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Logistics Manager Job

DATE: Sep 23, 2022

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Pensacola, Florida 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$82,100 to $162,860” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

 By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more. 
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

The Logistics Manager is responsible for the safe and effective distribution of finished goods produced via leadership of the Distribution Center personnel.  Leadership and accountability for all warehouse business process systems, for meeting the service requirements of the plant’s customers and for directing logistics improvement efforts. Additionally, the position is also responsible for directing department members in procuring, managing and optimizing the plant raw materials and finished goods inventories needed to meet customer demands.   



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Drives the safety improvement process for the department, facilitating the departmental safety team, defining and enforcing safety expectations, accident/incident investigations, defining and enforcing housekeeping expectations and ensuring environmental compliance.  
  • Leads distribution center, logistics, and raw material personnel. 
  • Oversees the scheduling and receiving of orders. Resolves day-to-day scheduling and order service conflicts involving interaction with customers, trucking companies, Customer Order Service, Production Planning and/or Production.  Does this working with domestic and international vendor and customer bases. 
  • Oversees the ordering of raw materials along with the inventory quantities and dollar value of those materials thru supervision of coordinator.  
  • Responsible for meeting assigned budgets including shipping labor costs and materials, period expense categories including demurrage, holster services and working capital for raw materials and finished goods.  
  • Supervises, maintains and troubleshoots the Warehouse Management System and Labor Management System software (SCALE) and hardware to effectively track finished goods.    Provides proper backup procedures, monitors operator performance and training, works with outside vendors and BIS on problems, improvements, changes, and updates to the system to assure accurate inventory.  Works with Customer Order Service and Production Planning and has in-depth knowledge of the interrelationships and integration of Dispatcher with SAP.   
  • Participates as a member of the plant’s Leadership Team, especially representing the viewpoints and needs of customers and the logistics functions. 
  • Interfaces with customers on a daily basis to facilitate communication and provide services.  Shares feedback and issues with the rest of the plant organization.  Also interacts with other ABP and WAVE plants and corporate contacts as necessary. 
  • Provides interpretations and administers Plant and Company policies within the department.   
  • Identifies and initiates process improvement activities using appropriate methods and techniques.  Provides training and opportunities for involvement and personal development to subordinates.  Maintains measures of effectiveness and monitors budgetary commitments for the department. 
  • Plans warehouse layout and controls allocation of space as necessitated by production and inventory requirements. 
  • Publishes production schedule bulletin for employees’ work schedules. 
  • Manages waste shipments and hauls as appropriate. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervises team of up to 20 or more employees.  Direct supervision of 4-5 employees. 


Travel: Minimal - approximately 5-10%



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organization skills. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Ability to understand and use various computer software programs. 
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Ability to interact with colleagues at various levels of management. 
  • Ability to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma required 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • 5+ years experience in a Manufacturing environment of distribution experience required 
  • Prior experience leading teams in similar environment preferred 


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Pensacola FL)

Our Pensacola Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs 200+ people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers worldwide. The Pensacola Plant was originally built in 1929 to produce insulating building material.  

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola is a seaport on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by 52 miles of sugar white barrier islands on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of the city and is the home of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast" and "Red Snapper Capital of the World".

Armstrong World Industries was named #5 in the 2019 top 20 Most Generous Workplaces by the United Way of West Florida.



Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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