to detail but be able to manage the big picture and have a “make the numbers” mentality.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
  • Leadership skills including the ability to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with corporate support teams i.e, Distribution, Transportation, IT, Inside Sales, Finance, etc.
  • High energy demonstrates urgency and fast pace.



  • 5 years distribution or transportation management experience.
  • Experience managing distribution within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience leading teams.
  • Lean Enterprise and/or Six Sigma exposure and certification preferred.
  • Experience managing budget in excess of $1 million.
  • BA degree in Business or Logistics


Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated, and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Managers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. 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 Group 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Connecticut

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