AVP of Warehouse and Delivery Operations

Wholesaler: Martignetti Companies

Location: Taunton, MA



Position Overview:

The AVP of Warehouse and Delivery serves as an integral part of the management team reporting to and supporting the SVP of Warehouse and Delivery Operations. The professional in this position will exhibit strong leadership and team building skills to help propel the company to achieve its goals.

This role will partner with the SVP of Warehouse and Delivery Operations to support and maximize effectiveness with all warehouse functions including but not limited to, receiving, stocking, picking, loading, and delivering within a state of the art facility handling 8 to 9 million cases annually. This critical role will tie together all aspects of warehousing and delivery operations. The successful candidate will have proven abilities and credentials to lead, optimize and troubleshoot automation technology, manage various systems, provide guidance to maintenance team and direct day‐to‐day operations.

Our new state of the art warehouse is 560 thousand square feet, operating over 3 shifts with 3 Teamster labor unions. The current operations are 8.7 million cases per year, with 12% delivered through third‐ party transportation.

Key Accountabilities:

  •   Continually maintains established sales, customer service, and delivery expectations
  •   Establish and maintain staffing and equipment needs for operation
  •   Ensure inventory accuracy and controls
  •   Hire, train, and develop managers and supervisors for the warehouse and delivery operations
  •   Determine and monitor daily production schedule, establish priorities and ensure that all tasks

    are completed accurately and in a timely manner

  •   Utilize and leverage Shiraz, Savanna and Lucas systems to optimize operational throughput
  •   Work closely with unionized labor force and its representative to maintain a collaborative and

    cohesive environment

  •   Assist the Senior Vice President of Warehouse and Delivery Operations in all facets of the


  •   Achieve all established service levels for the warehouse and delivery operations
  •   Assist to develop and meet annual budget goals and asset protection objectives
  •   Utilize best practices to meet customer expectations and successfully manage changes
  •   Cross‐train all managers to ensure proper department coverage and development
  •   Proactively maintain effective communication with all other departments of the Company
  •   Ensure adherence to all Company policies and procedures as well as to collective bargaining


Partner with Environmental Health and Safety Manager to develop and implement training and safety programs


  •   Strong understanding of inventory control and asset protection procedures
  •   Solid understanding of OSHA regulations
  •   Excellent communication, coaching and leadership skills
  •   Effectively function in a challenging, fast paced, Union environment
  •   A strong change agent who will utilize critical thinking to problem solve
  •   Expertise in implementation and optimization of warehousing and delivery automation


  •   Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics or Industrial Engineering
  •   Ten years’ distribution center experience, wine and spirits industry preferred
  •   Six Sigma, 8d or alternative problem solving methodology experience is a plus
  •   Shiraz conveyors, Savanna cranes, Lucas voice pick and AX WMS or other similar systems

    experience required

  •   Extensive knowledge and application of Microsoft office suite
  •   Microsoft Axapta system experience highly preferred

    Martignetti provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Martignetti complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

    EEO M/F/D/V


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