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Distribution Center Manager


DAP is looking to hire Distribution Center Manager for our Garland, TX location.

This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all warehouse day-to-day operations, including receiving, inventory control, order picking, shipping and delivery to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

Develop and implement warehouse and distribution strategies, processes, and procedures to support DAP's business goals and objectives.

This is performed through a balanced approach of safety, quality, cost, service and people.



  • Ensure Associates are performing their duties in a safe manner and in a safe environment.

    Lead safety related activities (Safety Team, Department meetings, Audits/Tours) and ensure prompt follow-up on safety related issues to minimize lost time accidents and ensure compliance with all DAP and OSHA requirements.

  • Ensure housekeeping standards are maintained and that all facility and power equipment is utilized safely and, in the manner, consistent with its intended use.


  • Lead and develop warehouse team to deliver unparalleled customer service.

  • Provide performance feedback to department staff, as well as other associates through periodic performance review, staff meetings, training coordination and other activities deemed appropriate.

  • Maintain an open-door policy to address all work-related associate concerns and discuss issues involving personalities, work scheduling, communication between supervisors and performance issues.

  • Work with HR on issues relating to associates.

Quality & Productivity

  • Ensure product quality and integrity through established adhesion to policies and procedure, implementing new ideas/techniques when appropriate.

  • Work with management team and associates to develop policies and procedures to address daily operational challenges that impact shipments to customers and operating efficiencies.

  • Determine most appropriate proactive operating rules, communicate changes, execute changes, follow-up and monitor compliance.

    Oversees carrier scheduling, communication and dispatch.

  • Work with Corporate IT and software supplier to address issues relating to labels, warehouse management system and RF equipment.


  • Continuously strive to improve our service level to our internal and external customers through the introduction of process enhancements and best practices.

  • Complete daily review of our performance in shipping, receiving and replenishment to ensure that customer orders are leaving on a timely basis and required unit and line-item fill rates are being attained.

  • Plan for adequate manpower against current and future shipping days and implement new process if needed, while continuing to review and revise old processes with management team and associates.

  • Utilize WMS to manage warehouse operations and analyze performance data.

  • Responds to inquiries regarding shipment status.

    Serves as a liaison between Customer Service, Warehouse and Production departments to ensure product availability and priorities.


  • Prepare, manage and maintain distribution center budget through reduction of non-value-added activities and increasing efficiencies of current processes.

  • Manage department budget daily, determining spending priorities with VP of Operations and insuring goals and objectives are being met.

  • Evaluate current spending to determine areas to reduce costs, streamline expenses to maximize value to operation and still maintain customer service.

    Utilize the MS 168 process to provide process improvements and continuous improvement activities.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in the relevant field
  • Working knowledge of RF warehouse management system
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel software applications
  • Strong leadership and management skills and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Inventory Control and warehouse management systems experience

About DAP

DAP is a market leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of home repair and construction products including caulks, sealants, spray foam insulation, adhesives, and patch and repair products.

DAP is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

You will find DAP products in the hands of professional painters, remodelers, builders, and do-it-yourselfers, and in 60,000 retail outlets, ranging from home centers and mass merchandisers to your local hardware, pro contractor channels and paint stores.

DAP's eight manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States of America and Canada service North America and the world.

At DAP, we hire the best people and give them a collaborative and rewarding work environment that empowers them to succeed! We support associates in continuous professional growth and collaborate on the steps it takes to get to the next level in their careers.

Our associates enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) with company match, pension, paid parental leave, competitive health insurance rates, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, free wellness programs and more! Learn more about DAP's history, culture and benefits at

DAP - On the job since 1865.
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