Director, Global Distribution

Location US-WA-Gig Harbor
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/8/2022 6:16 PM)
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About Metagenics:


Metagenics believes in helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. It’s why, when we defined Metagenics’ Mission, Values, and Vision, we started with our company’s own DNA. United by purpose and core values (Integrity, Authenticity, Respect, Diversity & Inclusion and Healthy & Happiness) the Metagenics’ team is dedicated to providing effective nutritional products and solutions, for healthcare professionals.


People Culture First:


At Metagenics, we believe the way we do business is as important as the business we do; that a company in the nourishment business should nourish its people, too. So, we incorporated healthy, sustainable care into every dimension of our culture. Our diverse and expansive team are a prime example of the power of a people-first approach. We know first-hand, when an organization prioritizes internal growth and fosters empathy, its people come together to set an example of what the world can become.



Position Summary:


Metagenics is seeking a Director of Distribution to join our team!


In this role, you will initially lead five Distribution Centers in North America with responsibility for on-time fulfillment, receiving and delivery of our nutritional products to customers around the world.  You will play an integral role in developing and leading an innovative, cost-effective, and scalable Distribution Network strategy to meet the growing and changing needs of our customers and the business. We have an aggressive growth strategy and are looking for a progressive and innovative individual with in-depth experience leading domestic and international distribution networks.  




  • Lead product fulfillment and distribution of nutritional products across a network of 5 warehouses in North America and the shipment of roughly 4500 light parcel and LTL orders/day to domestic and international customers.

  • Lead, collaborate, and consult with North America, Australia and European Distribution business and supply chain partners on long term strategies to maximize service and reduce costs.

  • Lead cross functional teams with Domestic and global continuous improvement projects focused on Automation, inbound and outbound freight, material flow, systems, processes, order fulfillment, on time delivery and safety.
  • Act as Global Distribution Expert/Consultant to support business strategy that aligns with business growth and shifts in customer demand.

  • Develop future leaders and establishing KPI’s that will improve productivity, cost, service, and inventory control across the network.

  • Manage strategic relationships with domestic and international service and freight providers to support business requirements.

  • Play an integral part in developing the long-term strategy for the design, optimization, and utilization of our Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) across the globe.

  • As a part of the North America Supply Chain Senior leadership team, you will be responsible for developing and executing against the Distribution Annual Operating Plan and play an integral role in long term strategic planning. 

  • Manage a $20M+ distribution budget and approaching each day with a spirit of continuous improvement.

  • Create a motivational and supportive environment where employees are challenged, engaged, coached, trained, and provided clear paths for career growth.

  • Coordinate all activities concerned with inventory maintenance and order fulfillment to ensure accurate, timely and cost-effective shipment of products.

  • Identify and recommend capital expense requirements to meet planned growth with a relentless focus on automation and simplifying our distribution processes.  

  • Improve teamwork by recognizing individual achievements within your functional teams ensuring that our core values of Integrity, Authenticity, Diversity & Inclusion, Respect and Health & Happiness are integrated in all that we do.

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

What you'll need:

  • BS degree preferred
  • 10+ years of demonstrated Executive leadership experience in high volume Global distribution, Logistics and Supply Chain environments.
  • Demonstrated experience with light parcel, LTL, International distribution, ocean/air freight and 3PL operations
  • Proficiency in essential computer programs including MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power BI, ERP and WMS (warehouse management systems)
  • Microsoft D365 experience preferred

Knowledge of:

  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • cGMP’s
  • ERP business systems – D365 Preferred
  • Distribution Automation – Pick to Voice, Pick to Light, Rate Shop Software, ERP System based Automation



  • Committed to a culture Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster and maintain relationships with internal and outside personnel at all levels
  • Ability to lead critical change initiatives
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to independently define problems, collect data, establish facts, prioritize, and draw valid conclusions to accomplish goals
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of personality types
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to effectively present information (public speaking) and respond to questions from business partners, customers, and general public
  • Complex systems comprehension


**This position required GMP taining and certification**


Physical requirements/working conditions:


Work is performed in a manufacturing environment


Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.


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