Distribution Center Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Division is currently seeking a Distribution Center Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Bordentown, NJ location.

Position Overview:


The Distribution Center Manager has an influence over the customer’s experience.  In this role you will report to the Director of Distribution Operations.  You will be responsible for managing a team of warehouse employees and be accountable for the profit and loss of a distribution center.  Your key objectives are to drive safety, delivery, inventory accuracy, productivity and employee engagement.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


In this function you will:

  • Provide visible leadership and guidance to all distribution center employees.  Foster continuous improvements and best practices; Coach, train and develop distribution personnel to ensure accountability, in addition to goal and priority alignment; foster collaboration and common goal setting in a matrix environment

  • Initiate process and procedure improvements resulting in higher inventory accuracy

  • Maintain data accuracy in areas such as attendance, quality and productivity metrics as well as identify and implement any corrective actions.

  • Lead efforts to control costs through inventory strategies, freight/carrier management and elimination of waste through lean strategy implementation.

  • Responsible for proper maintenance of warehouse equipment, to include forklifts, providing both preventative maintenance programs and all necessary repairs.

  • Ensure warehouse personnel have safe, efficient equipment to perform the distribution functions.

  • Responsible for shift talent management, employee engagement and performance management – assessing current team members, identifying needs, selecting talent, and developing current employees to ensure “bench strength” and continued development and advancement of top talent within the organization.

  • Provide coaching, motivation, and counseling to employees to encourage optimum performance and continued skill development.

  • Ensure maintenance of records and reports on productivity, quality, and attendance across the shift.

  • Engage leaders in LEAN initiatives including but not limited to operator standard work, 5S, pull systems, empowered work teams, and structured problem solving.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • 3 years of experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment\

  • 3 years of experience managing people

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Bordentown, NJ will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.


Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-year SAP experience required

  • 5 years of experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment

  • 5 years of experience managing people in a distribution or manufacturing environment

  • 2 years of experience working with Third Party Logistics (3PL)

  • WMS Warehouse Management System experience preferred

  • RF Scanner experience preferred


Eaton has announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Lighting Business to Signify N.V. This transaction is expected to be completed in the first Quarter of 2020 and this position is expected to remain with the Lighting Business and would transfer to Signify N.V. upon close.  The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when the transaction closes, you will be eligible to participate in Signify N.V.’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that Signify N.V’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time