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Senior Director, Distribution in SmyrnaGeorgia.

Floor & Decor is like no other flooring company. Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, we have quickly become one of the country’s leading flooring retailers, with dozens of stores nationwide – and more to come. A strong entrepreneurial spirit flows through our young company.

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The remarkable success we have enjoyed could not have happened without the time, talent, and teamwork of our extremely dedicated associates. Working with equal amounts of passion and grit, we’ve become the “category killer of flooring” by revolutionizing the way people buy flooring. Our customers enjoy the largest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, and flooring accessories at prices no one can beat.

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Senior Director, Distribution

Smyrna | Georgia | United States | 30080

It’s great being part of a culture where entrepreneurship and team spirit are not just buzzwords.

We are committed to our associates and customers.  This makes our business successful.

If you love working with a great group of people and desire the opportunity to grow, this is the place for you.

Job Description:

Purpose

This position is responsible for the development of operational processes and implementation and management of quality programs across all distribution centers (DC’s). The General Managers of all DC’s will report directly to this position. This position will work cross-functionally with the International and North American logistics teams, as well as, Merchandising, Store Operations, suppliers and 3rd party inspection/audit firms to ensure the DC’s are in compliance with the rapidly changing operational landscape and quality standards.  In addition, this position will ensure F&D policies, procedures, products and services meet the needs of our customers.  Thus, developing strong “win-win” relationships with Merchandising and Store Operations that will allow for combined efforts that will take cost and steps out of the process, thereby improving performance and profits.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Engineering (MBA or advanced engineering degree preferred)
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in Distribution, Supply Chain Management, Quality and Logistics
  • Experienced in developing, managing, and executing Distribution and Supply Chain strategies, including DC setup and network growth strategies
  • Previous experience building Distribution organizations
  • Possess good process experience/judgment and the ability to recognize key problems before they become major issues. Capable of recognizing opportunities that translate to bottom-line improvement
  • A demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within the company, as well as globally with suppliers and 3rd party firms
  • A visionary who understands the big picture and can develop programs and processes that capture the true potential and opportunities that may exist – an “Out of the Box Thinker”
  • Ability to lead change and effectively establish high-performing teams by being a role model with high-performance standards
  • Strategic thinking skills, including ability to make sound business judgments related to supply management philosophies and initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e., verbal, written, development and delivery of presentations)
  • Well-developed and proven negotiating skills
  • Direct knowledge of integrated ERP systems and world-class supply chain practices
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, quality tools and methodologies (i.e., QFD, CTQ, DFSS, SPC, AQP, FMEA, Control Plan)
  • Experience implementing cost reduction programs
  • Tactical planning skills
  • Knowledge of forecasting systems
  • Sound knowledge of retail preferred
  • Training in Six Sigma is a plus
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles desired

Essential Job Functions

Continue to develop, enhance and communicate our overall distribution vision and strategy. Develop new creative ideas regarding philosophy, policy, process and systems that need to be formalized and agreed to across all functions involved in distribution. This vision and business strategy should include initial steps and goals, as well as long-term direction. It should also involve the ideas and thoughts of others throughout the organization.

  • Responsible for the operational leadership of distribution centers required to meet company growth projections and customer service requirements
  • Lead and manage distribution teams in implementing distribution best practices
  • Evaluate and plan for future warehousing needs given the projected future growth of the company
  • Introduce advance supply chain, continuous improvement, and distribution/logistics tools/methodologies in order to help F&D deliver results in store fulfillment, quality, cost, inventory management and safety
  • Evaluate distribution projects including productivity, inventory, manpower and workflows
  • Drive operational efficiency improvements, cost reduction efforts, and streamlining initiative across the company’s distribution and logistics network
  • Prepare and submit annual budgets, business plans, strategic plans, monthly operating reports, operating goals/objectives and other management scorecard metrics to senior leadership to maintain a “no surprises” environmen
  • Submit financial and other management score card metric information to senior leadership and maintain a “no surprises” environment
  • Responsible for the management and safety of people resources through good practices, employee appraisal systems, implementation of compensation and benefit programs, communication systems, and performance management techniques
  • Document and share “best practice” methods, processes and ideas across the business’s distribution network to drive continuous improvements in all aspects of business operations
  • Work with Merchandising and vendors to establish pallet and labeling standards
  • Ensure the effective leverage, utilization, and implementation of its current and future operating systems related to the management of F&D’s North American distribution sites

Working Conditions (travel,  environment)

  • This position is salaried, knowing it may include hours which exceed eight hours in a day or forty hours in a week

  • Occasional travel required including air and car travel

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a warehouse environment and moving vehicles.  The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet to moderate

Physical/Sensory Requirements

Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Store Support Center Associates

Provide leadership and support training on all Safety programs, processes and procedures, insuring that every associate is properly trained for their position. 

Follow established Safety procedures in all aspects of work assignments applicable to the position.  This includes participating in all Safety related training and acquiring certifications.  Each associate is responsible for Safety at the Store Support Center and when visiting other company work locations.  All Safety concerns must be brought to the attention of the management of a location and/or the Store Support Center Safety Department immediately.

Note:  Floor & Decor considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or familial status, veteran status, or based on any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Floor & Decor also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer at its sole discretion.

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Floor & Decor is like no other flooring company. Founded in 2000 in Atlanta, we have quickly become one of the country’s leading flooring retailers, with dozens of stores nationwide – and more to come. A strong entrepreneurial spirit flows through our young company. The remarkable success we have enjoyed could not have happened without the time, talent, and teamwork of our extremely dedicated associates. Working with equal amounts of passion and grit, we’ve become the “category killer of flooring” by revolutionizing the way people buy flooring. Our customers enjoy the largest in-stock selection of tile, wood, stone, and flooring accessories at prices no one can beat.

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