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Distribution Center Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Plymouth, MI, US, 48170

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.


Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?


Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals

Primary Function

Responsible for all Distribution Center operations and leading DC Managers, including, but not limited to, budgeting expenses, finished goods inventory storage and shipment, inventory record accuracy, providing appropriate staffing levels, personnel development, distribution operating efficiency and establishing and directing work guidelines. 


  • Responsible for leading team at the facility, and establishing and ensuring goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Establish processes and maintain focus on continuous improvement to gain efficiencies and drive costs out of our operations.
  • Responsible for identifying and maintaining appropriate staffing levels to provide desired high customer service level.
  • Achieve high inventory accuracy performance in all finished goods warehouse locations.
  • Responsible for budgeting and controlling expenses in each of the Distribution Centers.
  • Responsible for 98% complete and on-time customer order fulfillment.
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting a safe, clean work environment and compliance to C-TPAT requirements.
  • Responsible for developing all department procedures and ensuring procedure adherence.
  • Responsible for establishing and monitoring performance metrics involved in company distribution functions.
  • Responsible for determining and obtaining peripheral temporary warehouse space as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a leader with excellent communication, organization, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to management multiple, complex projects simultaneously while meeting desired performance metrics.
  • Highly proficient in distribution and warehousing computer-based models within integrated computer-based system.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or Related Field 
  • 4-5 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary including attractive bonus potential, and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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