Golden State Foods

Assistant General Manager

Location US-IL-Franklin Park
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Established in 2006 as a division of Golden State Foods, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) provides custom distribution services to iconic customers throughout the United States, including Starbucks, Chick fil A, Chipotle and McDonalds. With approximately 3,000 associates, QCD is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, is values-based and provides over 17,000 deliveries a week from 24 Distribution Centers strategically located throughout the country. At QCD, it's all about our people. Our teams are creative, passionate and care about innovatively supporting our customers and developing our teams. Whatever you area of expertise, you can be part of a team that's proud of it's history and excited for our growth-filled future. 


We value our customers as much as our associates and pride ourselves in the development of a strong, talented organization. We are committed to giving back to the community through the Golden State Foods Foundation and we are just as committed to your development and future at QCD.


Drive your career forward: Get to know more about how this role makes a big impact on our teams, customers and future. 



JOB SUMMARY:  Assists the General Manager in planning, controlling and directing all operational and administrative functions.  Assumes facility management responsibility in the absence of the General Manager.  This person will have managerial/supervisory roles over various areas. 


We are a union environment with approximately 150 associates.


Competitive salary, bonus and allowances. 




  • Under the direction of the General Manager, communicates and coordinates with customers regarding service levels, costs, and other needs to ensure high quality customer service and to enhance GSF’s reputation. (20%)
  • Manages assigned staff, including recruiting and selecting employees, assigning work, providing training and development, evaluating performance, and building a motivated, effective team to ensure that organizational goals for diversity, career development, productivity, performance management and employee involvement are met. (20%)
  • Plans, directs, and organizes all phases of product distribution to ensure adequate, timely, and accurate delivery of quality products to customers' stores. (15%)
  • Assists the General Manager in the direction of various financial activities, including budget preparation, business plans, quarterly financial and operations presentations, annual recosting meetings, equipment lease negotiations, and major capital purchases, interacting with customers and management to meet or exceed established performance and profitability objectives. (15%)
  • Develops and implements distribution center policies and procedures (human resources, administrative, safety, regulatory compliance, etc.) to ensure consistency with company-wide policies and to meet established objectives for customer service, safety, and performance. (10%)
  • Directs and coordinates through subordinate management the allocation of facilities, equipment, and staff to optimize the use of company resources and to meet or exceed established performance, profitability, and safety standards and objectives. (10%)
  • Reviews and analyzes inventory practices and procedures and surplus stock to develop improved inventory control methods. (5%)
  • Directs and implements policies and procedures to ensure better-than-industry average safety. (5%)
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.



Manage, through subordinate managers, approximately 175 employees.  Decisions have a significant financial and strategic impact.  Manage critical, highly sensitive external relationships.



  • Productivity/quality standards:  GSF policies, procedures, and standards
  • Productivity/quality standards:  KPIs
  • Productivity/quality standards:  financial performance
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Employee development
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures:  facility and warehouse equipment



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Bachelor’s degree in business administration from an accredited college or university



7 to 9 or more years of relevant work experience in product distribution environment with increasing management experience.  Food distribution experience preferred.  Should have strong experience working with WMS and ERP systems.  Experience with management of in-house transportation function (fleet and drivers) needed.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Management concepts and techniques (E)
  • Inventory control concepts and techniques (J)
  • Transportation concepts and techniques (E)
  • Warehouse concepts and techniques (E)
  • Customer service concepts and techniques (J)
  • Financial planning and analysis (J)
  • General accounting principles and procedures (J)
  • Human resources policies and procedures (J)
  • Restaurant operations (B)
  • Legal environment (B)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (B)

 Skill and ability to:

  • Negotiate effectively with vendors
  • Analyze and resolve complex problems
  • Manage and motivate employees in a team-based environment
  • Interpret operations anomalies and identify appropriate solution
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to management, customers, regulatory agencies, and other external organizations
  • Develop long-term, high level relationships with customers
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with vendors verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Travel via airplane and drive an automobile
  • Act in accordance with GSF's Values and Creed


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