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Warehouse ManagerShift TypeSee Job Details Page in Grand Rapids, MI at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 
At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.
The primary purpose of the DC Operations Manager is to provide operational leadership to the DDS Distribution Center while embracing change, driving results and executing flawlessly. By partnering with the Vice President of Distribution/Warehouse Operations, this position is accountable for all functions of the Distribution Center Operations, as well as the development of the local leadership team, which will report to this position. Responsibilities include all DC Operations, including facilitating the efficient flow of goods throughout each department, promoting the highest level of service to our internal and external customers, with continuous growth toward excellence. 
The Warehouse holds 35,000 items and operates on three shifts. It is one million square feet for production.
Leadership and Oversight of Distribution Operations
  • Provides direction and guidance over DC Operations to ensure the accuracy, timely receipt, stocking of merchandise, timely picking and shipping of goods and acceptable level of high quality performance is achieved.
  • Develops goals and metrics to achieve assigned or identified production goals.
  • Responsible for the financial performance of the DC, including effective payroll management, operational expense control, damage reduction and capital expenditures.
  • Monitors day to day warehouse operations for efficiency. Develops plans for improvements, recommends changes in operations and equipment to VP of DC/Warehouse Operations and implements plans when approved.
  • Directs Supervisor work assignments and areas of responsibility. Monitors their progress in meeting directives and goals to ensure that warehouse operations are performed in a smooth and efficient manner.
  • Directs support personnel as it relates to all projects or related work. Establishes performance requirements, clarifies responsibilities of those supervises, conducts performance appraisals and plans for individual employee improvement.
  • Develop and implement best practices to build DDS’ competitive advantage.
  • Proactively drives improved customer satisfaction through open communication with customers.
  • Supports and drives ongoing change within the organization.
  • Responsible and accountable for performance of all staff and production associates. Engages team to ensure a high level of associate involvement and continually looks for ways to develop team and self.
  • Monitors established safety programs for compliance using Company requirements and OSHA regulations. Directs maintenance and monitoring of housekeeping standards to promote safe and efficient operations and directs changes and updates where necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures.
Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Assists the VP of DC/Warehouse Operation in the development of business goals and strategies and ensure that they are implemented to achieve the expected results.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with Corporate, suppliers, and stores in order to execute strategies.
  • Continually investigates and introduces process improvement measures and presents suggestions to VP of DC/Warehouse Operations for consideration.
  • Manages budgets and controls expenses effectively.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on operating costs within functional areas. Makes recommendations and implements solutions to problems related to the same.
  • Capitalize on employee strengths, increasing self-confidence and recognizing and rewarding accordingly.

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA in business administration, industrial engineering or related major or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 or more years of experience managing warehouse/distribution operations in a high volume distribution setting.
  • Experience with HighJump Warehouse Management Software preferred.
  • Knowledge of supply chain, logistics, human resources laws and regulations and employee relations skills required.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable distribution methods and procedures, preferable in a retail supply operation.
  • Passionate, high energy, hands-on leader who has the skills to lead in a high growth environment with rapid change.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and demonstrated ability to develop a safety culture.
  • Organizational agility and ability to effectively delegate and hold personnel accountable.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the on-schedule receiving, stocking, picking and shipping of Company products.
  • Ability to build relationships, trust and credibility.
  • Excellent leadership and decision making abilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of Company personnel and outside suppliers and clients.
  • Ability to act with a sense of urgency and deliver results.
  • Knowledge of ERP and warehouse management software; MS Office Suite.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds
  • Temperature of work area may be affected by outside temperature.
So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.
Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.
Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.
Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.  
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  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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