Distribution Center Leader - Chicago
Location:
Chicago , Illinois
Posted:
January 10, 2017
Reference:
16009727-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Medical-Surgical provides medical-surgical supplies and equipment to physicians' offices, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and surgery centers. Our catalog includes more than 150,000 national brand products from bandages to exam tables, plus McKesson's own line of high-quality medical-surgical products. We're proud to be the only national distributor serving the entire continuum of healthcare.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson Medical-Surgical you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. You’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.


Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Current Need
McKesson has an opening for a Distribution Center Leader (DCL) for our Chicago/Glendale Heights facility.

Position Description/General Job Family Information
Responsible for the operational activities of a variety of functional departments, distribution center(s), or facility(ies). Reviews and analyzes reports, records and directives, and confers with managers/ supervisors to obtain data required for planning activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered. May be responsible for one or more of the following activities related to the receiving, storing, and/ or shipping of materials or finished goods. May be responsible for ensuring materials are received from proper vendors, delivered to inventory and finished goods, are available to meet production schedules, packaged according to specification and shipped in a timely manner. Ensures the security and accountability of materials and goods with inventory control. May evaluate current procedures and practices for accomplishing department objectives and develop and implement improved procedures and practices. Gives work direction, resolves problems, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work. Monitors and analyzes costs and prepares budgets.

Job Summary
The DCL is responsible for the overall operational activities of the Distribution Center (DC) including receiving, picking, packing, shipping, inventory control, and fleet deliveries.  This position also includes full financial responsibility for the DC’s P & L activity and the performance management of 121 employees in the Chicago DC.  This person must be a strong team builder who plans, organizes, directs, motivates, and ensures the efficient operation of all activities within the DC.   

The DCL must have a strong relationship with sales and customer service while leading our DC team to achieve DC objectives in regards to serving our customers, productivity in the DC, Quality, and Safety.  The candidate must have 10+ years operational experience including 7+ years leadership experience.

Here are some details about the Chicago-Glendale Heights DC:

Distribution Center:
- 121 team members including 1 Ops Managers, 4 Ops Supervisors, and 1 Trans Supervisor
- FY17 sales plan of $190M
- FY16 Total inventory was $17M  
- Average lines shipped/day (YTD FY17)  - 10,079
- 150,000 sq. ft. facility 
- 7 sales leaders and  50+ account managers
- Strong relationship between the Operations and Sales teams

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
  • 10+ years operational experience including 7+ years managerial experience
Critical Skills
  • Must have proven leadership skills and experience inspiring people, building morale and promoting teamwork
  • Ability to engage workforce
  • Must be a strategic thinker and able to plan work flow
  • Must have experience with P&L management
  • Excellent organizational skills, excellent communication skills (verbal/written), and management skills
  • Must have experience observing Distribution Center processes and implementing efficiency gains 
Additional Knowledge & Preferred Skills
  • Experience with safety compliance
  • Experience managing Transportation logistics
  • Knowledge of Operations Management
  • Experience with automation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with JD Edwards or similar Warehouse Management Systems 
Education
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
Physical Requirements
  • General Office Demands
  • 10% travel via plane to other McKesson locations (1-2 times a quarter)
Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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