McCormick & Company

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Distribution Team Manager I
  2. Location: Salinas, CA
  3. Number: 9739
  4. Post Date: 6/13/2017
Job description


The Distribution Team Manager I in Salinas, California, reports to the Distribution Center Manager and is responsible for all distribution activities associated with shipping, receiving, and warehousing for retail, Food Service and Industrial business across a two-shift operation.

This Team Manager is expected to meet department and distribution objectives in the areas of efficiency, regulatory compliance, safety and training and administration of departmental budget, utilizing High Performance Work Systems (HPWS), the Team Manager continually designs, develops and supports operating procedures throughout the warehouse and supports employee development via coaching, mentoring, intuitive insight and facilitation skills



Interactively leads, develops and guides high performance teams utilizing coaching, mentoring and solid facilitation skills; using a principle based management style.

Manages processes for warehouse, including labor management, budget compliance, quality, cost, root cause analysis, continuous improvement and reliability

Drives performance through use of core metrics and scorecards, reliability, waste, safety, sanitation, cost and other performance standards

Leads high performance work teams in cross-functional projects

Interacts cross functionally to resolve issues and ensure that customer service requirements are met

Utilizes problem solving methodology and information systems (SAP, downtime database) to enable decision making and performance metric development

Leads and participates in problem solving to evaluate, develop, document, and implement process improvement projects designed to improve reliability resulting in increased throughput and efficiencies

Sets annual goals and objectives

Executes long term strategies to drive and sustain team performance



Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum of 3 years leading and managing employees in a logistics, distribution, and/or manufacturing plant environment

Strong command of employee relations, interpersonal, and communication skills

Experience developing and guiding functional and cross-functional teams, projects and processes

Demonstrates participative management and leadership skills

Demonstrated project management skills

Proven ability to develop and guide staff in a High Performance environment

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

Experience effectively utilizing team building for operations improvement in a logistics, distribution, and/or manufacturing plant environment.

Demonstrated ability to develop data-metrics, initiatives and solutions

High level of motivation with a passion for high performance and functional excellence

Strong computer skills

Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of a two shift operation, even with little notice

Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, color perception

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion to inspect damaged finished goods and pallets



Bilingual in English and SpanishProficiency with Microsoft Word and ExcelExperience using Microsoft OutlookExperience using an WMS system, particularly SAP

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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