Sr Manager, Regional Distribution - Greater LA

Job Locations US-CA-Brea
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2020 3:50 PM)
Business Transformation & Demand Chain


▶ Who we are

Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.


As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®.  “Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.


But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written.  We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services. 


At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.


Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us


▶ How we lead

At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.


  1. Be Customer Obsessed
  2. Be Courageous with Your Point of View
  3. Challenge the Status Quo
  4. Act Like an Entrepreneur
  5. Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude
  6. Do the Right Thing
  7. Be Accountable 

Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.


▶ About This Opportunity

A role as a Regional Distribution Manager in our Omnichannel Network means being on the very front lines of getting product to the customer as fast as possible – a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it’s through focusing on our own Omnichannel Distribution Centers, 3PL facilities, forward fulfillment centers, or CDCs (Central Distribution Centers), you will have the chance to positively impact thousands of fellow team members and customers across North America.


  • Regional Distribution Manager provides a chance to influence with a focus on safety, continuous improvement, leadership, excellence, self-motivation, problem-solving, relationship building, communication, strategic thinking and teamwork. You will foster a “safety first” culture through awareness, training and accountability
  • Establish yourself as an engaging and inclusive leader with ownership for the team’s ability to maximize its productivity, growth and development. Your guidance will help other operational leaders achieve established standards of service, quality, accuracy and productivity. You will leverage a mix of key metrics, Lean Six Sigma, GEMBA walks and other activities to understand what is working well and where to improve. Your teams will be enabled to do their best work in an environment of innovation, calculated risk, testing and learning.
  • Create a positive work environment though real-time observation and specific, constructive and actionable feedback. Work with a sense of urgency to ensure operational plans are executed on-time, on-budget and on-quality and teams are kept informed and coordinated across functions. You will have the autonomy to innovate with new approaches to process and method, all in the name of more efficiency and implementing future process flow optimization.
  • Will find root causes to problems will be well supported by an environment of calculated risk and testing. And your commitment to others will shine when you jump right in to help teams meet their business goals.
  • Will set individual and team priorities and proactively structure resources to meet them.


  • Bachelors/4 year Degree, or Master's Degree preferred, preferably in the areas of Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering, Technology, Operations, or related business, and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the manufacturing, production, or distribution environment and applicable management/supervisory experience or 18-36 months as an Operations Manager.
  • 10+ Years of experience including 5+ years of management experience.
  • Experience with performance metrics and process improvement through Lean process, Kaizen and Six Sigma. Will work with numbers and data to provide thought-provoking and workable solutions.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to handle changing priorities and use of good judgement in stressful situation.
  • The ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment, and when given a deadline you are able to motivate yourself, your managers, and associates and meet it.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with the ability to engage and motivate others. Ownership in your work and team and are flexible to work a variety of hours as business demands including overnight, weekends and holidays. You are obsessed with customer experience and understand the importance of a 24/7 operation.
  • Good reasoning, conflict-management, and analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to access all areas of the Distribution Center, including the mezzanine platforms. Able to read and interpret necessary policies and procedures to perform updates and operate systems and other programs within the Distribution Center, for example, ability to traverse conveyor crossovers.
  • Ability to motivate others with strong conflict management and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with the full staffing lifecycle, including interviewing, hiring, performance management, promotions and termination
  • Experience managing multiple distribution facilities with large annual operating budgets




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