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Director, Global Distribution Systems

Company: Gates Corporation
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates.

The Director of Global Distribution Systems will be a key member of the Gates Global Distribution and Transportation Team. This position will serve as a Global Lead in translating Distribution business requirements to system requirements. The position will serve as the business lead in system selection, configuration and implementation activities. The role will also oversee business Master Data Management strategy relating to distribution and transportation.


This position supports the globalization of Gates Distribution processes. The role will drive standardization of the WMS tool, processes, metrics, data feeds, nomenclature/hierarchy and reporting.

The Global Distribution Systems Director s specific responsibilities are as follows:

* Document business requirements for Global Warehouse Management system standards and processes.

* Work closely with IT throughout the lifecycle of the design, build and deployment of the Global Warehouse Management system.

* Business Leader for implementation and integration of Global Warehouse Management System to ancillary systems such as global ERP s and transportation management systems.

* Develop standard global reporting systems to support required Distribution KPIs.

* Work closely with the Gates Master Data Management (MDM) team to create and implement master data management strategy for Distribution systems that are integrated into the overall Gates MDM strategy.

Job Requirements


* Demonstrated success implementing global ERP/WMS solutions with multiple global rollouts.

* Detailed experience with Distribution operations management and strategy

* Experience with Kitting and Postponement finishing activities/techniques and associated interfaces to ERP planning tools in a global, multi-cultural setting

* Ability to translate business needs and requirements to IT business plans and requirements

* Effectively communicate in both oral and written form, document technical processes and business requirements

* Experience partnering with regional cross-functional business leaders to develop and drive global initiatives

* Demonstrated business acumen

* Change management leadership capability


* 10+ of years of progressive Distribution Center/Process leadership experience

* Bachelor s degree is required

* Detailed knowledge of ERP scale Warehouse Management Systems such as SAP EWM (preferred), Manhattan or Oracle

* Tools, software and other technical application experience/proficiencies

* Proficiency with MS Office; advanced knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint required

Note: This description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please be advised that Gates Corporation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.


Gates Corporation is an Affirmative Action employer.

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