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Distribution Center Manager



Administration, Operations
Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 34,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

Job Description

ABOUT YOUR ROLE : You will be responsible for overall site Operations performance in financial, quality, service, safety, employee relations, inventory management as well as build strong continuous improvement culture to support business growth. You will report to the Plant Manager and will be leading a team of Supervisors, Team Leaders and Technicians. You will be based in Kajang


  • Improve the productivity of the Distribution Center by on-going development of systems.
  • Responsible for overseeing and optimizing logistics activities such as master roll receiving, shipment arrangement, warehouse management and materials control.
  • Manage a team of operators to carry out the day-to-day operations and troubleshooting in the production and warehouse areas.
  • Liaise with local Sales and Marketing teams to troubleshoot Finish Product’s run ability at customer’s facility, also explore improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure maximum operations efficiency of the facilities and equipment, as well as the care of all grounds and supporting equipment, through the technical support made up of supervisors, technicians, custodians, and the necessary outside technical and non-technical support services.
  • Ensure tracking and use of key performance indicators to promote operational improvement and business results.
  • Develop, analyze and manage operational expenses.
  • Lead a safe operation of the business unit and comply with legal, legislative and corporate safety requirements.
  • Focus on improving more complex performance of the site: develop site organizational culture that fosterscontinuous improvement.
  • Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated.
  • Ensure Global Performance Management System is up to date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.
  • Coordinate team efforts, create and manage country strategy and team operating plan.
  • Design and implement operational improvement strategies for safety, cost, quality, training, inventory and services.
  • Drive execution of site improvement plans, help set operations improvement goals, ensure priorities and accountabilities are always clear within operations, provide resources and remove obstacles to ensure success.
  • Analyze and draw information for long-term strategic change and improvement.
  • Oversee the practice of all health and safety procedures, ensuring that safety is employees’ top priority.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical / Chemical) required.
  • 8+ years Operations/Manufacturing experience with 5+ manufacturing leadership experience is required.
  • At least 5 years experience in people management
  • Experience in FMCG, Packaging, Printing, Labels, Chemicals is preferred.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading and managing individuals and teams is required.
  • Experience in EHS is required
  • Hands-on experience of modern manufacturing, material flow, MOE and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.
  • Good interpersonal skills, coaching skill , result oriented, problem solving and strong leadership
  • Demonstrated understanding and skills in project and program management is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.
  • Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, ISO or related experience preferred.
  • Fostering teamwork and well communication
  • Good problem analysis and drive for continuous improvement
  • A good team player and Independent

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