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Director of Global Distribution Operations

Company: Lasko Products
Location: Franklin
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Lasko Products, a market leader in home comfort products for over 100 years, is looking to add a Director of Global Distribution Operations to the team. This role can sit from Fort Worth,TX or Franklin, TN. This position will report to the Chief Supply Chain Officer. The Director of Global Distribution Operations will focus on successfully leading Lasko's highly complex distribution operations and logistics teams. This role will be recognized as the authority in implementing facilities, systems, and processes that will support Lasko's successful operations and future business growth. This role will ensure the execution of projects necessary to deliver robust, cost-effective capabilities which require a strong emphasis on managing multiple stakeholders and proactive communication. Extensive multisite leadership in the distribution/warehousing industry experience, along with the ability to practice outstanding judgment to plan and accomplish company goals will be a priority. We are a customer centric organization and looking for a leader that puts the customer first. Essential Functions

  • Lead multiple distribution centers (5+) ranging in square footage from from 100k to 1M square feet in locations throughout the US and Canada
  • Oversee and verify the accuracy of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of merchandise, and keeping of warehouse inventory.
  • Ensure that corporate programs regarding safety, security, care of equipment, and facility are enforced; thereby guaranteeing OSHA compliance.
  • Effect change to achieve weekly productivity, CPU ( cost per unit), fill rate, on time shipment and OTIF goals.
  • Work directly with staff to define workflows, jobs, and responsibilities and staff, develop, supervise, and direct all DC personnel
  • Drive improvements and spearhead the deployment of key projects to enhance warehouse operations
  • Maintain alignment of communication across Lasko stakeholders and executives
  • Apply knowledge of warehousing and distribution/supply chain concepts, processes, and trends in the design, recommendation, and implementation of material handling and warehousing alternatives.
  • Vet, acquire, and manage external consulting resources as necessary to execute and deliver quality project outcomes
    • Eliminate operational constraints to ensure on-time delivery to customers, suppliers and manufacturing operations.
      • Ensure vendor contract performance is monitored and delivers expected results as agreed in relevant contracts. Manage vendor service budgets and negotiate resolution to any performance/cost issues.
      • Manage annual performance evaluations, goal progress, talent management. Experience/Skill Requirements
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics or related academic discipline or equivalent professional experience (Master's a plus)
          • 10+ years of progressive experience with a focus on Operations/Supply Chain.
            • Multiple-site leadership responsibility with high-sku volume background
            • Led transformational and/or cross functional projects
              • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate others, to direct activity from a position of informal influence, to negotiate conflict situations, and to forge consensus between competing points of view
                • Demonstrated outstanding written/verbal communication skills, and a proven capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences including the highest level of the organization.
                • Exhibits strong problem solving and conflict management skills.
                • Demonstrated excellent coaching, mentoring, and people development skills.
                  • Experience with distribution operations site startup including 3PL
                  • Proven ability to convert business requirements into detailed roadmap covering physical layouts, storage/material handling equipment requirements
                  • Experience in WMS and business intelligence systems- both on going management and system implementation.
                    • Ability to communicate a vision of continuous improvement building a culture focused on efficiency, reduced cost, and operational effectiveness
                    • Ability to use a broad business acumen and holistic perspective to see opportunities and risks of potential trade-offs.
                      • Extensive experience working with and building budgets, P&L statements, and logistics requirements
                      • Experience working with retail/distribution/Ecommerce customers (WMT, Amazon, etc.) and drop ship customers.
                      • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills About the Company Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Lasko designs, manufactures, assembles, and distributes portable fans, heaters, and humidifiers for the consumer market (Lasko brand), air purifiers (Germ Guardian brand), ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom exhaust fans to the construction industry (Air King brand) and water damage restoration products such as air scrubbers and dehumidifiers (B-Air brand). Lasko's products are sold in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The company is recognized as the leader in the portable fan and portable heating categories and proudly operates American manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities across the US. Lasko's leading market share in fans and heaters is 2X - 4X larger than the brand. Lasko's domestic production capabilities uniquely position Lasko to serve its customers. Lasko's Mission is to improve everyday life with trusted products which create a healthier and more comfortable environment. The company's success is based on 5 Core Values:
                        • Be Bold:
                          • Challenge the status quo
                          • Courageously pursue the impossible
                          • Reject mediocrity
                          • Be Together
                            • Work together for success
                            • Drive trust and candor with each other
                            • Prioritize "We" before "I"
                            • Be A Leader
                              • Lead with personal conviction
                              • Inspire each other to deliver high- quality results
                              • Leverage resilience and agility to drive excellence
                              • Be Accountable
                                • Consistently deliver to our customers
                                • Embrace commitments as a contract
                                • Take pride in our actions
                                • Be The Change
                                  • Demonstrate a passion to win
                                  • Make a difference at work in our communities
                                  • Step forward and take initiative The Lasko family owned and operated Lasko Products until November 2016, when private investment firms Comvest Partners and JW Levin Management Partners ("JWLMP") acquired the business. Comvest Partners and JWLMP are committed to growing the business with investments in growth and productivity. Geographic Reach Based in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, Lasko Products operates in locations throughout the US and Canada. The company's Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities produce both indoor and outdoor fans and heaters. The company also sources select products internationally from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India. Lasko operates distribution centers in all manufacturing locations plus Nevada and Ohio. Diversity & Inclusion Comvest and its portfolio companies recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race/national origin, gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, religious affiliation, and other protected status. We have a clear vision to be the place where diverse talent wants to come, stay, and do their best work . We know our companies run on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and smart employees. We believe that diversity within an organization creates long-term value for the organization itself and its constituents. Comvest and its portfolio companies are high performing organizations that seeks to hire hard-working and dedicated high performers. While Comvest and its portfolio companies always strive to look at a diverse pool of candidates, we will always choose the most qualified candidate for the job being recruited for, in order to strive for success for both the employee and the firm.

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