A tremendous continuous growth opportunity for a dynamic distribution operations leader with experience implementing current best practices in an entrepreneurial business model.  This leader will have real impact as a change agent and builder of a world-class operational culture.

Assignment: 4294
Title: Operations Manager
Industry: Plumbing HVAC Distribution
Reports To: Branch Manager
Location: Texas

Our Client:

Our client is one of the top branches of the nation’s largest privately held wholesaler of plumbing & HVAC products, committed to a culture of ethics, integrity, and dedicated service.  They have demonstrated a long history of growth and profitability, sharing their financial success with their team members along the way.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop operations into a core strength of the business
  • Establish a world class operational culture
  • Select, add, and develop top operational talent
  • Asses, identify, and implement necessary process, procedure, technology/tools for efficient scaling of the business
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with other key business leaders to achieve and grow a market leadership position

Position Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ experience in warehouse/distribution operations leadership
  • Proven track record as a change agent – able to get buy-in
  • Experience with new systems implementation – RFID, cycle-counting, WMS
  • Proven tract record of efficiency improvement – space utilization, slotting, metrics
  • Strong customer and service focus
  • Strong process documentation skills
  • Ability to envision and implement new warehouse design
  • Ability to implement new systems
  • Big picture, creative solutions thinker
  • Strength in cross-functional teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills – all levels, oral, written, reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred


Ben Durshimer