Thursday Feb 02, 2017
Procter & Gamble Co. revealed today it plans to hire about 140 workers at a distribution center near Dayton, and those who already work there but are about to be laid off by a subcontractor are welcome to apply.
The Cincinnati-based maker of brands such as Tide detergent (NYSE: PG) decided to bring the jobs in-house to improve the operation of the center in the Montgomery County city of Union, which P&G calls the Dayton Mixing Center.
Procter & Gamble leases the 1.8 million-square-foot distribution center, which opened… more
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Among the jobs P&G is looking to fill are a site engineering manager, part of the leadership team at the center. A bachelor's degree in engineering and three to five years of experience is required. P&G is also looking to hire a materials department manager, who will report directly to the plant manager and must have a bachelor's in engineering and three to five years of experience. Other jobs to be filled include distributing-warehouse technicians.
P&G leases the 1.8 million-square-foot distribution center, which opened in 2015 and was built for the consumer goods company at a cost of $89 million by developer Prologis Logistics Services Inc. of San Francisco. The site was selected because it is close to Interstates 70 and 75 as well as rail lines, which speed delivery of different P&G brands to consumers in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit and other cities.
“Based on the size, scope and complexity of this operation, P&G believes that in-sourcing the customization operations at Dayton is the best solution for our retail customers,” spokesman Jeff LeRoy said. “P&G constantly reviews its business for opportunities to improve customer service and responsiveness, work efficiencies and drive productivity.”
About 800 people work at the distribution center, but nearly all of them are employed by subcontractors. P&G has just five employees at the site, who manage operations.
Impact Fulfillment Services informed Ohio officials in a Jan. 27 letter that the North Carolina-based firm plans to eliminate 167 positions at the P&G center.
The IFS jobs being eliminated include the plant manager, two production managers, the human resources manager, the inventory control manager, 11 production supervisors, 18 packers, 19 quality auditors, 13 fork lift operators, 13 maintenance technicians and 35 line leaders.
“As a result, this operation will transfer from IFS to P&G,” LeRoy said. “P&G is working with IFS on the transition, and every interested IFS employee was afforded the opportunity to apply to P&G.”
IFS plans to eliminate the non-union jobs on March 31. Anyone interested in working for P&G at the Dayton Mixing Center can apply by clicking here. Go to the “Apply” button near the top and scroll down to “Search jobs,” then type “Dayton” into the keyword search slot and click on the magnifying glass icon.
About 600 other people who work at the center are employed by Exel Inc., a supply chain and logistics specialist headquartered in the Columbus suburb of Westerville.
“Overall enrollment at the center is not changing,” LeRoy said.
IFS replaced Quality Associates Inc. of West Chester, which specializes in packaging and was originally hired by P&G to help with operations at the distribution center.
Brunsman covers Procter & Gamble Co. and health care.