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Distribution Manager

Company: Avantor
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

DC leader responsible for the safety of all associates, financial commitments based on IOP, security of assets within the facility, and quality service to our customer base.

Job Summary

Responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the warehouse with particular emphasis on managing warehouse associates and implementing warehouse action plans.


  • Provides direct daily supervision of warehouse associates to ensure the safe, clean and efficient operation of the warehouse.
  • Develops and implements shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments to ensure efficient operation.
  • Applies sound communication and motivational techniques in supervising, coaching and disciplining employees.
  • Directs and supervises all inbound and outbound shipments to ensure they are correct and carried out in a timely fashion.
  • Tours the warehouse regularly to answer questions, evaluate operations and solve problems.
  • Makes recommendations to the Operations Mgr on programs to improve warehouse operations.
  • Allocates equipment so that it is utilized in the most efficient manner.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Manager to ensure that a sound maintenance program is implemented.
  • Interacts with other departmental management to achieve goals.
  • Attends warehouse planning meetings.
  • Ensures that all records and reports regarding warehouse activity are prepared on a timely basis and effectively maintained.
  • Reviews operating goals and standards and monitor achievement.
  • Supervises checking of outgoing and incoming freight for proper counts and codes.
  • Reviews warehouse operations daily to ensure the warehouse is neat and well organized and that damage to product, equipment, and the facility is prevented.
  • Ensures that all safety procedures and policies are followed.
  • Operates in compliance with OSHA and other appropriate standards.
  • Maintains stock locator system.
  • Ensures proper stock rotation.
  • Assists in conducting physical inventories and cycle counts as required.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the operational budget as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • College Degree preferred
  • Five years experience required; 1+ year leadership responsibility
  • MHE certification is required. Trainer certification is a plus.
  • Must be familiar and experienced with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Requires demonstrated skills in leadership, organization and communication.
  • Requires an understanding of, warehousing operations.
  • Familiarity with computer systems, warehouse systems and computerized scanning equipment is a plus.
  • Emphasis on safety is extremely important.
  • Must be able to handle stress caused in meeting deadlines with tight scheduling requirements.
  • Must be able to shift priorities easily.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Keywords: Avantor, Aurora , Distribution Manager, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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