Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0391
Post Date 12/18/2019
Title Mgr Distribution Ctr
City Orangeburg
State NY
Description Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


This position has the primary responsibility to implement warehouse best practices that will meet and/or exceed established goals for safety, quality, cost, service and culture. Manager directs daily operational activities utilizing a team of warehouse supervisors, non-exempt employees and union associates. Position is responsible for driving continuous improvement efforts while communicating distribution activities including budget performance, metrics, status of key projects and efforts to create a culture of a high performing team.


1. Responsible for all distribution center activities including but not limited to receiving, locating and shipping finished goods.
2. Schedule and guide labor assignments to meet or exceed predetermined customer service levels.
3. Create a culture of accountability by expecting world class performance and safety behaviors.
4. Responsible to attend, participate and share information in site staff meetings.
5. Develop, monitor, and distribute departmental metrics that support company goals and initiatives.
6. Create and execute against plans to drive improvement in all business metrics.
7. Recommend modifications or innovative improvements to the Distribution Center Operations to strive for continuous improvement.
8. Manage world class inventory accuracy by using cycle counting techniques including investigation and taking preventative actions to improve accuracy so that finished goods are accurately reflected in the ERP system.
9. Accountably for accuracy of receipts of finished goods and shipments to customers.
10. Support special projects and initiatives driven by the Operations Teams.
11. Select, train and mentor Distribution Center Associates. This includes the creation and ongoing development of plans for Associates geared toward development that will enable Team members to accept progressive opportunities within the organization.
12. Work closely with leadership regarding customer shipments and financial targets.
13. Work with leasing company management regarding any building and or property issues.
14. Develop and maintain a communications process that ensures proper exchange of information between shifts and locations.
15. Participate in WMS identification, selection, and implementation.
16. Identify, document, and implement process improvements where viable.
17. Responsible for the guidelines set forth in the PDI Safety Policy and ongoing training for those guidelines.
18. Responsible for maintaining a positive work environment and fostering team concepts.
19. Responsible for continuously improving all operations using continuous improvement tools.
20. Conduct timely performance reviews and follow disciplinary procedures including all documentation as required.
21. Manage and control operational expenses and seek ongoing cost improvements where feasible.
22. Create, update and implement Standard Operating Procedures for the Distribution Center.
23. Ensure compliance of distribution center’s operations with company policies.
24. Confirm that all temperature monitoring devices are fully functional.
25. All other duties as assigned.

1. Meet or exceed shipping goals set by ensuring all shipments are processed accurately and on time.
2. Meet or exceed goals for receiving finished goods by ensuring all receipts are entered in a timely manner.
3. Ensure all safety and quality goals are met for Distribution Operation.
4. Ensure facility is audit ready at all times
5. Timely and accurate completion of inventory transactions.


Include minimum qualifications for formal training, education, certifications, licensures, and/or working experience. Identify the level of knowledge; skills, and/or abilities (KSAs) required to perform the essential job responsibilities and duties competently.

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.

• Knowledge of BPCS or similar ERP system
• Solid analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated results in improving warehouse productivity
• Lean manufacturing certification in warehouse management a plus
• Hazmat Certification required
• Cycle Count processes and procedures

• 10 plus years of warehouse management experience.

• Possess good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Handles conflicts in professional manner
• Critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning abilities
• Willing to work overtime and weekends as required
• Ability to manage and track expenses related to fuel, storage, and truck maintenance.
• Willing to train on cGMP requirements and company policies and procedures



NONE: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.


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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
  • Please refer to the Company’s Substance Abuse Policy which protects the safety and well-being of all associates and potential associates.
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