• Sales Operations Associate Manager

    Job Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/6/2019 10:16 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1460
  • Overview

    Palermo’s Chilled Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is responsible for selling and distributing frozen pizza and other various branded frozen items to retailers in the Midwest. The Associate Manager manages and leads the operations teams for Illinois, Wisconsin Iowa and Kansas City. 

    This is a great opportunity to join a growing, high-profile, and hard-working team!

    Responsibilities

    The primary objective is to assure product supply meets the requirements of the Sales Team, with responsibility for safe and productive processes to achieve this.

    • Manage 44 DSD Route Sales Representatives. 
    • Responsible for safety, food safety, demand planning and forecasting, partnership with sales, development of the team, oversight of maintenance of the facility and equipment, leading the cost plan, regulatory inspections such as DOT and AIB, and other aspects of the operation as required.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in business, operations management, or similar field) 
    • 5+ Years Warehousing and logistics experience
    • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project.


    •      Change management capability and focus
    •      Must be very effective working in a fluid and complex environment and work with a sense of urgency that drives effective results
    •      Strong influence management and communication skills, ability to gain organizational buy-in
    •      Leadership of hourly employees and management personnel
    •      Outstanding project management skills
    •      Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    •      Excellent communication skills (written and oral, including fluent in Business Writing Etiquette and PowerPoint)
    •      Strong process improvement skills
    •      Strategic thinking
    •      Microsoft NAV and/or demand planning experience preferred
    •      Able to synthesize information in an easy-to-understand and action format
    •      Strong working knowledge of routing and logistics or similar background with ability to learn
    •      Strong understanding of the Palermo’s Company and Retail Service business
    •      High-energy, self-directed
    •      Strong team player
    •      Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills
    •       Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, prioritize well
    •      Ability to influence and build strong partnerships virtually
    •      Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
    •      Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
    •      Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
    •      Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring others
    •      Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

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