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Strategic Distribution Specialist - (Remote - West of the Rockies)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Yuma
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionDo you have experience working with a team to develop optimal warehouse layouts? Are you someone who follows ALL safety and regulatory requirements on a consistent basis? Are you excellent at providing good directions and delegation to department managers and supervisors? If you said yes, then we want to HEAR FROM YOU!!!
For over a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Strategic Distribution Specialist partners with the supply chain team to deploy the processes and activities enabling the receiving, warehousing, and transportation of products and goods to maximize efficiencies, control costs, maintain regulatory compliance, and ensure safe processes for employees and products. This role will work with locations and vendors to ensure the best pricing on warehouse equipment and consumables and will work to ensure the efficient use of resources to optimize service levels.
The Strategic Distribution Specialist will be held accountable to:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including Planning & Procurement, Distribution, Logistics, and Field Operations, to implement strategies and policies focusing on efficiency, accuracy, safety, and service.
  • Maintain best practices and measure performance through agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Support the development of key supply chain strategies that may include: warehouse layout and product flow, warehouse efficiency tools, utilization of distribution assets, and inventory management.
  • Build and maintain key relationships that include but are not limited to Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHSS), DOT, Logistics, Fleet, Finance, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Facilities, Field Operations, and Ag Business Systems (ABS).

    Key Skills and Abilities Include:

    • Strong understanding of operations, distribution, warehousing, and logistics.
    • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate direction and strategy to a diverse team
    • Demonstrated ability to champion and comply with safety and regulatory requirements
    • Data analytics experience preferred
    • Track record in implementing processes efficiencies

      Key Personal Attributes Include:

      • Aligns to company core values of Integrity, Diversity, Effort, Accountability, and Service.
      • A passion for safety, both in action and thought.
      • Ability to develop collaborative teams
      • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
      • Skill in process management and managing parallel projects
      • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize
      • Ability to provide good direction and delegation to department managers and supervisors

        Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

        • Promote safety culture while aligning with internal corporate social responsibility criteria.
        • Work with the Supply Chain team to develop optimal warehouse lay-outs and coordinate with internal and external partners to execute implementation
        • Align with Supply Chain departments to establish inventory control, storage, and movement strategies.
        • Ensure process development and roll-out to attain Operational Excellence, including efficient asset and resource management and on-time delivery.
        • Present a professional image through personal appearance and overall facility cleanliness


          • Ability to travel 50% of the time

            Compensation and Benefits:

            • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $73,800 - $98,400. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.

              If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!
              COMPANY CULTURE
              Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
              Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
              Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
              Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
              Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
              Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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              Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)

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