Distribution Supervisor

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we're looking for...

Accountable for supervising the Distribution Center, managing the ongoing operation and logistical process of the supply chain to maximize productivity, assure customer satisfaction and maintain quality standards and safety.

Weekend Shift Schedule: Friday - Sunday or Saturday - Monday from 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Manage and oversee all operations of the Distribution Center, monitoring the quality, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of inventory.

  • Manage inventory levels (safety stock) to coincide with forecast.

  • Supervise shipping and receiving.

  • Oversee maintenance of facility and equipment, for example, forklifts. Assure optimum physical layout and full utilization of staff. Continuously evaluate inbound demand, distribution workload and schedule.

  • Direct and manage staff; select, hire, train, coach and counsel; assure performance and morale.

  • Apply and implement Lean manufacturing principles to projects/processes and motivate employees to maximize efficiency.

  • Control inventory via warehouse management system (SAP).

  • Assure compliance with related federal, state and local regulations; assure the implementation of internal company safety policies and procedures.

  • Provide customer service to all customers (internal and external). Assure effective and timely communications to fulfill customer delivery requirements. Keep current on retail customer requirements, for example, routing guides, pallet specs, etc.

  • Coordinate internal stock transfers with other facilities.

  • Review transportation/parcel movement performance and assist in resolution of service issues and/or carrier selection.

  • Continuously analyze and improve business operations. Identify and implement best practices.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • 3 years of leadership experience in a distribution environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain and distribution center management typically acquired through experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, or related field.

  • Knowledge of transportation industry and parcel movement.

  • In-depth knowledge of warehouse management systems and packaging.

  • Knowledge of government regulations.

  • PC Proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.

  • Written and oral communication skills; presentation and training skills.

  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to relate to all types of people; demonstrated trust and integrity.

  • Demonstrated team and individual leadership skills: decision making, analytical, negotiation, and detail orientation.

Qualifications that will set you apart…

  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain and distribution center management, typically acquired through extensive experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, or related field.


At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.