IDEX Logistics / Distribution Manager in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Title: Logistics / Distribution Manager

Business Unit: Banjo


150 Banjo Drive

Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933

United States

Function: Operations



Banjo Corporation, located outside of Indianapolis, Indiana specializes in injection molding of glass reinforced polypropylene with an excellent reputation for high quality. We have been in business for over 55 years and pride ourselves with innovative designs, skillful engineering and precise manufacturing in a cohesive environment. Banjo is a business unit of IDEX Corporation.

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a companythat hasundoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities.If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health & Science team at . You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo at , an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life® at /LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.

Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family.With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit at .

Summary: This key Operations position is responsible for the coordination of all shipments to Banjo’s customers. With a team of 25+, the Logistics/Distribution Manager will develop metrics and processes to ensure targets of 100% fulfillment and 95% OTD are achieved with short lead times in truck shipments and UPS pick/pack. This position will drive process improvements in the consolidation process and freight scheduling. The Manager will be responsible for creating an engaging environment in which the team is enabled to reach its goals and objectives.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide motivational leadership and direction to all distribution associates to achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity goals while enhancing teamwork.

  • Responsible for continuous improvement deployment within the assigned area; being an innovator of positive change that favorably impacts safety, quality, delivery, and productivity.

  • Assure that capacity levels are maintained to match demand in the short term and long term; participate in long-range planning and budget preparation.

  • Allocate the necessary resources to meet external and internal commitments while maintaining budgetary control for the assigned group.

  • Develop, communicate and maintain measures of performance to track progress in meeting objectives.

  • Analyze problems, account for variances, drive for root cause and implement improved methods and procedures; create, review and update improvement plans.

  • Maintain training plans and records that document employees’ qualifications to do the work assigned.

  • Ensure compliance to legal regulations and company policies

  • Collaborate with warehouse, purchasing and other managers to optimize processes

  • Resolve issues regarding shipped orders

  • Work closely with other process supervisors and functional leaders to share resources as required to meet business unit customer commitments and internal performance requirements.


  • BA in Business, Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, or Logistics or equivalent experience

  • 3 years related functional experience, preferably in a seasonal business with short lead times

  • 2 years leadership experience

  • Knowledge and application of Lean concepts

  • Experience with implementing/sustaining standard work, forecasting, planning and scheduling

  • Analytic skills; experience monitoring metrics and identifying/implementing corrective actions

  • Project management experience

  • Budget management experience

  • Experience in using EDI and preparing shipping documents (e.g. ASN)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel

  • Strong motivation and communication skills

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2145