Distribution Manager

Listowel, ON, Canada

Job Type:

Full Time

About Spinrite

Spinrite is North America’s largest marketer of craft yarn and thread, producing innovative products that are available at leading retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels. We take pride in what we do and are passionate about inspiring creativity for our consumers. Recently, we have grown significantly. In early 2019, we purchased Coats & Clark, which essentially doubled the size of our company. Moving to the future, our vision is to the world’s largest inspiration-driven company for makers all over the world.

About the Role

Reporting to the VP of Distribution, the Distribution Manager will strategically and proactively determine facility scheduling, staffing, and capital requirements; determine and execute Capital Expenditure needs; assist with operating budgets and standards; and set continuous improvement goals. This collaborative, engaging leader will oversee and develop a dedicated team of Distribution supervisors and associates, fostering a positive, progressive work culture where safety and a customer-centric focus are upheld and highly valued. In addition, the Distribution Manager will maintain a productive work environment through the analysis, evaluation, and development of facility job procedures and existing management tools/techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determine facility scheduling, staffing and capital requirements

  • Determine and execute capital expenditure needs

  • Assist with operating budgets and standards

  • Set continuous improvement goals

  • Oversee and develop distribution supervisors and associates

  • Foster a safe, positive, progressive and productive work culture

  • Communicate with employees and management daily

  • Communicate and provide detailed reports/analysis to senior      leadership

  • Resolve conflict, problems, and issues that develop

  • Ensure availability of needed materials and supplies

  • Ensure payroll entries for shift are accurately reflected in the      time keeping system.

  • Ensure fairness in the administration of employee matters such as      vacation scheduling, training, overtime, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a      related field

  • A minimum of 10 years of leadership      experience in a distribution environment

  • Proven capability to manage      multiple priorities while meeting deadlines

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft      Excel

  • Prior experience with ERP/WMS      systems would be considered an asset

  • Excellent communication and      leadership skills

  • Great organizational skills and an      eye for detail

Spinrite is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and all applicants for employment without regard to any status protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and applicable state law. If you need assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at 519-291-3780 and ask to be directed to HR.