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Vista Outdoor Distribution Program Manager - CamelBak in Rantoul, Illinois

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

CamelBak is an established leader in the outdoor industry, with a start-up energy that encourages team members to grow and affect positive change within the business.

Reporting to the Director of Global Distribution, the CamelBak Program Manager will be responsible for driving improvements for the CamelBak business within the Rantoul Distribution Center. This role will be the single point of contact for all CamelBak distribution related functions and will serve as the business liaison between the CamelBak leadership team and the Rantoul Distribution team.

Working closely with cross-functional key stakeholders across both organizations, this person will be responsible for implementation of operational improvements, processes and policies, as well as delivering consistent and reliable reporting to reflect volume, cost, quality, and service trends.


  • Monitor CamelBak distribution end-to-end process flow from Receiving to Shipping; measure performance on productivity, efficiency, accuracy, and SLAs. Deliver results in executive level reviews.

  • Identify and drive process improvements throughout the distribution process.

  • Establish, lead, and maintain Continuous Improvement projects. Capture action items and manage to closure.

  • Identify productivity initiatives to generate improved business processes, cost savings, cost avoidance and/or service improvements.

  • Develop, communicate and execute improvement plans, to Senior Leadership to secure buy-in and manage implementation .

  • Work closely with Inventory Control team on cycle counts, inventory process, and issue resolution.

  • Lead quality root cause analysis and corrective action implementation

  • Work closely with all Supply Chain areas to develop, monitor and report key metrics. Coordinate and lead global executive management metrics meetings. Capture action items and develop corrective actions and process improvements to closure.

  • Identify and communicate regularly on all inventory on QC Hold and drive related resolution

  • Project management leadership proficiency.

  • Support Finance on budgeting, forecasting, month-end close, audits, and inventory variances


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain related field preferred, not required

  • 5+ years of supply chain related experience


  • Outstanding collaboration and relationship building aptitude with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders

  • Ability to prioritize competing deliverables and collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams and key stakeholders

  • Excellent quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills to grow the business

  • Superior leadership skills with enthusiasm, initiative and passion for results

  • Proficient in desktop software applications

  • Working knowledge of SAP, Oracle, or Numina a plus

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to careers@vistaoutdoor.com . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.