Distribution Center Manager

Date:  Mar 13, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85042

Company:  Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.




We are seeking a Distribution Center Manager to lead and develop a team of IES Associates with a focus on motivating, mentoring, and coaching. This individual is accountable for engaging their team to maintain the highest levels of safety, quality, performance, and productivity.  The Distribution Center Manager will ensure that customer expectations are met daily and orders are processed and shipped without incident. The person in this role will need to be able to show strong leadership, value ‘quality’ and ‘service excellence’, drive a customer-centric, employee-centric and continuous improvement culture, be committed to understanding and satisfying internal/external customer needs, and have a desire to provide tools to their team needed for success.  







  • Lead, guide, and direct management team and associates to meet or exceed operational goals, as well as monitoring performance, providing coaching, counseling, and development, including setting performance standards, and monitoring performance.
  • Lead and support logistics strategies, programs, and projects
  • Communicating policies to associates and act as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance with company policies, standard operating procedures, federal and state labor laws, and OSHA and DOT regulations
  • Directing and ensuring a high- level of service for internal/external customers
  • Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  • Achieving key operating and logistics performance goals, and financial plans and budget objectives; use Key Performance Indicators to make ongoing improvements and enhancements.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.





  • This position has supervisory responsibility.






  • Preferred qualifications Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, or Supply Chain



  • 7+ years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Willingness to lead, take ownership, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively (written or verbal), with excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills to successfully respond to urgent situations
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations in a timely matter
  • Must be highly organized and process oriented
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks consistently and on time
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Warehouse Management System experience
  • Ability to adapt and change processes to keep pace with the evolving business requirements
  • Solid understanding of Federal DOT, Safety and OSHA standards
  • Fleet / Transportation Management experience
  • Six Sigma/lean experience preferably in a distribution/warehouse environment





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.







  • This position works in a normal office environment as well as a warehouse environment, with standard office equipment.  Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. while working in the office.  The noise level in the warehouse environment is usually moderate and temperature can change based on the season.
  • Work is generally non-sedentary in nature, but may require sitting for up to 25% of the time.



We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.


About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix