Job Description

Distribution Center Leader

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Company: McKesson
Contract: PERM
Location: Roseville, CA, USA - 7701 Foothills Blvd. (G074), United States

McKesson is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of DCL (distribution center leader) to lead our 300k sq ft state-of-the-art distribution center located in Roseville, CA.  The DCL will be accountable for delivering top notch service to our customers, inspiring, motivating and developing team members, as well as achieving daily performance standards and metrics. This is an incredible opportunity to lead a team of roughly 200 warehouse and delivery professionals, while owning responsibility for all areas of the distribution center. This includes $40M in inventory, inbound receiving, outbound picking/shipping operations, facility maintenance, as well as a private fleet with 48 vehicles.  

This DC features state of the art automation to include automated induction, workflow management, pick to light, automated storage retrieval systems and conveyor throughout.  The building has additional capacity to grow to 400K sq. ft. in the upcoming years. In addition, this DC maintains 3 small Break Freight facilities located in San Leandro, Fresno and Lathrop. The combined fleet of vehicles covers a large portion of the Bay Area.

The DCL must be willing to relocate to the Greater Roseville/Sacramento area. Roseville is known for being a one of California’s most livable cities. There are a lot of positives about life in Roseville. They are known for their outstanding school districts, Mediterranean climate and outdoor life. Located less then 2 hours from San Francisco, Napa Valley Wine district, Lake Tahoe or Monterey. On any given day you could go surfing in Santa Cruz, ski at Heavenly Valley, have a glass of wine at your favorite winery, enjoy the art districts of San Francisco or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge just to name a few. Northern California is beloved by many and for good reason.

Position Description

  • Builds and fosters a positive engagement culture within the distribution center.
  • Leads and develops warehouse and transportation teams to deliver unparalleled client satisfaction.
  • May evaluate current procedures and practices for accomplishing the distribution center’s financial objectives and develop and implement improved procedures and practices as needed.
  • Ensures the distribution center receives, picks and ships product orders in timely manner to meet deadlines.  Reviews and analyzes productivity reports.
  • Ensure the transportation team delivers safely and efficiently to our customers.
  • Ensures the security and quality of products and orders with inventory control.
  • Gives work direction, resolves problems, and manages deadlines to ensure timely completion of work within the distribution center.
  • Monitors productivity, overtime and attrition to ensure stability of the workforce.
  • Manages a daily plan to exceed expectations for productivity and accuracy.
  • Maintains a clean, safe warehouse environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • 12+ years operational experience including 10+ years managerial experience

Critical Skills

  • Experience managing P&L for a large organization
  • Strategic thinker with ability to dig deep into details when needed for problem resolution
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to build, motivate and influence cohesive teams
  • Experience managing both warehouse and transportation operations to include all safety and compliance aspects
  • Must have experience with Leading a team in an automated environment with conveyor systems and heavy MHE(Material Handling Equipment)

Preferred Skills

  • Very thorough knowledge of all aspects of Operations in a high-volume distribution center
  • Proven track record of building morale, promoting teamwork and creating a culture of positive engagement and productivity
  • Ability to engage workforce and mentor leadership team
  • Exceptional relationship building skills with strong ability to influence others
  • Experience with automation and technical aptitude for ad hoc problem resolution
  • Experience with JD Edwards or similar Warehouse Management Systems
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to take initiative and perform under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to process data and leverage it to influence critical business decisions and priorities


  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

  • General office and warehouse demands to include standing, sitting, walking in a warehouse environment with changing temperatures
  • Must be able to carry and operate a laptop
  • Must be able to travel via plane to multiple distribution centers across the US for training and assimilation to McKesson.

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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