Distribution Manager

  • Milk Bar
  • 21 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
  • Full-Time

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The Distribution Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the distribution operation within the commissary, which primarily involves coordinating store order fulfillment and managing a fleet of trucks and driver team. This role is responsible for overseeing and executing the daily, weekly and long-term goals of the Distribution department as well as general management of the staff.


* Develop, train and mentor new staff while acting as a resource for existing team members
* Assist in HR management for Distribution department, including but not limited to:
* Performance management
* Hiring, compensation evaluation, employee recognition
* Schedule-writing
* Discipline, termination

* Able to perform the duties of the Distribution team:
* Requisition packing
* Packing and Shipping Ecomm Orders
* Inventory
* Prep writing and daily checklist completion
* Special Orders/Wedding cakes
* Completing Daily Logs

* Day to day team management and ability to foresee, prevent and correct problems. Manage not only personal supervisor tasks but delegate team tasks
* Work closely with other departments:
* Understanding what information each department can give, and what effective collaboration looks like
* Communicate with Customer Service and Front of House to be able to troubleshoot customer-facing issues
* Work closely with Commissary Manager/Logistics & Distribution Manager to manage labor costs, while controlling food cost & waste through proper inventory management and product rotation
* Optimize all shipping and fulfillment practices for ecommerce. Manage and organize Inventory
* Supervise the Milk Van Fleet and ensure the safety of staff and vehicles. Augment driver routes due to road closures/special events/wedding deliveries/maintenance issues, etc.
* Work closely with Commissary Manager to determine daily, weekly and long-term needs of the Distribution department, delegate those tasks to appropriate staff and ensure successful completion of department goals
* Work closely with Commissary Managers and Logistics & Distribution Manager to assess future needs for continued growth, efficiency and promotion of Milk Bar
* Fully understand and exhibit the Milk Bar ethos, embodying our core values and inspiring celebration, and serve as a brand ambassador both internally and externally

Please note that your duties are subject to change at the Bakerys discretion.


* 1-2 years in a supervisory role at a high volume restaurant or food production facility
* Meticulous, hyper-organized, clean and consistent leader
* Food Protection certificate
* Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (safely lift up to 50 lbs.)
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, Compeat Advantage, Shipstation
* Detail-oriented and proactive with an eye for efficiency and multi-tasking
* Strong leader with a positive, solution-oriented mindset
* Preferred but not required: bilingual - English/Spanish

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.