Senior Regional Distribution Manager
GAF Materials Corporation - Wayne, NJ

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GAF, founded in 1886, is a $3 billion company with
3,200 employees and is a leader in the building materials industry.
As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF has built a strong and
solid product and customer franchise driven by continuous product
innovation and through finding ways to better serve and connect with
its customers. GAF has sustained a strong financial and operating
performance over the past several years, driven from its leading
capabilities, strong culture, and a business that is only partly
dependent on economic cycles in the construction industry.

Labeled the best in quality and most-recommended by our customers,
GAF believes that employees remain our greatest strength and best
competitive advantage. Build your future as we build the American
dream one roof at a time.

We are looking for a Sr. Regional Distribution Manager who
must possess a high level of operational experience and knowledge in
managing transportation and warehousing operations.

This includes warehouse/transload leases and third party
agreements, transportation procurement (truck and rail), building
carrier relationships, establishing market rates, and managing
carrier performance.
Also, he/she will have experience and knowledge of
warehouse/shipping operations; 3PL’s, warehouse management
systems, inventory controls, warehouse improvement process, labor
management and establishing performance metrics.

The Sr. Regional Distribution Manager position is accountable
for managing and directing all aspects of transportation and
warehouse/shipping operations through the Regional Transportation
Manager, and the sites’ Logistics Managers and Plant Managers.
This position is accountable for plant sites and distribution centers
within their regions achieving distribution budget, service
reliability, and sales volume goals, given changing demand
situations. In addition,
the Sr. Regional Distribution Manager is responsible for identifying
areas of opportunity, developing strategic plans, and driving
targeted results through the logistics team.


responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Direct Regional
Transportation Managers and Plant Logistics Managers on all aspects
of Distribution management; assuring that facilities in the assigned
region meet or exceed Distribution budget compliance, service
reliability target, and sales volumes.

Accountable for
establishing Distribution related goals, service performance metrics
and goals, and volume goals for each plant site and distribution
center in their region.

organizational capabilities exist at assigned plants to meet goals,
and provide organizational feedback, necessary Distribution tools,
systems, training, and information and support when

Consult with sites
Logistics Manager, Regional Transportation Manger in the creation
action plans necessary to rectify poor performance on KPM’s
(carrier performance and or warehousing/shipping

Provide corporate
guidance and expertise in selecting offsite warehouse locations or
distribution centers, negotiate warehouse agreements, and setting up
operations to meet company objectives.

Continually work to
identify savings opportunities across the network; through improved
warehousing/shipping operation and exploration of alternative modes
of transport for both inbound and outbound transportation to meet or
exceed company objectives.

Lead special
projects as assigned by manager.

Participate in the
Annual Budget Planning Process for Distribution (Transportation and
Warehouse/Shipping) functions for the regions under their


Bachelors Degree
coupled with 7-10 years of Transportation/Logistics Experience
required. APICS
Certification preferred.

In-depth knowledge
of the Transportation Industry, with emphasis on Flat Bed, rail &
motor carrier rate and cost structures. General knowledge of State and Federal
Transportation Regulations. Intermediate knowledge of Risk Management
concepts, including contract administration. Advanced working knowledge of
Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and software, such as
web-based CarrierPoint.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems
(PS or SAP).
Intermediate knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS
  • RF). Advance knowledge with Inventory Management Systems and
processes, such as FIFO, LIFO, WIP, Physical counts, Cycle counts and
process controls.

Ability to manage
budgets for Distribution operations, execute projects within scope,
schedule and budget.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills; advanced
analytical and problem solving skills and delegation skills. Leadership skills in
successfully managing through others. Ability to influence, direct,
and guide cross-functional teams; advanced negotiation skills.
Advanced organization and scheduling skills


Requirements include the following:
Ability to read and
concentrate via computer data entry typing and

Must be able to
climb ladders and/or stairs and walk on open grating on elevated

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions

Required to reach
with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch

Frequent sitting,
walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling,
crouching, crawling, and balancing

Frequent use of
eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office

Oral and auditory
capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as
communication through automated devices such as the

Required to sit,
stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools,
or controls

Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Must continuously
have the ability to differentiate colors precisely

operate business machines

Regularly lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, tuition
reimbursement, and a vacation package. At GAF, we believe our employees are our greatest

GAF is
proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace

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