Senior Manager, Warehouse & Distribution

Location: Sarasota, FL

Position Summary:

The Warehouse & Distribution Leader plays a key role in leading the Distribution teams and partnering with Supply Planning and Manufacturing teams supporting the Anika franchises. They will work closely with Customer Service and Supply Planners to ensure that finished goods are in the correct network locations to best meet the inventory requirements of global customers across multiple selling channels, nodes and DCs.  Role interacts with and communicates to supply planning, finance, manufacturing, and supply chain teams to track OTIF, LIFR, and shipment accuracy trends by shipping node.    Manage supply chain finished goods inventory levels and replenishment parameters at all nodes.  Implement and monitor APICS standard ABC cycle counting program at all locations holding finished good inventory.  Monitor network inventory levels and requirements in alignment with transportation and logistics strategies.  Work with supply chain partners to optimize shipment schedules and enable freight efficiencies. If there is risk for shipments managed by Anika or scheduled by the customer, communicate with the commercial and operations teams to mitigate as much risk as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Train, develop and lead their team.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, Product management, Operations, and Procurement to launch new products on time.  Ensure all DC’s are operationally ready to pick, pack and ship as needed to support customer demand.
  • Partner with cross functional teams and lead analysis and preparation of DC inventory and forecast reviews for use by senior management monthly and during quarterly guidance.
  • Develop ad-hoc and repetitive reports and information tools as requested. Combine data from multiple sources and formats into tools for planning decision support, capacity and inventory analysis, auditing, and other purposes. When needed, ensure a smooth transition of use to other employees within the department through documentation and training.
  • Work with Supply Chain leadership to refine and optimize DC network.  Provide updates to stakeholders and management regarding project status.
  • Create development and succession plans for assigned staff
  • Identify proactive opportunities for improvement within area of control as well as supporting processes
  • Support Cycle Count Certification based on APICS ABC definitions at all warehouse locations
  • Oversight of 3PL locations including QBR’s with key locations
  • Support Logistics and Freight Optimization across all sites and lanes
  • Ensure Trade Compliance
  • Comply with all EH&S requirements
  • Key Metrics to include OTIF, LIFR, shipment accuracy, and freight spend vs. budget/forecast

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This role will have supervisory responsibility across multiple sites and regions as determined by the Operations Leadership team.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years Supply Chain, Planning and Distribution experience.
  • Proven success managing DC(s), international DC oversight preferred
  • Team leadership experience.
  • Global Supply Chain experience.

Desired Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Ability to coach, direct, and oversee associates both onsite and in a remote environment
  • Knowledgeable of best practices in inventory and distribution management
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills to manage expectations and resolve conflicts with stakeholders.
  • Strong numerical problem-solving skills.  Ability to boil down vast amount of data to the relevant points.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams on an international basis.
  • Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint a must.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on characteristics such as age, gender, gender identity and expression, genetic status, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, military status, family status, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.