Manager Distribution Center

at Advanced Drainage Systems
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time



At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at
Leadership Competencies:

The successful candidate must bring high level of ethical, intellectual, professional, and personal values that complement the team.

Strategic Mindset – anticipates future trends and implications accurately
Decision Quality – relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions
Customer Focus – identifies opportunities that benefit the business
Business Insight – keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, function, and in the marketplace
Plans and Aligns – breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions
Optimizes Work Processes – seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering
Ensures Accountability – establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results
Collaborates – works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives
Develops Talent – develops others through coaching, feedback, exposure, and stretch assignments
Builds Effective Teams – forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience
Drives Vision and Purpose – talks about future possibilities in a positive way
Courage – faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same

The Distribution Center Manager reports directly to the Regional Distribution Center Manager. The Distribution Center Manager is responsible for all daily activities within the Distribution Center. The D.C. Manager shall also be responsible for all department personnel. This position reports directly to the Regional Distribution Center Manager and requires the flexibility to work weekends.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Understand and use as guidance the ADS core values

Communicating with freight common carriers

Maintain metro market same day, next day service

Loading and unloading of all trucks

Communication with other ADS facilities, sales and corporate personnel

Organizing daily loading sequence

Ensuring payload efficiencies

Customer order management

Conducting and leading month end cycle-counts as well as fiscal year end counts

RMA and B/O management

Releasing and confirming customer orders

Proper maintenance of files for entire D.C.

Ensuring company policy compliance

Facilitating meetings/communication

Management of yard organization & layout

Management of product rotation

Facilitation of Loader Cert. Program & training

Assistance with CPU’s as required

Maintain yard vehicle maintenance schedule and files

Manage and meet annual budgets

Maintain safety culture, including training, documentation and ensure compliance

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

Leadership skills

Communication skills

Mathematics skills

Basic computer skills

Oracle Order functions

Oracle Inventory functions

Inventory management

Freight management

Complete knowledge of all ADS products

Physical Requirements:

The employee will be required for a specified time and must be able to work either days or nights.

Must be able to perform the frequent pulling or rolling of freight weighing up to and/or creating a resistance force of more than 100 lbs, as well as the occasional pulling or rolling of freight weighing up to and/or creating a resistance force of more than 200 lbs with or without mechanical aid

The employee will be using the same motions throughout the day and must be able to perform repetitive motion to include arms, legs and feet

Must be able to perform the frequentcarrying of freight weighing up to 75 lbs of varying shapes and sizes a distance of 20 feet but usually no more that 50 feet

Must be able to perform frequent squatting to handle, position and secure freight

Must be able to frequently reach for freight at waist level and frequently reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level

Must be able to occasionally reach above shoulder level, at waist level, and below waist level for maneuvering and directing the controls to operate a fork-lift.
Must be able to frequently load and unload full or partial trailer loads of finished goods, raw materials and/or tooling. This could involve either the mechanical release or assisted pushing of product and materials that could weigh in excess of 800 lbs.

Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s (fork-lift)cab as many as 45 times per day or more. Cab floor levels are generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level, with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires frequent bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing

Must be able to spend at least 30% of the day standing and 30% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, wood, metal, loose or packed dirt and sometimes slippery, wet and uneven surfaces

Must be able to perform the frequent pushing or rolling of freight weighing up to and/or creating a resistance force of more than 100 lbs, as well as the occasional pushing or rolling of freight weighing up to and/or creating a resistance force of more than 200 lbs with or without mechanical aid

Must be able to hook/unhook various commercial vehicle combinations, manually lower and raise landing gear, operate fifth-wheel release lever, lock and release load securement straps, open and close cargo doors, climb into and out of vehicles, fuel vehicles and check engine and coolant levels

EEO Statement:

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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