Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

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Warehouse operations manager provides expertise in Continuous improvement methodologies in key field of competency (Lean manufacturing, Lean 6 sigma, WCM…).

Warehouse Operations Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Support Warehouse startup/transition programs and other facility improvement initiatives (JJOS/LEAN)
Ensure that efficient storage practices are implemented and followed, including, but not limited to, ABC storage methodology, FIFO, Lean, while achieving maximum inventory holding capacities
Responsible for setting and managing budgets for area of responsibility
Provides direction to Leadership Team to ensure customer orders are picked, checked, and packed accurately and in a timely fashion
Monitors performance and productivity measures for the purpose of maximizing earnings and expenses in the distribution center
Responsible for ensuring product is stored and arranged in locations that optimize total production efficiencies to include order fulfillment put away and replenishment tasks
Ensures that put away and picking rules are in sync with the desired slotting profile
Utilizing the “Slot Optimization” software tool and other user-created queries/tools define requirements for existing or projected storage configurations and provides item placement/move reports to facilitate product movement
Working with applicable warehouse departments creates business goals objectives and constraints to configure the Slot Optimization tool to drive optimal and obtainable slotting results
Comprehends the Slot Optimization software tool reports and PkMS reports in order to make sound operational storage decisions and facility rework decisions as necessary

Warehouse Operations Manager Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Warehouse Operations Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, 9001, ISO, ITIL, HSSE, CPIM, LSS, MBB, AIB

Education for Warehouse Operations Manager

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Employers hiring for the warehouse operations manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Education, Management, Engineering, Business/Administration, Operations Management, Finance, Associates, Manufacturing

Skills for Warehouse Operations Manager

Desired skills for warehouse operations manager include:

LEAN
Microsoft Office products
Direct to consumer fulfillment operation
Microsoft Office production and inventory management systems
Dealer parts operations
Financial analysis and operational analysis
Material handling equipment
PC applications
Demonstrated experiences with Lean Manufacturing methodologies
Stocking

Desired experience for warehouse operations manager includes:

Work load planning
Above 5 years management experience
Industry background to include vending, food service, route distribution
The ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred in managing this work force
BS or BA degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or a related field
Executes PkMS functionality in order to update and retrieve data within the Slot Optimization software

