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Manager, Distribution - Melville, NY

Req ID:  38906
Remote Position:  No
Country:  US
Line of Business:  Eyewear
Division:  Allure

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

The Manager, Global Distribution is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the procedures and operations for the assigned departments within the Distribution Center.  

Essential Functions

Manages team members including Supervisor, Team Leads, Lead Clerks, Clerks, and temporary personnel.


Manages directly and/or through subordinates all activities associated with providing customer order service from order through delivery.


Responsible for recommending annual objectives and profit plan.


Responsible for planning inventory levels on a product by product basis that ensures proper customer service levels while optimizing economical transportation methods.


Monitor hours worked, provide coaching and performance reviews for team members and temporary personnel.


Manages team member’s attendance records, schedules, and ensuring that the department is properly staffed at all times.


Interviews for open positions as needed.  


Selects management subordinates and assures that they receive appropriate programs to develop technical and managerial skills, thereby stimulating personal growth and development of subordinates.


Makes recommendations and as appropriate, implements improvements in policies and procedures for handling, packaging, and warehousing and keeps abreast of new equipment and technological developments in areas associated with operations being directed.


Assures that necessary maintenance is performed on the warehouse, storage equipment, material handling equipment, and other miscellaneous equipment associated with the operations. 


Establishes and maintains working relationships with key personnel and communicates with internal and external clients as needed.


Administers company safety program and takes timely corrective action to prevent injury and destruction of company property. 


Ensures timely and efficient performance regarding ordering, receipt, and storage of shipping supplies and finished goods. 


Enforces policies and procedures that ensure absolute control of released-unreleased finished goods at all times. 


Responsible for accountability, receipt, storage, and physical distribution of finished goods shipped.


Assist other teams to complete special projects or time-sensitive tasks as needed.


Perform all other functions as required.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience


Minimum of 5 years of management experience with responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing the performance of direct reports


Strong computer skills required; Working knowledge of SAP Warehouse Management system preferred


Excellent interpersonal communication skills required


Excellent project management skills and experience managing large projects required


Must be able to prioritize work


Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties


Excellent organizational skills, detailed oriented and able to multitask


Must be able to work accurately and safely under pressure


Overtime and weekend hours may be required


Travel domestic 

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

Job Segment: Distribution, Ophthalmic, Warehouse, ERP, Manager, Operations, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Technology, Management

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