Sr. Manager Distribution Center

Sonepar USA



Phoenix, AZ


Position summary

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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.



Lead and develop a team of associates with a focus on motivating, mentoring, and coaching. This individual is accountable for engaging their team to maintain the highest levels of safety, quality, performance, and productivity.  The Distribution Center Manager will ensure that customer expectations are met daily and orders are processed and shipped without incident. The person in this role will need to be able to show strong leadership, value ‘quality’ and ‘service excellence’, drive a customer-centric, employee-centric and continuous improvement culture, be committed to understanding and satisfying internal/external customer needs, and have a desire to provide tools to their team needed for success.   



  • Lead and work as an integral member of the Site Leadership Team

  • Develop and direct management of CDC depts. to ensure timely order processing, inventory control, and effective warehouse management

  • Manage logistics and outbound transportation processes to optimize material flow

  • Foster relationships with Sales Leaders to develop short and long-term strategies that support growth and customer satisfaction

  • Enforce Sonepar business and operation policies

  • Develop and review dept. budgets, identifying areas for savings or concerns proactively

  • Correspond with branch and company management to resolve questions and issues as they arise 

  • Participate with dept. managers to investigate and implement operational and administrative process improvements

  • Develop self and others by assigning and accepting challenges to expand professional knowledge and capabilities

  • Embody personal leadership qualities through the following:

  • Be in the moment to ensure authentic and human interactions

  • Model desired behaviors, such as volunteering effort and taking accountability

  • Be curious in interactions with others and have empathy towards separate realities and experiences

  • Have courageous conversations when providing feedback and coaching or mentoring team members

  • Provide clear expectations, and set mutually agreed upon goals with direct reports for annual performance reviews

  • Support team development through talent and succession planning efforts in partnership with HR

  • Provide safety, DOT, and environmental leadership and accountability

  • Leverage data and analytics to forecast and plan across supply chain, operations, and logistics

  • Implement inbound/outbound logistics optimizations inclusive of supplier synergies and cost reductions

  • Other duties as assigned 


This position has supervisory responsibility.



Preferred qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, or Supply Chain


10 years of electrical, industrial, or related experience and training.


  • Background in LEAN/Kaizen culture as a facilitator
  • Experience leading transformational change at the business-unit level
  • Experience with Eclipse ERP and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Solid understanding of Federal DOT, Safety and OSHA standards


  • Fleet / Transportation Management experience
  • Ability to adapt and change processes to keep pace with the evolving business requirements
  • Strong people leader who engages in the servant leadership model
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen, including creating and managing annual budget


  •  N/A


Frequent travel locally, and nationally, when required for meetings, trainings, and consultations.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.




This position works in a normal office environment as well as a warehouse environment, with standard office equipment.  Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. while working in the office.  The noise level in the warehouse environment is usually moderate and temperature can change based on the season.

Work is generally non-sedentary in nature, but may require sitting for up to 25% of the time.


  • This position is Exempt.                
  • Pay Range is $97,https://500.00 - $112,https://599.00 annually if working full-time.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.

Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.

About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 

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Why you should apply for a job to Sonepar USA:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management

  • 87% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 87% would recommend this company to other women

  • 97% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Tuition assistance and professional development.

  • Adoption assistance, child care savings account and pet insurance.

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans as well as free counseling services.