In a newly created region-wide and change-agent support role, the Regional Logistics Specialist will lead operational excellence initiatives in distribution centers throughout the region, leveraging technology and best practices to enable operations to become a core strength that plays a major role in driving profit.  This will serve as a model for nationwide rollout and is an opportunity for an innovative, bold thinking change agent to make a lasting impact on the success of the company.

Assignment: 4301
Title: Regional Logistics Specialist
Industry: Plumbing HVAC Distribution
Reports To: Regional Manager
Location: TX Major Metro

Our Client:

Our client is a leading nationwide distributor of plumbing and HVAC to residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Well established, highly regarded, and financially strong, the company is taking steps to ensure their strong competitive place in the market for years to come.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead local branch warehouse and distribution operations to establishment of procedures, best practices, and facility/product layout that lead to measurable improvement in efficiency, productivity and accuracy, including:
  • RFID implementation
  • Cycle counting
  • Warehouse layout, space utilization and slotting for efficiency
  • Procedure (Process) documentation
  • Establishment of metrics and KPI’s
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Ensure Safety is always job one
  • Material handling improvement
  • Exploration of automation
  • Participate in new warehouse layout and design as needed for new locations
  • Talent improvement – recruiting, training, development

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
  • Proven track 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
  • Strong project management skills – ability to move from one branch to the next, implementing new systems with a variety of branch leaders and warehouse teams
  • Ability to see the big picture – approaching the projects one at a time with the goal of company-wide change in mind
  • Strength in cross-functional teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills – all levels, oral, written, reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred


Ben Durshimer