Extensive Food Service distribution management experience in large facilities with sales over $600 million annually and smaller, specialized facilities. Familiar with both union and non-union environments. Strong strategic planning and people management skills with ability to manage costs and expenses. Extensive transportation and DOT knowledge. Warehouse operations skills include OSHA knowledge, training program implementation and facility planning and design. High energy Manager successful in building a team focused on company goals and objectives in an environment that cultivates ideas and participation.
Directed all Warehouse activities of 125 hourly and 12 supervisors in union environment. Responsible for all Operations supplies, expenses and budgets. Implemented voice recognition selection improving error rate from 2.20 per thousand cases to .75 errors per thousand cases. Managed interior design changes to increase customer base and sales from $500 million in 2010 to 600 million in 2012 without warehouse expansion. Created training manuals for all warehouse positions and implemented training program. Managed safety training on-line program. Member of Management team that achieved full bonus through expense control and EBIDTA over 4%.
Directed a team of 12 drivers, 10 warehouse associates and 2 supervisors in storage and distribution of specialized fresh cut meat and chicken in Union environment. Extensive interaction with USDA inspections and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities included all facility and fleet maintenance. Other responsibilities included payroll, expenses and all operations capital expenditures. Implemented routing and GPS systems to reduce transportation costs. Implemented security and time tracking/payroll system. Continued as consultant to company after accepting new position.
Oversaw all functions of distribution in facility with $500 million in annual sales. Operations staff included 5 managers, 18 supervisors and 190 hourly union associates. Implemented grievance procedure that resulted in zero lost arbitrations . Directed warehouse, facility, maintenance and transportation budgets and spending. Managed and approved capital expenditures. Maintained flat expense line through 15% sales growth during tenure.
Responsible for all shipping and receiving functions. Managed hourly staff of 100 associates and 7 supervisors. Implemented selector training program. Developed and implemented incentive plan increasing warehouse total productivity to over 100 cases per hour. Installed voice recognition technology. Implemented WMS tracking system.
Manager for division with $500 million in annual sales. Strong emphasis on shipping department with six separate temperature zones and 100 loading/unloading doors. Responsible for hourly staff of 100 and supervisory staff of 12 associates. Manager during successful relocation of facility to state-of-the-art 500,000 square foot facility without interruption in customer service. Implemented voice recognition for selection and engineered standards. Attained consistent AIB inspection scores over 950.
Directed all Operational functions. Total hourly and management staff reached 50 with no turnover in 1996. Responsibilities included building and fleet maintenance, transportation and DOT functions, warehouse management and staffing. Responsible for budget preparation, monitoring and expense control. Engineered move to new facility. Working with Sales Department, successfully managed business growth that doubled customer base and sales.
Began career as order selector. Promoted to supervisor in 1981. Served as interim manager for US Food Service startup divisions in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Tennessee. Promoted to warehouse manager in 1989. Responsibilities included overseeing all shipping and receiving functions. Participated in new warehouse design and move to custom built facility. Responsible for hiring and training all warehouse associates. Managed Inventory Control and building maintenance. Served on cross departmental Quality Council team focused on customer retention and growth; sales grew from $4 million in 1979 to $250 million in 1994.
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