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Distribution Manager - Sumterville, FL

Sumterville, FL, US, 33585

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  292381


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.




Direct the activities and actively participate in the management of the distribution department in order to meet the market requirements for both bulk pneumatic tanker shipments as well as packaged goods. 


Essential Duties


  • Responsible to ensure that tasks are performed in a safe, productive, and timely manner, while continuing to improve company and employee relationships within the context of the company policies.
  • Monitor shipping, packaging, billing, and logistics needs on a daily basis and provide guidance to the appropriate Lead person as needed.
  • Schedule maintenance for all operating equipment.
  • Maintain daily contact with logistics and sales coordinators in regard to: problems which cause loading delays, punctuality of deliveries (tracked using SAP), hauler interactions, etc.
  • Uphold excellent communication with other departments i.e. maintenance, control room, laboratory, etc.
  • Conduct regular safety meetings and daily tailgate meetings with participation from all team members and ensure actions have or will be taken on items of concern.
  • Report and investigate accidents/incidents assuring follow-up and corrective actions.
  • Strive to keep operator errors to a minimum using a load out incident frequency chart.
  • Develop employee involvement through communication, training and performance feedback and constant evaluation.
  • Design the required needs for training, develop and continuous improvement.
  • Set schedules, objectives, and priorities, written and orally.
  • Monitor the departments PTO, absenteeism, and training hours.
  • Work intimately with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word, as well as SD transactions in SAP S/4 Hana.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows file structures and network navigation.  
  • Multitask and handle multiple priorities.
  • Control department’s expenditures concerning rentals, supplies and contract work.
  • Prepare, review, and manage operation budgets to ensure all financial objectives are achieved.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  • Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Knowledge of the cement process and quality.
  • Shipping, distribution, or logistics experience.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to work with, hand tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that create an engaged team member environment.
  • Exceptional communication and people skills.
  • Able and willing to change the status quo and effectively champion change.
  • High degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Have essential physical and mental capabilities in the following: interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, following directions, comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, organization and initiative.
  • Ability to perform tasks that include walking and/or climbing equipment and lifting 25 lbs. or more.


The physical demands described are representative of required physical tasks that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee. The employment relationship remains “At-Will”.  The job description is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of this position, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  The employer reserves the right to modify, interpret, and apply job descriptions as it sees fit.  EOE/Drug-Free Workplace.


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

Date Posted:  Jun 8, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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