Depot Manager
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated - Houston, TX

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Take the opportunity to work with one of America's best-loved and well-recognized brand icons. With annual sales exceeding $1 billion, eight manufacturing facilities across the country, and 5,000 employees committed to excellence, Pepperidge Farm® makes careers rise like fresh bread in a hot oven.

We are the nation’s quality and good-taste leader in premium baked goods, from crunchy Goldfish® crackers to decadent Milano cookies, from savory Swirl breads to zesty Texas Toast.

General Summary:

The Depot Manager serves as the critical link between Pepperidge Farm Sales and the independent Sales Distributor Associates (SDAs). Responsible for day-to-day Depot operations, while enhancing Distributor relations and providing thorough communications with Pepperidge Farm Sales team.

Principal Accountabilities:

Depot Operations
  • Audit, adjust and break-down daily load shipments.
  • Distribute & bill product to SDAs based on their daily orders.
  • Issue stale/unsaleable credit to Distributors in accordance with company policy.
  • Account for/balance all daily shipments.
  • Manage Depot expenses, particularly utility expenses, to control costs and adhere to budget.
Product Inventory Management
  • Order and maintain adequate supply of dry product inventory.
  • Maintain sufficient POS inventory at all times to support promotional activity.
  • Distribute and bill dry inventory to SDAs.
  • Count and balance all inventory on a daily basis to ensure proper inventory levels. Properly and fairly allocate shortages and overages to SDAs.
  • Organize and stage dry inventory for easy distribution and accountability. Rotate dry product to maintain fresh inventory, eliminating losses.
  • Achieve the 237 Inventory Accountability objectives.
  • Track dollies to ensure minimal losses, in accordance with Dollie Management Program guidelines.
District Sales Manager & Sales Distributor Support
  • Create a positive environment in Depot at load times to support the engagement levels for our SDAs.
  • Stage Product by SDA order, as detailed on Hand-Held comter scroll.
  • Print and communicate all SDA billings and reports via Depot HHC (daily/weekly).
  • Provide accurate and consistent billing information for SDAs.
  • Assist with customer or retailer service issues.
  • Arrive at Depot on time to ensure timely support is provided to SDAs. Safety/Sanitation
  • Maintain a safe, clean depot at all times, both inside and outside the depot. Display proper signage at all times (safety and employment related).
  • Keep depot free of clutter and trip hazards from all working areas.
  • Product must be stored 4 inches off the floor and 18 inches away from the wall.
  • Keep all equipment in proper working condition.
  • Check fire extinguishers annually to ensure proper working order. Replace if needed.
  • Maintain proper light and fix or replace any electrical source.
  • Provide proper first aid and blood clean-up kit.
  • Adhere to and follow all safety procedures and processes as outlined by Pepperidge Farm Safety Coordinator and OSHA to ensure minimal accidents and/or injuries
  • Maintain sanitation standards as outlined in CPOESAN an OSHA Compliance reports.
Communications
  • Maintain consistent communication with DSMs and SDAs regarding upcoming promotional events and displays to aid in the ordering process.
  • Maintain communication with DSMs regarding cuts, shorts and product quality concerns.
  • Communicate business, product, POS and promotional activities to SDAs in a timely manner.
  • Communicate SDA(s) information, questions and concerns to the management team in a timely manner.
  • Report any depot repair work needed and arrange for the work to be done in a timely manner.
  • Report any plant service or transportation issues (late trucks, product cuts, etc.).

Job Specifications
  • Experience: 1 – 2 years Warehouse management preferred
  • Education: High School Diploma required College Degree preferred Skills/Profile:
  • Self-motivated
  • Enjoys working with and interacting with people
  • Able to, and enjoys early work hours; as early as 12:00 a.m. (or sometimes evening work hours)
  • Reliable and organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with numbers/interpret reports
  • Strong communication skills

About this company
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In 1937, Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker, began baking fresh bread for her allergy-afflicted son. She soon started a small...