Ryder System Distribution and Warehouse Manager - 2nd Shift in CLEVELAND, Ohio

Opportunity Details:

Position Description:

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our new Distribution Center of Chemical products located in Painesville, Ohio. The ideal candidate is a leader with excellent communication skills who is known for creating a positive environment and culture of teamwork. To be successful in this role, an individual must have a high level of knowledge in the field’s concepts, systems and best practices. #LI-POST

Please note: This is a 2nd shift role:

Sunday - Thursday 3pm-11pm

HAZMAT experience strongly preferred

  • Develop and enforce warehouse safety procedures, programs, and activities; promote high level safety awareness among the team

  • Experience with startup facilities with a focus on Greenfield experience

  • Experience in working with chemical type products stored in drums

  • Assist in the development of individual and team performance improvement goals aimed at supporting achievement of company objectives

  • Direct staff: select, hire, train, coach, develop and assure performance.

  • Promote, develop, and maintain a work environment that promotes employee inclusion, recognition and effective communication.

  • Maintain effective, positive employee relations in the facility, to attract, retain, and motivate highly qualified employees.

  • Develop new operating policies and procedures in the distribution process to foster and ensure continued process improvement.

  • Identify the root cause and impact of delays or other issues in the distribution center; implement corrective actions in a timely manner

  • Limit inventory risks throughout operation by insuring: regular cycle counts and audits occur

  • Establish goals, operational procedures, objectives and position responsibilities for direct reports

  • Experience with Lean Principles or Six Sigma processes

  • Analyze operations and develop/recommend/implement continuous operational improvements

  • Manage work schedules according to fluctuating customer demand

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

This is located in Painesville, OH *


  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, or supply chain, or a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience

  • Master's degree in business, logistics, or supply chain preferred

  • Five (5) years or more of experience in supply chain, logistics, warehouse or an industry-related field

  • Three (3) years or more of supervisory experience

  • Two (2) years or more of Profit & Loss experience preferred

  • Two (2) years or more of application experience of Lean principles, systems, and tools

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated leadership capabilities

  • Ability to:

  • Create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, and supervisors

  • Work independently and as member of a team

  • Create and develop an inclusive and engaged work environment

  • Flexibility to operate, and self-driven to excel, in a fast-paced environment

  • Capability to multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detail-oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and computer skills

  • Effectively manage Profit & Loss statements may be necessary depending on the complexity and scope of the operation preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Distribution Management (intermediate level)

  • Knowledge of:

  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) (intermediate level) preferred

  • Material Handling Equipment (MHE) may be required based on position (intermediate level) preferred

  • OSHA (intermediate level)

  • DOT and Hazmat may be required based on the account (intermediate level) preferred


  • Interface directly with the customer to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction

  • Strategic operational planning and execution for the operation

  • Identify and/or solve operational issues with the account(s) by implementing continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives, to strengthen team unity, goals, productivity and results

  • Hire, supervise, develop and manage performance for employees and maintain a positive employee relations environment at assigned account(s)

  • Maintain open and effective communications within the work group(s) and with other work groups within the organization. Review data, identify and implement necessary actions as required

  • May manage the profit and loss statements based on the complexity and scope of the organization

  • Lead a proactive safety program within the work group(s) consistent with company policy in order to provide a safe and secure work environment. Instruct and enforce location safety management plans, training and processes. Monitor the maintenance of equipment for assigned work group(s) by using checklists and observations as required

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2016-35981

Job Locations US - OH - CLEVELAND

Posted Date 12/21/2016

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 20-30%

Position Code 2176