Warehouse Operations Manager Examples

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Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a warehouse operations manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse operations manager
  • Develop and implement strategic supplier program that enables significant reduction in the supplier base and delivers improvement in reliability and customer service
  • Manage the regional Supplier Relationship management program that promotes
  • Design a Supplier Recognition Program to evaluate and reward our most valuable suppliers
  • Facilitate the Qtrly Supplier Business Reviews and identify performance improvement plans
  • Lead the APAC W&D Council to drive operational excellence in Warehousing and Distribution, and provide a forum to share best practice across the region resulting in improvements in cost, reliability and customer service
  • Develop and implement regional strategy for risk, assessment management (SCRM_D) in alignment with global COE’s
  • Provide managerial guidance and support to the factory warehousing leaders in the overall supervision of warehouse personnel
  • In collaboration with plant managers, set and measure performance standards in terms of staffing levels and productivity criteria, hours of operations, materials and equipment needs
  • Develop and administer productivity and cost savings recommendations across the assigned factory warehouses realized through inter-facility and external benchmarking discovery
  • Partner with the DRP and Logistics teams to develop and execute optimal strategies for finished goods inventory deployment
Qualifications for warehouse operations manager
  • Guide Others – good at establishing clear directions
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, time keeping and scheduling systems (ADP preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of logistics and inventory management functions
  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or related field
  • A minimum 5 years of warehouse management experience
  • Required to have the ability to manage a team of hourly and salary employees
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Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of warehouse operations manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for warehouse operations manager
  • Create and develop internal warehousing cost and performance metrics by working in collaboration with the Supply Chain Center of Excellence team and plant managers to help integrate analytics into the category Business Units
  • In collaboration with plant management build and submit annual budgets and short term forecasts for labor, materials, and other capital plans for the warehousing area
  • Collaborate with logistics, demand planning, production planning, plant management and customer service to understand inventory holding and customer service strategies
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve operational processes within the plant warehouses
  • Assist in the development of new, and/or refresh existing training materials and tools for the current Warehouse Management System (WMS) and related processes
  • Help drive a culture and environment of safety, security, and accountability within the warehouse while meeting business objectives
  • Interfaces with warehouse management, transportation, human resources, and buyers to maintain efficiencies and service levels
  • Responsible for the management of both company held inventory and, working through a primary integrator, inventory held on the company’s behalf
  • Responsible for ensuring replenishment, receiving, storage, issuance, equipment management, inventory management, and identification and minimization of excess or obsolete materials
  • Manages the warehousing/inventory related alliances with key vendors
Qualifications for warehouse operations manager
  • People management / engagement skills
  • Drive for Results –exceed goals successfully
  • HVAC experience is preferred
  • Flawless Project Execution (FPX) methodology experienceMaterials Management & Distribution
  • Maintains awareness of other functional roles and responsibilities and how they support Corp / BUs
  • 5-7 years experience in the field of Supply Chain/ Logistics, with strong background in logistics operations (WH management / freight) or plant based operations
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Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of warehouse operations manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for warehouse operations manager
  • Manages and develops the budget related to the function
  • Manages performance and creates career opportunities for employees
  • Manages and ensures compliance with all applicable company policies, state and federal regulations and guidelines
  • Manages the relationship with customer/business unit leadership (Gas ops, Engineering, Engineering Project Management), including knowledge of long-range plans and significant projects, overall process concerns
  • Serves as the principal contact for business unit leadership during major events, like emergency outages or major storm outages
  • Hire, develop, discipline and terminate employees in a fair manner consistent with Corporate policies and procedures
  • Monitor compliance with local, state and federal safety and environmental laws and regulations social compliance requirements
  • Must ensure training for all warehousing staff is maintained current and is relevant to the respective roles
  • This role must manage all aspects of inventory control
  • Role is responsible for efficient, flexible use and management of warehouse staff
Qualifications for warehouse operations manager
  • Experience in setup, management of teams, new capabilities is a must
  • Extensive ERP experience
  • Must be a creative, forward, positive thinker and team-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with various internal and external customers/ vendors
  • The ability to organize efficiently and effectively
  • The ability to exercise logical and sound judgment
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Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a warehouse operations manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse operations manager
  • Provide timely and accurate management reporting of actual performance versus plan, forecast, and historical trends
  • Providing thorough, well-researched explanations of variances compared to plan, forecast & history, highlighting risks and opportunities to the plan and forecast based on current trends & anticipated changes in the network
  • Provide analytics of risks & opportunities to the plan, latest forecast and targets, including the operational drivers of positive & negative variations
  • Proactively engage the warehouse operations team on initiatives to improve operating results or to close gaps in performance to plan or target
  • Proactively manage and track performance and compliance to SLA of 3PL Distribution Partners
  • Work with the Finance Director & warehouse operations team to proactively drive Supply Chain strategy formulation
  • Manage month end close processes for areas of responsibility
  • Provide analysis and insights on savings initiatives and capital projects, including post-audits of capital expenditures
  • Support the capital budget process for the warehouse operations, including discounted cash flow analyses to support productivity initiatives
  • Improve and expand current financial models and ad hoc analyses to support strategic initiatives
Qualifications for warehouse operations manager
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (MS Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Extensive experience in a leading warehouse management role and demonstrating a hands approach
  • Experience in warehouse setup and design (product slotting, pick path optimisation, engineering standards)
  • Extensive knowledge of ERP and Warehouse Management Systems
  • Experience with customer and vendor engagement
  • Essential - Extensive experience within Operations/Warehouse Management
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Warehouse Operations Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a warehouse operations manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse operations manager
  • Drive continuous process improvements in reporting, forecasting and budgeting activities through automation, consolidation, and quality improvements
  • Develop and drive best practices for business analysis tools to ensure consistent data usage and interpretation
  • Create management presentations for business partners that justify, validate, and measure investments for their related business purposes
  • Maintain effective controls, processes and procedures to ensure audit compliance
  • Implements and maintains warehouse activity files
  • Maintains inventory of all returnable containers that require a deposit, , pallets, drums, reels
  • Manually prepares annual budget for area of responsibility
  • Interface with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Procurement, EH&S, Facilities and Scale up operations
  • Perform Deviation investigations, change controls, Laboratory Investigations and CAPA (corrective action preventative action) within Teva’s Trackwise system
  • Have a complete knowledge of and be able to maintain cGMP compliance in a biopharmaceutical industry
Qualifications for warehouse operations manager
  • Solid Computer skills (AS400 a plus)
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge of warehouse systems, (ASC Trac, a plus)
  • Leads the warehouse staff ensuring operations are performed safely, efficiently, and in a compliant manner to meet the customer’s focused strategy
  • Implements and manages processes and procedures that ensure warehouse operations are 100% audit ready and compliant
  • Through a process of continuous improvement, initiate, lead and/or support operational efficiency and process improvements related to the warehouse/logistics, DEA Administration and/or Imports/Exports

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