First Supply

  • Distribution Operations Manager

    Location US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/4/2018 12:40 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # Positions
    Warehouse (Shipping & Receiving)
  • Overview

    First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing industrial customers and building contractors with an extensive line of products and services. First Supply features manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.

    The Distribution Operations Manager oversees all warehouse operations, directly supervising warehouse personnel, drivers, and shipping/receiving employees. 


    • Oversee all warehouse operations, directly supervising warehouse staff, drivers and shipping/receiving employees
    • Develop and manage department budget
    • Actively assume responsibility in the hiring, development, evaluation, retention and dismissal of department staff
    • Confer with department managers to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with various departments
    • Ascertain that merchandise is received and stored in an efficient and economical manner and maintain required records in conformance with company policy
    • Assume responsibility for proper routing, loading and preparing orders for shipment and delivery in accordance with customer instructions
    • Review and fill back orders; maintain back order file
    • Supervise and schedule maintenance of company delivery vehicles; maintain a preventive maintenance program
    • Recommend truck purchases, lifts, hoists, shelving and other warehouse equipment; keep abreast of new methods of warehousing
    • Assume responsibility for inventory accuracy
    • Ensure paperwork is complete for all inbound and outbound shipments
    • Assume responsibility for safety, security and maintenance of the warehouse facility and the material and equipment contained therein
    • Keep all equipment in good working order
    • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Branch/General Manager


    • 5+ years of progressive management experience
    • Warehouse experience
    • Extensive plumbing and heating product knowledge
    • Computer knowledge and skills and ability to learn First Supply LLC's business system

    First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.


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