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Advantage Solutions Director Warehouse Operations in Lenexa, Kansas

Summary

Director Warehouse Operations

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses!We are seeking a highly dynamic and organizedDirector of Warehouse Operations to be responsible for overall warehouse operations including managing shipping and receiving, checking inventory, storage of assets, samples, promotional material, the point of sale material, and office supplies. This position will be EBITDA focused using the Lean and Six Sigma mindset across the Warehouse departments to manage the change associated with organizational growth.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the direction of the Inbound and/or Outbound operations and all that it entails: Ensuring we meet or exceed our metric goals and targets.

  • Coach and counsel direct reports, ensure associate counseling and coaching is taking place.

  • Ensure departments meet or exceed performance requirements in the areas of safety, cost control, quality, processing standards, flexibility, reliability, and customer service.

  • Identify/develop/implement short and long-term strategies which enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency for each of the operations departments and fulfillment/warehousing locations.

  • Develop and maintain a work culture dedicated to superior customer service.

  • Responsible for the development of training programs and ensures staff understanding of programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degreeor equivalent experience in Warehouse Operationsrequired

  • 8+ years of experience in a related operational environment

  • At least 5 years in experience with peak season management

  • At least 5 years in experience with Lean and Six Sigma

  • At least 5 years proficiency in Microsoft Office Required (Word, Excel, Access, Lotus Notes)

  • Strong service orientation; works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Director Warehouse Operations is responsible for overall warehouse operations including managing shipping and receiving, checking inventory, storage of assets, samples, promotional material, point of sale material, and office supplies. This position will be EBITDA focused using the Lean and Six Sigma mindset across the Warehouse departments to manager the change associated with organizational growth.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Warehouse Operations

  • Responsible for the direction of the Inbound and/or Outbound operations and all that it entails: Ensuring we meet or exceed our metric goals and targets

  • Coach and counsel direct reports, ensure associate counseling and coaching is taking place.

  • Ensure departments meet or exceed performance requirements in the areas of safety, cost control, quality, processing standards, flexibility, reliability, and customer service

  • Responsible for compliance with food safety and other client and government requirements

  • Identify / develop / implement short and long term strategies which enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency for each of the operations departments and fulfillment/warehousing locations

  • Develop strong partnerships with all internal clients and peer functions to include Client Services, Planning, Project Management, and Creative

  • Analyze anticipated growth of Operating Company against capacities to maintain and ensure proper storage, receiving, and shipping capabilities for present and future business

  • Ensure contingency policies, systems and practices are in place to prevent and eliminate business disruption

  • Function as quality assurance, subject matter expert, operations manager, and liaison for the operational portion of our 3PL providers

  • Continually analyze work processes to identify optimization opportunities and implement process improvements

  • Drive lean and six sigma mindset across all fulfillment/warehouse departments.

  • Develop and maintain a work culture dedicated to superior customer service

  • Develop and maintain procedures and metrics to assure customer/client service satisfaction

  • Responsible for driving and managing the change associated with organizational growth

  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department progress toward stated goals and objectives

  • Responsible for the development of training programs and ensures staff understanding of programs

  • Develops and enforces Safe / Smart work practices

Performs other related duties, special projects or assignments as required

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and driving are essential duties or functions of this job.

  • Travel up to 30%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Warehouse Operations

  • 8+ years of experience in related operational environment

  • At least 5 years in experience with peak season management

  • At least 5 years in experience with Lean and Six Sigma

  • At least 5 years proficiency in Microsoft Office Required (Word, Excel, Access, Lotus Notes)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong service orientation; works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team

  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of data management tools (Excel, Access, etc…)

  • Ability to build and foster teams, gain commitment from others and effectively manage the decision making process

  • Creative problem solving and innovative approaches to complex problems

  • Must possess exceptional leadership, mentoring and coaching skills

  • Ability to make sound decisions and manage several processes in a fast paced environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Business and intellectual competencies to include: industry understanding of warehouse management and supply chain/logistics trends

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa

Primary Posting Location : Address 14020 Marshall Drive

Primary Posting Location : City Lenexa

Primary Posting Location : State/Province KS

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-366472

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

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