Distribution Zone Leader-2nd Shift

Distribution Wyoming, Michigan


Position at Knape and Vogt

Job Description Summary

This person in this role will have responsibility for a team of distribution employees. He/she will also develop and track metrics that support operational goals. The Distribution Center Zone Leader oversees the efficient and safe physical layout of the distribution center and its equipment.  To ensure operational efficiency, this position will implement logistics technology and develop/maintain processes. They will also provide superior internal and external customer service.  This position will report to the Distribution Center Manager.

The duties and responsibilities of a Distribution Center Zone Leader will consist of, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Responsible for the organization of the warehouse from facilities layout through workflow optimization
  • Inventory management, leadership and direct supervision of the distribution center team
  • Manage the delivery of components to line side in a lean environment
  • Helps manage movement of inventory in and out of facility
  • Recruits, onboards, trains, develops and manages the performance of direct reports.  
  • Works in collaboration with management across all shifts at site location as well as across the organization to drive results for suppliers and internal and external customers
  • Weekly travel between KV sites required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Customer Focused
  • Developing Talent
  • Results, action oriented
  • Building Team Spirit
  • Process Management



Education: High school graduate

Work Experience: 5 years of Shipping or Receiving experience and 2 years leading teams

Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Word and Excel

Organizational Skills: Ability to handle multiple priorities efficiently and effectively

Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively across a diverse customer-base; good verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills with ability to deal with individuals at all levels, both inside and outside the organization.

Physical, Mental and Visual Skills: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions; while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; the employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to grip or handle; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee must occasionally lift, push/pull and/or move up to 50 pounds; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus

Physical Environment: Non-climate controlled manufacturing and warehouse environment 

Preferred Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience: Experienced in Warehouse Management Systems to include warehouse slotting. Member of WERC or other Warehouse Management organizations

Computer Skills: Experience with Oracle 

KV is a dedicated equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. KV encourages applicants of all ages.