General Manager - Montgomery IL Distribution Center

Montgomery, IL, USA Req #2236
Friday, March 8, 2024


Objective / Purpose

The primary purpose of this role is overseeing the distribution facility operation with a focus on optimizing productivity and efficiency while maintaining robust safety and quality standards.  Carries out management and supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, applicable laws, and regulations.


Areas of Responsibility / Tasks

Performance must reflect appropriate level of expertise and achievement of the desired results for the items listed below.                   


  • Oversees activities of all departments within the facility including, production, shipping/receiving, lab, maintenance, customer service, inventory control, safety, and quality.
  • Works alongside Senior Management to plan, develop, implement, and enforce facility policies and goals.
  • Leads the development of robust reporting and utilizes reporting and analytics to drive productivity and operational efficiencies and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Overall responsibility for operational spend including management of workforce, maintenance, and supplies.
  • Oversee the implementation and ongoing enhancement of a new WMS system in the facility, including optimizing processes and ways of working to assure the operation realizes the full system benefits.
  • Plays a leading role in the transition of operations from the current facility in Plainfield, IL to the new facility in Montgomery, IL
  • Communicates with customers/Ravago commercial channels to support business opportunities and as an escalation point for service-related failures.
  • Instills a culture of safety at the facility and ensure the facility meets all Company and OSHA safety standards.
  • Ensures the facility meets all environment requirements including Operation Clean Sweep requirements.
  • Responsible to sign off on all ISO documents and assure the facility follows all ISO requirements.
  • Assists Senior Management with strategic project initiatives.
  • Generate and conduct yearly employee evaluations.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Management.


Minimum Qualifications / Education / Certifications

  1. Education:
    1. Bachelor’s Degree – preferred.
    2. Minimum of 10 years of related experience in a similar role, including people management; responsibility to include the following:
  • Staff planning; decision-making; facilitating process improvement; taking responsibility for subordinates’ activities; provides regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.  Treats people with respect; works with integrity and upholds organizational values.
  • Business Acumen to include the understanding of business implications of decisions.  Works within approved budget.  Contributes to profit and revenue.  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
  1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  2. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  3. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and experience using warehouse management systems; order processing systems; business intelligence tools (i.e. Tableau, Microsoft BI), and be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  4. Capable of developing project plans and communicating changes and progress. 
  5. Demonstrated leadership capabilities; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality within the facility. 
  6. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Work Environment / Conditions

The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience, and therefore must be adaptable to.

  1. This job operates in both a warehouse and clerical office setting and includes regular supervision of full campus both interior and exterior of the building structure.
  2. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  3. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
  4. All injuries regardless of severity must be reported to your Supervisor/HR immediately.


Physical Requirements / Demands:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions & physical demands of this role.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  2. Repetitive motions include typing and writing.
  3. This role requires the ability to lift moderately heavy objects and stand for extended periods.
  4. This role requires walking and on a rare occasion climbing ladders or stairs approximately 20 feet in elevation.



This job description is not an exhaustive list of areas of responsibility or tasks that an incumbent in this position may be asked to perform. All Employees are required to deliver the desired results intended for their role, at the designated level of knowledge, skill, and ability commensurate with their job title and level within the organization. 

Ravago Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with this employer depends solely upon your qualifications.

Other details

  • Job Function WC (Job Function)
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 700021 - RA Illinois Whse
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 20
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Montgomery, IL, USA