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Distribution Center Manager

Distribution Center Manager

This person is a proactive, assertive, take charge person. They possess the ability to think ahead and like to move forward to attain goals that are of value to them and the company. Competitive in nature, they are practical and assertive. They like the ability to work in environments that allow for independence, freedom, and change.  A conservative risk taker, this person will make decisions, but only when they deem the decision has been well thought through and its outcome reasonably safe. They enjoy managing processes and will be provided with a small staff of direct reports.

More of a leader than a team player, this person participates when it is of consequence to themselves, their direct responsibilities, or when they can personally contribute to the overall solutions.

Since this person is very self-sufficient, they tend not to want to delegate, as “no-one can do it any better,” or “if it takes this much time to delegate, I’d just as soon do it myself”. Until they trust the person they choose to delegate work to, they won’t assign the work to others seriously. They always remember to follow up on the status of anything outstanding and can be judgmental if the work is not on course or up to their expectations. As a result, this person has high expectations of themselves and others.

Impatient and quick to act, this individual’s actions have been well thought through. They may appear impulsive because they fail to communicate to others what they are doing. When they do communicate, it is straightforward, factual, no-nonsense and blunt. The candidate will most likely be a reserved, private person who over time will become more personable, and can demonstrate a witty if not mischievous sense of humor. This individual will communicate in an informative, authoritative and direct fashion. This person is an analytical thinker, who requires factual information.

Who we are:

Hi-Line, America’s Mobile Industrial Hardware Store, has been thriving since 1959. Headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas (35E/635), we provide access to over 30,000 quality industrial MRO products through our nationwide network of mobile industrial hardware stores. “We bring the store and the service to you”.

Job Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for packaging, shipping, receiving, transportation, inventory, quality control, and administrative functions within our national distribution center.  This person will help to achieve the company’s strategic and financial objectives by ensuring that customer’s needs are met through the accurate, timely and cost-effective delivery of products.  This person will set a standard of high operational efficiency while leading and training a strong distribution team.


  • 401k, health insurance, dental and vision benefits.
  • Security of working for a debt-free company.
  • Competitive compensation.


  • Four-year degree, preferably in logistics or supply chain management.
  • Continuous improvement (i.e. Six Sigma, Lean Management).
  • 5 years’ experience in distribution, MRO industry preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, analytical, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated leadership

 Hi-Line is an equal opportunity employer. Hi-Line does not discriminate based on age, race, national origin, disability, gender or religion.


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