Director of Distribution, AMP NA


Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Job ID:  53748
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Logistics and Supply Chain

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Chief Logistics Officer, the Director of Distribution's main priority is to enhance Ardagh’s distribution network and use influence to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This role has full ownership of distribution performance while ensuring customer satisfaction by balancing service and cost.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Ownership and Direction of Distribution teams and activities to ensure timely, available, and ship ready finished goods inventory (key strategic and operational role). 
  • Direct NC Mega Warehouse Activities (AMP Only)
  • SAP/Distribution Systems co-lead on behalf of Corporate Distribution – direct, upgrade, test, train, and execute change management within Distribution. 
  • Dotted line relationship with plant shipping/warehouse managers; Director’s level interaction with schedulers, production planning, sales can, quality tech service, Finance, others as appropriate.
  • Direct activities of Warehouse Logistics & Inventory Control toward strategic evaluation, qualification, and approval of all new finished goods distribution platforms, reselect, and repack locations/operations that are added to the Ardagh supply chain.  This demands technical support for any plant or warehouse personnel that are unable to complete shipping process.   
  • Direct, develop, and maintain monthly financial reporting on External Warehouse spend – responsible for creating weekly, monthly, and YTD cost variance report vs. budget.  Must have the ability to provide accurate breakout by category impact. 
  • Work jointly with Transportation to develop Warehouse and Transportation annual budget. 


Knowledge/ Skills/ Experience:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Business from an accredited college or university,  with a focus on Supply Chain, Procurement or Logistics prefferably. 
  • 10+ years of experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution, or procurement would provide strong negotiation skills necessary to succeed in this position (highly preferred) 
  • 5+ years of experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution, or procurement would provide strong negotiation skills necessary to succeed in this position. 
  • Working knowledge of distribution principles and experience working with 3PL warehouse providers and labor pools.
  • Must be able to collaborate with customer supply chain optimization initiatives without sacrificing service or cost position. 
  • Travel 25-50%
  • Experience working in high volume manufacturing environments, preferable commodities like glass or aluminum bev-can. 
  • Additional certifications in lean, six sigma, continuous improvement, supply chain or logistics are desirable.

Ardagh Metal Packaging is a leading global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable metal beverage cans to brand owners. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group and a leading industry metal packaging company, Ardagh Metal Packaging employs more than 6,300 people across Europe, North America and Brazil, with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


Ardagh Metal Packaging believes that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued and can work to their full potential. We offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team - you’ll enjoy the journey!


Ardagh Metal Packaging - North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago