Post Holdings Director, Warehouse Operations - Lakeville, MN in Lakeville, Minnesota


  1. Develop and implement standard work practices to meet desired safety, productivity, service, and cost goals.

  2. Collaborate with the site managers, finance, transportation managers, and Senior Director of Supply Chain Ops to develop an annual logistics-operating budget for each location.

  3. Commit to continuous improvement principles including standard work, metrics, and incremental gains based on small changes.

  4. Oversight of all Post Consumer Brands (PCB) Warehouses in compliance with all PCB policies and procedures

  5. Provide positive and constructive feedback in a timely manner to all direct reports and their direct reports. Apply sound communication and motivational techniques when conversing with employees and 3PL’s.

  6. Support all company-training initiatives.

  7. Oversee the design and layout of distribution facilities to optimize productivity and safety through a combination of layout, policies, and procedures.

  8. Develop and manage employee and food safety programs in coordination with Compliance Manager, Distribution to ensure the safe distribution of our products.

  9. Collaborate with site managers to manage the building and equipment maintenance functions. To include retention of all required documentation.

  10. Collaborate with Compliance Manager, Distribution to manage inventory controls to meet all SOX, outside auditors, and PCB regulations and standards.

  11. Maintain knowledge regarding changes in hardware/software technology and industry trends.

  12. Work with quality assurance in the development of suitable quality programs to meet PCB & SQF standards.

  13. Work with Customer Solutions, Inventory Planning, and Transportation to ensure warehousing operations supports fulfilling customer orders in a timely manner and utilizes partner carrier trailers in the most efficient manner.

  14. Lead task forces with other supply chain departments to improve efficiency and quality of supply chain operations.

  15. Ensure 3PL operations achieve the following key performance indicators: OSHA rate, cost per pallet, inventory accuracy, and trailer inbound & outbound goals.

  16. Ensure safe operations within terms of company policy, contracts, government regulations, and the law.


Education: Four year degree in Logistics, Business, or related field is required.

Experience: At least 5 years of distribution and/or transportation managerial experience, in a multi-location environment, for a CPG company is desired.

Skills: The Director, Distribution requires experience in warehousing, transportation, logistics management, intermodal transportation, international logistics, project management, as well as general management experience. A general understanding of the relationships between various supply chain functions such as transportation, warehousing, customer service, inventory planning and purchasing is very important. Industrial engineering principles Familiarity with personal computers and material handling equipment and techniques is essential. Direct experience with warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, and warehouse layout design is also required. Lean and/or Six Sigma training is preferred. The ability to develop effective relationships, provide leadership, and engage employees at all levels is critical.

Management Skills: Ability to develop and achieve performance goals and objectives in the areas of safety, productivity, sanitation, quality, and cost. Emphasis on labor management, staff development, and process development along with skills in planning, staffing, budgeting, organizing, and communicating are necessary. The ability to solve practical problems, strong math skills, ability to track cost savings and cost avoidance metrics. Must be flexible in responding to the needs of the business in a timely manner, must be strong at establishing priorities and obtaining results.

Travel: Approximately 40% travel will be required for this position. The Director, Warehousing must have or obtain a valid passport.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The 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.