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Area Manager Distribution

DATE:  Sep 2, 2021
CITY:  Westampton
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  111749
LOCATION NAME:  New Jersey Distribution Center
DEPARTMENT:  Distribution Center

General Summary: The DC Assistant General Manager is responsible for managing the safe and efficient within the Camuto New Jersey Distribution Center. Focuses on leading a team to 40-50 associates in achieving excellence through delivery of service, productivity, and cost based on the management of people, process, and technology in a warehouse setting within the WAREHOUSE. Assists the General Manager with process improvements, operational controls, exceptions management, and clear communication across all NJDC WAREHOUSE floor operations. Assists the General Manager with process improvements, operational controls, exceptions management, and clear communication across all NJDC floor operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Operations Supervisors and direct labor across loose unit processing area(s) and alloutbound related operations for 1st shift
  • Demonstrates and sets expectations in-line with DBI and Camuto Group leadership competencies,strategic pillars, goals, guiding principles, and goals
  • Collaborate with Operations Supervisors and DC Leads to hold team accountable by addressing issues, incident, or accomplishments of direct reports
  • Manages safety, security, inventory, productivity, and cost/service metrics through proper KPI’s and reporting
  • Working knowledge of all systems and material handling automation through collaboration with IT, Maintenance, & Engineering resources
  • Complete System competencies including planning, reporting, exceptions management and collaboration with IT & engineering resources to develop and configure systems to support operations
  • Identify opportunities to improve or streamline existing processes, and collaborate cross-functionally on changes, improvements, and/or resolutions
  • Effectively communicate through team members and with peer managers throughout the organization, especially in regards to expectations and service deliverables
  • Evaluate available information to address conflict and/or make difficult and timely decisions
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to support workload requirements
  • Promotes safety at all times, and communicates and addresses problems/concerns, especially regarding safety, security, building control, or personnel, accordingly
  • Responsible for the proper handling and safe use of all Company owned property, tools, and equipment


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven business, operational planning, and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge and use of proper business communication etiquette, and effective verbal and written

communication skills

  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational, detail, follow-up, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with business and financial concepts
  • Knowledge and use of appropriate leadership and supervisory skills & techniques
  • Working knowledge of distribution related processes and best practices
  • Previous experience with appropriate systems strongly desired, including but not limited to WMS,

   automation, conveyor, and/or unit sortation

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word , Excel, and Outlook
  • Must have the ability and eagerness to work as part of a team, as well as lead others
  • Established comfort level with handling conflict, pressure, and uncertainty



Experience/ Education:

  • Minimum six years of warehouse/distribution management experience OR four years of related experience with a relevant 4 year degree
  • Minimum three years of progressive supply chain / distribution management experience withdemonstrated ability to achieve results


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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